Two new cards in, one each through Postcrossing and swap-bot.
The card on the left–are those umbrellas?–comes to me from Belarus. The writer tells me these are names of the colors in the Belorussian language. She goes on to say that Belorussian is very poetic, and that some words even shock her! It makes me wish that there were much more room on the postcard, so she could have explained.
AND LOOK AT THE STAMP!
The San Diego correspondent writes, in part, “we seem to be paired a lot lately.” YUP. That, as I’ve mentioned, is the thing about swap-bot: the individual user/trade-moderators seem to be doing the pairing, with apparently no information as to who has been matched before, and perhaps no eye to geography. I’ve even been paired more than once with fellow users just moments (or so) from home! This San Diego swap-botter, though, is a pleasure; she seems to be very nice, and she always sends me beautiful views from in & around a city I really enjoy.
I would love to learn more from other users of both swap-bot & Postcrossing: what has your experience been like? What are some of your joys, surprises & frustrations?