Hello and welcome (اهلاً و سهلاً),
my name is Ralf - I am happily married, living and working in the emirate of "Ras Al Khaimah (راس الخيمة)", which is one of the 7 emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪.
Ras Al Khaimah (or short: RAK) is 90 minutes drive North of Dubai.
RAK has a lot of nature, history and culture to offer: mangrove forests, 2,000 meter high mountains, endless beaches, high sand dunes, ancient fortresses, archeological excavations etc. Thus, life is quite different.
I am originally from the State of Hessen in Germany, but I have been living in the Middle East for the past 22 years.
I travel a lot, so you might receive postcards from Bahrain 🇧🇭, Oman 🇴🇲, Jordan 🇯🇴, other Asian, African or European countries.
I have a great passion for STAMPS, showing geographical themes; i.e. maps.
In terms of cards, I like:
✔ maps (always catch my interest - especially historic maps) 🗺
✔ maxi cards 📨
✔ currencies 💱
✔ history 🏺
✔ flags 🇦🇶
✔ culture(s) 🎎
✔ languages 🈯️
✔ cartoons 🎏
Have a look at my wall of favorite cards and what I send out to the world!
So, lets have fun opening our mail boxes!
Greetings from the Arabian Gulf
I do wonder about some of my missing cards, when the receiver has not been online for a while nor replies to messages.
Cards remaining un-registered - either lost or by Postcrossers who seem to have lost interest 😢:
Russia (5) 🇷🇺, USA (2) 🇺🇸, China (2) 🇨🇳, Belarus (2) 🇧🇾, Taiwan (2) 🇹🇼, UK (1) 🇬🇧, France (1) 🇫🇷, Austria (1) 🇦🇹, Japan (1) 🇯🇵