More swap cards... This one comes from Serbia, from Ana. Receiving postcards from her is always a joy - she comes across as such a lovely, friendly person and she always writes a lot on her cards. :)
It's great to get to see some other places in Serbia apart from Belgrade, too. Not that I don't like receiving cards of Belgrade as well, but I'm curious about the rest of the country, too. On this card you can see:
Up: Tara Mountain - Mitrovac
Down: Jadovnik Mountain - Sopotnica and Zlatibor Mountain
Right: Tara Mountain - Lake Zaovine
Tara Mountain is a national park in the western Serbia. The river Drina runs through the park and in the last photo you can see one of the lakes in its canyon. The trees there are Serbian spruces. This is the only place in the world where this species can be seen. Zlatibor ("golden pine") is another beautiful mountain in this area and a popular tourist centre. Ana tells me that in one of its villages there's an interesting open-air museum of traditional architecture.
Isn't the stamp adorable?! It's from a set of 4 stamps issued in 2009, depicting Protected Animal Species. This one here is the Southern Birch Mouse.