I live near Washington, DC, and have worked at a number of museums there as an editor. I love to travel and explore different places. I really am enjoying postcrossing! What a great idea for bringing people together around the world!
Here are some hints about cards I especially enjoy, but what you send is entirely up to you.
1. historical towns, beautiful architecture, Hindu or Buddhist temples, historic churches, mosques, synagogues, half-timber buildings, traditional architecture; views of castles and medieval or walled towns from the air
2. breathtaking places, such as beautiful islands, mountains, or landscapes
3. distinctive people and customs—folkloric costumes or dancers, old-fashioned craftspeople, farmers, religious festivals; black and white portrait photographs
4. art (such as 16th-18th century portraits; Orthodox icons).
5. pictorial regional maps, antique map reproductions, or
6. coats of arms/heraldic emblems
7. traditional calligraphy (such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Amharic); displays of different alphabets and writing systems
I suggest that you look at my Favorites wall and pull down the menu to select a view of cards I love from your country.
And I would love it if you write something interesting and unusual about customs, folklore, or holidays in your hometown. Do you have any museums around where you live? I'd be interested to know about them or get cards of their unusual objects or old portrait paintings.
Thanks very much. I look forward to hearing from you.
P.S. Please write your ID code number very clearly so that it will not be difficult to read and register (it is even better to write it in two places—because I have sometimes received cards with the number scraped off or stamped over by the Post Office).
Note: If you receive a card from me that has a white strip with some coded lines stuck to the front by my postal service, you can pull it off slowly without damaging the card.