SylviaM, United States of America
  • Country U.S.A.
  • Member since Joined 7th Mar., 2015
  • icon Seen about 12 hours ago

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  • icon Not interested in direct swaps
  • icon English, French; a litle bit of Arabic, Kiswahili, and Spanish
  • icon Female

About Sylvia...

Note: If you receive a postcard from the United States with a long white sticker on it, the sticker can easily be removed from the card without damaging it. Just lift the sticker at one end and pull it off.

Hello fellow Postcrosser!

My name is Sylvia. I love to travel and have lived in France, Kenya, and South Korea. I have also traveled to about 60 different countries and to 47 of the 50 states in the USA (you can try to guess which three states I'm missing!).

I am especially interested in history, maps, nature, different cultures, and foreign languages. I love interacting with people from all over the world.

I also like hiking, long rides on my bicycle, spending time outdoors, and river rafting. I recently started geocaching.

My profile photo was taken on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Incline Railway is one of the world's steepest passenger railways with a 72.7% grade. In the photo, the rail car is about 2/3 of the way up the mountain; you can see the steep slope going down, beyond the front of the car.

When I receive your postcard, the first thing I do is look at the ID to see what country it's from. Then I read everything that you have written to me and I try to figure out what the front of the postcard looks like. Next I look at the postage stamps you've used, and then -- finally -- I turn it over to see if my guess was correct. I really have a lot of fun reading your postcard, especially when your text is intriguing but also gives me enough clues to imagine at least a couple of ideas of what could be on the front.

If you send your postcard in an envelope, I first look to see if there is an ID on the envelope. Then I look at the postage stamps. Upon opening the envelope, I always try to take out the postcard so that I see your written note first, and then the rest is as above.

I would appreciate it if you would send me a postcard that you like or one that is representative of you, and please tell me why you like the postcard, or how it represents you, or why you chose it.

If you prefer to have a list types of postcards that I like (this is NOT all inclusive), here are a few ideas (in no particular order):

- 150th anniversary of the postcard
- bicycles
- Keep Calm
- trains
- lighthouses
- Picatso
- Lantern Press
- books
- people who are reading
- postcards made from food packaging
- postcards with unusual shapes or materials

Most importantly, a big "thank you" to each of you who sends me a postcard. I now look forward to going to my mailbox to see what unexpected surprises from around the world are waiting for me!

For those of you who are receiving postcards from me, I split my time between Las Vegas, Nevada and Washington, D.C., so you may receive a card from either location or perhaps from around the world when I am in "travel mode."

I hope that you are enjoying Postcrossing as much as I am : )

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