If I'm honest, I had no idea what this card was showing until I read the back:
Señor pelando papas, Cuzco (Perú). Then I had to go to Google Translate to discover that means "Man peeling potatoes in Cuzco, Peru". The few words of Spanish I know don't stretch to peeling potatoes.
It may seem a little strange that a man peeling potatoes would be the subject of a postcard but potatoes are enormously important in Peru. They were first grown in southern Peru 7,000 - 10,000 years ago and there are now 5000+ different varieties worldwide. Of these varieties, 3,000 are found in Peru and nearby Andean countries. Potatoes, the third most important crop in the world, after rice and wheat, could be considered the first modern convenience food.
The International Potato Centre is located in Lima, Peru and there they hold the largest collection of potato varieties in the world. They have a page of facts and figures worth reading.
**When I was a child we used the rhyme
One potato, two potatoas a way of choosing who was "IT".
Three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato, more.
A post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.