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I received this postcard thanks to Postcrossing, which is essentially a glorious postcard swap website. Where you send a postcard then you recieve a postcard. I’ve sent 5 postcards so far, a few within the United States, and then 1 to each Germany, Russia, and Finland. I’ve received cards from China, Taiwan, Belarus, Japan, and Hong Kong. Join the fun by clicking right here.

This postcard depicts Taipei 101, the second tallest building in the world. Evangeline informed me that much like Time Square in New York folks gather around the building to count down to the new year. This is my second Taipei 101 specific postcard. My die hard readers will remember postcard #0002, my second postcard, all about Damper Baby, the tower’s mascot.

The Facts:
Other Party: Evangeline T
Card Number: 0208
Average Color: 3A3627
Date Sent: August 31, 2015
Date Received: September 13, 2015
Sender Location: Taiwan
Receiver Location: Madison, WI
Distance Traveled: 7,473 Miles
Average Speed: 575 Miles Per Day

Take a gander at the Postcrossing fact sheet. Which shows the date Evangeline requested an address to send a postcard and not the date the card was sent. Also, I’m not sure what city this card came from so I used their distance!


The image depicted on this card is over 35 years old. On September 4, 1979 the students attending UW-Madison were greeted by over 1,000 plastic flamingo on the lawns of Bascom Hill. According to the Wisconsin Historical Society the infestation of the plastic lawn ornaments was a celebration of the Pail & Shovel Party which had won reelection of the Wisconsin Student Association. Click here to read the full story from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

This card was sent via Postcrossing – a sort of random pen pal. Join me on their website by clicking here.

The Facts:
Other Party: Tea H
Card Number: 0205
Average Color: 848D8E
Date Sent: August 10, 2015
Date Received: August 17, 2015
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Savonlinna, Finland
Distance Traveled: 4,424 Miles
Average Speed: 632 Miles Per Day

US Cheryl Lyda 8-6 Card
This is the first postcard that I sent via Postcrossing which is a postcard exchange website that I recently discovered. The exchange works in a random fashion where you request an address from Postcrossing (which can be foreign or domestic). Each request is assigned an ID number that the received will enter to complete the transaction. After the card has been received and registered your address will be added to the pool for a postcard.

The Facts:
Other Party: Cheryl L
Card Number: 0204
Average Color: AA9D77
Date Sent: August 6, 2015
Date Received: August 11, 2015
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Pocatello-Idaho, ID
Distance Traveled: 1,161 Miles
Average Speed: 232 Miles Per Day