Blog > Postcrossing Spotlight: aardvark from South Africa
Ruan from South Africa has an interesting request on his profile: he wants to learn which are the cool (pop&rock) bands in other countries and asks postcrossers to talk about them. We think that’s quite a fun way to learn about music and other cultures, don’t you think?
Here’s what he has to say about his Postcrossing hobby.
- How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?
I first read about Postcrossing in a local stamp collector’s magazine, and then forgot about it. Months later I remembered again, and thought I’d just have a look to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I got 100% addicted straight away! I love the randomness of the project – to hold in my hand an object chosen specifically for me and sent halfway around the world by a stranger; and then to return the favour. It’s great to be able to exchange ideas and information with people you would propably never meet.
- Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
I also collect stamps, I have a large music collection, do a bit of gardening, and when the mood grips me, I imagine myself to be an amateur artist.
- Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
This is the post ofice where I do all my postal bussiness.
This is the posting box where I send all my cards and letters.
And this is the mail collection point where I receive all my mail. I have circled my box.
At first, I kept all my received postcards in a box, sorted by country. We are now busy putting a selection of interesting cards up on a wall in the passage, hoping to have the entire wall covered soon!
- Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.
If I had to try to pick only a few favourites, I’d still end up with almost a hundred! So thanx to all the wonderful people in the Postcrossing community whose thoughtfulness never ceases to surprise me.