29 Oct 2010

Beads

The beaded bookmark in assorted colours from Heathrow airport in London, England.

28 Oct 2010

Havana

The bookmark with the photo of Havana from Cuba.



Havana (Spanish: La Habana) is the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city is one of the 14 Cuban provinces. The city/province has 2.1 million inhabitants, the largest city in Cuba and the largest in the Caribbean region. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa, and Atarés.

27 Oct 2010

MNAD

The magnetic bookmark from Patrick - my friend in Argentina.



MNAD (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo) The National Museum of Decorative Arts is an art museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

26 Oct 2010

Cuba

The magnetic bookmark from Cuba. It's the most distant country I've ever visited and I'm happy to have the bookmark from it!



The Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean.
Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean.

25 Oct 2010

Great Ocean Road

The magnetic bookmark with the photos of Great Ocean Road from Australia.





The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I. It is an important tourist attraction in the region, which winds through varying terrain alongside the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations.

23 Oct 2010

Lithuanian Stamps

These are not bookmarks... But Lithuanian post stamps are so nice, I wanted to share with others ;)



21 Oct 2010

Malmö

Thw wooden bookmark from Malmö, Sweden.





Malmö is the third most populous city in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg.

15 Oct 2010

Geisha

The metallic bookmark with geisha from Hong Kong.



Geisha iare traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance. Geisha begin their study of music and dance when they are very young and continue it throughout their lives. Geisha can work into their eighties and nineties, and are expected to train every day even after seventy years of experience.

12 Oct 2010

Wild Australia

The bookmark with wild animals from Australia.



The kangaroo is a national symbol of Australia. A common myth about the kangaroo's English name is that "kangaroo" was a Guugu Yimithirr phrase for "I don't understand you." According to this legend, Lieutenant Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks were exploring the area when they happened upon the animal. They asked a nearby local what the creatures were called. The local responded "Kangaroo", meaning "I don't understand you", which Cook took to be the name of the creature. The Kangaroo myth was debunked in the 1970s by linguist John B. Haviland in his research with the Guugu Yimithirr people.

The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia. Although the koala is not a bear, English-speaking settlers from the late 18th century first called it koala bear due to its similarity in appearance to bears. The koala lives almost entirely on eucalypt leaves. Koalas spend about three of their five active hours eating. Feeding occurs at any time of day, but usually at night.

Echidnas live in New Guinea and Australia. The echidnas are named after a monster in ancient Greek mythology. Echidnas are small mammals that are covered with coarse hair and spines.

11 Oct 2010

Train

The wooden bookmark from Poland. Thanks to Ewa.



The word train comes from the Old French trahiner, itself from the Latin trahere 'pull, draw'.

10 Oct 2010

Patagonia

The bookmark with the impressive sight of Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia. The bookmark from Patrick - my best and the only friend from Argentina ;)



Patagonia is a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. Patagonia is located in Argentina and Chile; it comprises the southernmost portion of the Andes mountains.
The name Patagonia comes from the word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people whom his expedition thought to be giants. It is now believed the Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 1.80 m (~5′11″) compared to the 1.55 m (~5′1″) average for Spaniards of the time.

Mount Fitz Roy - this is the most appreciated peak by the lovers of climbing and trekking. The altitude is 3,405 m.
Its original name is Chaltén, that in Tehuelche dialect means "smoking mountain". This is due to a rare aeolic phenomenon that makes its top always appear as it was surrounded by clouds, which gives the mountain a smoking volcano look.

9 Oct 2010

Pablo Neruda

The magnetic bookmark with the photo of Pablo Neruda from Chile. Thanks to Daniela for adding this bookmark to my collection :)





Pablo Neruda (1904 – 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda.
Neruda wrote erotically charged love poems, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." Neruda always wrote in green ink as it was the color of "esperanza" (hope).

7 Oct 2010

Malta Bus

The metallic bookmark with a lovely Malta bus from Malta. This bus helped me to explore the whole island!!!





A Malta bus is used for public transport on the island, and also a major tourist attraction, due to their unique appearance.
Malta buses are now liveried in a yellow (lower) and white (upper) livery, relieved by a red band just below the window line. Very early types of bus can still be found, with a front engine mounted in an extended bonneted nose, in the style of some conventional trucks. The majority of classic Malta buses have elaborate grilles and headlight arrangements, curved windscreens and sloping roofs.
As the main mode of public transport on the island, the Malta bus is also used by many tourists to visit the different parts of the island.

Sagrada Familia

The bookmark with the photo of Sagrada Familia from Spain.



Sagrada Família is a privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026.
Considered the master-work of renowned Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the project's vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona's (and Spain's) top tourist attractions for many years.

6 Oct 2010

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