After six months, my postcard challenge has drawn to a close. Thank you to everyone who sent me one of the course of the challenge.
I set off with the hope of receiving as many as possible from around the world. The final tally came to 44 cards from 25 countries.View Postcards in a larger map
So here are the remaining postcards that I received:
Hamburg, Germany[caption id="attachment_2117" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hamburg postcard[/caption]
Carina from pocketvillage.com recommends the following if you are in the city of Hamburg:
Go and have a beer in the Katze at Schanzenierfel.
If you like your shopping, the small individual shops can also be found in the Schanzeniefel area.
For a nice walk on a sunny afternoon take a walk along the Elbe in Blankenese quarter.
Stuttgart, Germany[caption id="attachment_2123" align="alignleft" width="200"] Stuttgart postcard[/caption]
Carina also posted a card from the German city of Stuttgart and has these tips:
Do a Stattles-Tour (Stairs Tour) and eat in a traditional "Besen", a family restaurant with seasonal opening hours.
Have breakfast for two at Cafe Scholz in the Rathhaussplatz.
Dance the night away in the TT-Bar, Rothebuhl-Strasse and then drink a glass of wine in "Le Fai Fai" at Wilhelmsplatz.
Cologne, Germany[caption id="attachment_2129" align="alignleft" width="200"] Cologne postcard[/caption]
Carina loves getting around Germany but this time sent me a postcard from her home town of Cologne.
Knowing the town so well her advice should be the best so on a nice Summer's evening head over to the Belgian Quarter and Brussels Square to buy a Kolsch from a kiosk.
Paris, France[caption id="attachment_2120" align="alignleft" width="200"] Paris postcard[/caption]
James loves the boat trips in the French capital and recommends the Canauxrama whose rides never seem overcrowded.
For a bit of fun whilst you have a drink head to Footsie, where drink prices change every three minutes depending on their popularity just like the FTSE!
Toulouse, France[caption id="attachment_2130" align="alignleft" width="200"] Toulouse postcard[/caption]
The postcard from the city of Violets was sent by Andrea of travellingwren.com and fully recommends buying yourself some sugared violets as it's rude not to!
Tavira, Algarve, Portugal[caption id="attachment_2135" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tavira postcard[/caption]
Johanna of restlesjo must dos for the Eastern Algarve town of Tavira are:
Jump on a ferry out to the island for superb beaches and a great atmosphere.
Poke about for bargains in the tiled and lovely back streets
Climb up to the castle gardens - you'll see why when you get there
Hire a bike or a canoe and explore the river
Catch the 'land train' from Barril for a different view of the beach
East at Casa Do Polvo in Santa Luzia village for the best shrimps/octopus in the Algarve
St Kitts and Nevis[caption id="attachment_2126" align="alignleft" width="200"] St Kitts & Nevis postcard[/caption]
One of the most unusual places I recent a postcard from was sent by Sarah Otner from St Kitts and Nevis.
Sarah says the best way yo see the true St Kitts is the scenic railway tour that runs on old 30-inch sugar cane rails. You get a narrated bus and train, drinks, a snack and a few surprises along the way.
She also has a money tip: though the official currency is ECD there are fixed rates for USD, CAD, GBP and EUR which are all accepted.
Copenhagen, Denmark[caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignleft" width="200"] Copenhagen postcard[/caption]
Copenhagen is a great city full of interesting architecture, friendly locals and good food according to Priscilla.
Though things are pricey in Denmark the Danish pastries are much better than those she gets back home in Canada.
Puno, Peru[caption id="attachment_2121" align="alignleft" width="200"] Puno postcard[/caption]
Evie sent me a postcard whilst working in the Cuidael de los Ninos in San Juan de Miraglores, Lima and recommends taking a ride in a crazy mototaxi whilst you are there.
India[caption id="attachment_2133" align="alignleft" width="200"] India postcard[/caption]
Sysilia has been travelling through India which she has found crazy both in a good and bad way.
Her tip for India is to always say "No" if you don't want to speak something and don't speak any other languages other than English.
Dubai[caption id="attachment_2116" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dubai postcard[/caption]
Steve has three tips for your visit to Dubai:
Have Friday brunch in one of the hotels - though slightly costly it is an amazing dining experience.
Travel in the Metro - prices are very reasonable and they are clean, plentiful and punctual.
Visit the Madinat Souk, a shopping mall with authentic features close to the Burj al Arab
Hanoi, Vietnam[caption id="attachment_2118" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hanoi postcard[/caption]
The city of scooters, noodles and smiling faces according to Suzanne.
A good place to eat is "Little Hann" in the old quarter. The Temple of Literature is an oasis of calm in the city and the Tiger Beer is great to sit with as you watch the Hanoi hub-bub
Shanghai, China[caption id="attachment_2134" align="alignleft" width="200"] Shanghai postcard[/caption]
Cliff and Sarah were in Shanghai for a week and though they had very little leisure time but found themselves with a free evening.
They had a great dinner at Lost Heaven, a great mix of Westerners and locals. Following the meal they had a nice stroll on the waterfront where he took the photograph that adorned the postcard he sent.
Marrakech, Morocco[caption id="attachment_2119" align="alignleft" width="200"] Marrakech postcard[/caption]
A lively, colourful, noisy city full of hustle and bustle according to Suzanne of TheTravelBunny.
Whilst there you need to drink sweet mint tea. Suzanne also recommends going clubbing at Pacha, barter at Djama el-Fna for Moroccan lanterns and take a trip to the Atlas Mountains for a complete contrast in scenery.
Have you been to any of these place? What do you recommend doing?