and first lets kick this update off with a card that arrived a few months ago, but unfortunately, it is just now that it sees the light of the day...and it is actually a new w/s country in my collection!!! Thanks to Sergey an Daria who visited this country during the summer.
I always wonder about those African countries and if cards are gonna make it..but seems that some of them do have a good postal service implemented and cards actually reach in a very reasonable time!
And what a great card it is!
This, uhmm, lady(?) comes from the Maasai people, which are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known of African ethnic groups, due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa.
As for the dress, I can definitely agree...as for the residence...this picture is supposed to be taken at the Ngorongoro Crater...whoops, wait! Is this actually a UNESCO whs?? Hmm, but ok, since you cant possibly see a stone of the area, I dont think I can label this as UNESCO...hmm, pity =/
Ok, nevermind....I was saying..oh yeah..the Maasai people...did you know that their diet consists mainly of raw milk, raw meat, blood, some fruits and vegetables? And yet, most tribes were reported to be disease-free. Many had not a single tooth attacked by dental caries nor a single malformed dental arch. In particular the Maasai had a very low 0.4% of tooth caries.
So you can just imagine what all that industrially-processed food does to the human body...and all you get to hear about is cancer...well, no surprise...
as i said, the card was mailed directly from Tanzania, and has a great stamp on it, issued in 2010 in a set of 11 stamps showing wild animals...here you can see the Migrating Gnus.
thanks a lot again to Sergey and Daria for such a great contribution to my collection!