Re: Correspondence with Slovakia
- Tom et al;
Your experience with the European method of addressing post. The
British use the same basic system we do in the US but in every other
country where I have lived/worked in the 20+ years I spent there
addresses mail using the street name then number and preceding the
city name with the postal/zip code.
The US Postal Service is well aware of this difference in addressing
and I've had lots of mail from friends in Europe that arrived within
what one might consider normal transit time. What probably slowed
down your correspondence from Slovakia was the fact that it was
registered. Counterintuitively, registered mail takes quite a bit
longer than regular mail because it is not handled by automated means
and must be accounted for by number at each stop in its journey. It
is the safest way to ensure something gets to someone but it is
Paul in NW Florida
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Geiss" <tomfgurka@...> wrote:
> In my recent correspondence with the Archives, I had something
brought home to me. In Slovakia, they do things the opposite
of what we do in the U.S.
> Where we put the house number first , and then the name of
the street, they put the street name first, followed by the number.
> Same with the city and zip code. They put the zip code
number first , followed by the name of the city.
> I received a letter from them recently, that, if it hadn't been
"Registered", might not have gotten here. As it is, it took twice as
long to arrive.
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