Postcard # 26 is going to a woman in Saint Petersburg, Russia. On her profile she has a lot of "likes" listed, one of them is people. So I am sending this postcard of fishermen. Postage to Russia costs $1.75.
My 25th postcard is going to a man in Germany. This is the first time I have sent to a man. There are definitely more women participating in Postcrossing than men. I am sending this postcard of the lighthouse in Bonavista. Postage to Germany costs $1.75.
The postcard I sent to Ontario was registered today. It took 15 days to get there (a long time for Canada, I've had postcards travel half way around the world quicker than that!) and traveled a distance of 2,115 km.
I got a postcard from Finland today. It's a very pretty card - a watercolour painting of a flower by artist Sinikka Hautamaki. The card is textured and unlike any postcard I have ever seen. Postcards in Newfoundland tend to be tourist cards. It's very rare to find art cards but apparently they are common in other countries. There is one stamp on the back, a round one. It's the first time I have seen a round stamp. It's very pretty, there's a flower on it. The postcard took 12 days to get here and traveled a distance of 4,971 km.
The other postcard I received today was from Germany. I didn't know what the design on the postcard meant but fortunately there was a website address on the back. I looked it up and used Google to translate the page. The translation is rough but I got a general idea. It is from "Friends of Hamburg's TV Tower". The tower was built in 1968 but has been closed since 2001. It's the highest building in Hamburg and used to have a revolving restaurant and viewing platform at the top. It's named after German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, I guess that's what the initials HH stand for on the postcard. Now a group wants to repair it and open it again. Pretty neat. There is one stamp on the back showing a balloon flower. It took 8 days to get here and traveled a distance of 4,330 km.
I got 2 postcards today. This one is from someone who lives in Orange County, CA (I was there!) and shows the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I would love to visit San Francisco. There are 3 stamps on the back, 2 "forever" stamps - one showing oranges and another that says "celebrate" and a stamp for 10 cents showing a clock. I've had the clock and oranges stamps on other postcards from the US. It took 6 days to get here and traveled a distance of 5,551 km.
My 23rd postcard will be going to a university student in Kansas. I've sent and received several postcards from the US. I am sending this multi-view card of scenes from Newfoundland and Labrador. Postage to the US costs $1.03.
My 22nd postcard is going to Poland. The woman I am sending it to likes flora and fauna so I thought this postcard of puffins would be good. Postage to Poland costs $1.75. I even have a puffin stamp to put on it.
Postcard #21 is going to a woman in Germany. She prefers her postcards in an envelope so I'll send it to her that way. She also collects stamps so I am including a used stamp I have. Postage to Germany costs $1.75.
The postcard I sent to Germany was registered today. I was a bit worried about it because it took 19 days to get there but the person I sent it to said she had computer problems so she got it but could not log onto the site to register it. It traveled a distance of 4,158 km.
I got a postcard from the United States today. It shows the Lambert Bridge Winery Harvest in Sonoma County, California. The person who sent it lives in New Jersey. There are 2 "forever" stamps on the back that say Jazz and show musical instruments and artists. The postcard took 14 days to get here and traveled a distance of 1,928 km.
Finland is a popular country on Postcrossing! My 20th card will be going there. The woman wrote in her profile that she doesn't like tourist cards so I am sending this card of a Donna Green painting. She likes postcards that show illustrations from children's books so I think she will like this. Postage to Finland costs $1.75.
I got a postcard from Ukraine today. It was in an envelope which was a bit strange but I guess some people send their postcards in envelopes. The sender said her brother is a photographer and he took the photo that is on the postcard. There are 3 stamps on the envelope. The first one is a Christmas stamp showing Mary, Joseph & Baby Jesus in the manger. The 2nd one is of a white horse and a girl and the 3rd one seems to show a King and Queen and some children. It took 23 days to get here and traveled a distance of 5,394 km.
There is an option at Postcrossing to also send and receive from your own country. I chose this option and today when I requested a random address I was give the address of a college student in Ontario. I am sending this postcard of The Battery in St. John's. Postage in Canada costs 59 cents.
I got a postcard from Germany today. It shows buildings from the city of Jena. Jena is a university city and the large picture is of the main building on campus. There are 2 stamps on the postcard, both of flowers. The cancellation is interesting too. Many times cancellations are blurry and unable to be read but this one is clear. It says Munchen 2018. Munich has a bid in to host the Olympics in 2018. The postcard took 13 days to get here and traveled a distance of 4,542 km.
My first postcard from China! It shows Zhouzhuang Town in Jiangsu province. Zhouzhuang Town is a popular tourist destination. It is one of the most famous water townships in China and is known as the Venice of the East. The postcard is pre-stamped with the stamp showing the same scene as the front of the postcard. There is another stamp on the card, one showing flowers. It took 34 days to get here and traveled a distance of 11,143 km.