Sunday, October 12, 2008

Card #11, Neigh to Non-Postcards :(

This card is actually a card that arrived in an envelope, which is a habit I have heard is common amongst the Dutch. This card is of British origin, but the sender, Lijntjuh1981, is a Netherlands native. She is currently living in the English city of Yeovil, in southwest England. It has about 41,000 people and is well-known for its aircraft and defense industries. I think its history is most interesting. The name of the town is derived from the Celtic word gifl, which means "forked river." There are indications that the region has been populated since paleolithic times, and had a Roman road passing through the area during the Roman empire. This card reached me on September 25 after 16 days of travel.

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