Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mauritius

Oh yes, a fantastic map card! And you know just how much I love to brag with these :D


One of the numerous great surprises from Sissel.
I had this map card on my wishlist for a longish time and now I have it in my collection!

I think that the winning combination here that captured me is the deep-blue ocean colour...being my favourite colour, blue on cards often contributes for me liking them a lot....and if any of you here is well-acquainted with the personality stuff (like, since blue is my favourite, what does it say about me) feel free to give me an insight into it...just curious :)

The card also has a number of small pictures depicting some of the paradise-places in Mauritius.

Some of the interesting facts about this country are that the majority of the estimated 1,300,000 people are Indian, but there are also many people of African descent on the island. There are also European and Chinese minorities. It is the only African nation where the majority religion is Hinduism although Christianity and Islam also have significant populations.
This island is also renowned for having been the only known home of the dodo.

If anyone has a postcard with the dodo, I would be really happy to accommodate it in my collection!

5 comments:

Leslie said...

HA! I saw a postcard with a dodo YESTERDAY, in the History of Science Museum here in Oxford!! I almost bought a few, but then I thought, "Who on earth would I send that to?!?!" I will go back tomorrow and buy one for you. :p

MACsWIFERia said...

i just recently discovered your blog and i must say you have a fantastic collection of postcards.
i also collect postcards myself.
i'll check back often and also perhaps we can exchange some.
i think i just sent you a pc via postcrossing.
http://postcardsforria.blogspot.com/
take care Ria

conscioushours said...

Beautiful! I love those little pictures :)

Aimee Dars said...

What a great map card! I'm from the US, and we see a lot of state map cards, but not so many from other countries!

Ana said...

@leslie: thanks so much dear! Yeah, I on earth go for those postcards you wouldnt thought of sending to anyone :P
Your letter is also on my to-be-written list during the following days :)

@everyone else: thanks for visiting and the nice comments! it is indeed a great map card :)