I got a wonderful postcard from Slovenia today. It shows different views in the capital city of Ljubljana. There is 1 stamp on the back, it looks like a bird made out of wood. The card took 19 days to get here and traveled 4,989 km.
I am sending a postcard to a woman in Austria who has received over three thousand postcards!! She listed royals as one of her favourites so I am sending this card of William and Kate's wedding. Postage to Austria is $1.80.
In my mailbox today was a postcard from the Ukraine. It's a photo of St. Andrew's Church (built in 1749-1762) in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine. There are 2 stamps on the back, a beautiful Christmas one and one of pottery. The card took 21 days to get here and traveled 5,764 km.
I also got a card from the Czech Republic. It is a photo of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Malá Strana, a district in Prague. There are 2 stamps on the back, 1 of a rose and another celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Technical Museum. The card took 11 days to get here and traveled 4,765 km.
I got a postcard from China today. It is an art card of some houses and a tree by the water, very pretty. There is a nice stamp on the back of Chinese characters, I wish I knew what it said. According to the postcrossing site the card took 270 days to get here, because the person who sent it to me drew my name last April. But she only sent the card 13 days ago. The card traveled 10,250 km.
I also received a postcard from Sweden. It shows pictures from the island of Gotland in southern Sweden, including a picture of Pippi Longstocking. I read several Pippi Longstocking books when I was growing up. There is 1 stamp on the back of Kaknästornet (The Kaknäs tower), a TV tower. The card took 7 days to get here and traveled 4,547 km.
I got this beautiful lighthouse postcard from Norway today. It shows the lighthouse at Lindesnes, the southern most point in Norway. It was built in 1920 and is a tourist destination. There is 1 stamp on the back of a landscape. The card took 9 days to get here and traveled 4,190 km.