mattha(or Matthias) is a member from Germany . He has been a member for over 2 years (1076 days).
I am a 25-year-old student from Germany who would, if he could, be one of those people who wanders around the planet all his life. Unfortunately I am currently lacking time and money to do so. And after all, I am too much of a family person anyway.
I have been living in Germany most of my life, but also lived a little over a year in Northern California, almost one year in Poland, and a few months in Siberia.
Apart from attending law school here in Köln (which uses up most of my time), I work at the local arena organizing events to be able to pay for my rent. In my free time I like to cook, have a beer or two, go to see (preferably long and ultra-dry) theater plays, study Eastern European history, and travel my own country by supporting my football team on as many away games as possible during the season.
When it comes to receiving postcards, I LIKE motives of...
...quirky streets (esp. from Asia)
...vintage or black & white images
...boats / buses / bikes / bicycles / trams...
...historical figures (poets, authors, emperors, etc.)
...local foods and drinks (mushrooms, pickles, vodka, tea,...)
...architecture in general
...lots of writing in any but the latin alphabet
...funny things (could even be sarcastic, meanish sense of humor)
Some of the things I am NOT all that into are:
- touristy postcards (single- / multiview)
- world famous paintings
- too much skin
- animal motives
- holiday greetings (Easter, Birthday, Christmas, etc.)
On the postcard, preferably hand-written and stamped, feel free to write why you picked this card, what comes to your mind when you see it, why it is special for you, or also if there has been something in your life lately that made you smile. Maybe somebody was nice to you for no particular reason? An odd coincidence brought up something funny?...
But any card is welcome!
Unlinke many other users, I don't dislike free postcards because users who send a lot of cards and/or don't have that much money will find Postcrossing a very expensive hobby. As long as it says something funny in a foreign language, I'm up for it. Just don't see why somebody would send a card that is just an advertisement for a product and nothing else...