Mar
29
2017

BY-1901238

bya Gabrielle at 9:27 AM

Life is a Journey

This card comes all the way from Pinsk, Belarus. It took 8 days and traveled 4,975 miles.

For those not in the know, like me, Belarus has two national languages: Russian and Belarussian.

Also, for you food lovers looking for something to try, the national Belarussian dish is draniki. I had to look it up of course. It’s a meat stuffed potato and it looks freaking delicious! I’ll be booking my flight tomorrow just so I can eat it. Oh, how I was I could do such a thing. Since I can’t obviously do that, it seems fairly easy to make and the internet has provided me with a recipe. I know what I’m having tonight. Yum.

One day, though, that person on the postcard is going to be me again. One. Day.

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Mar
28
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 9:14 AM

Purple Flowers

This beautiful postcard took 8 days to arrive and traveled 3,845 miles from Wrexham, North Wales.

I’m fairly certain that is lavender. I would pay a pretty penny to stand in the middle of a field like that. Can you imagine what it would smell like? Pure bliss.

The sender of this postcard taught me good morning in Welsh. It’s “Bore Da”.

I have not mentioned in my profile that purple is my favorite color, so maybe some sweet spirit whispered in his ear and told him this postcard would do just fine.

I tried planting lavender last year, but it never came up. The other flowers I planted did, but before they could bloom a damn rabbit came and ate every last stalk. When the rabbit was finished, you couldn’t even tell there had ever been a plant there. I was furious in ways that I can’t fully articulate, but if I ever find that cottontail, I’m gonna put him/her in my belly! Roasted rabbit sounds mighty delicious!

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Mar
27
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 10:41 AM

Cream Brother

This is the first I had ever heard of Cream Brother, the famous cat from Kowloon, Hong Kong. The store where he lived and managed(haha) has since closed and he now lives at home with his owner.

It took 12 days to get to me and traveled 8,352 miles.

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Mar
26
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 7:33 AM

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I just want to state for the record that I think this place(Tessin, Switzerland) is beautiful.

This card actually was sent from Berlin, Germany. It took 6 days to arrive and traveled 4,499 miles.

 

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Mar
25
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 8:23 AM

Italy

This is the only card I’ve received from Italy. So far I’ve sent 8 there.

It took 9 days to get here and traveled 4,641 miles.

The architect behind the above buildings is Andrea Palladio. He moved to Vicenza when he was very young.

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Mar
24
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 9:01 AM

Shiba Inu

The was a welcomed surprise in my mailbox. I’m not sure if the person who sent it to me was aware I had a Shiba Inu or not. At the time I think my avatar was a puppy picture of my Shiba Inu, Meili, but in that photograph, she looked like lots of fat puppy breeds. Her ears weren’t even pointy yet. The only thing the sender mentioned was that she loved dogs and this was her favorite kind.

It took 18 days to get here and traveled 8,040 miles from Taiwan.

Here are some recent pictures of my Shiba Inu, Meili. Don’t let the cuteness factor fool you, she’s 100% pure evil! :)

Meili

Meili 2

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Mar
23
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 10:04 AM

Fairy

Another thing that started showing up in my mailbox after I mentioned it was one of my favorites in my profile is fairy/faerie themed postcards. If you say it, you shall receive it, I guess. :)

This card took 10 days to arrive and traveled 4,288 miles from Bochum, Germany.

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Mar
22
2017

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bya Gabrielle at 9:55 AM

Hummingbirds

Since adding that I love hummingbirds to my profile, I’ve gotten many postcards with them on it. This makes me happy.

This one took just 3 days and traveled 624 miles from Carol Stream, Illinois.

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Mar
21
2017

DE-5220914

bya Gabrielle at 8:46 AM

Flowers

This was the first card I received when I briefly started back at Postcrossing in May of last year.

It took 10 days and traveled 4,281 miles from Essen, Germany.

A German saying the sender shared with me: Start the day off with a smile. It irritates people. (Haha! That is probably true.)

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Mar
20
2017

IL-47423

bya Gabrielle at 10:39 AM

Juli Ryan

This was a nice surprise since it is so far the only one I have received from Israel. I’ve never sent one either.

It only took 11 days and traveled 6,199 miles.

The sender is originally from Russia and she is an ER doctor,

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