Thursday, 7 June 2018
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Robinson Crusoe Island was wonderful to visit. Here are some of the photos. Very friendly and worth the effort , flying from Santiago de Chile .
|A view from near the airport.|
|Postmark from the Post Office|
|The Postmaster and me at the only Post Office on Robinson Crusoe Island|
|The Post Office is based in a Container. I have never seen this before|
|View from Restaurant|
|Near the Restaurant at the end of town|
|Robinson Crusoe Island , just before landing.|
|Walking from the airport to get on the boat to take me to the main town.|
|The main town San Juan Bautista|
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Bulgaria-Plovdiv The second city of Bulgaria and certainly a great one to visit. Lovely old town with Roman amphitheatre and easy to walk around. Loved it here. About 2 hours from Sofia by Bus.
|I was here in a Sunday so the Post office was closed. I had purchased the stamps at the Philatelic shop at the Post Office in Sofia. There is a very nice large Post Office here right in the main square. So posted it there.|
Friday, 1 June 2018
Antarctica-Chilean Antarctica-Base Eduardo Frei As this card shows the Base is on the Shetland Islands. I can still remember how cold it felt with the wind.
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Antarctica-Chile Antarctica-Base Eduardo Frei I got this card when in Punta Arenas. Liked that it said Territory of Antarctica Chile. Here you can see the base .
|These are the same design of stamps I used when I did my first visit. At least here they have the official Postmark. Note that there is no date on the postmark, it is only when it gets to Punta Arenas that the date is applied.|
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Antarctica-Chilean Antarctica-Base Eduardo Frei I wished the base area did look like this, But when I visited it was summer and very little snow. Though it was cold.
Monday, 28 May 2018
Europe-Macedonia-Skopje This city has come along way. Here you can see Alexander the Great. Very impressive statutes in this revived area . Very nice to walk around.
Saturday, 26 May 2018
|I visited the main post office. They had a very helpful Philatelic section . The lady was very helpful and interested . She has been working there for over 10 years , so she was very helpful. Full sets of stamps available.|
Friday, 25 May 2018
Europe-Kosovo-Prizren This is the the number one tourist city in Kosovo. A beautiful old town on a river. Lots of atmosphere and very busy in the evenings. Enjoyed my stay here.
|I had brought the stamps with me . The Post offices look new and are well maintained. Love the clear blue postmark. Not impressed with the airmail sticker added by Post office staff.|
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Europe-Kosovo-Pristina This city has sure changed since my last visit in 2004. A very vibrant city and very enjoyable to walk around the centre. The new attraction is the church dedicated to Mother Theresa which is just about to open.
Monday, 14 May 2018
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
|Another double cancellation, but better then the usual none. The stamp features a Eurasian Beaver which is an Endangered species.|
Thursday, 3 May 2018
South America-Brazil-Iguacu Falls This Postcard is from the Brazilian side of the Falls. It is most certainly worth seeing both sides. The One of the wonders of the world . Magical.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
The background to this trip was the first time I visited Antarctica I did visit a Chilean Scientific station. These stations often have a Post office included. However it that case it did not. So I could not mail a postcard out.. So here I am back..
|Delighted to visit the Post office . Fellow members on the trip stand by.|
|The Post office in Chile Antarctica is not open every day. In fact the day I was here it was closed. However I managed to hunt down the Postmaster and got it open .|
|Chilean Base Eduardo Frei Base on King George Island.|
|This is February 2018 - Summer time not much snow on the Island itself|
|One of my photos of a penguin coming out of the water.|
|Post office photo again Eduardo Frei . King George Island|
|Enjoyed watching the penguins. This was a full day overnight trip.|