I don't really get why people send postcards. There are a few main reasons for this:
1. There are assumably SO MANY things you are seeing on your trip that trying to cram it all into a tiny little postcard space seems silly.
2. The picture on the front never seems to do the trip justice.
3. By the time most postcards are written it is already a few days into the trip. Then, by the time the person sends the card and you, the recipient gets it, they are probably home anyway.
Here's a thought: just wait until your back from the trip and tell me all about it yourself.
As it turns out my friend never sent that postcard to me anyhow.
So what's up with that? I'm not IMPORTANT enough?!