Tag Archives: Asia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Hallo kawan-kawan!

Apirak says hi again! Thank you so much, I love your cards ♥ Can you believe I never had a scone in my entire life?

The Cameron Highlands is Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. It occupies an area of 712 square kilometres. To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak.
On the card you can see a Tea Plantation!

Did you know?

The Cameron Highlands were named after Sir William Cameron, a British surveyor who was commissioned by the then colonial government to map out the Pahang-Perak border area in 1885.

I send love!

 

royal family, Thailand

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

สวัสดีเพื่อน

Apirak wrote again! My sister was recently in Bangkok and she loved it. Seems like I really have to visit soon as well!

The monarchy of Thailand (whose monarch is referred to as the King of Thailand or historically as King of Siam), refers to the constitutional monarchy and monarch of the Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam). The King of Thailand is the head of state and head of the ruling Royal House of Chakri.

Did you know?

Thailand’s and the world’s longest reigning monarch is Bhumibol Adulyadej, who became King Rama IX in June 1946. He was born in the U.S. in 1927 when his father was studying medicine at Harvard. He owns a patent on a form of cloud seeding and holds a degree in engineering from Switzerland. He also plays the sax and composed Thailand’s national anthem.

I send love!

 

Beit-Eddine, Lebanon

14037656_1048554831926943_1395624907_o

مرحبا يااصدقاء

I received this card from the Randall family! Thank you so much you are really nice ♥

Beit ed-Dine is a small town and municipality in the Chouf District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is the administrative capital of the Chouf District. The town is located 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut, and near the town of Deir el-Qamar from which it is separated by a steep valley. It had 1,613 registered voters in 2010 and its inhabitants are predominantly Christians from the Maronite, Melkite and Greek Orthodoxdenominations. Beit ed-Dine’s total land area consists of 244 hectares and its average elevation is 860 meters above sea level. The town is well known for the Beiteddine Palace, which hosts the annual summer Beiteddine Festival.

Did you know?

The first ever people to build a boat and set sail in it were the Phoenicians who were the original occupants of Lebanon.

I send love!

North Korea

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

친구여!

Yaaay! Happydance! I finally received a card from North Korea!! Thank you so much Rowan! If you ever feel like going to North Korea, check out his agency! Young Pioneer Tours 🙂
If someone knows what the card sais – please share in the comments! I’d really like to know 🙂

North Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goguryeo, also spelled as Koryŏ. Pyongyang is both the nation’s capital as well as its largest city, with a population just over 2.5 million. To the north and northwest the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers. The country is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily-fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone separating the two.

Did you know?

North Korea bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sung’s date of birth: 15 April 1912. So in 2016 it is 104 in North Korea.

Saigon, Vietnam

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Xin chào bạn bè!

Apirak says hi again! This time from Saigon in Vietnam! Thanks for the great card! I hope you still managed to have some dog meat ^^ Although I don’t think I’d eat that haha
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon), is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer seaport prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).
Did you know?
 Being built in the 19th century by French colonists, Saigon Notre Dame is an icon of HCMC. Besides serving for religious purpose, this church is also one of the tourist attractions in HCMC and among the favorite sights for couples to take their wedding photos. (You can see the church on the card!).
I send love!

picking Lotus in Vietnam

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Yeey another great card from Vietnam! This one I swapped on instagram ♥ Thank you very much Hoai. Such a beautiful card
Lotus flower has been regarded as Vietnam’s national flower. It symbolizes the beauty, commitment, health, honor and knowledge as it grows from the muddy pond but their seed grow toward the direction of the sun light, which represent the purity of spirit. Lotus is said to be the symbol of summer as it often blossoms in summer time when there is a lot of bright sunlight. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.
Did you know?
Different part of lotus can be used for different purposes: the flowers are used for praying; the seeds are used for making lotus tea and medicine while the green leaves are used to wrap chicken rice- a very delicious dish.
I send love!

Ha Noi, Vietnam

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Xin chào bạn bè!

Apirak is traveling again! This time in Vietnam! Awesome 😀 Thanks a lot 🙂

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North’s victory in the Vietnam War.

Did you know?

Vietnamese food is a blend of Chinese and Thai styles and is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world with its combination of fresh ingredients like fresh herbs, seafoods, fruits and vegetables along with fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce and rice.

(anyone else is getting hungry?)

I send love!