As part of my postcard challenge I asked people to send me a postcard from where they are in the world.

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I asked for tips on what to do in the place the postcard was from and these are your guides on what to do.

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Postcard from Alkmaar, NetherlandsWell known for it's cheese, Alkmaar is a city in the north west of Holland.

@martinemuis recommends for a good lunch, tea and coffee you should go to Anne & Max and if you don't like a lot of tourists, then don't visit on a Friday which is cheese market day.

Tallinn, Estonia

Postcard from Tallinn, Estonia@floatingspheres has one simple tip for your time in Tallinn - "stay away from the home-brew!"

Visit Fraser's website »

Quinta Regados do seco, Portugal

Postcard from PortugalQuinta Regados do seco is a small campsite with 6 fully furnished luxury tents  located in protected area, 1 km from the village of Pereiro in Portugal.

Bonne and Ingrid are the owners of @regadosdoseco and have three tips for you when "glamping" with them.

Just enjoy Paradise
Do nothing
Be active and go hiking

Visit the Regados do seco website »

Riga, Latvia

Postcard from Riga, Latvia@friendinriga sent a postcard from the Latvian capital and had a few tips:

The heart of Riga is the Old Town - from the Freedom monument to the banks of Daugava. There is a medieval atmosphere with excursions, street music and sparkling nightlife.

There are over 800 art nouveau buildings in the central district to admire, which is the largest art nouveau collection in Europe.

The Riga Central Market is another world with fresh, cheap, ecological food and are built from old German Zeppelin hangars.
Visit the Your Friend in Riga website »

Chicago, USA

Postcard from ChicagoGreetings form CHICAGO was a friendly opening from Pola of @JettingAround

One of Pola's favourite places in the Windy City is Iguana Cafe near downtown (Halsted & Milwaukee), where there is a nice Euro vibe, good crepes and coffee. They are open late and is a great place for a conversation or to simply sit down and study.

Visit the Jetting Around website »

Paris, France

Postcard from Paris, France@tweetsfromjody has a few tips for the capital of France.

Get Earl Grey macaroons from Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki

Walk along the River Seine

Visit the Musee d'Orsay

Toronto, Canada

Postcard from Toronto, Canada - Canadian FlagJody also sent a postcard from Toronto in Canada where you can eat your way around the world in multi-cultural Toronto.

Whether it's Indian, Greek, Thai, Moroccan, Portogeuse or Ethiopian, Toronto has it all.

Visit Jody's website »

Salzburg, Austria

Postcard from Salzburg, Austria@Hamleys sends their greetings from Salzburg and has two recommendations of things to do

Firstly, visit the beautiful old Petersfriedhof cemetery at  the foot of the Festungberg with Hohensalzburg Castle.

Then you can relax in the Cafe Bazar, a place for artists, poets and thinkers situated along the banks of the River Salzach.

Portland, USA

Postcard from PrintShip - Portland, OregonJ.L.S from @PrintShip suggets that the next time you visit Oregon make sure you visit Crater Lake National Park. You'll also have to grab a pint at any of it's outstanding Brew Pubs.

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Have you been to any of these places? What did you do when you where there?