(For information about direct swaps and my 'Postcard from Ethiopia' Facebook page, see below.)
English, parent, vegetarian, animal-lover, conservationist, teacher, writer and avid reader. Please take a look at my website.
Since emigrating from England in 2002, I have lived and worked in the northern Ethiopian Highlands. My family and I live in a mud hut below the northern escarpment of the Simien Mountains and run a small school, Empress Mentewab School, to provide the poor children in our local community with a high-quality education. See my website if you would like to sponsor a child at the school.
I enjoy receiving colour or black-and-white postcards from anywhere in the world. I prefer postcards that show the place from where a postcard is sent (a landscape or city view), or something interesting in that place such as a monument, important building, mountain(s), famous person or painting/sculpture, local wild animal or bird; or a postcard that shows a map or a local custom or tradition.
Please do not send:
- sunset or night-time postcards (too dark to see much)
- handmade postcards
- advertising cards
- cards with multi-views (it's difficult to see anything clearly on them, the pictures being so small)
- greetings cards (such as for Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day or Easter)
- shaped cards
Please use stamps on your postcard and do not put the postcard in an envelope.
Please put the date on your postcard and write an interesting message.
DIRECT SWAPS ONLY WITHOUT E-MAILS
[IMPORTANT NOTE: Until January 2017, I shall be away. Therefore, I shall deal with direct swaps after my return. So please be patient.]
I have had to opt out of direct swaps because it was too difficult to cope with the number of enquiries by e-mail. The problem was that many people were e-mailing me to ask me if I'd like to do a direct swap instead of just sending me a postcard. I don't have time to deal with lots of e-mails. However, if you wish to do a direct swap WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE E-MAIL COMMUNICATION, send your postcard to me at:
Kate Fereday Eshete
PO Box 10
After receiving your postcard, I shall send you one with attractive Ethiopian postage stamps. Make sure I know your address by putting it on your profile (in which case I'll need your username) or on your postcard.
POSTCARD FROM ETHIOPIA
Look at my 'Postcard from Ethiopia' Facebook page. Make a small Paypal payment to cover costs and receive by post a rare, professionally-printed, written postcard of one of my photographs, with beautiful Ethiopian stamps.