Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminuitive of δέλτος, deltos, "tablet, letter"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study and collection of postcards. Compared to philately, the iden- tification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.
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100 - Hungary

The Danube Bend (Dunakanyar in Hungarian), marks a point in the Danube where the river literally makes a sharp bend (the direction of the current does not change direction though). The Danube Bend is not a town, but a region or certain length of the Danube which is dotted by a string of small riverside towns north of Budapest. Both Hungarians and foreign tourists find this a popular excursion destination. Just after Esztergom, about 40km (25 miles) north of Budapest, the Danube swings abruptly south. This marks the beginning of the Danube Bend region if approaching from the north. The river then swings sharply north again just before Visegrád, and then heads south once more before reaching Vác. Vác typically marks the end of the Danube Bend. The charming towns along the meandering Danube Bend - particularly Szentendre, Visegrád, and Esztergom - can easily be vistied on day trips from Budapest since they are all close to Budapest.

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