My other card today is from Belarus. It's a painting of Governor's Street in the capital of Minsk in 1915. There is a Christmas stamp on the back. The card took 37 days to get here and traveled 5,397 km.
I got 2 postcards today, my last 2 for 2012. The first is from Belgium and shows the park and rose garden in Jemappes in the city of Mons. There is 1 stamp on the back of 2 Belgium icons, the Atomium and the Manneken Pis. The card took 19 days to get here and traveled 4,043 km.
The other card I got today is from Germany. It shows the lighthouse Roter Sand in the North Sea, built in 1883. There is 1 stamp on the back of a church. The card took 11 days to get here and traveled 4,224 km.
I got 2 postcards today. The first is a beautiful Christmas scene of Riga in Latvia. There are 2 stamps on the back of a coat of arms and a Christmas stamp. The card took 17 days to get here and traveled 5,057 km.
My last postcard today is from Russia. It's a painting called The Bogatyr (1898) by Mikhail Vrubel. There are 4 stamps on the back of a lynx, 2 of the Kremlin and 1 of a knight and other medieval people. The card took 26 days to get here and traveled 5,259 km.
My 6th card today is from China. It shows the Jing'an Temple in Shanghai. There are 2 stamps on the back - 1 that says "Start Here" and celebrates the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen and 1 of trees and hills. The card took 74 days to get here and traveled 11,255 km.
My 5th card is from Portugal. It is a lovely photo of Cabo da Roca and the lighthouse on the most westerly point of Europe. There is 1 colourful stamp on a woman on the back celebrating the Festa da Flor in Madeira (Flower Festival). The card took 14 days to get here and traveled 3,657 km.
My next card comes from Poland. It's a beautiful photo of the coast along the Baltic Sea. There are 2 stamps on the back of a church and a house. The card took 33 days to get here and traveled 5,058 km.
My 2nd card is from the Netherlands and is a photo of a lighthouse. There are 3 stamps on the back, a Christmas stamp, 1 with the letters NL repeated and a UNICEF stamp. The card took 7 days to get here and traveled 4,051 km.
I got 7 postcards today, wow, what a great Christmas gift! The first is from Taiwan and shows the Chikan Lou, in Tainan City. It is a fort and an historic site. There are 2 stamps on the back of flowers. The card took 14 days to get here and traveled 12,177 km.
My 2nd card is from Japan. It's a photo of the flower Corydalis ambigua that grows in Japan. There is 1 stamp on the back of a little girl, a painting by Minami Kunzo. The card took 19 days to get here and traveled 10,015 km.