Postcrossing is a great way to get in touch with people and to learn/see more about/of the world through postcards. I'd like to share my received postcards and therefore made this blog. I receive many postcards every day and I will try to upload them all!

Hello all!

I'm very tired so i'm keeping it simple today.


RU-197954: Sent from Egypt


Swap (from France): Worth some words though, as this was a nice surprise. I'm now collecting cards of all 95 french departments, and Agnès swapped this card with me to help me with my collection. It's department 01 and seems like a beautiful region! Now I have 2 different departments cards, 93 to go!

And last but not least. 3 beautiful norwegian cards sent by Cathrine. I've swapped with her a few times before and I love getting cards from here and I think it's the other way round too as I make her collection of calendar postcards bigger.

Greetings from a very rainy netherlands! Streets are like rivers, but that didn't stop the mailmen from bringing the post around. So I also got some cards today.

JP-122761: This card is sent from Japan, written by Ai. She lives in Nagoya where this beautiful castle is situated. A very beautiful card with also typical Japanese blossoms seen on it. I loved the airport stamp she used.

BR-115957: Rio de Janeiro, a place full of heartwarming people I have heared. Well, this card was full of nice words written by Roberto from the big city so I guess what they say is right. This is his very first postcard sent and registered on postcrossing. I always like it to receive someone's first postcard sent.

US-801266: Today another magnificent owl card! This time from the US sent by Jean-Claude living in the high mountains of North Carolina where you apparently have lots of birds of prey. This barred owl is one of them. What a fantastic photograph and I really adore this cute looking owl.

FI-881491: And a rather different card from Finland. It is a card promoting a test where people need to answer questions about their habits and that would eventually result in details about their time of death and advice of getting a healthier lifestyle according to the sender Liris.

Hi everybody!

Today 3 postcards in my mailbox.

BE-70380: Sent by Rene that apparently likes my country very much. That's always nice to here. The card is a vintage card that shows the beach of Blankenberghe. A coastal town along the north-sea

EE-78247: Such an awesome Estonian owl postcard also reached my mailbox and I really love this cute looking owl. Still young and posing for the camera, almost with a face like: Leave me alone :( haha. A big thanks goes to Mari Elle and Jaana (the senders). Jaana wrote the card and Mari put the stamps on it. She did a great job , right? :)

TW-182462: A beautiful sunset postcard sent from Taiwan. She told me my name in Chinese looks like Harry Potter in their language. That gave me a good laugh, haha!
The fathers friend of her dad has made this photograph and I think it's really good.

Hello, starting all over again :)

I received two lovely cards today:

US-788175 sent by Paige

and a tag from Poland sent by Anne

I should get this blog alive again. I will update here what I have received and what's coming.

Cards should be like this:

Bolded = received

The Collection can be seen here:

01 Ain
02 Aisne
03 Allier
04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
05 Hautes-Alpes
06 Alpes-Maritimes
07 Ardèche
08 Ardennes
09 Ariège
10 Aube
11 Aude
12 Aveyron
13 Bouches-du-Rhône
14 Calvados
15 Cantal
16 Charente
17 Charente-Maritime
18 Cher
19 Corrèze
2A Corse-du-Sud
2B Haute-Corse
21 Côte-d'Or
22 Côtes-d'Armor
23 Creuse
24 Dordogne
25 Doubs
26 Drôme
27 Eure
28 Eure-et-Loir
29 Finistère
30 Gard
31 Haute-Garonne
32 Gers
33 Gironde
34 Hérault
35 Ille-et-Vilaine
36 Indre
37 Indre-et-Loire
38 Isère
39 Jura
40 Landes
41 Loir-et-Cher
42 Loire
43 Haute-Loire
44 Loire-Atlantique
45 Loiret
46 Lot
47 Lot-et-Garonne
48 Lozère
49 Maine-et-Loire
50 Manche
51 Marne
52 Haute-Marne
53 Mayenne
54 Meurthe-et-Moselle
55 Meuse
56 Morbihan
57 Moselle
58 Nièvre
59 Nord
60 Oise
61 Orne
62 Pas-de-Calais
63 Puy-de-Dôme
64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques
65 Hautes-Pyrénées
66 Pyrénées-Orientales
67 Bas-Rhin
68 Haut-Rhin
69 Rhône
70 Haute-Saône
71 Saône-et-Loire
72 Sarthe
73 Savoie
74 Haute-Savoie
75 Paris
76 Seine-Maritime
77 Seine-et-Marne
78 Yvelines
79 Deux-Sèvres
80 Somme
81 Tarn
82 Tarn-et-Garonne
83 Var
84 Vaucluse
85 Vendée
86 Vienne
87 Haute-Vienne
88 Vosges
89 Yonne
90 Territoire de Belfort
91 Essonne
92 Hauts-de-Seine
93 Seine-Saint-Denis
94 Val-de-Marne
95 Val-d'Oise

Bolded = Got a card from there

Hello everybody,

as you probably have noticed: I'm not updating my blog since more than a week ago. Several reasons. I did not pass my exams which was a real bummer. In the end something went wrong and I got very bad marks while throughout the whole year everything went OK. So, you can imagine that I got very dissapointed about that, and still am. The stress isn't even gone (I have this for a long time already) as I have to make another exam. Hopefully this will result in one less bad mark when I do well. It's geography which Is a subject I am interested in. For some reason I did not well on the first exam but will try to change this with the second exam on tuesday. That's why I have to learn every single piece of information again and that takes much of my time.

Another reason for not updating my blog: I have received too many cards so I lost track on that. I get around 15 cards a day which begins to take a lot of my time that I really need to study and want to keep as relax time. Therefore I have given up this blog now, but don't worry, this will be over soon and then I will post lots of postcards again. I will be more choisy though when uploading postcards. Scanning, uploading and talking about 15 postcards a day is crazy! So soon I will only be posting my favorites and special cards.

That's about it I guess...

Take care everybody!


Spanje 9

The best card I received today! A beautiful nightview of the building 'Casa Batlló' designed by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain. A big card and an awesome nightview. Can't get any better, I guess.

Thank you very much!!

Heel erg bedankt voor het de foute maar leuke papegaaien kaart Sonja! Thank you Sonja!

What an interesting card. Not something I receive every day, haha. The back is full of stamps. I counted 9!! She ran out of stamps so she had to use stamps with small amount of money. It looks great!

Thank you Mary Jones!!


from luiseme (#15) SPAIN
from putchu (#12) THE NETHERLANDS
from tobiejonzarelli (#10) USA

I'm not too fond of AD cards but this sender sent me a nice message. So I don't mind it this time!

Thanks for the card!


Distance: 9,199 km (5,716 miles)
Travel time: 34 days

The altai mountains and the Katun River. A beautiful sight during the night and full moon!

Thank you very much Vera for this wonderful russian postcard!!


Distance: 2,704 km (1,680 miles)
Travel time: 13 days

I received this Irish postcard sent from Finland. Not that I mind, because this is one very pretty view of a castle in Limerick!

Some info:
The history of Limerick dates from about the middle of the ninth century, when the Danes made a settlement here. To-day Limerick is the fourth largest city in Ireland and is well laid out with wide streets and commands an important position on the River Shannon.

source: Postcards

Sounds interesting and kind of makes me want to go there.

Thanks Riikkaliisa for this very nice card !!


Distance: 1,629 km (1,012 miles)
Travel time: 6 days

A postcard from the United States. Charlotte, a big city in North Carolina is an upcoming city in the US with quite a big financial centre and a population of +600.000.

Seems like a very nice place :)

Thank you Nat & Kyra for this great postcard!!


Distance: 6,712 km (4,171 miles)
Travel time: 18 days

This is one fantastic card! Such pretty colors and a very interesting bird. I really love this card and was definitely a great surprise!

Some info on the Kookaburra: The Kookaburras belong to the family of the Kingfishers and are native to Australia and New Guinea, but only the Australian one is famous for its unmistakable laughing call. They feed on insects, snakes, frogs and other small animals.

source: postcard

I got very curious about the laugh so I searched for it and listened it. Haha, that is one funny bird call!

See this video to hear it:

Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard Mags!


Distance: 16,555 km (10,287 miles)
Travel time: 8 days

Some great views of the Scottish city Edinburgh! The upper left photo is taken during the Edinburgh military tattoo. Seems like a great show :D

Thank you very much for this great multiview card!!


Distance: 324 km (201 miles)
Travel time: 4 days

This postcard shows you boars with their babies in Zemaitijo national park (Lithuania). The sender lives in a village which is located in the national park itself.

Thank you for this nice and cute card Leva!!


Distance: 1,207 km (750 miles)
Travel time: 8 days

Frankrijk 8

I love postcards from France as it's the most beautiful country in the world, in my opinion. J'aime la langue française aussi! :) Dunkerque is a city located in the northern part of France. In fact, it even borders Belgium and it is located next to the Northsea. Three great nightviews of this beautiful place!

Thank you very much Margaux!!


Distance: 205 km (127 miles)
Travel time: 5 days

These cards have been sent by Annie in Belarus. Both are really nice, but the owl is fantastic!!

The aerial view shows the Naroch resort located next to the Naroch national park. Annie says that this place is a popular place to spend week-ends and vacations. I'd certainly wouldn't mind spending my time there for 1-2 weeks :)

I have no idea what kind of owl this is on the second card, but he/she is obviously a juvenile.

Thank you so much Annie!! I hope my 2 cards will arrive soon.


Volcán del Cuervo located at Lanzarote. It looks pretty deserted but most certainly impressive!

Thank you Ave for this card!!


from MadeInCanaries (#61) SPAIN

An owl!! Always nice to receive cards with owls on it. My favorite kind of bird!

This is a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginlanus). He/She looks kind of angry on this card, but that's because of the angle this photo has been taken from and the fact that they just don't have a nice facial expression.

Anyway, a great card which I want to thank Mary Ellen for!!


from alcott1 (#26) USA

A great distance view of the Mount Fuji in Japan. A very impressive sight!

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). Along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains". An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji is just west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.

source: Wikipedia

Thank you Yuki!!


from Yukina (#17) JAPAN

Although this is obviously photoshopped (moon), you can't say that this isn't a great view! New York is still on my list of places I want to visit. Perhaps next year....

Thank you very much for this postcard!!


from Gardengnome (#11) USA

A wonderful sunset in Gujarat, a state in India that borders Pakistan.

I really like it, so thank you Palak!!


from yeuxnoisette6 (#58) INDIA

I'm not swapping that long with Heather but I have already received so many beautiful cards from her! These two were delivered today and I absolutely LOVE them. The Qantas boeing 744 is such an amazing surprise. She even found an aviation stamp for me and used that one to send this card. The Australia map card is very beautiful and shows some great views of the Australian wildlife and scenery. (Even an owl indeed Heather!)

Thank you so much Heather!! 2 cards will be on their way soon.


Bird cards are always highly appreciated and this card with two Razorbills (Alca torda) is great!

Thank you very much Niina!!


from Bessie (#64) FINLAND

This is one AWESOME postcard I have received today! Marianne who went on a 5-day trip to Paris bought this postcard there and brought it with her back home (The Netherlands). Now it's in my hands and I'm very thankful to receive such a beautiful card.

So...Thank you very much Marianne!!


from MarianneJS (#59) THE NETHERLANDS

A very nice view of the Lublin Museum in.....yes Lublin!

Some info I found on their website:

Lublin Museum in Lublin ranks among the oldest and the largest collections in the Eastern part of the country. In 2006 it was celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lublin Museum is an eminent institution in the region between the Vistula and the Bug rivers and also important nation-wide.

Thank you very much Kasia for this lovely postcard!!


Distance: 1,273 km (791 miles)
Travel time: 4 days

Another great postcard from Belarus! This card shows the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk. That's one neat building!

The card had a nice special stamp about the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Of course Belarus is also represented there.

Thank you very much!!


Distance: 1,552 km (964 miles)
Travel time: 6 days

Such a pleasure to find this card in my mailbox today. Airport cards are awesome, so this Minsk airport card is much appreciated.

Thank you so much Veronica for choosing something that really fits my preferences!!


Distance: 1,552 km (964 miles)
Travel time: 5 days

Hello everybody!

I hope you will all like the postcards I will be posting on this blog from now on.

How is the design, by the way?