Friday, April 16, 2010

Three more today!

Yay!!  What a nice surprise to find three postcards today in the mailbox! 

Our first one was Jacks favorite for today, and it came from Belarus! 

He loves the picture of the wild boars!! 
The card came from Brest, formerly also Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk.  It is a city (population 312,950 in 2008) in Belarus at the border with Poland opposite the city of Terespol, where the Western Bug and Mukhavets rivers meet.
Being situated on the main railway line connecting Berlin and Moscow, and an intercontinental highway (the European route E30), Brest became a principal border crossing since World War II in Soviet times. Today it links the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Our second postcard comes from the Netherlands! 
Totally cute!  I love cows, and Jack thought it was funny it was wearing wooden shoes!
It was from a young lady in Ternaard....
Ternaard is a small village in Dongeradeel in the province Friesland of the Netherlands and has around the 1400 citizens.

Our third postcard came from Réunion!

Réunion is a French island of about 800,000 people located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 120 miles south west of Mauritius, the nearest island.

Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas départements of France. Like the other overseas departments, Réunion is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic with the same status as those situated on the European mainland.
Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. Due to its location in a time zone to the east of Europe, Réunion was the first region in the world where the euro became legal tender.

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