Maxicard from Australia

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I got this postcard as the official Postcrossing card just a few days ago, all the way from Australia. I swear to you, I was a 100% sure it was my first maxicard ever – I even asked a friend of mine, “It has a stamp on the front side… Do these have a name?” #awkward

Since then I learned that:
a) This definitely ISN’T my first maxicard – I find three more in my collection, all coming from Australia. (Now, of course, I’m curious why Aussies like sending them so much. I’ve heard the postage rates in Australia are rather high so I’m curious whether this type of cards is more affordable – you get a cute postcard with postage already paid – but I honestly have no clue about the price of these things so I can’t tell.)

b) There is an entire post on the Postcrossing blog dedicated to maxicards (CLICK HERE!) and their history and all the interesting facts… and I have never seen it before. Better late then never, I know. ;)

c) I swear, I have no clue if Croatia even has these maxicards available. XD

Tasmania, Australia

My dear pal Kathryn sent me these two postcards during the time I was “avoiding the computer”. I’m going to upload them together simply because they’re from the same sender and from the same area!

First, here’s this cool postcard showing different tastes of Tasmania – chocolate (<3), cheese (<3) and raspberries (<3), and a little map showing where to get each of these things. And of course, I can’t stop thinking of raspberries again…. :)

SlikaThe second postcard is this AWESOME Tasmanian Devil. They look so cute and cuddly when you see them on TV, and yet – look at their teeth!!! I wouldn’t want to try out how sharp they are, ha ha! :)

SlikaThank you, Kathryn! :)

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Awesome view, isn’t it?! It’s showing the Great Ocean Road in Australia and it was sent to me by my new postcard pal Kathryn.

SlikaThe Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 km (151 miles) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I. It is an important tourist attraction in the region, which winds through varying terrain alongside the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations. If you’re curious to read more about Twelve Apostles, CLICK HERE! :)

Oh, and check out these awesome stamps!!

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Australia really is a big country!

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This awesome postcard came from my newest postcard pal, Kathryn, all the way from Australia. Literally from the other side of the planet. :) She mentioned that this postcard is one of her favorites, and I can clearly see why! How colorful it is, and how interesting! I mean, if you’re a bit nerdy like me – you can see why I find it so interesting to see how you can fit all those different countries into Australia! :)

Thanks Kathryn, I’m looking forward to see more of Australia through your postcards! :)

Australia

These two lovely postcards came from my friend/pal Janelle. She picked them up last year when she visited Australia. She also mailed them to me last year after her trip, but I was lazy and forgot to upload them. :)

The first postcard is showing Sydney Harbour.

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The second postcard is from Albany, Auckland. It’s one of the fastest growing areas in greater Auckland. Nice looking place! And I noticed Burger King in one of the pictures, ha ha! :)

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Thank you Janelle! :)