One of my favorite bloggers is Gaelyn, of GeogpysyTraveler and Geogypsy a naturalist and seasonal Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park and a great photographer and interesting writer to boot. I love reading about her life as a Ranger, life on the remote North Rim of the canyon, and all her various adventures. She just got back from a very extensive trip of South Africa and is just now starting to post about her travels. So go check her out.
Gaelyn sent me this turtle porn post card from South Africa. I just love it. I think she gets my sense of humor. She’s about the only facebook friend I have left. I’ve driven everybody else off. Not too many people have a sense of humor any more.
Gaelyn posted before her trip about PostCrossing, a physical post card exchange site. I signed up and started sending out and receiving post cards. So far I sent about seven cards and received six.
I’ve sent and received cards to Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Russia, Poland, South Africa, and Taiwan. It is fun fun. I only send out one card a week or so. International Forever stamps are $1.10 each so its lots more expensive than email. Except I forget that Obama is going to start charging for emails. It takes about a week for a card to be delivered to western Europe and about two weeks for Africa and eastern Europe.
This is my favorite PostCrossing post card so far. It came from Sandy of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Turns out that this where a young Indian attorney named Mahatma Ghandi got thrown off the train at this train station. You see people of color were not allowed to ride in first class. He quit his attorney gig and proceeded to change the world.
Have you sent or received a post card lately? Can you believe that it costs $1.10 to mail a postcard?