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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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No flag changes in travel mode. The flag in the official site is based on your home address, which doesn’t change. The flag in the forum you set manually in your profile, you can set it to anything you want any time you like or remove it completely :slight_smile:

(Click your avatar → Preferences → Profile and it is at the bottom of the page)


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Depending on the type of tag or whichever forum activity, I would inform the user I would be sending from a country that I’m visiting. Otherwise, they might expect a card sent from Poland and be disappointed.

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Has anyone sent/received a postcard from Ecuador recently? I am going there in a few weeks and would like to send a couple cards if possible, but I’ve also heard that their mail system is not the most functional currently.

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I also have a question. In a few months, I will fly to a country that unfortunately does not deliver mail to my home country. How do I get a postcard with a postage stamp and a stamp of the sender’s country?

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By not posting it :smile: If the country doesn’t send to you, I don’t think there is anything you can do about it except for putting the postcard in your bag :person_shrugging:

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Or find someone willing to act as intermediary in a country which can receive from that country and send to yours. You send the postcard addressed to them, they put it in an envelope and send it on to you. (I would be happy to do this if you like)

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And if you first write your own address on the card, put a piece of paper over it with washi tape and write the intermediaries address on there, you will have it stamped like you send it to yourself. You just take the piece of paper off.

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I have a friend in Germany who may be able to help me. So you’re telling me to tape up my address and write the intermediary’s address on top of it, and he in turn will send it to me in an envelope?

Thank you for responding. My trip won’t be for a while (in 4 months), but if you want, I can send you a postcard from there

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Yes that’s correct. That should work

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They should even be able to just mail it without envelop after taking the paper with their own address off. Just pop it back in a mailbox. It works in the Netherlands.

I also read that you can simply ask the post office staff to put a stamp on the postcard and in this way all the criteria will be met. A postcard from X country with a national stamp and stamp. Is it possible?

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If you mean a postmark, that may be possible somewhere (I don’t know) but for example in my country you can’t do it. I tried in the past but it was refused.

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