Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gran Canaria - Spain

Today i've received this card, a spanish card sent as a french official card.
The card is from Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Island, and i'll take this opportunity to show another card from there that i've received a few years ago from an old penpal.

FR-51509, sent by Martine.
"This island is called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, with its long golden beaches and endless dunes of white sand, its green ravines and picturesque villages. A third of the island is under protection as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

The north tends to be cooler while the south is warmer and sunny. The east coast of the island is flat dotted with beaches while the western coast is rockier and mountainous.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the largest city of the Canary Islands, also the capital of the province of Las Palmas, and also one of the two capitals of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife." - in:

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