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This card is going to Russia today. Why can't I find this picture of her online?

Galit Gutmann

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After long deliberations, the Israeli Post finally came up with a list of countries that we're not supposed to mail to. Not many surprises there, except for one: Algeria. I have already managed to send them postcards, with various degrees of success. So as usual, the guiding principle is "don't worry, it's gonna be fine".

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50 Agorot Stamps by WildernessCat
50 Agorot Stamps, a photo by WildernessCat on Flickr.

Got a whole bunch of new stamps for Postcrossing. The total sum for a card is 3.50 NIS, but the 3 NIS stamps were pretty boring. The .50 NIS ones, however left me stunned. I never knew there were so many of them!

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Sent this nice free card via Postcrossing the other day, never thinking much about it. The text says "is it not good for a person to be alone?". I don't know what the interrogative form is doing there, but I suppose it has some special meaning for the ad on the other side (which I simply covered with a white sticker). After the card arrived, I became curious about the origin of this image, and fed it into Google's Image Search. What do you reckon? The man is not alone at all :)

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One of the results of being a veteran member of Postcrossing, is that you get postcards in the mail almost every day. The other week, someone's relative in town went to the UK, and sent them a couple of cards from London. Naturally, I got them all. The address was different, the name was different, but if it looked like a card, it went to my box. Over time I had no choice but to become a postman's apprentice, carrying cards to their respective addressees, getting to know many interesting people in the process. For example, I found out there's a family with the same last name like mine (I thought it was pretty unique here). And also, that there's an Estonian woman living a couple of blocks away from my house. I found out that some people lock their front gate (what for?), and some have a front door like that of a castle, with a small window that opens at face level...

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Another great card from Postcrossing...



Just by watching this lovely smiling face, you get the feeling that everything is gonna be just fine.

(By the way, I changed my Postcrossing settings to "send to repeated countries". I hope this eliminates problematic destinations, such as Latin America, Malaysia, New Zealand and such...)

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My first official postcard from Israel in the Postcrossing project. Because of the small number of Israeli users the chances of that happening are like winning the lottery. I am quite shocked. The card apparently traveled the distance of 49km in 25 days (that's 80m an hour). Snail-mail lives up to its name :)

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Just found out about this unbelievable support that Postcrossing has in the small country of Latvia. Their recent Postcrossing meetup was sponsored by the Latvian Post. They served refreshments (on the house), and gave away free postcards, that could be mailed from the meetup at no charge. The postcards were stamped using a special "We enjoy Postcrossing" postmark that was issued for the occasion. And to top it all - the Minister of Communications of Latvia was present at the event, joined Postcrossing, and sent his first card. I am speechless.

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Moldovan stampsGot this lovely card from Moldova, my first one from that little country squeezed between the Ukraine an Romania. The front of the card is nice and colorful, but the back is the most interesting part. Bound by the Postcrossing's code of ethics I could not scan it all, so I'll just show two parts. The exotic stamps, and the skillfully drawn karate practitioner. The sender must have been impressed by the "martial arts" topic in my wishlist.Martial Arts - original drawing

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