A View to Love

Saint-François, Guadeloupe

Saint-François, Guadeloupe

One always has to jump for joy when receiving a postcard from the Caribbean and this time round was no exception, well at least not with this amazingly beautiful postcard that I received from Olga. I have to say that it is at very least one of the most beautiful postcards that I have ever received and boy do I wish I was there right now. It shows Saint-François, which is a commune on the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. It is the most south-easterly commune on the island. It certainly takes my breath away. Thank you so much Olga!

West Indian Beauties

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

This great postcard of Trinidad & Tobago comes from Reinelle. The islands are located off the northern coast of South America, near Venezuela. The islands span a total of 5 128 square kilometers. Fairly larger than I would have thought. The islands were first colonised in 1498 by the Spanish and changed hands several times until it was finally ceded to Great Britain in 1802. The islands then united in 1889 and by 1962 it gained its independence. The islands are home to nearly 1.4 million people, who rank pretty highly on the Human Development Index (HDI.) Some famous people coming from the islands include Brian Lara, the former West Indian cricket captain and miss Starships herself, Nicki Minaj. All and all, to me it seems like a pretty darn stunning place. Love this postcard!

Dominican Republic is Here

Santa Domingo

Santa Domingo

From Princess in the Dominican Republic, I got this awesome postcard. My first from this country and my second from a Caribbean island. Princess tells me that this postcard is of a part of the city known as the “Colonial Zone.” The country had 4 dates of independence and I am pretty sure that there are few countries that can boast that number of dates of independence. The country is located on the island of Hispanioala and is bordered to the West by Haiti. It is home to an estimated 10 million people and its capital is Santa Domingo. Quite a fascinating tale, its history, definitely worth a read. At any rate, I thank you, Princess, for an awesome postcard!

Aruba! Aruba!

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Green Iguana

I nearly fell over when I got this postcard through Postcrossing! It was sent by Daphne, who is originally from The Netherlands but is currently living in Aruba. It is the 158th postcard sent from Aruba, using Postcrossing! Apparantly the Iguana is a common creature on this Caribbean island. Two species of iguana are included in the genus iguana, the green iguana and the Lesser Antillean iguana. The former being the one on the postcard and the latter being an endangered species due to habitat destruction. The green iguana grows up to 1.5 meters in length and eats babies. Naaaah, I’m just messing with ya! It’s a herbivore. Anywho, I was pretty darn glad to get this postcard!