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Postcard Perfect: Girl in Tajikistan

Postcard Perfect: Girl in Tajikistan February 17, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Tajikistan is a small country sandwiched in between Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. Most of the population is part of the Persian-speaking Tajik, who shares language and culture with Afghanistan and Iran. The country became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991 and still maintains...

Postcard Perfect: St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev

Postcard Perfect: St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev February 17, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Originally built in the Middle Ages, the Ukrainian St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery stands tall on a bluff in Uppertown, Kiev. The original structure was demolished by Soviets in the 1930s, but the Cathedral was reconstructed in 1999 after Ukraine achieved independence. The architecture of...

Postcard Perfect: Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, Southern China

Postcard Perfect: Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, Southern China February 10, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Located in the southern tip of China is the city of Guilin, named after the sweetly-smelling Osmathus tree that grows throughout in the area. The city is a hub of tourism and is known for its spectacular scenery. One of the most popular tourist spots is the Reed Flute Cave. This limestone cave is over...

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The colorfully-painted changing rooms that dot St. James Beach are a site to be seen for any visitor to Cape Town. But what better way to see them than from the window of a vintage coach train? The Atlantic Rail runs along the coast of False Bay, from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, and offers a perfect...

Postcard Perfect: Surfing with Dolphins in Santa Monica, California

Postcard Perfect: Surfing with Dolphins in Santa Monica, California February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Just when we thought the idyllic beaches of Santa Monica couldn’t get any better, we saw this incredible shot. Just west of Los Angeles proper, Santa Monica boasts fantastic shopping (and people watching!) on the Third St. Promenade, pristine beaches, and a kitschy-cool boardwalk – making...

Postcard Perfect: The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Postcard Perfect: The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The California Academy of Sciences is not your average “science museum”. The museum is a combination aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum that houses everything from groundbreaking research facilities to a Thursday night, adults only, cocktail hour. Located in the heart of San...

Postcard Perfect: Hearst Castle Pool

Postcard Perfect: Hearst Castle Pool February 8, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Home to famed newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, Hearst Castle is synonymous with early 20th century over-the-top luxury. During Hearst’s life, he hosted many parties and visitors ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Franklin Roosevelt, and each visitor had plenty to do while at “the ranch”,...

Postcard Perfect: St. Basil’s Catherdral, Moscow, Russia

Postcard Perfect: St. Basil’s Catherdral, Moscow, Russia February 1, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
When Ivan the Terrible wanted to commemorate the siege of Kazan and capture of the surrounding area, he had an incredible church constructed in the very center of Moscow. Unlike any other building built in Russia at the time, the church was colorful, whimsical, and detailed in a way no one had ever seen...

Postcard Perfect: Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea

Postcard Perfect: Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea January 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Gyeongbokgung Palace, the royal residence in South Korea, is located in Seoul and was nearly destroyed in the 20th century by the Japanese government. This “Palace of Shining Happiness” is slowly being restored, with 40% of the original buildings standing or being reconstructed as of 2009. This...

Postcard Perfect: Chinese New Year, Pier 27, San Francisco

Postcard Perfect: Chinese New Year, Pier 27, San Francisco January 23, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
We fell in love with this image of an artisan preparing herself for the Chinese New Year celebrations in San Francisco. Pier 27 on the Embarcadero is where all the float and parade materiel is storied before the big day, and we can only imagine the excitement and nerves before the hours-long parade hits...