Thursday, January 15, 2009

Surprise cards

Today i didn't receive cards but yesterday, besides Américo's envelope i've also received an envelope from Brazil with these cards. They were sent by Mauro in Água Branca, Piauí state - Brazil. The envelope was supposed to be a surprise but he got worried because of the delay and told me he had sent it. Luckly, after 1 month, the envelope arrived.

When Mauro told me he had sent me some cards, he mentioned a card from Bolivia and i was happy to know that because i only had 1 card from there. But when i saw the card i was really happy because the card is from Sucre, an unesco whs. Really, really a good surprise.
On the back of the card: Tarabucos. Dance for the tarabucos race is not just mystical, but a euphoric demonstration of how people defende theur native customs.
"In 1991, Sucre became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to its well-conserved downtown with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Nestled at the foot of the twin hills of
Churuquella and Sika Sika, Sucre is the gateway to numerous small villages that date from the colonial era, the most well-known of which is Tarabuco, home of the colorful "Pujllay" festival held each March. Most of these villagers are members of one of the indigenous ethnicities. Many dress in clothing distinctive to their respective villages." - in: wikipedia

"The Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, commonly called Estádio do Maracanã ("Maracanã stadium"), is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup. Since then, it has mainly been used for football matches between the major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro, including Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama. It has also hosted a number of concerts and other sporting events. Although the paid attendance at the final game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup was 199,500, the stadium currently seats 95,000 spectators. Despite the reduction in capacity it remains the largest stadium in South America, and the twelfth largest in the world." - in: wikipedia

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