Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Business Booms at World`s Highest Post Office

At 5,135 meters Mount Everest's post office (shown here) claims to be the world's highest according to the Javno website.

In the past it served the occasional climber or tourist but now business is booming thanks to the Olympics. The prospect of an Olympic torch in the area brought in the crowds according to the site.

The postmaster, Ci Ren Ping is quoted as saying, "We've made a special stamp [cancellation] to mark the Olympic torch relay. It was made with the approval of Olympic officials but we're not allowed to use it until we get the say so from Beijing so at the moment it's locked in the safe."

To read the entire article and watch a video made at the post office, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:02 AM