Tuesday, April 14, 2015

500 postcards

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This is my 500th received postcard. It was sent from Malaysia, and travelled 9,633 km in 14 days.

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This was the 500th of my sent postcards to be registred as received at the other end. It went to Belarus, and took 18 days to travel 1,005 km.

Learn more about Postcrossing here.

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this milestone!
    The Malaysian postcard does not look like I would have thought postcards from this faraway country look like, but there you go :-)

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    1. Meike, when I get postcards, I always try to look at the front first, before looking at the back (but sometimes of course I can't help catching a glimpse of the back first anyway, because they land that way when falling through the slot in my door). Malaysia certainly was not my first (or even second) guess for this one. Of course, just because it was sent from Malysia does not mean that it depicts Malysia. On the back, besides the message from the sender (giving no clue) there is some print in Chinese (or similar) + the word LAVERTON printed in Latin letters. That's a town in Australia... The plot thickens! ;-) I think the sender probably picked this card for me because of "doors and windows", and also art and illustrations, being mentioned on my wishlist (among a few other suggestions).

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  2. That really is a milestone. And what a great postcard it is too.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. I have to say that most postcrossers do seem to make an effort to meet the preferences given on the receiver's profile (which can vary from "anything" to very long detailed lists).

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  3. now my curious mind wants to know how you are storing 500 cards.... i like the windows and doors and it is beautiful...

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    1. Good question Sandra, and I think I should probably slow down a bit now or they'll fill my apartment :) So far though, the answer is that I keep them in plastic pockets in recycled photo albums + a storage box. "Tourist" ones sorted according to country/part of the world, and the more artsy ones according to themes.

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  4. They are all wonderful, and I have no favorites today. They are ALL my favorite!! I have news about this! A blogger that we met and became friends with asked me if I wanted to start our own little postcard exchange. No rules, and just the two of us. We are relating the pictures to spiritual thoughts, kind of like my blog. BUT I have not been able to find postcards anywhere! Not in drug stores, gift shoppes, or tourist places. I finally ended up buying some from Amazon and eBay. What kind of place do YOU get your postcards?

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    1. One advantage of postcrossing is that one can send the same image to lots of different people - that makes things a bit easier :) But as I like the challenge, of course I'm also always on the lookout... Tourist office, supermarket, our annual spring/autumn markets, museum, bookshop, giftshops, online... I think I've only bought online via Swedish websites. But I'm sure Amazon must have lots to choose from. I'd of course be happy to exchange cards with you as well, if you like!

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  5. Congratulations! I'm not sure my number sent has ever exactly matched my number received - how super that yours did at 500.

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    1. Yes, I happened to notice when it was 499/500, then tried to keep a lookout and "catch" it at 500/500... And was lucky! :)

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