An amazing amazing card sent by dear Sissel from her travel around Asia.
Not only its a card from a rare country, not only its written and stamped from there, but on top of that it is a map card as well! Perfection!!
Apart from the map, there are several small pictures around it, depicting a number of things, which go like this; at the bottom, from left to right, you have: 1. Vat Xieng Thong, 2. Vat Sisaket, 3. Vat That Luang.
Along the right side, from top to bottom, you can see: 1. Iko, 2. Ho, 3. Yao, 4. Plaine Des Jarres.
Iko, Ho and Yao are actually names of some of the ethnic groups in Laos, and these people on the card are the representatives of each one respectively.
As for Vat (or Wat - which I think sounds much better, since Vat reminds me of taxes), stands for "a temple".
And here comes the splendour of stamps! I love it when sometimes stamps match whats on the postcard as in this case. The temple stamps were issued in 2009 in a set of 4 depicting Historical Places.
As for the birds stamps, they come from a set of 4 issued in 2001, depicting, of course, birds :)