Two QSL cards from opposite ends of the earth arrived in the letterbox today: Voice of Hope (Zambia) and KNLS (Alaska). Voice of Hope is a new short-wave station operating from Zambia with headquarters in California (USA). This would account for the US postage stamp on the card. The same, of course, applies to the verification card from Alaska.
However, the latter card has a storied history, much like my first QSL card from KNLS, back in 2011. Initially a reception report for this most recent QSL was emailed to the station in 2014, then again in 2015 and once more in early 2016. Finally, today, it reached me. Why the long delay? My guess is the mail from Alaska travels by dog sledge, then tug boat around the world, before reaching Malaysia. All told, it took nearly 2 YEARS!!! Nevertheless, I am deeply grateful to have both QSL cards. Thank you, KNLS and Voice of Hope.