swisscowgirl(or Elisabeth) is a member in Switzerland . She has been a member for over 5 years (2,085 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, where I work in the kitchen of an old folks' home. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, swimming, hiking, playing the drums and going to ice hockey (ZSC Lions) and basketball (BC Boncourt) games.
I prefer a postcard to be store bought, written and stamped. No envelopes please and please no extras if they can't be attached to a written and stamped card.
For postcrossers from France and French-speaking areas: Les cartes écrites en français sont les bienvenues!
I don't collect stamps but very much enjoy beautiful ones. Also, I register all my postcards on the day I receive them so please don't message me asking if your card has arrived, because if it isn't registered, it simply hasn't and I won't register cards that I haven't received.
Cards I love most, in random order (you can also check my favorites, they all are cards I haven't received)
local food, recipe cards, coffee, beer (aus DE gerne auch Elke-Schillai-Rezeptkarten)
trains, train stations, subway trains and maps, ships, planes, buses
from the US: state maps (missing AK, MT, NV), Wild West, Civil War, Amish people
flags, maps (no world maps please), national emblems, people in traditional costumes
musical instruments, esp. traditional ones from your country
native people (esp. Sami, Inuit, Native Americans/First Nations)
sports (favorites: traditional sports from your country, ice hockey, basketball, ski jumping, rugby, shotputting)... just please no soccer/(European) football
view cards from YOUR country (check my favorites for more inspiration)
UNESCO WHS (only from country of origin please)
animals (no pets or spiders please. Favorites: felids, prey birds, parrots, anything living in the forest, elephants, snakes, scorpions)
ravenala madagascariensis, cacti, edible or carnivorous plants (no other plants/trees/flowers please)
zoos, wildlife parks
royalty past and present (only from country of origin please)
Nouvelles Images, Robert Doisneau
all things Catholicism (churches, saints, popes... no Bible verses please)
all things (ant)arctic
military, firefighting (I was a voluntary firefighter for 12 years)
Please save the following for other recipients:
cards not from the country you live in
Ad/free/Touchnote etc./self printed/handmade cards
folded greeting cards
quotes, book covers
I'm always open to swaps but only if you are from CZ, SK, FR or US, if I have few or no cards from your country or if you have a card from my favorites. Also, I 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.
Successful swaps 2017: