Friday, 21 April 2017

South Ari Atoll - Maldives

Indian Ocean-Maldives-South Ari Atoll  This is the resort I stayed on. I have to say it even exceeded my expectation. Got a sea plane down from Male. 

There is no Post office on the island , as the island is just the resort which is most like the rest of the Maldives. You can post at a reception desk, but I never do that. So this card was posted at the Airport Island beside Male. This stamp is from a Miniature Sheet . 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sri Lanka

Second Country on the recent trip. Sri Lanka







Post Office in Galle . 



A famous Old Post Office in Nuwara Eliya. A famous tourist site. Open 7 Days ! 




The Staff at the Philatelic Bureau in Colombo . Very helpful and knowledgeable. Full selection of stamps . 



Post Office in Dambulla. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Maldives

Indian Ocean-Maldives-Male


Just back from my trip now , so can update . Starting off in the Maldives. Stayed on South Ari Atoll, but also spend a full day in Male the small capital which looks like Manhattan from the sky.
This is the Post office at the airport . It is open 24 hours !! I think this is the first Post office I have seen that. However when I arrived it was closed for one hour. So I guess the staff have to eat .. lol..  There are presentation folders with stamps on one side which includes some sets.  Other then that, on sale via a book is individual stamps and miniature sheets.  You wont find sets. Also no order. The staff do not know issue dates. But otherwise an attractive office with a good selection of postcards for sale 

Very friendly Post staff 

The Main Post office in Male itself . Despite notices no real Philatelic section . Post office is a little chaotic . I did not buy any stamps there.  

The Presidents house in Male 

Near the Fish market in Male 

The get to the islands many inc myself take the Float plane. 

In the background the island of Male from the plane. The main airport is on its own island .

At the resort . Great food and very relaxing . 

Lagoon area outside bedroom 



Snorkelling   on the reef. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Australia - Adelaide to Alice Sprigs


Australia 1992. From Adelaide to Alice Sprigs  on the Ghan. A great trip. Now it goes as far as Darwin. Great memories 










Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Algeria 2007

I have been looking for these photos for a while. Glad I found them. Algeria a country I visited in 2007. I had dreamed for so long to to go here. I was here on a cruise with a 3 day stay. One of the highlights was without doubt the Post office in Algiers. I have to say along with the Office in Ho Chi Minh City, it has to be one of the best Post Offices in the World. I had special security there as it was not on the tour. I of course insisted in visiting . I met the Post master who studied in Ireland . So a small world !   Algeria has so much to show. Will go back again some day. 





Post Office in Algiers

Post Office 

Post Office