Hi my name is Mike and I am a retired guy from Nottingham in the UK
I live in Lower Northern Thailand near the city of Phetchabun.
This area is not on the main Thailand tourist trail but it is very beautiful featuring mountains and rolling plains where rice, tobacco and corn are the main crops grown. However the area is also famous for the production of sweet tamarind which is used in many Thai dishes. There are some 5 national parks within an hours drive of my home.
Wild elephant are not uncommon and there is a huge range of bird life available to view.
I enjoy wild life photography, bird-watching, cycling, blogging and specialist stamp collecting(birds) to name but a few of my many hobbies. I am also learning to read Thai(I already speak enough to get by).
I am a lifelong Nottingham Forest supporter who enjoyed the Brian Clough era but started supporting the team way back in 1959! I still get to listen to matches out here in Thailand and occasionally a match is broadcast live on TV.
My Wish List
I am happy to receive postcards on any subject however I would really appreciate any that have birds or stamps(or even bird stamps)featured on them. If possible please enclose the card in an envelope providing you do not incur extra cost in postage.
There are two reasons for this:
1. I like to collect stamps and do not want to damage your post card removing them.
2. Envelopes stand a better chance of being delivered in Thailand ;-)
What you will get from Me
I always read a persons bio so I can send an appropriate card if possible. Generally I like to send postcards featuring birds/wildlife or Thai culture related themes and I post them in an envelop(see above reason)to you. I also have a limited stock of Thai Post Maxicards from the late 20th early 21st century that I am happy to send too.
I have a limited stock of older unused Thai postage stamps. I try to use at least one of these for each envelope(more sometimes). Unfortunately Thai stamps tend to be issued in quite low denominations(usually 3/5 Baht)but large dimensions, so it can be difficult to fit them on an envelope to make up the airmail postage rate which is around 24 Baht!
If you are interested in Thailand you can read about the country and some of the things I do at http://www.thailand-blogs.com
I also have a site dedicated to stamps featuring the birds of Thailand & SE Asia at http://www.birdstampcollection.com and another blog featuring Thai signs which I use to help with reading the Thai language http://www.thaisignlanguage.com
You can find me on social media at https://twitter.com/Thailand_Blogs and https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MikeRose-Thailand-Blogs/posts