POSTCARDS: 249 COUNTRIES NOW, 8 LEFT
My hometown is Penang Island in Malaysia.
I have also spent some years in USA and in China. Most of my travels are in Asia covering Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Nepal and most recenlty Laos. My other major visited countries are European countries and New Zealand and most recently Australia.
How did it all start?
"My first flight was on Pakistan International Airlines from Penang to New York John F Kennedy Airport - to go to school in America . PIA offered the cheapest air fare then. That flight had numerous stop-overs - Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, layover in Karachi, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Athens, Frankfurt, Paris and London. It was a great introduction to air travelling and going abroad. I got blocked ear and air sick too."
Like many, I will not be able to visit every country on earth. So on January 2006, I set a goal to receive a "real" postcard mailed from the place of origin of every country and territory with the nice postmarked stamp/s on the postcard itself - please do not mail postcard inside envelope.
Thanks to the help and generosity of fellow VTers and other travellers, I have received postcards sent from 246 countries and territories with 11 more challenging less travelled countries left.
I have added two other concurrent goals to cover more diverse and unique locations of each country as well as the wonders of our world heritage:
- 10 different postcards sent from each country.
- Postcard of all 981 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The list of received and wanted UNESCO WHS is found in one of my albums below.
If you are travelling or know someone residing in a remote country or UNESCO World Heritage site, hope you can send a postcard to me.
My postal address is:
G-8-4 Taman Bukit Jambul
11900 Penang, MALAYSIA
Thanks so much. I will always be glad to send you postcards too.
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