Szechenyi Spa Baths, Hungary

Szechenyi Spa Baths is located in the biggest park of Budapest, near many other city attractions. The Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths for many centuries: from the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths to the 20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies. Szechenyi Spa Baths is one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe with 15 indoor baths and 3 grand outdoor pools.

Hungary postcard

Hungary stamps

 

Night lights of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, it’s autonomous territory. Hong Kong was a colony of the British Empire, and was returned to China only in 1997. As a special region, Hong Kong’s system of government is separate from that of mainland China. It is one of the world’s most significant financial centers and has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

Hong Kong postcard

Hong Kong stamp and postmark

Roatán, Honduras

Roatán is one of Honduras’s islands. It is known for its beaches, dive sites and marine life, including whale sharks. It is very popular cruise ships stopover. It is knows as a great eco-tourism destination in Honduras. Ideal place for snorkeling, kayaking, swimming with dolphins, and deep sea fishing.

Honduras postcard

Honduras stamps

Guyana’s diverse ecosystem

Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, which is home to Over 900 plus species of birds and 225 species of mammals. Jaguars, giant anteaters, capybaras, harpy eagles, giant river otters (rare species), black caiman, anaconda, and the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish – arapaima, are found in this thriving ecosystem. The world’s largest lily, Victoria Amazonica, is large enough to support a child on its massive leaves, is also found in some of the many waterways of Guyana.

Guyana jaguar postcard

Guyana stamps postmark

Guyana

Guyana is the only South American nation in which English is the official language. The name of the country means “land of many waters”. Guyana is defined by its dense rain forest, some parts of which are inaccessible by humans. Pictured on the card is Demerara river. It’s currents are so powerful, that they carry the massive quantities of silt from upriver (making it’s water of deep brown color) to considerable distance out to sea.

Guyana postcard

Guyana stamp postmark

Guernsey

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel, and is a self-governing British Crown dependency, but is not part of the UK or of the EU. One of the interesting things about Guernsey is it’s large tidal range – one of the largest in the world. Tides transform the coastline roughly every six hours. High tide is perfect for swimming, while children love to explore the rock pools for marooned sea life when the tide retreats.

Guernsey postcard

Guernsey postmark stamp

Guam

Guam is an unincorporated territory of the USA (which means it’s controlled by US, but is not part of it) in the Pacific Ocean. The original inhabitants of Guam were the Chamorro people.

The Two Lovers Point, a cliff line towering over Tumon Bay in northern Guam, is pictured on this postcard and take it’s name from the legend of the Chamorro people. The same one you can probably find in any other culture’s – beautiful girl, chiefs daughter, runs away from the arranged marriage plans, falls in love with another guy, and they eventually jump of a cliff together. Today, the Two Lovers Point is a park, and a a popular location for weddings.

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an island group in the southern Caribbean Sea. Administratively, Guadeloupe is a French overseas region with population of around 400,000. It is an integral part of France, a territory of the European Union and the Eurozone (the euro is its official currency). However, it is not part of the Schengen Area. Guadeloupe islands are a popular vacation spot for French sun seekers.

Grenada

Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and six smaller islands. Grenada is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of nutmeg and mace crops, for which it is also known as the “Island of Spice”. It was inhabited by the indigenous Arawaks, then by the Island Caribs; European colonization began in 1650 by French, in 1763 Grenada was ceded to the British, and it finally gained independence in 1974. The origin of the name “Grenada” is not clear, but it is likely that Spanish sailors named the island for the Spanish city of Granada.

Sisimiut, Greenland (still looking for)

Greenland is the world’s largest island, and it is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Sisimiut (which literally means “the people at the fox burrows”), is the second-largest city in Greenland with population of around 5600. Fishing is the main industry in there. Sisimiut has been a settlement site for around 4500 years, originally inhabited by the people of the Saqqaq culture who came from Arctic Canada. Today city’s population is a mix of the Inuit and Danish peoples. This postcard shows women in traditional suits.

I received this awesome postcard in envelope, and still looking for stamped postcard from Greenland.