A Postcard from Taiwan


Greeting from Taiwan!

I’m Yu-Han. Traditional Taiwanese wedding customs include marriage preparation such as sending betrothal gifts to the bride, selecting an auspicious wedding date, compiling a guest list and picking up cookies and invitations.ย 

On the day of the wedding, the bridegroom drives to the bride’s parents and offers tea to parents and receives their red envelopes. Before leaving bride’s home, bride’s mother will pour out a basin of water and bride will toss a fan. Those mean the bride is no longer a member of her original family.ย 

Coming to the bridegroom’s house, the bridesmaid will hold a circular rice filter above the bride’s head and the bride will step on the tile and crush it, which means eradication of past evils.


Distance travelled: 5,679 miles (9,139 kms)

A postcard from Moscow


Dear Sandra,

My name is Marina and I am from Moscow, Russia. I’ll tell you about my unusual and unforgettable date. It was four years ago, when I was a first course student. My friends and I went for the first time to Sain Petersburg. One evening my groupmate offered me to go to the cinema. We left our other friends and went there. (It was about 8 pm) But on our way we disputed and swore.

I decided to turn and go to the hotel. The city was really unfamiliar to me and it took me a lot of time to find my way. And after 1 hour of wandering, I ran into my guy who also was lost. We considered this situation to be good fortune and since then have never left each other.

Happy postcrossing!


Distance Travelled: 8,320 miles (13,390 kms)

A postcard from Germany

Iris shares a relatable experience, while claiming to have bad English:


My name is Iris and I’m 18 years old. I would like to tell you about a date last November. It was well caught, but a happy ending did not exist. We had breakfast together (he has naturally invited me) and then he and I have a very nice conversation with his mother (he still lives at home. I also). Then we go into his room and have set ourselve on the couch and watched a season of “The Walking Dead”.

Everything was wonderful, but then a few days later, he was strange to me and then that was over with us…It was a nice date, although there was no happy ending…

PS: Sorry for my bad English, but I hope you understand what I would like to say ๐Ÿ™‚

Best wishes,

Distance travelled: 11,269 miles (18,136 kms)

Postcard of the week

Here’s another from Australia:


Hello Sandra,

I am very much for marriage :). As the years have passed, I have watched many people do their family trees and put family reunions together and I think in another 20-40 years there are going to be many disappointed people because they can’t track parents and grandparents, let alone further back.

I was a lucky one, found my life partner and never looked back :), 30 years this year.

Problems are easy to work out if you both have respect for each other and a determination to remember why you got married in the first place. I can only hope the same for our kids ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Postcrossing,

Distance travelled: 1,537 miles (2,473 kms)

A Postcard from the Netherlands

Today’s postcard comes from Pieter in the Netherlands:

Netherlands Postcard

“My name is Pieter and I’m living in the Netherlands in the city Rotterdam. I’m working in a Maritime Museum. My partner is already 23 years dead. It was my first love and I have no one I can find anymore. Now I’m living together with my cat and we are very happy. I wish you good luck and greetings from the Netherlands.”

Distance traveled: 5,357 miles