PALAWAN (Philippines)

 This awesome card shows the crystal clear waters and green, rugged landscape of Palawan, a large island in W. Philippines.  The card had a great stamp as well, showing a traditional filipino instrument.

MADAGASCAR


This wonderful card captures a profile of a Baobab at sunset, and shows the stunning light and beauty of Madagascar.  The card arrived with several colorful stamps showing local flora, coastal scenery and prehistoric fauna.  Overall, an absolute gem in my collection!


NAMIBIA

This stunning view of giraffes against a dramatic sky at dusk comes from Etosha National Park, Namibia.  At 22,000 sq. km., this is one of the largest parks in Africa, and the name is derived from the Ovambo language, meaning "Great White Place" for its seasonal pans that hold rainwater.

NEVIS

Several lovely cards came to me this month from Nevis, the twin island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  Nevis issues its own stamps, so it is a philatelic rarity to see stamps postmarked Charlestown, Nevis in the mail, as the island's population is very small, just  over 11,000 souls.



SINGAPORE

This large format card of Singapore shows the Waterfront Esplanade in full color, and comes from longtime friend JP, who franked it with a stunning 70c stamp showing a Blue-eared Kingfisher

TOKELAU Is.





This lovely card arrived from the atolls of Tokelau, a small Pacific territory of just 1,500 pop.  The card shows basketry and craft weaving for tourism.  The stamp is from 2012 and shows a lovely white sand beach and clear lagoon.