Category Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 4 Things To Do When Visiting Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway

Are you planning to tour Ireland? This North Atlantic country has one of best natural landscapes and breathtaking sceneries in the world. It hosts The Giant’s Causeway, the most dramatic natural wonder in Europe. This landscape consists of a myriad of basalt rock columns that were created as a result of volcanic activity. Ireland also has an assortment of beguiling islands and national parks that will tickle your fancy. If you’re wondering where to start, can help you plan an exciting Ireland excursion all down to a tee.

Here are the top 4 things to do when visiting Ireland:

Get a tour of ‘Game of Thrones’ film locations

If you’re the ultimate GoT fan, it’s time you crossed this expedition off your bucket list. Ireland is the proud host of the most scintillating film locations around the world. Spend a full day exploring the breathtaking locations where Game of Thrones is filmed. The tour includes a trip to the Dark Hedges, the Giant’s Causeway, the Ballintoy Harbor and other top attractions in the country. The trip is surprisingly affordable, so it’s something you can enjoy with the entire family. You’ll definitely love the natural wonders that Mother Nature has to offer.

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My Prize From A Postcrossing Giveaway Is Here!

Postcards and anything postcrossing-related is always a delight to receive in the mail!

I was lucky to win a giveaway in Postcrossing Philippines last month and it sure put a smile on my face whe I got to receive my prizes! Lookie! Some of these cards are blanked while some are used cards {official, in fact}. I love the cathedral card as well as the one from Japan. I also adore the big PH cards that include a couple of my favorites ~ tarsier of Bohol and Miag-ao Church of Iloilo {which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site}, which I shall be sharing with my sister {who is more addicted to postcrossing these days!}. I will also be sharing the University of Sto. Tomas cards to some members of our Facebook group. The package also included a pink clear folder for stashing postcards as well as 2 pieces of Miss World Megan Young stamps {Php30 denomination}, which will be handy when I send an envelope one of these days since I do not really collect stamps. I find it a joy to send them to postcrossing friends and put a smile on their faces! 🙂

Oh well, I am slacking in postcrossing these days and I am still contemplating whether I should request cards from or participate in an upcoming local swap in our group. I will try to decide after reading all about reason 7 MF.

How’s your postcrossing hobby so far and what lovely surprises did you receive from the mail lately? Do share in a comment below, right? 🙂

Tubbataha Reef, Palawan

I have been wanting a Tubbataha Reef postcard for my collection and a couple to swap with friends and fellow enthusiasts. Unfortunately, I was not able to stumble upon a bunch of these postcards in any of the bookstores I frequent. Luckily, one of my fellow Postcrossing Philippines members had a card to spare and agreed to swap with me.

According to Wikipedia, the Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef and a National Marine Park located in Sulu Sea. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1993 and was also nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The reef got its name from two Samal words: tubba and taha, which means “a long reef exposed at low tide,” when put together.

Thank you so much Roselyn for sending me this lovely card and for the copy of the signatures of those who joined our meet-up last month, which I was not able to join! It was such a clever idea and I love it! It made me want to play one of those exceptional Rico Instruments at musician’s friend even if I do not know how to play! ^_^

19th century royal castle, poland

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I received this vintage postcard last month from one of my direct swaps with a fellow Postcrossing Enthusiasts member. This depicts a 19th Century painting of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland.

Ewelina wrote this at the back of my card:

This postcard is from “Old Views of Commonwealth” edition + showing the Royal Castle in Warsaw from 19th Century. This castle, together with the old town, is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Before this castle is the Sigismund’s Column. Sigismund III Vose {Zygmunt III Wese in Polish} was a king of Poland + Sweden.  

* Commonwealth is the old name of Poland

According to her this place has changed a bit today. The fountain can no longer be found at the same spot +  there are lots of cars parked around the area which makes the place less beautiful than it was 150 years ago.

Ewelina, who sent this postcard + also blogs at Virtual Tour Postcard Adventure, lives in Olsztynek, which is 2 hours + 46 minutes away fro Warsaw. Thanks for sending this to my mailbox! 😉

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