swisscowgirl(or Elisabeth) is a member in Switzerland . She has been a member for over 6 years (2,511 days).
Hi there! I am half Swiss and half Czech (grew up speaking both German and Czech) am a cook by trade and love reading, music, exploring my city, going to hockey and basketball games, swimming, hiking, growing herbs and other plants on my balcony, coffee, wearing hats, and foreign languages. Aside from my two native languages and English, I speak fluent French; les cartes écrites en français sont donc les bienvenues.
I like my postcards written (please don't just write "I hope you like this card/Happy Postcrossing"- I think that's sad, kinda), store bought, stamped and dated (strictly no envelopes please and no extras that can't be attached to a written and stamped card).
I don't collect stamps but very much enjoy beautiful ones.
I'm not a fan of seasonal/birthday greetings, art/paintings, cute girly stuff, flowers, folded cards (those aren't postcards), and food package cards, so please save these type of cards for someone appreciating them. Thank you.
Cards in my favorites are ones I haven't received but would love to find in my mailbox- if you are sending me one, please tell me so I can remove it.
If you are from a country whose Postcrossing ID has 5 digits or less, please send me a tourist postcard or any other card reflecting your country's culture- you'll make my day!
Cards I like best, in totally random order:
(local) food (after all, I'm a cook :)), recipes, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, cider, cocktails
view cards from your country: cities/towns, castles, fortresses (aus DE gerne auch Chronikkarten), mountains, waterfalls, beaches
maps, flags, coats of arms, including state maps/flags from the U.S. and département maps from France
things reflecting your country's culture: native people (esp. but not only Sami, Inuit, Native American), traditional costumes or musical instruments
public transport: network maps, (subway/metro) trains, buses, trams, ships
animals (no pets, insects and spiders please): favorites are prey birds, parrots, big cats, wolves, deer, squirrels, foxes, elephants, snakes, scorpions, Fauna of Belarus cards from BY
sports (favorites: traditional/lesser known sports of your country, ice hockey, ski jumping, basketball, rugby, track and field )
Royalty past and present (only from country of origin please)
Nouvelles Images, Robert Doisneau
from CZ: Josef Lada, Rumcajs, Večerníček, Spejbl a Hurvínek...
U.S. Civil War/Wild West
military/ firefighting (I was a voluntary firefighter for twelve years)