This week I visited the local Post Office in Taiwan to mail out the prizes from my 4th Blogaversary Giveaway. (I am running a bit behind on sending them as usual). I had only been to the post office once before to buy stamps to mail some local paperwork. I had heard great things about the Taiwan Post Office and I also had a good experience.
This is one of the larger offices in downtown Taipei. It looks a little different from the US Post Office depicted in my Mill Hill Post Office project I completed in 2014.
Everything is well organized and you need to take a ticket to get your number to wait in line for service.
I was lucky when I went at lunch time I only had to wait a minute before my number was called. Here is the window area, and lucky for me that the signs were in both Chinese and English. The employee that helped me only spoke a little English but I was able to communicate pretty well with him and I used the Google Translate app on my phone when I needed to try to tell him that Craft Supplies were in my envelope.
Outside you can see the classic, colorful post boxes and the green mail delivery van.
A closer look at the post boxes.
This is a lovely mural that decorates the outside of the building with beautiful examples of stamps they have produced over the years.
A closer view of some of their stamps.
And some more beautiful stamps!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour with me. I definitely will be back to mail some more things.
Michelle Lucas please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org your address so that I can send out your prize. If I don't hear from you in a few days I will draw another name for the Cross Stitch and Beadweaving Book.
Until the next time...Happy Stitching!