A postcard to Slovenia took 67 days to travel 6098 km (3789 miles)!!! Posted on 12 July and received on 17 Sept. Now it is my turn to receive a postcard from a randomly selected sender :-)
About three years ago I had registered at the site http://www.postcrossing.com The idea was to send and receive post cards from all over the globe. But after registering I forgot about it. Finally I decided to use my membership and requested for an address to send a card to. The site sent me the address of a young student in Slovenia.
I had a difficult time finding a picture postcard in Mhow. Luckily Zenith Stationery on Main Street had a bunch of old cards. Young Shabbir could not believe that someone was interested in buying these :-)
Anyway I sent the card after purchasing stamps worth Rupees fifteen from the Mhow GPO. Yesterday, 17 Sep I received an email that my card had been delivered adter 67 days!!! Now that my first postcard has been received my address will be given to a randomly selected member and I will soon be receiving a postcard from some corner of the globe. Will upload the pic the moment I receive my card.
I came to know about this site through a lady named Kate Russell. I must thank her and her column Webscape which is part of the program 'Click' which is shown on BBC TV and is also available on the BBC website
Click here to see my card at the website.