Gibraltar’s UEFA Triumph

Gibraltar 54th UEFA Member

Gibraltar 54th UEFA Member

This great commemorative postcard comes from Rachel, who lives on the small piece of earth known as Gibraltar. It commemorates Gibraltars acceptance into the UEFA as the 54th country on 24 May 2013. It also happens to be my sister’s birthday. Just FYI. As Rachel describes it, their “unfriendly neighbours”, Spain, tried to block their entry along with Belarus. Today Gibraltar is the smallest UEFA member in terms of population behind San Marino, Liechtenstein and Faroe Islands. You go, the underdog! Thank you Rachel, I am most pleased about this great postcard and having my first postcard from Gibraltar!

Belarusian Bucket List

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Belarus

From Mikalay in Belarus, I received a nice postcard stating what a person should do when visiting Belarus. This postcard also contined only one postage stamp and not a gazillion like the previous one. Things to do in Belarus:

1. Try Narochansky Bread (Eat WHAT?!)
2. See a Medieval Castle
3. Visit a Country House
4. Polish off all the Draniki You Can (A working holiday?)
5. Visit National Library
6. Feed a European Bison
7. Try on a True Flax Outfit
8. Enjoy 1 of 11000 Lakes
9. Taste Krambabulia (Sounds poisonous)
10. … Come to us Again

Stamp, Stamp, Stamp

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Minsk, Belarus

My first postcard from Belarus was sent to me by Milla, who lives in Minsk. From what I can see here, it does look rather pretty. I must wonder if the people in these pictures were held at gunpoint and asked to look tranquil? I have never seen so many postage stamps on a postcard in my life. There are a total of 16 postage stamps on it. Now, besides the 16 postage stamps, it was stamped another 9 times! Poor Milla hardly had any space left to write once the post office was done with her.