Blog > Postcrossing Spotlight: valdagua from Portugal
Américo is 58 y.o. and lives in Santiago do Cacém, Portugal. He joined short after Postcrossing was born and is now amongst the Top 50 with more than 1400 cards sent. He has favorite cards but above all, he distinguishes the people who send them.
- How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?
I have read about Postcrossing in an online portuguese newspaper just a few days after the project begun and decided to visit it. Just for curiosity…!!! I got hooked by the possibility to receive cards from different people all over the world. From that moment on I became a compulsive postcard collector!
- Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
I love reading, listening to music, swimming, walking on the beach and surfing the net.
- Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
This is the mailbox where I post my cards. It’s the only one existing in the very small village of Vale de Água.
The stairs are used to help some people to reach the box because it’s too high (just kidding !!!)
- Show & tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.
Obviously I have my favorites among all cards I have received. However I think I prefer to distinguish those Postcrossers who have tremendous difficulties to get a simple postcard (for a lot of reasons) and send it everytime they get an address.