Ireland

The number one country on my “to go” wishlist… ::looks for a jar to start saving money::

My friend was lucky enough to visit Ireland not too long ago – she was staying in Dublin and got to travel around a bit. She was kind enough to send me these lovely postcards!

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This first postcard is showing Dublin – the biggest city, and also the capital of Ireland. Not sure what is what, but it doesn’t matter anyway, haha! It just looks so pretty! <3

 

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This one is showing Cliffs of Moher, located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region. They rise 120 metres (390 feet) above the Atlantic ocean. The cliffs rank amongst the most-visited tourist sites in Ireland, with almost one million visitors per year. The cliffs take their name from an old fort Moher, which once stood on Hag’s Head, the southernmost point of the cliffs. The cliffs have appeard in many modern media, from movies to music videos – my favorite is definitely “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. (yes, yes, I will never grow up enough to stop loving HP!)

 

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Last but not least, Giant’s Causeway! The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant’s Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places.

So awesome! Adding these three postcards to my postcard wall as soon as I put away my laptop. :)

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Wanderlust.

I just want to share these two postcards today. They have been in my collection for a while, but I’ve never posted them here on the blog before.

Don’t they give you a major wanderlust?

I actually got a whole batch of similar postcards ages ago – from eBay, I think, or some place like that. Most of them are stored in a box with the rest of the postcards I have to send out, but I rarely actually use them on Postcrossing. Mostly because the back side is not really the one you see on a typical postcard (although you can easily work around it and fit the address and the note and everything), but mostly because I prefer sending out actual postcards of Zagreb and/or Croatia on Postcrossing – unless someone specifically say they don’t mind postcards like these.

As for me, I quite enjoy them, to be honest. Sometimes I write my little notes & memories on the back of postcards like these – they are definitely a better choice than a plain post-it paper, haha!

On a different and completely postcard/mail unrelated note – I had a dream last night that I spoke to a Scottish person & I was telling them how I was from Croatia “and Croatia is in Balkans. And we have rakija. (<— CLICK HERE!) Do you know what rakija is, do you? Croatians are bred to handle their alcohol.” I don’t even like rakija, so I don’t know what to think of this one, haha!