Wednesday, August 5, 2015

All Together Now....Awwwww!

Chile CL-6511 received 04-09-2012

Sent by: gabrielaz
From: Santiago, Chile
ID number: CL-6511
Notes: I don't receive many cards from South America.  The only continent that I receive cards from less often is Africa.  This is only my fourth card from Chile, and the first official Postcrossing card (the other three were from swaps).  The adorable child here is being carried on his mother's back, as is the custom of the people who live in the Altiplano.  The Altiplano (high plains) is a plateau in the Andes Mountains that spans Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina.  It's the largest area of high plateau in the world outside of Tibet, and it contains many active volcanos.  You can see a bit of the Altiplano and one of those volcanoes in this clip from one of my favorite Top Gear specials.  

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