This site is dedicated to my hobby: collecting written and stamped (from country of origin) postcards!
Postcard collecting is a very addictive hobby, but its a lot of fun, and you get in touch with lots of nice people worldwide...
A shanty town or informal settlement is a settlement of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, and cardboard boxes. They are usually found on the periphery of cities, public parks, or near railroad tracks, rivers, lagoons or city trash dump sites. Sometimes called a squatter, informal or spontaneous settlement, shanty towns often lack proper sanitation, safe water supply, electricity, hygienic streets, or other basic human necessities.
Shanty towns are mostly found in developing nations, but also in some parts of developed nations.