Travel Mode ✈️ Destinations - Questions - Opinions

I will give you my opinion, although you might be disappointed with it. You can buy your postcards and then mail them when you return home. Not a great solution, but I have a large number of cards purchased by UK travelers when on holiday in France, Spain, etc. They mailed them when they got back home. I very much appreciate them. The emphasis, in my opinion, is on the postcard picture; less so on the stamp(s). Again my viewpoint only.

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This is the sign meaning you can buy postage stamps, sorry the horrible quality:

There are older variations of this too, it can be a sticker as well. I think all have this strong yellow orange colour to it.

The light blue text “postnord” doesn’t mean postage stamps selling.

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Thank you, I often do send mine when I get home, but with the postage rate going up here, sometimes where I am might cost less…

Also I like to send a postcard to myself or a friend, or for a swap, so I’d need the stamps off the country I’m in and be able to send the postcard there, whilst I am… If I can not do a direct swap that is…

Great viewpoint and thanks for sharing…

I don’t know if this will work for everyone, but when I go to Germany to visit my relatives, I send them a “If you don’t mind and you happen to be there” shopping list for me that always includes postcard postage stamps - I check on the forums so I can tell them what I need - and I pay them when I get there.

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Vatican:
I informed admin that I was traveling to Vatican City.
Then the day of my visit I changed my address to Vatican City in settings.
After, I let admin know that I would remain in travel mode until I returned home.

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3 posts were merged into an existing topic: Where to buy postcards and stamps in Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ljubljana

I did a couple of Travel Mode cards from Bogota, Colombia last week. It was fairly easy. I found some cards, both touristy views and local paintings at a souvenir shop in the historic Candelaria district. The Colombian post office (called 4-72) has a philatelic shop nearby to get stamps. Colombian stamps are amazing. They are all relevant to Colombian culture, landscapes, wildlife, history, etc and none are self adhesive! The woman at the shop was helpful and enthusiastic. She cancelled the stamps and assured me that they will get to their destinations. I hope so, because I have heard bad stories about sending mail from Colombia!

My second stop is in Bocas del Toro in Panama. There is no post office on Isla Colon, where I am staying. I would have to take a water bus to Almirante, on the mainland. I haven’t found any places selling postcards, either! I’m going to wait to get back to Panama City to send my cards.

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I will be in Andorra in 2 weeks. I am saving up open slots for the official postcrossing cards. I hope I can find cards and stamps in the tiny town I stay in.

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It’s amazing what a Postcrosser will do to send a stranger a bit of happy mail. I have hunted for stamps, post office, post boxes, postcards, struggled with my lack of language diversity and ALWAYS find someone helpful in a shop, on the streets, and in a post office including postal clerks, security staff, and locals.
Big lesson recently: make sure you get your number ticket before waiting …
Happy Postcrossing all!

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I ordered some stamps from Liechtenstein this morning, so that on an excursion I can pop across the border and use Travel Mode there!

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There are Spanish and French Andorra stamps, also there are Spanish and French postboxes. I ordered stamps before I went, but you probably don’t have enough time for that.

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I was able to get a local internet connection to use travel mode at the National Postal Museum of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. They have free wifi that anyone can connect to, and the museum is worth visiting as well. It’s not very big so it shouldn’t take long to explore. There is a visitor’s center next door with many postcards for sale and a post office across the street where you can mail the postcards. Have fun!

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Panama update. I found beautiful postcards at the Bocas del Toro airport for $1 each. They are all wildlife and beach scenes (that’s what Bocas is all about).

In Panama City, it’s a Postcrossing Heaven. There are all types of postcards available in the Old Town (Casco Viejo). The post office situation is a mix of good and bad. There is no post office in Casco Viejo, the nearest one is the main one in the Calidonia area. It’s a bit abusive, with long lines, people sending big packages and very harried clerks. A better option is in the financial district at the World Trade Center. There’s a quiet post office inside and upstairs. The clerk is very helpful. The postage was amazing: 35 cents to North America.40 Europe .45 Asia/Australia.

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I plan on doing this from the island of Milos when me and my gf go there this summer.
But more weird is hoing to be from Osh, Kyrgyzstan when i go hiking there this summer.
Anyone know the best places to buy cards in Osh? And where the main post office is?!
Info online seems limited.

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Hello, may I ask if Panama has not yet resumed postal services with China and is unable to send postcards to China?

@zhuronhua, have you checked the Postal Monitor? From the Home page tool bar, click “Explore”, then “Postal Monitor”.

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I had checked, Chinese friends who sent to Panama this year said that Panama could not send postcards to China. Because there is no postal official document😓, I can’t report this matter.

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The Panamanian post office claims that it is sending everywhere now. What happens in reality is anyone’s guess.

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I have a question regarding the travel mode. Maybe it is a stupid question or maybe it was answered before… I don’t want to make a mistake before I use this travel mode.

Let me explain the situation. I will be visiting Berlin. I like sending postcards to other forum members, eg. … Tag. When in Berlin I need to change into the travel mode. Will my flag on the profile on forum will also change from Poland into Germany? Do I have to write beforehand that the card to the forum user will be sent from Germany?

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