Monday, September 24, 2012

How did I start writing letters ?

A few years ago, while living in the United States of America, I had the chance to meet people from many different countries: South Korea, Germany, France, Colombia, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and of course the United States. It was a totally new experience for me: living in a new country, with a different culture, and with an English level not so high (I could understand almost everything, but it was quite hard for me to speak even a word). Fortunately, I was quite lucky: my host "family" was a single guy, a little above my age, so it was a good way to practice my language skills; also, I was living with another two guys: one from South Korea and another one from Germany (one of my best friends, almost my cousin). Besides those two nice guys living with me, I met a bunch of great people at the school, specially three girls (one from South Korea, one from Indonesia, and another one from Japan), and a very kind guy from Taiwan. Also I had the chance to have one of the bests (if not the best) teachers at the language school. Living for a few months surrounded with that cultural mix, made me become interested in learning about new cultures and other people's experiences.

After coming back to Venezuela, I used to keep in touch with my closest friend using email, but suddenly I felt that it wasn't so personal, it was kind of cold (although it's something instantaneous), so I decided to ask them for their postal addresses and write them letters or send a nice postcard. That's how I discovered snail mail, and the next step was to look for more people interested in learning about new cultures and wanting to exchange mail in this lovely and old fashioned way.

So this is my blog, here I'll post a few histories about my way through this great hobby (although it isn't a popular hobby among guys), and I'll share pictures of postcards, letters and stamps that I've received in this very few years.


  1. I just discovered your blog and I look forward to read more :)

    1. Thanks a lot and welcome to my little place :)