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The Virtual Postcard tour continues...

The Postcard World Tour:
"Wish I was there!"

by the Phantom

When my friends travel, they send me postcards. I remind them to do that when they start up with their pre-trip conversations about the wonderful, exotic, expensive, longish vacations they are planning. These days most of my traveling is of the armchair variety, but I do have an extensive collection of those old postcards I've received, and yes, saved for years and years. Here are some of my favorites. I picked out the ones that appeal to me the most, so if I were planning to go on an extended world tour, I would definitely include the following sites.

Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore, Paris.
I never bring enough books with me.

Overlooking Firenze. Everybody loves Italy, Who wouldn't? Without a doubt,
it has to be one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Hungry? Doesn't this Granada restaurant look inviting?
Let's stop here for a long, lazy lunch, write a few postcards to our friends at home
and then meander through this lovely city.

Of course I want to hop into a tour boat and cruise down a canal in Amsterdam.
What a great way to see all that amazing architecture.

This 100 year old postcard says "Nurnberg" on the back so I'm assuming that it's
an old painted postcard of Nuremburg, Germany.
Wouldn't it be fun to find this bridge and stroll across it?

There are hundreds of wonderful places to visit in Europe, but eventually we must move on.
How about a quick side trip to Egypt? We would ride a camel and gawk at the pyramids.
No self-respecting world traveler would leave out traveling via the ships of the desert.

Then on to Australia. Why not get some tickets to whatever is playing
at the Sidney Opera House. Could be fun, right?

I believe it's Tea Time, but not in England. Let's go to Japan for tea this time. Why not?
This is a Tea-Arbor somewhere in Japan. Very inviting, maybe we'll have green tea
while we're at it, because we know it's so good for us.

No trip would be complete for me without a quick stop in Victoria, British Columbia,
one of my most favorite world cities. And speaking of tea, where better
than the world famous Empress Hotel, looking over this very harbor.

I've left out hundreds of postcard possibilities. There are so many places and so little time, right? But my world tour would definitely include these, and a great many more. We'll do the next chapter very soon.

Please join the Phantom  as our virtual tour of the US continues. So far, our tour includes the following states:

California, Oregon, Washington,
Alaska, Hawaii
, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Massachusetts.

Stay with us as we visit all of the United States, 
and who knows where next...

American Black Bear Postcards
Backs of the postcards
Cruising, 1970s style

Couples: rules to live by
Dangerous postcard animals
Dear Diary: Italy again
Driving the I-95  (text by Johnna Kaplan)
Favorite animal postcards
Not sure I'd want to see this
Old Hawaii
Old Motels

Other People's Vacations
Places I'd like to Visit

Postcard recipes
Side trip to Europe!
Spring in the Desert
Ugly Postcard Tour
Where My Friends Went, part 2, part 3
World Tour
The 50 State Quick Tour

Diannek, clevermag's editor, 
is affectionately known as
the Phantom to friends and family.



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