Estonia and the ducks :)

First postcard today came from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. It’s been such a long time since the last time I got anything from Estonia! It was a great surprise, I must admit!


The second postcard came from The Netherlands and shows little ducklings in the water! So adorable!



Salir do Porto, PT

This is a nice official from Portugal! Haven’t received anything from Portugal in a long time so this was a nice surprise! :)

SlikaSalir do Porto is the northernmost parish of the municipality of Caldas da Rainha. It has a beach with a famous sand dune almost 49 metres high. The beach is located by the river Tornada that flows into the São Martinho bay.


Taiwan (TW-282444)

This is a postcard from Taiwan that arrived today. I don’t have that many from Taiwan so it’s alawys a nice surprise to receive one. ;)

It shows the aboriginal tribe dance, the “Pas-ta’ai”, the ritual to the short people. It’s a ritual of the Saisiat people, the aboriginal people of Taiwan. It commemorates a tribe of the “Little Black People” who they say used to live near to them, which some anthropologists believe may have been a tribe of Negritos who may have lived in Taiwan centuries ago, although there are no Negritos in Taiwan today.

The story says that the “Little Black People” wer using magic on Saisiat people, so Saisiats decided to fight back and to destroy the relationship between the two groups. A consequence of that fight was a very poor harvest for Saisiat people, and that is why they have a ceremony to worship the Negritos‘ souls.