I may have addresses in different countries. Here's an
example address format for if in Germany. Obfuscated as so
many spammers & con men on the web.
Notes & Explanations On Address
Sometimes you might want to embed my phone number in my
address, in case of unexpected delivery difficulties: Post/
Customs extra import tax), Delivery problems whatever.
(Sometimes I do the same when sending stuff abroad,
then even if the address is wrong, & it goes to a
neighbour, that neighbour can easily phone correct
recipient). ((Best not give full international +49 89 54321
as many locals in many countries are ignorant of
international phone number represenation.
You may need to remove the space between Ho__ & Str
before some deficient map
will work. (Germans often ram lots of
words together, discarding all spaces, making it a lot
harder to find seperate words in dictionaries. They call
the resultant impediment to look up & learn words
`proper' German grammer ;-) )
You'll need number in street, phone or email me for
Germans use a ü (U umlaut) to spell München
, but for the rest of
the world, clueless & uninteressted in Umlauts, dont
just ignore those annoying dots (natural first tendency of
), use the standard German convention of swapping "ü"
A Post code belongs where the "12345" bit is.
- If you'r travelling to meet me, you don't usually
- If you've emailed me to arrange to post something,
I'll have mailed you the postcode.
- If you need the postcode, you can find it in other
places or I'll tell you.
- I don't give it here as identity theft fraud is
increasingly common, let's make it just slightly harder
for `them'. Not much admittedly, but if we all make data
just a bit harder to harvest, (or even plant the
odd bit of deliberately false info ?), it'll slow
fraudsters down, (though not stop them).
The German Post Office
does Not require that you include ( Bayern
),) but it does no
harm, & I think it adds human information, (& also
adds a failsafe fallback in case a digit get obfuscated ),
(Just as I also appreciate seeing a full USA State name
rather than some 2 letter mnemonic I probably do not know).
Yes most people know Germany is in Europe but there's
probably a few in USA & other places too. After Paris
, nothing surprises ;-) & it gives a place to
link to the EU
an ever more important regulator of European
I may be in Britain or Germany or elsewhere:
USA is outside the European Union.
Customs delays, fees, & forms can impede post.
From You To Me
- Do not post me anything without prior agreement. I
accept no responsibility to receive or collect anything.
I may not be in the country you think I am to receive
- Be aware that customs might hold stuff until I
collect them & pay a fee.
- Travelling to pay the fee & collect in person is
time consuming, & causes delay.
- Append my phone number (in
brackets) after my name in my postal
address, so it won't get stuck in customs, without me
knowing it's arrived !)
From Me To You