poissonrouge(or Madeleine) is a member from Guinea . She has been a member for over 2 years (994 days).
Did you know that only two guinean women out of ten can read ?
I'm a swiss teacher, now working in development projects in this beautiful contry : Guinea. My official address is in Conakry, but I live 600km away from there.
The problem with postcards in Guinea is that postmen like them as much as I do... I am still trying to find the safer way for the cards. It seems that it is better to send them in an envelope, with a lot of tape.
There are a lot of cards I would love to receive :
anything with RICE
roads (those photos that are taken from the middle of the road)
Shaun the sheep !
camels and dromedaries
emus or ostriches heads
moose and reindeers
a lot of snow
shops (inside and outside)
Christmas cards (at any time of the year)
cards that you have to build, like this one for example : http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/DE-1752594
Greeting (folded) cards are not a problem, I like them too.
And the cards in my favourites are cards I would love to receive.
But anyway, with or without a penguin, sheep or camel,... I will love your card.
A lot of the post I am supposed to receive get "lost" those times. If you want to be nearly 100% sure that your postcard arrives at destination, ask me for the address of my sister in Switzerland. She could find someone who comes to Guinea and can bring me the cards. It is much safer, but it might take a lot of time.