Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 Update

Photo Credit : LayHoon @ Nov 17,2014 ~ KLCC Park , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


I choose to 'dormant' this blog for some years,  
when I decided to move away from comfort zone to new area in my career in 2011.
When I looked back from today, lessons that help me to grow apart from where I was to now I have been here..
The major things that I had learned was the have the bravery to take up the challenges and obtain a new view to look things at different perspective ... 
and It's my life.

I have also received several good comments from my readers on the contents 
(which I will keep on making improvement)

Thus, for coming year, one of the things that I would like to commit is to revamp the contents of travelpostcard blog and make it more informative for whom has shared the same passion like me.. 

Thank you for your patience to me.  
  
and I welcome suggestions and ideas. 

In return, I have few postcards to giveaway (*wink*)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holland

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Holland is a name in common usage given to a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by many Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Antique Map-postcard

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Ortelius based this influential map on the work of earlier authorities including Mercator, Zeno and Magnus. Of particular interest are the mythical islands of Brasil, Frisland, Drogeo, Icaria, and St. Brendan. Part of Mercator's imaginary polar continent is depicted with a note that it is inhabited by pigmies. Iceland (Islant, Thule) is basically unchanged from Mercator´s map of Europe from 1554 with the shape originated by Zeno. Greenland is separated from Europe by a wide sea and a portion of North America appears in the upper left corner with the name Estotilant. The map is adorned with a variety of very inventive creatures including a half-man, half-sea creature playing a lute. Latin text on verso.


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Nederland

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Nederland is the Dutch name for the Netherlands and the short name for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is also the name of several villages:

Nederland, Overijssel, in Steenwijkerland, Netherlands
Nederland, Colorado, United States
Nederland, Texas, United States


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Temple of Heaven

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The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (天坛/天壇) is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Chinese Wall

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The Chinese Wall is a thousand-foot-thick rib of raw rock curving northward from 8,396 foot Haystack Mountain for approx.10 miles. 
This awesome monolith is the largest and most dramatic of several such formations which scrape the skyline of Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, and contiguous Great Bear and Scapegoat Wildernesses. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Windermere, UK

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Balloon over Windermere, from Gill Head.

Windermere is surrounded by sand bottom lakes. 
Lake Butler (the largest) is on the west, Lake Down on the east, and Lake Bessie on the southeast. By means of a system of canals, Butler, Down and six other lakes are connected to form what is known as the Butler Chain.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Taal Volcano

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Is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philipines,found between the towns of Talisay and San Nicolas, Batangas.
The volcano has a lake inside its crater.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Qutang Gorge

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In the Qutang GOrge, the river guides will awe you the mystery of Bellow Gorge, the history of the Whitewashed Wall and the cultural legacy of the WHite Emperor City. Though short in distance, the Qutang Gorge is grand in landscape.


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