swisscowgirl(or Elisabeth) is a member in Switzerland . She has been a member for over 5 years (2,118 days).
Hi there! I am half Swiss and half Czech (grew up speaking both German and Czech) and live in Basel, the third largest city of Switzerland. I'm 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 (the newest addition is a tobacco plant), coffee, wearing hats, and foreign languages. Aside from my two native languages, I speak fluent French (les cartes écrites en français sont donc les bienvenues!) and understand Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
I have a huge postcards collection but I'm equally interested in meeting people from all over the world and hearing about their lives. (I signed up here because I fell in love with the idea of receiving and sending mail from/to random people all over the planet) I love postcards with a lot of text on the back, and I also love tongue twisters so feel free to share one in your language.
I like my postcards written, 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.
Please no paintings/art, ad cards, Touchnote/Zazzle, cute stuff, folded greeting cards or Christmas/Easter/birthday cards... sorry, these are better off with people appreciating them. Also, please send me a card from the country you live in.
Cards I like best, in totally random order (if this is too much input or you don't want to go through the list, just pick a view card of your town or something that represents your country):
anything from my favorites (all cards I haven't received... please tell me if you are sending me one so I can remove it)
local food, recipes (aus DE auch gerne die von Elke Schillai), coffee, beer, cider
flags, maps, national emblems, people in traditional costumes, native people (esp. Sami, Inuit, Native American), traditional music instruments from your country
city views, mountains, beaches, castles/fortresses
sports (favorites: ice hockey, basketball, track and field, rugby, ski jumping, surfing)
Subway/metro trains and maps, trains, train stations, buses, trams, ships
all things Catholic (just please no Bible verses)
mosques, Islamic art
cacti, edible or carnivorous plants, traveller's trees
animals (no pets or spiders please... favorites: prey birds, parrots, big cats, deer, squirrels, snakes (yes, you read right) Fauna of Belarus cards from BY)
Royalty past and present
military/firefighting (I was a voluntary firefighter for 12 years)
from the US: state maps (missing AK, MT, NV), Civil War, Wild West
Nouvelles Images, Robert Doisneau
Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto
I'm always open to swaps (I collect sugar packets too) but haven't got a scanner at the moment so there's no album. Feel free to ask what's available or to give me a wishlist.