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Romanian - Moldovan Postcrossing meeting

Salut everyone!

Today we’d like to tell you about a group of enthusiastic postcrossers from Romania and Moldova who have recently come together in Chișinău to celebrate their hobby. Being from neighbouring countries with many traditions and a language in common (not to mention a hobby!), it just made sense for them to cross the border and meet… and also to try to make Postcrossing more popular in Moldova.

In order to do this, they organised a collaborative exhibition and a meetup, which took place in Moldova’s main post office on July 29th. It was a huge success! Here are some pictures from this event:

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The stands around the post office were filled with postcards either sent to the exhibition by other postcrossers, or from the collections of the postcrossers in attendance, who took the opportunity to showcase some of their favourite postcards and tell interesting postal stories. For instance, did you know that a lot of postcards to Moldova are sent to Maldives by mistake?

Romanian - Moldovan Postcrossing meeting

It was a busy day in the post office, as it was the last day of the month and many people were around to pay their bills. Many of them saw the exhibition while waiting, curiously checking out what this big group of people were doing around the table. The postcrossers were a busy bunch: together, they sent over 600 postcards to all around the world, bearing a special cancellation mark that Moldova Post did specifically for the occasion. Even the national news station came to check out what all the commotion was about!

Romanian - Moldovan Postcrossing meeting

Bravo, everyone! A big thank you to Olga (aka Elyna333) and Mihnea (aka MihneaR) for organising the meeting, to Moldova Post for letting them use the space, to the UFRM (The Philatelic Union of Moldova) for letting them use their stands, and last but not least, to everyone who participated and helped put together such an inspiring event!

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54 comments so far

werewegian, United Kingdom
Looks like a great meet-up! And what a fantastic exhibition too. Congratulations to the organisers. :)
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
What another amazing event! Sure you had great time, and sharing with us makes me feel closer to the joy!
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PedroSantos, Portugal
:D :D
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Bosmanx, Netherlands
Hey guys, I hope you had a great time there. It seems my card to you had arrived in time, as I received a wonderful card from you. Thank you so much for that, It made me feel good to receive it.
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CorgiGirl, United States of America
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Congratulations on putting together a successful Postcrossing event.
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Jacque53, United States of America
Wow....so cool! It looks like a very fun event!!
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Great initiative! So now we can hope for many new Moldovan postcrossers!
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Ninocas, Portugal
Amazing!!
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netjane, South Africa
Looks like everyone had a great time! I often wait a long time for my cards - and then they arrived with "misspent to Taipei" stamped on them!
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Kaetomatic, Germany
It looks great! Thanks for sharing your experience :)
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chrisskywalker, Germany
Olga, Mihnea, George and all others: Hope to see you all on November 3rd. for the international Postcrossing meetup in Frankfurt (Oder)/Germany and Slubice/Poland ;)
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wangjiayimike, China
I would like to have a postcrosser to exchange some cards in Moldova!
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Phibatola, Greece
Looks like you had a great time . How could someone confuse Maldives 🇲🇻 and Moldova 🇲🇩? They don't sound alike they are nothing alike and not close ro each other . (I've been to Maldives)
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mounten, Italy
Congratulation to all of you, it seems you had a good time!!!!!
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FairyFoot, United Kingdom
Fantastic!
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CathyFay, United States of America
Wow! Very nice turnout. Great exhibitions and so many cards! I hope my address was on one of those.
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natuurliefhebber, Belgium
Wonderful!
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ovidius, Romania
Yay! My rubber stamps (4th picture) are now famous :))
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KAS, Norway
Wow great job guys! :-D
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fisherman, Ireland
Wonderful meetup - I would love to have been there :-)
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Sfander, Canada
What a wonderful sight to see! It looks like everyone is having a fabulous time of it. Thanks for sharing your big day with us...I enjoyed it very much.
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Dame_Rime, Finland
Super! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. It is a great idea to organize meetup together with neighbour country :)
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Restu_Amalia, Indonesia
Awesome meet up!
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eyselbaer, Germany
Looks great-great pictures
I have never received a map from romania or moldavia.
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Niklot, Germany
Wonderful meeting. Happy that I was there.
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Heavy-Road-to-Walk, Netherlands
Very nice! I hope this will boost the number of postcrossers in Moldova; I haven't received a card from that country yet. See you!
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huongtran, Italy
Wow it looks like you guys were having a great time! Cannot wait to see my postcards collection getting bigger.

Thanks postcrossing for making it such an amazing community!
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courtneyelise, France
This is amazing! What a great meet up. The photos of the event are beautiful. Hopefully someday there will be a meet up in Paris, France! ;-)
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AugustoAssis, Brazil
Unbelievable meeting!
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rosenbusch, Germany
great meeting......
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Knerq, United States of America
Wow! Splendid
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muzacgrl, United States of America
Wow! Looks like a lot of fun! I received my postcard today! Thank you so much!
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sacdalton, United States of America
I received a postcard from the meet up today! Thanks to the organizers, and hope you had lots of fun!
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mihnear, Romania
I see that a lot of people hope that they will participate too in such kind of meeting. What I can say, till now I organize a lot of meetings: what you must do - is to find 2-3-4 people interested too, and with proper communication you'll have too such events :) Indeed is awesome to be part in organization of such meetings!
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Majamail, Germany
Niklot was there, too.... and I received a meetingcard ♥
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Iside82, Italy
I saw my card among the ones on display and also received a great card from the meeting. Thank you and congrats to allthe organizers and partecipants!
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Flippie, Canada
What a nice meeting together, I hope to receive a meeting card once....
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honeybee, Austria
Today I received a lovely meeting card from this meeting. Niklot was so nice to surprise me with such a card. Thanks so much.
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Heepy, United States of America
It looks like my card for the meeting that I sent was not mis-delivered to the Maldives as I received a card in from the Moldova meeting yesterday! Thank you.
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MovSannA, Netherlands
Very very cool! I'm waiting under my mail box hoping for a card from this meeting. I'd love to go to a meeting in a foreign country.
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harrickson, United States of America
Congratulations! Very inspiring! I received the commemorative postcard and stamp, thank you! It is a beautiful postcard!
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lopilopi, Indonesia
Look so much fun!!
XD
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wimdemol, Netherlands
Seems you had a great meeting altogether. I enjoyed the pictures and the story. I already received a wonderful meet-up card with very nice stamping. Thanks a lot Julia :)
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pucky, Netherlands
What a great event! Thanks for sharing!
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Linus58, Germany
Well done! Congrats to that great happening! (-:
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Baikeli, Taiwan
it's very nice that i got one postcard from them :) very beautiful postcard , stamp and signatures!
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Elyna333, Moldova
I can't described to you all how great I feel to take part in this meeting, organising it with such great postcrossers (Postcrossing ambassadors) @MihneaR and others. We did have a wonderful, time and I can't wait to have another one soon ♥ I big "THANK YOU" to all who participate in our exhibition, I hope you'll receive your meeting cards safe and soon! XO XO
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geminiscp, Portugal
OMG, amazing pictures, it looks like we were there too! :D Thanks for sharing this with us! :)
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Sabir, Germany
Your meeting sounds so great. Very nice pictures! Thanks a lot for the wonderful postcard. It´s just wonderful :)
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betslets, United States of America
Loved the group photos -- they brought a little bit of the World of Postcrossing to those of us who could not be there. I especially enjoyed hearing about all those that contributed and participated. Bravo.
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jeaniferyoungky, Malaysia
After graduating from college, I wish to be able to attend to this kind of meet up. Meeting people with same hobbies and talking about random stuff sounds so fun!
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DoTea, Germany
Thank you for sharing this to the community!

Now one question came up to me:

Did any of the random post office visitors sign up to postcrossing?
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butterflycard, Malaysia
I live in a two border country too.Often I get the postcards, stamps and other items from nearby countries very easily.So imagine you get card of one country but a stamp from the place where I send the card.We are meant to send everything around the world.Postcrossing com is a work of a genius from Portugal where we can send many items to everyone.We can even do private swaps.Do note that there is a certain group of people who dislike letter and postal items.They tend to be illiterate!
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jelikweyh, Malaysia
Moldova = Maldives , lol ! btw , wonderful meet up ! bravo to the organizer
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