update 05/2020: currently riding-out the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany -- if you want your card to arrive and be registered faster, please send me a message and I will give you an alternative address in Germany
Hello and welcome (اهلاً و سهلاً),
my name is Ralf - I am happily married, living and working right around an Omani exclave called "Madha (مدحاء)".
When you look it up on a map, you will find it near the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The territory is an integral part of Oman 🇴🇲 and is administered by - yet another exclave of Oman - the Governorate of Musandam. It is located right on the Strait of Hormuz (the entrance to the Arabian Gulf).
Madha looks like a "doughnut" as it is fully surrounded by the UAE 🇦🇪. Right in the middle, there is a small village, belonging to the emirate of Sharjah.
I am originally from the State of Hessen in Germany 🇩🇪, but I have been living in the Middle East for the past 24 years.
I have a great passion for STAMPS, showing geographical themes; i.e. maps.
In terms of cards, I like:
✔ maps (of course)
✔ maxi cards
I came to Postcrossing to exchange post cards and stamps depicting the above. So, lets have fun opening our mail boxes!
Greetings from the shores of the Gulf of Oman
P.S. loving Travel Mode; so far I have sent cards from AE 🇦🇪, BE 🇧🇪, BH 🇧🇭, CH 🇨🇭, DE 🇩🇪, DK 🇩🇰, EE 🇪🇪, ES 🇪🇸, ET 🇪🇹, FI 🇫🇮, FR 🇫🇷, JO 🇯🇴, KW 🇰🇼, LU 🇱🇺, NL 🇳🇱, NO 🇳🇴, OM 🇴🇲, QA 🇶🇦, SA 🇸🇦.
Number of un-registered cards - either lost, or by Postcrossers who seem to have lost interest 😢:
Russia (2), USA (2), Turkey (1)