Kakadu National Park in Australia

Yesterday I received a postcard of Kakadu from Phillipa, Australia, via private swap. And lovely koala stamp.

Thank you.

This is one of my favorite type of postcard to receive, as it’s a national park as well as an UNESCO  Word Hertitage Site. And I really love the stunning view with green color.

Kakadu is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171km southeast of Darwin. It’s the size of  Slovenia(Wow) and the Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive Uranium mines in the world, is contained within the park.

The name Kakadu comes from the mispronunciation of ‘Gagadju’ which is the name of an Aboriginal language spoken in the northern part of the Park.

I don’t realize its danger untill Phillipa told me that there are many saltwater crocodiles. Then I remembered the TV program Man vs Wild, Bear Grylls once explored his advanture in Northern Territory of Australia, where he said it’s one of the most dangerous places in world. He encoutered many many freshwater crocodiles there. And it’s Kakadu! Actually there are two species of crocodile occur in Kakadu: the Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstonii) and the Estuarine, or Saltwater Crocodile (C. porosus). Both of them are protected by law.

That’s Kakadu, danger hides under its gorgeous outside.

Happy New Year!

Hi everybody

It seems it’s too late to say a new year greeting. But in China, the traditional New Year just arrived. We call it 春节(Spring Festival), which means that the spring is coming soon^_^ I love snow in winter, but I think spring is more beautiful, flowers, green grass, warm wind… So happy new year to all my friends, I wish you everything goes well!

Since 2010.12.17, I was almost out of Beijing for work, I was in Jilin and Guizhou. Do you know Guizhou? It’s not my hometown but the place I grew up. And my parents live there. I was very lucky to work there before the Spring Festival. That means when I finished my work, I need not come back Beijing but stay home directly to spend my Spring Festival holiday. So this year I spent more time with my parents than any other years!

Now I’v come back to Beijing. Life is going on, work is going on, postcrossing is going on^_^

Two charming postcards from Tailand

I receive a postcard, which is a private swap from Prang, Tailand. It’s the view of Phi Phi Island. I’ve once read this lovely island from a tourist magzine, and I was very excited when I got a postcard of it. Thank you Prang.

Do you know how to say hello in Thai? Prang told us:

At the weekend, I received another wonderful one from Tailand, Suteemar is as the same age of Prang. She sent this one to me just because I mentioned the float market in the card I sent to her. How lovely she is! And you’ll see how interesting the float market is. Suteemar told me that everything in this market is cheap! I hope myself would be there.

Take a look at the stamps, fabulous! And without a postmark, whether of Tailand or China

New landmark of Guangzhou

Canton Tower, officially called 广州塔 in Chinese, but most of people like to call it as 小蛮腰(Sanjan exercise for pot belly, means slim waist). It became operational on September 29, 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower is the tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower in Canada, which previous held the title for 34 years.

photo of Canton Tower took by my boyfriend.

I swap postcards with Jelena in Croatia, she like nightview especially. And she want the card of Nanjing road I once sent.

But I don’t have one anymore, so I suggest another nighview card of Guangzhou, this is it.

I hope she would like it too.

Great swap from Natsumi, Japan

Natsumi is a high school student in Japan. Her handwriting is beautiful both in English and Chinese. I enjoy it very much.

I swapped three cards with her and received them the day before yesterday.

Another wonderful hello kitty I received from Japan, I love it especially the green background. But I’ve promised to give it to a friend 思佳. I slept with it one night and gave it as a gift to 思佳. If possible, I want to have this lovely one another day in future.

But I got another one related to hello kitty, Natsumi gave me as a gift, surprise!

It’s a postcard of sanrio 50th anniversary!

The second card from Natsumi is classical view of Mt. Fuji with cherry blooming, isn’t it fascinating?

The last one is about Maiko. I tole her that I want a card of kimono, so she picked this one for me. It’s charming, there are so many things attact me in Japan.

Although I like postcard without envelop, but she insist using it because of safety. And she picked the beautiful Christmas stamps for me.

Last but not the least, thank Natsumi for the lovely stickers of hello kitty. Different faces of Hello Kitty.