The Lady Behind

I’d like to thank the lady behind the A Year of Letters blog for adding me to her “links for the letter writer.” Thank-you! I see that you have many other wonderful links on that list which I will be following in the comming days!

Yesterday I found a message in my email box sent from a fellow postcrosser – she had followed my link there to this blog, and requested very nicely that I send her a card.

I will be happy to!

(The only problem is, I don’t know how to “categorize” this mailing – should I count it as a postcrossing mailing, or as a request through this blog? Well, it dosen’t really matter, at least not yet…)

Her address is interesting to me – country, city, of course, and her house number and street, but then – it also directs the mailcarrier by neighbourhood and sub-bairros (sub-neigbourhood.)  After some quick internet research, I find that Brazil is considered to have one of the best postal systems in the world, so even though (or perhaps because!) the addressing dosen’t look quite like what I’m used to, I’m sure it’s very efficient.

I wonder where one could find a list of “best” postal services in the world…and what qualifies as best? The fastest? The least-expensive? The highest volume? The fanciest stamps? The least number of lost pieces of mail? The service with the snaziest uniform?