Friday, January 20, 2017

Postcards for the weekend 21: Sunrise/sunset

Thank you to everyone who wished me well for my trip to India. I'm now in Malaysia and will be back to Singapore in 2 days. It feels like I've been chasing sunrises as for two consecutive days, I was on the plane very early in the morning. One was coming in and another departing from Singapore.

For most of my postcards that has sunrises or sunsets, I reckon the most beautiful ones are those that are coupled with a water reflection. From the country that I just visited:

Friendship Gift Postcard, Sent from Dehradun, India
Traveled 4,710 km

On the above postcard is a Colva Beach sunset. Colva is in the west of India. It's a popular destination because of its powdery white sand beach, tall coconut trees, and yes, beautiful sunset. I've never been to this part of India and really keen to visit just for leisure and play.

Sent from Bangkok, 18 Sep 2016
Traveled 1,434 km

One of the many postcards I've sent to myself from Bangkok ... it's from September when I was really longing to watch the sunset while on a longtail boat ride through the Chao Phraya River. This wish finally came true before Christmas when I came back to Bangkok with my partner.

This postcard is from Thailand's neighbor, Cambodia and had been shared here in my blog in the past. It's one of my favorites to send out whenever I visit Phnom Penh, where my partner currently lives. Siem Reap, the city where Angkor Wat is more accessible is approximately 6 hours from Phnom Penh. Angkor Wat is truly magnificent! 2D photos like on this postcard isn't enough to give justice to the wonders within this religious and cultural complex. It's a sight to behold though with the silhouette of the towers amidst the fiery sunrise sky.

I'm traveling again to Phnom Penh at the end of the month. If any of you wishes to receive a postcard from there, please send me an email to and I'll happily mail you one! :)

Thanks in advance for sharing your sun!



  1. Love the postcard of Wat Arun. I visited the temple a few years ago with my partner, but it was in the middle of the day. Our hotel was on the river though, so we saw some of the gorgeous sunsets. I don't get up early enough for sunrises!!

    A lovely group of cards!

  2. Your travels all feel so exotic to this (cold) Canadian!

  3. Your selection is just beautiful!
    I've received some sunsets and sunrises, but I had already uploaded them to the blog. So I take the theme a bit differently...

  4. These are beautiful postcards!!
    Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures, and also thank you for sharing your travel stories. Wishing you good, safe and happy journeys!

  5. Hi Maria, Very nice post here with cards featuring Sunrise/Sunset. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite from the three as they are all so good in different ways. And you are so right about the water reflections. Hope your new year is getting off to a good start!


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