Thursday, 17 December 2015

Nueva Esparta

South America-Nueva Esparta-Margarita Island-Porlamar  Getting to Margarita Island was no easy task . I had a flight from Port of Spain, but it was the last flight in from that airline. So getting out was via Caracas and a long story. Stayed here at a beach resort . Card showing previous flags of Venezuela. 

By Venezuela standards this card has arrive in double quick time. I got it 10 weeks after I sent it. The last one took over one year. When posting this card , I was told there was no service to Ireland, so I put on the end of the card UK.. and it worked. To buy the postcards I needed to show my ID , which was a passport , never had that before. This is my last card from the South America collection, so pleased to get it. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

A is for Aland 2007

Back on my A list again. Been busy at work , so now can go back to the list. I visited Aland in 2007 . In between Sweden and Finland. Has its own Flag and Stamps. Though part of Finland , the people here speak Swedish. There is the usual Post office photo . A large post office with a full selection of stamps. Enjoyed my trip here. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Ashford Castle

Europe-Ireland-Cong-Co . Mayo   Went here for my winter weekend . Ashford Castle is a hotel and is considered one of the best in the world. The service is top class. The good thing is that it looks like and feels like a Castle inside. My first time to visit this part of Ireland . Where the famous film "The Quiet Man "was made featuring John Wayne. 

Well the Irish Post office sure did a good job postmarking this card. I got the hotel to mail the card for me , which I dont usually do . It arrived back in double quick time. The Irish Post office latest Christmas stamp which is a label and stamp showing a casual table designed by Eileen Grey in the early 1900s . This table can now be seen all over the world as there is many copies now made in china.