- How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?
I always liked photography and postcards. I bought postcards for each trip and also bought old postcards from other countries in different libraries. That motivated me to write to different people from other countries to swap. One of those people mentioned Postcrossing as a good place to swap. I think it is a magical virtual place to know other people, make friends, know other cultures. It’s magical because it can connect people from Siberia to Atacama, from Egypt to Cuba thanks to this great project… and thanks to technology, of course.
- Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
Yes, I love the nature. Actually I practice trekking, principally in the Andes Mountains. Where I live, Santiago de Chile, is very privileged for this discipline, because is near of the Andes and there are many mountains to practice this beautiful sport. I love reading poetry, listen classical rock and latino-american music and the most important I think, play with my 7 months son, Diego.
- Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
I have stored very well my postcards, so, I can show my Byōbu (wind wall) in the living-room of our apartment. It’s very special for me, because it decorates our home.
My son Diego also likes the postcards.
- Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.
- Is there anything that you are passionate about?
My family… is the most important for me. Also, today we are living so great changes in the world, people must live free and with fundamental rights, I love that people should reveal their oppressors (bad politicians, dictators, etc.). I believe that is the sense of Postcrossing, a free world, free thought without oppression.
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Blog > Postcrossing Spotlight: Patagonia from Chile
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