Tag Archives: South America

Margarita Island, Venezuela

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Another card from Venezuela! Thanks a lot Luis! I love it ♥

Margarita Island is the largest island in the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta, situated off the northeastern coast of the country, in the Caribbean Sea. The capital city of Nueva Esparta, La Asunción, is located on the island. Primary industries are tourism, fishing and construction.

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Because the government subsidizes the oil industry, Venezuelans enjoy the cheapest petrol in the world (about $0.01 per litter). Of course, nobody has it on budget; people just pay with the loose change they find in their cars.

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Golden Jubilee of Independece, Guyana

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I received this card via postcardunited.com! I was pretty delighted, as this is a really special card from a country you don’t ususally get a lot cards! 😀

Guyana officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, included in the Caribbean due to its rich cultural, historical, and political ties with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. With 215,000 square kilometres, Guyana is the fourth-smallest country on mainland South America after Uruguay, Suriname, and French Guiana.

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Guyana is an Amerindian word and this Name means “land of many waters”.

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Pico Bolivar, Venezuela

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Finally I managed to receive a card from Venezuela! Yay! Awesome ^_^ Thank you so much Luis ♥

Pico Bolívar is the highest mountain in Venezuela, at 4,978 metres. Located in Mérida State, its top is permanently covered with névé snow and three small glaciers. It can be reached only by walking; the Mérida cable car, the highest cable car in the world, only reaches Pico Espejo. From there it is possible to climb to Pico Bolívar. The peak is named after the Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolívar.

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Venezuela’s name comes from the Italian word “Veneziola” that literally means “piccola Venezia” (little Venice). It was named so by the explorer Amerigo Vespucci who saw native stilt houses built in Lake Maracaibo, reminding him of Venice.

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Atacama, Chile

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I received this beautiful postcard from Sabrina in Chile ♥ I have received a card from her already and I always love getting mail from Chile, as I have already been there and loved it!

The Atacama Desert is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world. According to estimates the Atacama Desert proper occupies 105,000 square kilometres , or 128,000 square kilometres  if the barren lower slopes of the Andes are included. Most of the desert is composed of stony terrain, salt lakes (salares), sand, and felsic lava that flows towards the Andes.

On the card you can read the slogan “donde florece el desierto” that means something along “where the desert blooms”.

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Divorce in Chile was legalized only in 2005, and the country has one of the lowest divorce rates globally.

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Faces of Ecuador

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About a week ago I turned 24 and one of my best gifts was to be able to celebrate it with mi hermana de mis pensamientos which stayed in Ecuador these past 6 months to study. Quite at the right time she came back to give me this beautiful card for my birthday! Danke Dani! Du bist die Beste ♥

Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres west of the mainland.

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Several inland Amazonian native tribes were able to avoid both Inca and Spanish conquest, thus preserving their cultural traditions independently of foreign rule.

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Rio do Peixe, Brasil

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Rute from Brasil who I sent a postcard via official postcrossing was kind enough to send me this card back! Isn’t that sweet?! Thank you Rute ♥

The Rio do Peixe is a river of São Paulo state in southeastern Brazil. It is a left tributary of the Paraná River.

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Rio de Janeirowas once thecapital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Here goes the second beautiful card I received from Tabo. Thank you so much Tabito, me encantan ♥

People from Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port). The city is the birthplace of the current pope Francis (former Archbishop of Buenos Aires), and of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

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In Buenos Aires, soccer is religion, and the best-known clubs are River Plate, Boca Juniors, Independiente, Racing Club and San Lorenzo. The nation boasts two World Cup prizes and countless world footie stars.

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