Sunday, September 10, 2017

I'm back again! I promise to be more consistent...

Once again, life has gotten in the way...I was finally organizing my postcards and I realized I should update on some of the cards I've gotten. I have also taken a break from sending cards through official postcrossing, but my goal for this new (school) year is to send at least one or two out a month.

This postcard was sent a little over a year ago from Tajikistan. The sender was doing a study abroad there and loved everything about the country from the food, the people, to the mostly mountainous region the country is located in. It's definitely on my list of places to check out!

Monday, March 28, 2016

UN New York Postcards

In January, I received a few postcards from my friend Denise when she went to the UN in New York. I have visited before, but never thought to send myself cards.
I met Denise through the facebook postcrossing forum about a year ago. She has been incredibly kind in sending me cards during her travels. We share a love of postcards and the comradery that comes with it. Send postcards and don't make wars.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Postcard from Benin and my return

Hello everyone! It's been a while. There have also been some changes.
I have since moved to fort worth and have become a teacher. I'm trying to build up my social circle and also get back into postcrossing.
I have gotten a lot of cards since I took a hiatus, so I will try to catch up.
This weekend I received this card from Benin. It was sent March 10th.
Benin is located in Western Africa, its neighbors are Togo, Nigeria, and Niger. 

The official language of Benin is French.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Postmarked from Moominvalley in Finland

Today I also received some postcards postmarked from Moominvalley! Tampere has a postoffice that postmarks with the special stamp as shown below. I received an aurora borealis card and a moomin card from Marko. They are a great addition to my postcard and moomin collection! Thanks a lot, Marko!

View card from Morocco

Today I received a wonderful view card from Rabat, Morocco. Morocco is located in northern Africa, right next to Algeria. Its capital is Rabat and it is the second most populous city followed by Casablanca. Thanks for the wonderful card, Sophie! Hope to swap with you again!

Milk maiden postcard from Nigeria

Hello everyone!

I am excited because I received a card from Nigeria. Pictured are milk maidens in traditional wear. The stamp is also very lovely! I am glad to finally have a card from another Africa. Thanks, Ahmed!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

After what seemed like endless waiting, it is over! Card from Mexico

Hello, everyone!

If I link you to my blog, it is because we swapped or I just want to share my card collection :D

Anyway, with those people I arranged a swap with while in Mexico, I am happy to announce that after 3 1/2 weeks of waiting, the card I sent myself has finally arrived! I also killed two birds with one stone because I didn't have a postcard from Mexico (used to have a pen pal long ago) AND Chichen Itza is now off in my collection of the 7 world wonders.

I met up with someone I got into contact with in the big postcrossing group, Wendy. We met up in Mexico City and she also showed me around her neighborhood in Xochimilco. She was very kind and also led me on a mini tour around the Postal Palace (the postmark is pictured below), and I was able to get cheap postcards as well as another cool postcard (I will write about my Mexican adventures in another upcoming post). It would've taken me forever to find the places she took me to, so I am grateful I had a tour guide! Thanks again, Marilu!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Typical folk wear from Estonia

I am very excited to have gotten my first card from Estonia! This is a map, and it includes all the folk wear of different regions. I like the card because it is very colorful. Estonia is a former eastern bloc country, neighbors to Finland, and a developing hub for technology. Thanks, Maili!

Cat card from Luxembourg

I received another card from Luxembourg, and it's such a cute cat card! This comes from Ivana. It is an adorable multi-view card. Luxembourg is one of the richest countries in the world, according to per capita.

French cat and champagne

Well, here is yet another card for my cat collection, or do they collect me?
This comes from the Champagne region in France, where my friend Katie spent a few days during her vacation. Thanks, Katie!