Postcard Perfect: Great Barrier Reef

Welcome to my new feature, Postcard Perfect.

I love postcards. On my travels, I’ll be that person torn between the sunset skyline or the night skyline, chickening out of asking for a stamp in the local language, and searching for a postbox.

Whether I send them, receive them or keep them as a memento for myself, postcards are a timeless way to share experiences.

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.

Staying true to the origin of this blog, I’m starting with an Aussie postcard.

This postcard is from when my parents took off on a World Cruise. My dad had been so keen to show my mum Australia since him and I first went there in 2009, and as my mum doesn’t like flying, a cruise was the perfect compromise. Needless to say, my mum fell in love just like the majority of my family.

They both say they’ve never seen anything quite like the Great Barrier Reef – and they’ve seen a lot! – describing it as magical and extraordinary. Completely awestruck. I felt the same about the Great Barrier Reef when I was there and still consider swimming amongst all that beauty as one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

I also have a massive appreciation for Australian stamps:

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Great Barrier Reef fun fact: It is the only naturally created structure that can be seen from space. It would completely cover Italy and is larger than the Great Wall of China. It also contributes in excess of $6 billion annually to the economy of Australia even though it does nothing but exist… nature, man.

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