This morning was one of Postcrossing firsts: my first card from Lithuania and my first card received from a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a popular collecting speciality that I want to pursue (both in stamps and postcards). My Postcrossing profile includes a request for World Heritage cards.
Card #LT-318519 was sent by Kristina in Vilnius back on 4 September, meaning that it took a whopping 36 days to travel the 8,212 km (5,103 miles) from there to Phuket! The only card to take longer came from Alaska.
I really like the fact that Kristina included both the time she wrote the card and what the weather was like, something that I will begin to add to my own cards:
Sept. 17th, 2013
20:20 p.m. +15° C [raining]
“Nothing easier than a World Heritage Site, since I live just 15 minute on foot away from the Old Town and this campus I may call my own. Now and then I am showing arouund German speaking tourists…”
The card is split into four separate pictures showing scenes of Vilnius Old Town:
1, 4. The Old University of Vilnius (16th century)
2. The Observatory of Vilnius University
3. The Church of Saint Johns (18th century)
A really nice card, indeed!