8 + 1 Postcards Yesterday

8 postcard exchange plus 1 direct swap postcards i picked from the post office yesterday noontime.  I forgot when was the last time i went there to pick my cards.  But obviously couple of the 9 have stayed in the postoffice for several weeks already because one card has reached me after 150 days and that is from Russia.

The 8 cards were from the following countries:

Netherlands – 13 days

Russia – 150 days

Finland – 25 days

Germany – 18 days

USA – 34 days

China – 32 days

Ukraine – 73 days

Belarus – 34 days

The counting of travel days begin from the day you requested for an address at postcrossing website until the day the receiver will register the card received.   Usually it only takes a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks if from long distance countries but due to traffic then that would caused the card to reach the destination much longer.

It’s my first time to get a card from Belarus and also from Russia.  And my third from China.


From Ukraine

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From Belarus

4 Postcards on the Way

I dropped Philippine postcards at the post office the other day. They are off to the following:

  • Ursula in Germany
  • Anne in Finland
  • Di Zhao in USA
  • Geraldine in France

I got a call from the post office last Friday that i got 5 postcards waiting there.  Hopefully I can pick them up tomorrow. I totally forgot about it this morning when i had so much time — but it was just too hot to really go out in the sun plus am wearing my Monday uniform.  When i asked someone to mail the cards for me I also forgot to tell her to pick the cards.  Haiii am getting so much forgetful these days. (sign of old age?)

3 Cards at One Time

1 postcard is Netherlands, the other 1 is from Israel and the last one from Stromberg.

This is the one from Israel:

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Note at the back:

Shalom Arlene! I am sending you this card because it is full of the Israeli nature and even contains the Israel “ship of the desert” – a camel and its traditional Beduin gear. Wish you all the best! Vera

This is from Stromberg:

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Note with it:

Hello Arlene!  Here you have a view over wonderful Stromberg, a small villae, 3000 inhabitants.  Iit’s always funny: we live on the top of the mountain.  Looking down on the people living downtown. hahaha It’s so great to live in such a small town.  I don’t like big cities.  We’re got wonderful nature around, next city is about 6 km always.  I love living in Stromberg.  Greetings from Germany!  — Alexandra

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Note with it:

Hello Arlene, this is an old sanatorium build by Duiker.  He was rather famous Dutch Architect.  The town where i live has still lots of buildings restored by him so that they are still there.  All the best!  Anan

My card to China has reached Beijing in 19 days.  And Sophie left this comment in the notice mail: “Thanks for your postcard. The view is really beautiful! And I have a plan of travelling to Philippines next year. I will not miss this :-)”

I can’t wait to get my next set of postcards. Next week am scheduled to send another set of postcards.

From Riga & Barcelona

Last week Thursday, i got my first two cards from Postcrossing and it came all the way from Latvia (Riga) and Spain (Barcelona).

The post office staff called me up yesterday and I have 3 cards in there that needs to be picked-up.  I thought yesterday noontime i could but time did not allow me.  Same thing happened today.  HOpefully tomorrow I can and will share it here in my blog next week. 🙂

For now, enjoy these two:

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Note from Jordi:

Hola Arlene, The Monument to Colon is one of the most famous statues of Barcelona constructed in honoring the discoverer Christopher Colon.  It is raised in the square of Porta de la Pau (Portal of Peace).  The monument was constructed as culminating point of the works of improvement of the littoral of Barcelona, done on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888.  It turned immediately into one of the icons most typical of the city.  I hope you like this card.  All the best for the next upcoming year 2010 to you and your beloved ones!  Best regards from Barcelona.


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Note from Sievia:

Greetings from Latvia! It’s a small country at the Baltic Sea, and on this card you see the skyline of our capital Riga. It’s an old city, founded in 1201, and it has a beautiful old town with lots to see, so come and visit! Right now, everything is under quite a deep cover of snow, and I’m looking forward to springtime. 🙂 Love, Sievia