Friday, 6 October 2017
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Asia-Japan-Hokkaido-Shiretoko This is the World Heritage Site at the top of Hokkaido. This is a view of the sightseeing boat that I took from the cliffs . It was a very enjoyable easy 4 hour trip .
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Asia-Kyrgyzstan-Osh This city is the gateway to the border with Tajikistan and the Pamir highway. It is the second largest city and the oldest in the country.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Asia-Japan-Hokkaido-Biei This is Hills Town in Biei . Famous for it flowers in summer. It was certainly a wonderful sight and I loved the couple of hours I spend here as I travelled around Hokkaido by car.
|I love the different postmarks that you get in Japan. I posted this in a local post box in the town of Biei. I selected flower stamps as that was the key reason I visited this town.|
Friday, 22 September 2017
|A standard set of Japanese stamps showing flowers.|
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Asia-Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek Here you can see some of the highlights of Bishkek capital of Kyrgyzstan. I enjoyed the couple of days there. Possibly the most progressive of the "Stans" and easiest to visit.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
|A very helpful Post lady helped me as best she could with the limited stamps available at the Post Office. The outside still reminded me of a typical Russian Post Office.|
Monday, 4 September 2017
Asia-Japan-Hokkaido-Sapporo This is the former Hokkaido Government Office. The surrounding gardens are very nice and inside is a small museum and tourist office.
|These stamps are special Prefecture stamps for Hokkaido. They were not available at the Main Post Office in Sapporo. So I had to find a local stamp dealer and I purchased them . These were the last issued stamps for Hokkaido in 2015.|
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Monday, 28 August 2017
Asia-Jeju-Jeju City I could not find a postcard of Jeju-Si ( Jeju City) , the main city in Jeju. However this shows the World Heritage Site in Jeju. Jeju is to the South of Korea and is a very popular Island with tourists.
|I got the runaround trying to find a Post Office with a Philatelic Counter. From the main sorting office to the head office. There was very little choice. In the end I got a sheetlet of stamps showing favourite tourist sites in Korea.|
Friday, 25 August 2017
Asia-Tajikistan-Dushanbe This card is showing the Presidential Palace in Dushanbe. There are many large buildings like this in the city .
|Due to lack of choice same stamps as my other postcard. The small definitives stamps on the bottom are quite attractive . I believe they were issued in early 2017.|
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
Asia-Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek This card shows Ala-Too square in Bishkek the capital of Kyrgyzstan. A very orderly city . The city and surrounding mountains were enjoyable.
Friday, 18 August 2017
Asia-Mongolia-Tuv This is the largest statute of a horse in the world. It is of course the Statue of Chinggis Khann and includes a stairs to climb up to the top and restaurant and shops.
|I did not post this in Tuv as was rushing back. There was a post office at the complex which I purchased this postcard and they had a small selection of stamps|
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Asia-Mongolia-Ulaanbaatar Here is another card showing the Naadam games. We were due to see the wrestling but on the second day it was raining heavily and gave it a miss. But still a lot of colour as you can see from the photos in the blog.
|I like this stamp. It shows a yurt which I slept in when in the Gobi desert. In the summer it was quite hot and everyone kept the door open at night.|
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Asia-Mongolia-Ulaanbaatar This is the festival of Naadam held in July . This was the main reason for my visit. A very big occasion. It was in fact the first time that the newly elected President was presented after his win in the election.
|A red postmark from the main post office in Ulaanbaatar. The Post office itself is quite large right in the centre of town. A full selection of stamps on display.|
Monday, 14 August 2017
Asia-Mongolia-Ulaanbaatar Here you can see the capital of Mongolia as it really looks. Not one of the worlds most beautiful places.