Monday, July 20, 2015

Typical Houses in Aveiro

Friendship Gift Postcard, Sender: Anacrobat
Sent: 8 June 2013 from Tabua, Portugal
Received: 25 June 2013, Traveled 11,947 km in 17 days

While enjoying the long weekend (just this most recent one!) in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam -- I had an interesting discussion about the adventures of traveling brought by differences in languages. My bestfriend / travel buddy and I have agreed to travel around South-east Asia first before going somewhere else farther.

For Europe though, I mentioned that Portugal and Spain are on the top of my list. Considering that I came from a country that was a Spanish colony for 300 plus years, I'm keen to see what cultural similarities we have with them. I am interested with Portugal because during my visit in Macau in 2009 -- the country being a former Portuguese colony, I saw a lot of striking similarities between Macau and my home country. 

I was digging for a postcard from Spain in my collection but couldn't get my hand on one right away ... so here's one from Portugal, instead. The label at the back of the card says that these are typical houses in Aveiro. I can't really pinpoint any similarity with the houses that we have back home and in Macau with these ones but the one in the middle is perfect for Sally's Blue Monday link-up. 

I hope at least you enjoyed the postcard ;-)



  1. Striped homes remind me of fruit stripe gum! How interesting! I love sending postcards.

  2. Hi Maria,

    Yes, that middle one is just perfect! Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    Sorry to learn of your grandfather's passing.

  3. Definitely different houses than in the states. That is just too close together for me.

  4. Sweet post card ~ have a wonderful time traveling!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. It is a beautiful array of houses to share. I enjoy hearing of your adventures as you travel. Spain would be a great place to visit.

  6. I would love to visit both Spain and Portugal one day--I know I'd love the food in both countries, as well as the scenery. The houses in this postcard a very pretty and colorful!

  7. Portugal is somewhere I really want to visit. I have been reading so much about this wonderful place, I love the postcard x

  8. Love the postcard! You know I saw some houses being built here that looked similar although not as colorful.


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