Hello and welcome (اهلاً و سهلاً):
Until the pandemic, I was living in several countries of the Middle East - for 25 years in total. From Dubai, I had a chance to travel to many parts of our beautiful world.
I returned to Germany to enjoy new opportunities while living in the beautiful surroundings of a natural park with caring, genuine neighbors and historic sites all around.
My home town “Braunfels” is located in the “Taunus” hill country. It has a 800 year-old Cinderella-Castle on a hilltop, surrounded by half-timber houses and mixed hardwood forests all around.
The town is best known for good quality of air and natural health treatments to help recover from serious illnesses. On top, we have plenty of things to do here to enjoy an adventurous vacation; e.g. canoeing down the romantic “Lahn”-river, various wild animal parks and petting zoos, hiking & biking trails, view-point-picknick-spots en-masse as well as guided tours of natures’ wonders, abandoned mines, caves, palaces, castles & abbeys – and so much more…… You never get bored. We even have an international 18-hole golf course with castle-view.
Since early childhood, I have a great passion for POSTAGE STAMPS showing geographical themes; i.e. maps.
In terms of cards, I get excited over:
✔ Maps (especially historic maps)
✔ Maxi Cards (I am happy to trade maxicards in this gallery: https://www.pinterest.de/red7485/_created/)
✔ historic travel, movie or propaganda Posters
✔ Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Initiatives - diversity, refugee & migration issues, anti-racism, equality & respect
✔ Art: Hundertwasser, Miró, Frida Kahlo
✔ Music: Stromae, Nina Simone, Provinz
✔ Biology: Lichens (=🇩🇪 Flechten), Fungi/Mushrooms, Algae
✔ Entertainment: Frank Herbert's DUNE, Sprung
Have a look at my wall of favorite cards and what I send out to the world!
So, let's have fun opening our mail boxes!
P.S. loving „Travel Mode“. So far, I sent cards from:
AE🇦🇪, AT🇦🇹, BE🇧🇪, BH🇧🇭, CH🇨🇭, DE🇩🇪, DK🇩🇰, EE🇪🇪, EG🇪🇬, ES🇪🇸, ET🇪🇹, FI🇫🇮, FR🇫🇷, GH🇬🇭, IL🇮🇱, IN🇮🇳, IT🇮🇹, JO🇯🇴, KW🇰🇼, LI🇱🇮, LU🇱🇺, MA🇲🇦, MC🇲🇨, NA🇳🇦, NL🇳🇱, NO🇳🇴, OM🇴🇲, PS🇵🇸, QA🇶🇦, SA🇸🇦, US🇺🇸, VA🇻🇦
Cards remaining un-registered - either lost in transit or by Postcrossers who simply lost interest 😢:
Russia (28), China (17), Germany (17), USA (12), Belarus (9), Taiwan (7), Netherlands (5), Indonesia (5), India (5), UK (4), Japan (4), Finland (4), Ukraine (3), France (3), Finland (3), Austria (3), Turkey (3), Australia (2), Latvia (2), Lithuania (2), Poland (2), Hong Kong (1), Thailand (1), South Korea (1), Portugal (1), Malaysia (1), Brazil (1), Ireland (1), Belgium (1)