Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Luis wants to go to Antarctica

No, is not me, is another Luis, Portuguese, as well, and he is fascinated by Antartic. Now his dream can becomes a reality, just needs your vote. Let's do it!


From his blog:

You collect polar regions books and dvds ? Global warming in a freezing cold place? Penguins are cute but to have them all over your apartment is a bit too much no ? What can you possibly want to see down there?

Along the past 10 years I have been trying to answer some of the above questions and explain people why I have this fascination for the Antarctica, why this dream!

Hi, my name is Luís, I’m a 28 years old Portuguese guy, I have two sisters and one brother, all born and raised in a small town in the North of Portugal called Vila Real! I work in IT and for fun I host a radio show and write a personal blog, kind of a tragic and comic life diary.

My friends say it’s a crazy cool dream and my family is already used to my strange ideas, so now I just need to convince you I'm the man for the job!

What I can promise:

- I’ll not omit any personal details which in my case are normally hilarious! If a penguin "bites" my *ss for example…you’ll know how bad it felt!

- Feelings in words, images and sounds. My camera and microphone are ready, hope they don't freeze down there!

- I will use this unique opportunity to spread the word on how global warming is affecting the Antarctica environment and how this is already affecting us. We shall and will do better in order to preserve our amazing world.

- This will be our adventure so I'll try to learn and share everything the best way I can.

If I get that call and hop into a Quark expedition to a polar region, I can assure you: “It’s gonna be legendary” ;)

MALAYSIA – Cover from Ipoh, Malaysia to Braga, Portugal

First Day Cover posted on July, 23 2009.

(A special thanks to my friend K. Keong)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

ARGENTINA – Cover from Moron – Buenos Aires, Argentina to Braga, Portugal

Registered cover posted on August, 03 2009.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

USA – Cover from Pisgah Forest – Asheville NC, USA to Braga, Portugal

Cover posted on March, 24 2009.

(A special thanks to my friend Jean-Claude)

(Smithsonian American Art Museum postcard representing the paint ‘Still Life – Flowers’ from William H. Johnson, 1901-1970)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Welcome the 3000th Visitors

Aqui ficam as melhores saudações Filatélicas, para os visitantes de todo o mundo, que diariamente visitam o meu blog.

(English version)

Here are the best Philatelic greetings to visitors from all over the world who daily visit my blog.

SLOVAKIA – Cover from Bustré, Portugal to Braga, Portugal

Cover posted on March, 18 2009.

(A special thanks to my friend Milos)

(postcard of the 2009 folklore festival of Kežmarok)