This card shows a typical scene in the forested interior of Gabon: villagers crossing a river by "bac" or improvised ferry. Transport is treacherous in the humid, lush conditions of the forested interior, where roads turn into seasonal rivers of mud.


This amazing card came to me just last month from a Post Crosser in HK, and shows a colorful local festival in this autonomous region of PR China. The stamp is also intriguing and illustrates a local proverb: water drops wear away rocks.


This lovely card shows typical sights and modes of transport in the Isle of Man, including a Manx cat! At the upper left is the emblematic Castle of Peel. The stamps affixed to the card show local costumes and a railway train.