Theme this week: Stamps with a story - of how they came to you, or your purchase of them, or of the correspondence that sent them to you. I'll start.
One summer I was traveling Europe with a boyfriend, starting in Scotland at the wedding of a good friend and eventually ending up in Frankfurt, Germany for our return flight to the USA. Renting a car in Germany, we cruised through the Black Forest and on to Switzerland, seeing sites of touristic and geological interest.
Looking at the map, we noticed we really weren't that far from Liechtenstein.
I should point out that I was traveling with the stamp-collecting boyfriend I have mentioned before. Normally, American tourists don't even know this country exists.
We however, detoured for an hour to stop in Liechtenstein's main town's post office to buy stamps - and then took off again, back to Switzerland. After not seeing Jungfrau (totally clouded over and rainy) it was back to Zurich. So, not much of a story, but a memory of a roadtrip just to buy stamps from an obscure country.
Looking forward to your stories, Viridian