I came across a blog site of a young Filipino couple who loves to travel abroad. One of the recent entries is about their European tour. Only last May, the young couple visited a medieval city in Belgium. They were not able to fully elaborate what they saw in Belgium besides an overwhelming description of chocolates they found on display in the shops of Bruges. The entry is also loaded with pictures of the couple with the beautiful sites of Belgium serving as backdrop. They are just lovely.
Another blog entry that is too interesting (especially for postcard collectors) not to share is their project fridge which involves sending postcards to their relatives and friends and buying magnets to stick it with from the places they have traveled.
I may not know the couple personally but I sure learned a lot from their European adventure.
Maiko Girls on the Terrace (Yuka) of Kamo River, Kyoto.
Mommy Clang of Kizuna never fails to send me a Christmas card every year. This is the third postcard that she sent me. I really wish to meet her in person one day. Thanks Clang for remembering me and keeping me in your Christmas list always. Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🙂
The expensive and worthwhile habit of traveling has spawned other hobbies for enthusiasts, including photography, and postcard, stamp and coin collecting. Nowadays, travelers will not only hunt for beautiful landmarks and tourist spots to visit and photograph, but will also look out of the best places to get their souvenirs from ~ postcards they will be sending to their postcrossing friends, or rare local stamps they will be swapping with fellow philatelists and obscure places to buy gold coins that they are sure their numismatist friends will adore. These hobbies are loved even by non-travelers, since even without leaving your hometown you can easily look for people to swap these treasures with using the internet and other forms of media.