Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

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This next card was sent from Trinidad. It is the largest and most populated of 23 islands that make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

The island was first called "Iëre", by the Arawaks, who lived there together with the Caribs. The first European who visited the island was Christopher Columbus in 1498, and it was also he who renamed it to "la Isla de la Trinidad".

Trinidad is a perfect place for those who love music and festivals. It is home to the largest carnival in the Caribbean, a colourful event with music, dancing and many competitions, such as costume competition and steelband’s contest, where people play the steelpan drum, an instrument that has its origin on the island. Moreover, Trinidad island is where the limbo dance was created.

If you'd like to know more about the Carnival and the island, visit this website. Thank you Tony for this card!

trinidad

country
Trinidad and Tobago
location
in the Lesser Antilles
inhabitants
1,300,000
biggest town
Chaguanas
postcard sent
postcard received
distance travelled
~8490km
sent from
Trinidad

source: Ricardo Reyes
source: Ricardo Reyes

4 comments

  1. Palmy i morze -czysta egzotyka! No i świetne znaczki pocztowe.

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    1. prawda, prawda, całkiem ładny widok ;)

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  2. Śliczna pocztówka, aż by się chciało już lato! Znaczki są prześwietne! :)

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  3. Ooo ale ładna ta pocztówka, sprawia wrażenie dobrze uchwyconej chwili i zatrzymania się w czasie :) Ja dzisiaj także otrzymałam kartkę z tego miejsca, w sumie już drugą, ale nie wiem kiedy pojawi się na blogu, bo jestem strasznie do tyłu ;p

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