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AlinaLos

AlinaLos
Date Joined: June 2, 2020
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: February 28, 1995
Country: Ukraine
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About Me

Hello to everyone!

My name's Alina and I'm from Ukraine (originally from Dnipro, now living in Kyiv). I have a Master's degree in Political Science and I've been working for NGO dealing with anti-corruption issues.

I'm living together with my husband Illia, with whom we have a huge dream of migrating to Canada. All of our efforts are concentrated around this goal at the moment.

As for my hobbies, I really like racing bicycles - I've been doing cycling for 5+ years. I also love travelling, especially hiking in the mountains - I have quite a lot of extreme stories about my adventures)

I've been to Austria, Belarus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Italy, Hungary, Israel, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey. I also have experience of living in Estonia and Latvia for around 1 year.

To add, I'm an active user of Couchsurfing. When I explored Postcrossing and Swap-bot, I realized these are another wonderful platforms to get closer to different people and cultures in the world. I believe I can not only send and receive beautiful pictures but also know more about your life and values.

What else.., oh, I love rock and metal music if it matters:)

But what is most important, I do love exchanging postcards and letters. I'm curious to know "What is the most memorable or extreme moment in your life?" or just tell me about your day. Nice stamps and stickers are appreciated as well:)

I'm looking forward to receiving a card or letter from you!

P.S. If you are interested in being penpals with me, let me know as well!

Postcards I'm passionate about

I love love love postcards from my wish-list. This is common to mention that it's good to receive any kind of postcards but I'm quite picky in this sense. For me, the postcards received based on my wish-list mean that a person has read my profile and really got interested in making me a bit happier:) So, I hope you have something from below (the list goes in the priorities order):

  • pin-up girls, as well as nudes of both genders;
  • photos of racing bicycles (can't even express how much I love them);
  • photos of mountains (especially the tops of mountains);
  • couples in nature / in the mountains (hikers, Alpinists);
  • people with tattoos and cigarettes;
  • retro postcards, especially American western;
  • any maxi-cards;
  • 'surprise cards' based on my profile info (something beyond this wish-list but still related to my background and interests).

Thank you so much for reading this! It is appreciated a lot!

Postcards I dislike

Sorry for being that capricious but sometimes I receive postcards which are chosen/prepared rather apathetically - it goes to ad/promotional postcards and one-coloured or abstract postcards which mean nothing. I'm also not a big fan of touristic cards which are sold at each corner, especially multi-view cards. Lastly, I don't really like painted cards - as for me, photos look much better (but of course, there are fantastic painted cards as well - you better feel it:). So, please, leave the cards from this small list to those who really love them (p.s. and throw away all the ad cards, it seems nobody likes them, haha:) Thank you!

Other things I love to receive

Besides postcards, I'm really into penpalling (Did I write this word correctly? Somewhy I always have problems with it, lol). So, if you write letters and want to get some from Ukraine - I'm always ready to start keeping our correspondence) Talking about letters, I do love to get fatty envelopes full of nice stuff like decorative tapes, stickers, photos, paintings, postcards, old stamps and everything you are able to put in).

Recently I've also started collecting coins. You'll make me extremely happy if putting some of your national or foreign coins in the envelope (by the way, I usually glue coins on the surface of my postcards, they arrive well).

The coins I've already have:

Ukrainian (all); Russian modern (20, 10, 5, 2, 1 rubles; 50 kopeks; 5 kopeks,1 kopek); Soviet (collection: 100 years from the BD of Lenin; 1 ruble; 50, 20, 15, 1 kopeks); Euro: (all); Canadian (25 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents, 1 cent); Turkey (1 lira; 50 kuruş, 25 kuruş, 10 kuruş); Georgia (20 tetri,10 tetri, 5 tetri); Sri Lanka (2 rupees, 5 rupees); Norway (5 kroner,1 krone); USA (half dollar with Kennedi; 50; 25; 10; 5 cents; 1 cent); Israel (10 agorot, 1 agora); South Korea (10 won, 50 won); Czech Republic (50 hale, 2 korun); Denmark (10 kroner, 50 Øre); Kazakhstan (10 tenge); Sweden (2 kronor); Poland (50 groszy, 10 groszy); Austria (1 Schilling 1960); Hungary (10 forint); Switzerland (5 c); Yugoslavia (50 para); China (1 RMB; 5 Wu Jiao), Belarus (50, 20, 5, 1 kapeek), Thailand (1,10 baht); Malta (2 cents); Argentina (10 centavos); Nigeria (5 kobo); United Arab Emirates (50 fils); Saudi Arabia (50 halalas); Costa Rica (5 colones); Singapore (50 cents); India (5 rupees); Australia (50 cents).

Favorite Movies

Oh, I love movies which make me feel careless. My favourite movie is probably the Moonrise Kingdom by brilliant Wes Anderson. Another masterpiece in my view is Dead Poets Society. I'm also a fan of Lost in Translation movie. My favourite filmmaker is definitely Wes Anderson.

Favorite Books

At the moment my favourite book is Dale Carnegie's How To Stop Worrying and Start Living. This piece helps me live actually and get through hardships. So, I appreciate valuable psychological books. Besides this, I'm a fan of the books about alpinism and mountaineering. The most awesome book within this category is Crystal Horizon: Everest: The First Solo Ascent by unbeatable Reinhold Messner.

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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
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DonnaZakem rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #214 on Nov 22, 2020
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Ikran3 rated for Give Thanks on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Yes, what a year - it's been so hard, and I'm sorry about your big loss. Canada is wonderful - my son lived in Toronto for 3 years and loved it! PS what does the writing on the sticker say?
thecolorofinfinity rated for Creativity challenge #1 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the well-done swap + the extra postcards!
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #209 on Nov 11, 2020
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Comment: Your note finally arrived, the mail must be extra slow due to COVID. Congratulations on your marriage!
banjobraids rated for Outer space postcard swap on Nov 10, 2020
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Comment: Hello Alina! What a beautiful card! I love the pink color of it. One of the things I love about where I live is being able to see the stars every night that it's clear. Thank you for a great swap! :):):) Happy star-watching :):)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. I loved the stickers. It is nice to be able to see who has sent it.
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Comment: Thank you for your card.. sorry for my late rating. I hope you can go travelling again after all these covid 19.
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Comment: I received you envelop. Thank you for the stickers and card.
SkaGirl rated for 🖤Black & White🤍Postcard Swap on Nov 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!!!
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Comment: Such a beautiful postcard, thank you so much :-) I hope you enjoy the holiday season and enjoy cooking many tasty things this year :-) <3
JennJenn rated for Fantasy Postcards ( Global) on Nov 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards. I loved the great selection. The little red ridding hood was my favourite.
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ayahsantos rated for Random Question PC #3 on Nov 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care!!
Eclectonote rated for Decorated backside postcard #3 on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Terrific postcard from the other side of the globe. I very much like this Ukraine Postcrossing postcard, and the back is so pretty and festive with the sparkly washi and dimensional stickers. Your wax seal is gorgeous. Everything traveled without a scratch to California!
noname13 rated for 🎄 Early Christmas postcard #1 on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: thanks a lot for the lovely postcard!
suepier rated for Random Question PC #3 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your truthful thoughts with me. I think everyone is unique and wonderful in their own way.
pyneapplequeen rated for Happy Mail #2 on Oct 16, 2020
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KrystalCook84 rated for Sticker postcard swap on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Love the postcard!!! Thank you

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