WOW! A great postcard came in this week (much-delayed) from Bairiki, Tarawa - capital of the sparsely populated Pacific nation of Kiribati. It shows an aerial view of the frighteningly low-lying atoll where the capital is located. Kiribati is one of the countries most at risk from sea level rise associated with climate change. The lovely stamps depict Scouts and a ship-to-shore ferry boat.
This amazing landscape card shows the delightfully-named coastal town of Bathsheba, on the curving coastline in eastern Barbados. The card was franked with a stamp celebrating the anniv. of the Barbados Philatelic Society, and shows a colonial stamp and magnifying glass.
Wow, a rare postcard from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan! The card shows the Phunakha Dzong, from the district of the Phunakha, former capital of the kingdom (since 1955 the capital is in Thimphu). The card was franked with a delightful stamp showing a fierce mythical lion.