Russia & Taiwan

So, official Postcrossing time.

This first postcard came from Russia, and it’s a cute illustration of The Round Tower in Vyborg.

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The second postcard came from Taiwan and is showing Sun Moon Lake. It’s the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Situated in Yuchi, Nantou, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan.  Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name.

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If you have some time, check out the photos of the lake on Google. It looks so beautiful!!

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.

Taiwan, Czech Rep.

There was something nice in my mailbox today. :)

First, a postcard from Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Well, the printed description is in what I believe is Chinese… but alright, I can clearly see it’s Xinyi Public Assembly Hall.

And the second one, from Prague, Czech Republic. This one is panorama size postcard, showing several different views of Prague castle. I really like how pretty it is. :)

greetings from…Taiwan & Croatia!

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This is the official Postcrossing card from Taiwan! It took me 15 minutes of trying and failing until I figured out the ID *giggles* but now it’s finally registered. Btw. how come people from Asian countries often put stamps on the left side? I tried Googleing this but didn’t really find any useful information. Hmm…

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My friend Nena sent me this postcard from her vacation on the island Pašman. I could stare at the sunset in the background for hours.

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This card came from an island Lopud near Dubrovnik (also in Croatia) and was sent by my dear friend Ena. :) Thank you!