22. 08. 2023.
19. 08. 2023.
Anyone had any luck with the Perseids? Traditionally I see hardly any when I set out to do it - this year I even saw a few when not planned, just not when I actually expected to see them because of a later hour and less light pollution lol. Weird.
This postcard comes from a tag with possibly the longest name in the history of tags (or not?) - Tag the latest sender from a country other than the last five posts.!. Its goal is to avoid repeated countries at the end of the tag. So I received this great desert night sky view from Michael, thank you :)
18. 08. 2023.
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23. 07. 2023.
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09. 07. 2023.
I was shocked to find out the other day the Croatian Post increased the postage by 50%...I just (barely) came to terms with the last increase of 90% some years ago, and decided it was worth it to venture into 'heftier' postcrossing, i.e. doing more swaps...and I did A LOT in comparison with the previous years..! As I can read in some other comments, a common story for many countries, sadly...This will definitely slow me down and I will have to pull a brake on tags and round robins - but I still have so many postcards to send (darn it, I just kept buying them during this last frenzy episode!) so I'm not planning to go off charts just yet...For the visual part of this post - here is the last larger batch that I've sent off, and the last stamps that I have bought. There were so many other stamps that I was looking forward to buying and combining, but now it becomes impractical because I would need so many of them..!
Just to give you a clearer picture: 2019: 0,60 to 1,14 EUR. 2023: 1,14 to 1,70 EUR. I don't need to tell you that the standard of living barely budged in the same number of years...The minimum net salary at the moment is ca 500 EUR. And how is it going with your Post?