Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Postcard from the Philippines
Today I received this lovely postcard from the Philippines, from the Puerto Princesa City in the island of Palawan (zipcode 5300 barely legible at the bottom of the postmark). It shows a view of the Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, one of the most important Philippine tourist destinations.
The 7 peso stamp, issued in 2008 in a series with 3 other stamps, presents the cordillera forest mouse (Apomys datae). The two definitives from 2007 feature the critically endangered writhed hornbill living in the rainforests of Negros and Panay of the Philippines.
The card reached me in 15 days. Thank you J.!