Just in time for their historic advance in the World Cup, I received this striking card from Khouir in Casablanca, showing the iconic architecture of the city. It was franked with two stamps showing the current king's portrait.
Postcards of Africa, Islands and Exotic Locales
These are some of the stunning postcards that have come to me from among the world's most remote places and islands, with a special focus on the scenery, wildlife and culture of Africa. If you live or travel in exotic places, send along a card to display on the site. See also "Africa Stamps" on Facebook or Contact: maravalman @ gmail.com
Kalahari, Rep. of South Africa
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 multiview card came to me through Postcrossing, and shows the varied landscapes of Tunisia, including an iconic camel rider at top, and an oasis village below.
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.
This awesome card shows the skyline of historical Paraty in Rio de Janeiro State. The birds at top include Brazilian and Green-headed Tanagers as well as a Green-barred Woodpecker.
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.