The Postcards

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I couldn’t even remember how I came up with the idea to send one or two postcards home whenever I visit new place while I’m studying in the U.K. Other people might have done it a long time ago and I just started this year. I knew I should have done it earlier, now I skipped the Philippines, Japan, and some others.

But anyway, it all started when I went to the Isle of Skye, only a week before the beginning of semester two. I remembered that day was my last day before heading back to Glasgow. I was in Portree. Waiting for the bus in the midst of rain and storm. The weather happened to be so ugly (only on that day, the rest was different). I saw wee post office and I decided to come by. It was such a quick decision I made. I picked random postcards with stunning photo-scenery, wrote something on the back about the trip, put my address back home, bought the stamp, and that’s it.

It was January 2017 and the postcard arrived a month later.

Ever since the first thing I do every time I travel to a new city or country is to buy postcards and send them out on the last day of the whole trip. So far I have it sent from Isle of Skye, London, Edinburgh, Fort William, Belfast, and Dublin. I guess I should travel more! And every time each of that postcard arrived, my mother would send me a message to make sure that she got them right.

It is a postcard for myself in the future. I am hoping that by the end of this year when I return to Indonesia, I will reread each of them and reminisce the good memories I made while I travel the world, more than 8 thousand miles away from home.

Next destination would be… I’m coming back to Ireland. Wales!

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