Postcrossing Spotlight: Hawwa in Morocco
Hawwa (aka Eva) is from Spain, but currently lives in sunny Morocco. She speaks 5 languages besides her native Catalan - and uses them all to write her postcards in Postcrossing! :) Here is what she had to say:
- How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?
A pen friend from Canada informed me about this project. I look for Postcrossing immediately in Internet, and I thought it was an excellent idea to increase my lighthouses collection and improve my language skills. I tried, I became hooked and I discovered soon that Postcrossing is not only a site to collect postcards but a real community.
- Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
Out of the post world, my main hobbies are trekking, writing short stories and travelling (I’ve been to seventeen countries so far).
- Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
I’ve recently moved, so I will show you my previous post office (in Spain). I’ve sent the majority of my Postcrossing postcards from here:
And the currently post office (in Morocco):
Also my current mailbox (a bit boring, as it is a PO Box).
And the graceful mailbox where I send my postcards from Morocco:
- Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.
I have a lot of favourites. They usually remain some weeks on the wall of my study. But I will show you the three kinds of postcards I really love:
JP-208063: I just love amazing pictures and especially when they let you learn about distant cultures.
DE-632790: because the funny story about the picture written by the sender. I was laughing the whole day!
NO-34163: It is a handmade postcard and I find it very original. I think it also shows a lot about the sender and his country.
- What is it your favorite part of the Postcrossing process?
It used to be choosing the right postcard for every recipient. But now where I’m currently living I have a really limited choice. So now my favourite part in the process is finding postcards in my mailbox and searching more information about the place where they were sent from.
- Have you been surprised by any place that you have received a postcard from or sent a postcard to?
Yes, I was really surprised to get a postcard from Tuvalu. I hadn’t heard about this country before! Indeed, I’ve discovered a lot of places thanks to Postcrossing. Postcards have inspired some of my last trips.
- Is there anything that you are passionate about?
Two of my strong passions: languages and lighthouses. My native language is Catalan, but I speak more or less five more languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic). And Postcrossing is a good place to practice!