Yesterday I went to the Post Office to send a few letters and postcards that I wrote in the last few days: Vesna (Slovenia), Samrana (England), Barbara (Finland), Liz (Belarus), Manuela (Portugal) and Liao (China). I hope they will get them soon, although the girl at the post office told me that they would take between 6 and 8 weeks to be delivered ... Very slow, but I hope they'll get them safely.
This week I got a letter and some presents from Vesna, in Slovenia. It arrived quite fast, so it was nice. Besides the nice letter, she also included a bunch of address labels (even some with a camera and some with lovebirds), a nice postcard, a beautiful handmade bookmark and a brochure of her city.
Finally I was able to send a few letters to the USA !!! Yesterday I went to the Post Office and sent 3 postcards and a letter to Postmuse (the postcards are part of her Orphaned Postcard Project), a letter to The Snail Mailer and another letter to Joanna. I hope they get them soon !!!
This week I sent just 2 letters: one to Germany and another one to Finland. But I've got good news: the girl at the Post Office told me that, starting tomorrow, we're able to send letters to all American countries again, and also Belarus and those suspended African countries !!! So I'm getting ready to send some postcards and letters this week.
Do you remember that we had some trouble with our postal service in Venezuela ? I wrote about it a while ago here. Well, it was supposed that we would be able to send mail to all American countries again, but at this time we still can't do that. But things are now worse: besides all American countries, now we can't send mail to certain African countries, and Belarus. I don't have pen pals in any of the banned African countries, but I have a new pal in Belarus and I can't send her anything at this moment. Today I'll write again to our postal service's customer office to see if they have a date for the resolution of this problem, and I'll keep you updated.
I got this postcard from a good friend: Iris. She's from South Korea, and actually she's living in NY, and we met each other while we we're living in Olympia, WA and attending the same language school.
It's been a long time since I posted something here, but I've been quite busy with my job ... But now I'm back, and I hope I won't get lost so long again :) In the last few weeks and days, I got these:
I'm back !!! It was a great week with my family at Cubiro, a small town in Lara State, here in Venezuela. I did everything I had planed: Ate a lot of good food (except goat), I took a lot of pictures (you can see a few here), had a great time with my family and I bought some nice handmade things (some for me, some for my girlfriend).
During the week I was away, I got I letter from the USA (I'll post about it later). I still don't know if I can send letters to America normally (I didn't have time to go to the post office, and I didn't get an answer yet to a mail that I sent to them).
So, this week I plan to:
1.- Write at least 2 letters.
2.- Get some new addresses on Postrcrossing and send the postcards.