Thursday, March 19, 2009

Village Life in Anatolia, Turkey

And before I rush back to work, here is my last card for today....
I got this one back in time, from this guy who went on holdiay in Turkey, and who brought me back some cards...and i recall, my reaction was...this is such a boring postcard...where are the sites??
But today, im more than thankful to him for bringing it to me, since it conributes to the variety, plus ive become to appreciate a various kind of postcards apart from the standard city views...
this one shows some village people in Anatolia...whose word derviation comes from Greek and means something like 'sunrise' or 'the land of the sunrise'.
It is a region of Western Asia, comprising most of the modern republic of Turkey. It is a geographic region bounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Caucasus o the northeast, the Aegan Sea to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Iranian  plateau to the east and southeast.

I was just wondering something...regarding Turkey and Russia...when i send mail there, i always use postage as if im sending it within Europe...coz ive never actually considered whether im sending to the European part of Turkey, or the Asian one...same goes with Russia...so i was wondering if the people at the post pay any attention to that or they just see the name of the country, and thats all that matters...coz im more than convinced that i had sent something in the Asian part of Turkey, with a normal stamp...and it had arrived...though i might be wrong...still, i was curious about it...

2 comments:

Оксана said...

On the website of Polish Post you can read that whole Russia and also Israel belong to "Zone A" (Europe). Last week I sent a card to Chukotka (the region of Russia next to Alaska) with a stamp for Europe :) There's nothing written about Turkey, but when I was sending mail there for the first time, I asked at the post office and they told me I should pay the postage for Europe.

Actually, I'm sure people at the post office don't read the addresses, just the country. I know that many people send mail to China with printed Chinese address (it's supposed to arrive quicker this way), you just have to write the name of country in an understandable language :) I always write the address in Cyrillic alphabet, when I send mail to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus, although most of young Polish people can't read it. And there's no problem with it, so I'm sure they pay attention only to the country's name.

P.S. I would write your address in Macedonian too, if I knew how to do it ;)

Ana said...

i really dont understand those postal rules sometimes :) I should check about Israel with our post...it doesnt surprise me if they are on the Europe-list...i mean, they are taking part in Eurovision as well :)
As for the Chinese addresses, ive read the same, since not all Chinese postal workers are that good in understanding the latin alphabet...i wonder if thats the reason for my expired Chinese postcard...though another one arrived in like two weeks...
thanks for the info!
Ill message you the Macedonian version of the address just a bit later ;-)