Antigua_Son, Antigua and Barbuda

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About Me
I have been into collecting for some time now. Currency, phone cards and now postcards. So far it has offered me a way to see the World, some of which are very beautiful and fascinating enticing me to see what I get next in the mail. All cards welcomed, preferably 4inx6in (10cmx15cm) stamped except for multiple in private swap via an envelope. World heritage sites, tourist attractions, city views, modern and old architecture are a few themes I prefer. I am however limited to six per month for direct swap due to overwhelming demands. Please send your mailing address with the request and if you are one the lucky one's delivery time is four to ten weeks depending on distance also some cards are seasonal so please be patient.

About My Home
Antigua is a tropical island situated in the West Indies within the Leeward Islands. Approximately seventeen degrees north, sixty-one degrees west, Antigua lies where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. At this point where the two seas crash together with a natural phenomenon called the ‘Devil’s Bridge’ occurs. Devil’s Bridge is a natural arch which has been carved by the sea out of soft and hard limestone ledges. The bridge was created when a part of the softer limestone was eroded away by the action of the Atlantic surf crashing against the Caribbean surf. It is also a tourist attraction and featured on a few cards.

Antigua makes up one half the twin Island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Like most locations which lie in the tropics, the proximity to the equator means that the region doesn’t experience four distinct seasons, and there is in fact very little seasonal variation. On the whole, the temperature in Antigua averages in the mid-twenties year round, with the annual average minimum to maximum temperature range sitting at 21 ºC to 30 ºC and the temperature rarely falling below 20 ºC.

Different from most Islands in the tropics, Antigua experiences relatively low humidity which makes the tropical weather more bearable. It is, in fact, drier than most Caribbean Islands and averages only 1140mm of annual rainfall most of which falls in the months of July and October.

Like most of the Caribbean Islands, Antigua is a tourist destination and receives a break from the heat when the ‘trade winds’ begin to blow from the northeast, an enjoyable and soothing touch to the tropical climate when combined with its turquoise water's.

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DE-4830380 Dec 2015
RU-7844104 Oct 2021

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