Adventures learning geography with two little girls and their mommy, through Google Earth, Postcrossing and Geocaching!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

45th Received, Tianjin, China

Zhenya is from China.  Tianjin is in northern China, it became a port city in 1404. 

44th Received, Novosibirsk, Russia

We received this card from Xenia in Russia.  The picture is of The Palace Bridge with the Peter and Paul Fortress in the background. 
Norosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg.  It is in Siberia.

Monday, July 18, 2011

43rd Received, Sydney, Australia

We received a postcard from Karen in Sydney, Australia.  The postcard has the lyrics to the song, Waltzing Matilda.  I've never heard the song, but reading the lyrics, it sounds nice.  In reading about some of the words, we learned:

Billabong is an oxbow lake that forms near a meandering river
Jumbuck is a large, difficult to shear sheep. 

July Cards Out Through The 18th

Graefelfing, Germany - In southern Germany, a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany.  Graefelfing could possible be the name of a tribe leader called "grey wolf"

Hillegom, The Netherlands - In western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland.  Hillegom is derived from the abbey named Hijighem (Old Frankinsh for "Holy Home").  A large part of Hillegom's economy was traditionally geared to the cultivation of bulb flowers.

Gifu, Japan - In the south-central portion of Gifu Prefecture.  Located on the alluvial plain of the Nagara River.

Linets, Russia - In the Zheleznogorsk District, Zheleznogorsk was founded in 1957 due to the development of iron ore deposits in the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly.

Minsk, Belarus

Monday, July 11, 2011