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Stepwell, Well, Well…

This is an Official Postcrossing card from India! It is a UNESCO card featuring Rani Ki Vav, or “The Queen’s Stepwell”. Rani Ki Vav is a landmark in the town of Patan in the state of Gujarat (which is in the western part of the country). I’ll start off this […]

The Indo-Saracenic Recipe

Check out this postcard I received over Official Postcrossing from Scotland! This intricate-lookin’ building is actually in India, and it’s known as Albert Hall. Albert Hall is located in Jaipur, a city found in the state of Rajasthan (northwestern India). Unlike many buildings which serve a certain purpose and then […]

Hotel On Water!

Here is an Official Postcrossing card from India! This is a card that features Kerala, a state located in the southwestern part of the country. It’s part of what’s known as the Malabar Coast, and sits next to the Arabian Sea. Kerala is a pretty geographically diverse region, yielding a […]

Holi, the Festival of Colors!

Here’s a really neat postcard from India! This is a depiction of the ancient Hindu festival known as Holi, or the “festival of colors”. Dating back to as far as the 4th century, this celebration occurs on Purnima, which is the day of the full moon, based on the Hindu […]

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Here is a postcard I received from Indonesia! This is a card showing the Vesak (or Waisak) Festival at Borobudur. Borobudur is a Buddhist temple located in Magelang, Central Java, and it’s the largest of its kind in the world. I can attest to its massiveness myself as I’ve been […]

Puhsarang Church

Today’s featured postcard is from Indonesia! This card shows Puhsarang Church, located in Puhsarang Village, East Java (the eastern part of Java Island, kind of where Surabaya and Malang are). Indonesia is primarily a Muslim country, however there are other faiths that exist here – one, though a minority, is […]