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thelocalman

thelocalman
Date Joined: January 3, 2018
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: March 16
Country: Bulgaria

About Me

Hello friend. My name is Nikola and I live in a small Southeastern European country called Bulgaria. I recently finished my bachelor's degree in International Relations and I'm currently looking for a Master's degree outside of my country. I discovered Swap-bot by randomly searching for a site that allowes mail exchanges. This is because I participated in a secret santa exchange in Reddit and found out that this sort of hobbie makes me very happy and wholesome. I also shared the site with my girlfriend who also participates in swaps. I love to travel inside my country and outside it. Inside, I've been to a lot of locations and I follow a challenge that we have in Bulgaria to visit 100+ famous landmarks and locations. At every location there is a stamp that you can put in a little book and check your progress. It's very fun and makes you go out and explore. Outside of Bulgaria, I've been to Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Austria and Italy. I'm interested in all the countries and areas on our planet and would like to visit most of them. If you would like to share something about your country, city, town, village or area I would love to read about it :) Also, if you have any stamps that you don't need and you wonder what to sent me, I will be most happy to receive them and put them in my collection. I also love to read, watch movies, tv shows, play video games, board games, research different things I find interesting, hike in the mountains and hang out with friends.

-> Regarding Swaps: I send everything up to the deadline and I've never or will ever flake. If you have not received something, keep in mind a few things: generally it takes up to a month/a month and a half for something to reach you from my country, if it's not by Air Mail (I try to send with Air mail but sometimes I can't). This is for countries outside of Europe mainly. If you have any concerns please message me as I take pictures of everything I send (90% of the cases) and I can assure you it is sent. If you don't receive it it's either on it's way or lost. Of course, if that's the case I will resend as I have done before, no worries :)

Favorite Television

My absolute favorite shows that I can watch forever are:

  • Breaking Bad
  • Friends
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • The Expanse (I watched it very recently and got hooked. Currently waiting for next season and reading the books)

I am also a BIG fan of: Mr. Robot, Fargo, Better Call Saul, Jessica Jones, Game of Thrones, Rome, Seinfield, The Twilight Zone, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek DS9, Stargate TNG, Star Trek Enterprise, Gravity Falls, Black Mirror, True Detective, Westworld, Narcos and Stranger Things.

Favorite Movies

In no particular order: Star Wars (all), Interstellar, Drive, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, The Will Be Blood, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Watchmen, Manchester by the Sea, Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York, The Revenant, Django Unchained, Flight Club, Spider-man 1 and 2 (Sam Raimi), Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Black Hawk Down, Enemy at the Gates, Saving Private Ryan, Silver Linings Playbook, Predator, Mad Max and many more

Favorite directors: Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, J.J. Abrams.

Favorite Books

My favorite genre is old school science fiction (golden age). My favorite book is "The Foundation" by A. Asimov. Recently I started reading contemporary Sci-Fi like "The Expanse" series and "Red Rising". Dystopian novels are also a favorite of mine and I have read most of them. My favorites are "1984" and "Fahrenheit 451". I also enjoy classics ("Of Mice and Men", "Lord of the Flies"), horror and cosmic horror (Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft), fantasy ("A Song of Ice and Fire") and historical books.

Authors that I'm a fan of or I like: Isaac Asimov, H.P. Lovecraft, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, Ursula Le Guin, George R.R. Martin, J, Stanislaw Lem, the Strugatsky brothers, Stephen King.

If you wish to discuss any books with me I will be most happy to do so.

What I Like/Love/Enjoy

  • Animals - wolves and dogs are the animals that I like the most and anything related to them I will appreciate a lot :)

  • Books - I love books and anything related to them. If you send me recommendations or quotes I would be very happy. No need for any bookmarks, I have plenty.

  • Comic books - anything related to comics: from movies, merch to actual books. I love graphic novels as well, my favorite comics are from DC (Batman, Watchmen, Green Lantern). I like a bit of Marvel as well, mainly Spider-Man and X-Men.

  • Games - I loves video games since I was a child I've played mainly on a PC but I had a couple of consoles (currenty I have a PS4). My favourite game franchise is Fallout. Other games that I like are: Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3, Metro 2033, Rome: Total War, Minecraft, Hearthstone, Warcraft 3 and Frozen Throne, Diablo 2 & 3, Old School DOOM and the new games as well, God of War 1 & 2, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead (Telltale), Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, The Sims 4, Mortal Kombat.

  • Lime , Coccunut, Curry and Cinnamon - favorite smells and things to eat

  • Travel related stuff - I enjoy when travelling to bring all sorts of stuff like little maps, a compass and a thermos

  • Stationary - give me all the notebooks in the world and I will still want more! I'm crazy about anything stationary related

  • Stickers - I have a lot but that doesn't mean I don't want more :D I also love sending stickers and putting some on my envelopes/postcards

  • History related stuff - I'm a big history buff so if you want to share with me anything historical related with your country, it would be awesome

  • Science Fiction - books/movies/games you name it, if it's sci-fi, I probably like it ^^

  • Stamps - I started collecting stamps recently and I would love it if you send me some (no matter what kind). I can also send you stamps from my country if you would like :)

  • Food/Snacks - I eat everything with curry and curry sauce. Also I'm a fan of burgers and fried chicken (don't judge me). I LOVE trying candy or other snacks from different countries. I even subscribed to receive a Japan crate every month. If you are interested in private food swaps, PM me!

  • Tea and Coffee - my favourite tea is orange and cinnamon, also herbs tea. I don't like forest fruits tea and I'm not a fan of the Chai tea. Generally I love to try different teas from different countries so you can send me whatever tea you have that is from your country. I love coffee and I don't have much preferences about it.

  • Washi Tape - I'm not the biggest washi tape collector but I enjoy the small amount of washi tapes I have and I always decorate my envelopes and postcards with some washi.

  • Photos - I like receiving and sending photos. Recently I got an Instax camera and I'm still very excited about it!

  • Recipes - I'm not the best cook but I would love to learn so if you have any recipe for something that is somewhat easy to made, feel free to share :) I can send you some recipes traditional for Bulgaria.

  • Spices and seeds - I enjoy spices a lot, my favorite one is curry. I love everything with some curry on/in it. I would love to try any spices you have from your country and I don't have problem with spicy spices. I also have a garden and I've recently started to get intrested in gardening so any seeds you wish to send will go directly in use.

  • Patches, Pins and Badges

  • My favourite colours are: dark red, dark green, navy blue, purple and black

  • Anything which teaches me a little about your culture, language, food, landmarks or customs/traditions - these could be recipie/picture postcards, bookmarks, book recommendations etc.

What I don't like: Generally I love everything that I receive and I'm very easy to please. I don't have problem with religious items (I'm agnostic). I don't have any allergies. I'm not a big fan of very short notes or writtings on the postcards, like just a "Hello , happy swapping". If you can please write something about yourself or whatever you feel like, even you can write that you don't want to write anything and I will still appreciate it more than just a "Hi" :D .

Postcards

I prefer regular size postcards,but whatever one you got it will be fine, I appreciate all :) Recently I started collecting postcards of locomotives and vintage trains. If you send me any, I will be super grateful. I also collect postcards with map /coat of arms on them. Other postcards that I like: movies/tv shows related (check my favs); your city/country/region; animals (wolves and dogs mostly); book covers; history related. I don't mind handmade postcards or zazzle.

I'm also on Postcrossing, so if you want direct swaps there, message me ^^

Shout-Out to

@itsnobody - this is my real life partner and we often participate in swaps together, check her profile for any intresting swaps she hosts

@PukiCat - was one the first partners I had and she sent me some great stuff. She makes great and intresting swaps that I participate in, when I can.

@tizzicat - also one of my first partners and my first package/flat mail swap was to her. I messed up and didn't sent exactly what I had to, but she gave me a change to redeem myself with another package and she loves it. She also makes great swaps, I'm fan of the "First and Last lines of a book" series.

Private Swaps and Penpalling

If you are interested in a private swap or to become pen pals, please message me. Keep in mind, I live in a small southeast european country and when sending something overseas (outside Europe) it costs more. For such swaps it's best to be flat mail only.

Ratings

cqueen4 rated for One Used Book & A Surprise on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
GuineverePendragon rated for My Playlist in July 2018 on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you:)
Fabriqueen rated for A Flower Photo on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful photo! I love the flowers and the building in behind also! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: I finally received your letter. I'm so happy to see your happy dog Gina and that you take good care of her! My dog is 14 and I pray that he lives to be in his 30's one day. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for this happy envelope.
JenniferJo rated for A Flower Photo on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
allieo rated for A Flower Photo on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: It arrived! Thank you for the pansies. I like the angle of your shot.
HexG rated for POSTCARD & KEY CHAIN SWAP - JULY on Jul 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the very cute keychain ~ also, thanks for the cool postcard! I actually like The Clash (:
Response: Very happy that you liked them! I picked the postcard at random as I was trying to find a different one than the generic ones haha. I also like them and they are my favorite punk band alongside Dead Kennedys :)
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Comment: What a lovely photo! That building is incredible! And I love the "Hollywood" sign! I can faintly see it in the background :D Thank you for the great info on the location, looks like you had a good trip. The extra stickers are so cute and I love the postcard <3
Response: I was worried that the photo was blurred and kind of boring, such a relief that you actually liked it!! It was my pleasure ^^
sherylk3 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -JULY on Jul 26, 2018
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LegacyHardware rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nikola, Thanks so much for your interesting card from The big mining town of Pernik Museum. Love your tape decorations, even a hand drawn flag, just fantastic. Your cards teach us so much.
stephanyhocc rated for Sweet'n'Salty & Postcard Swap on Jul 22, 2018
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Comment: thank you for your goodies!❤️ it will be perfect if there is a note included;)
Response: I'm glad you liked them ^^ I left a note in the package, it was a small one and maybe it got lost. Anyways, the important thing is that you received the goodies :)
Kraftylady777 rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much
lorianne01 rated for Eyes closed swap 11 on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: saw that i never rated you! sorry. thank you for the beautiful postcard.
HOLDENV84 rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2018 on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: I forgot to rate you but definitely received your email. The book looks very interesting and I have added it to my to read list
Response: Thank you! And no worries, I appreciate it ^^
tizzicat rated for Newbie welcome January 2018 on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: I have to rate a 3, as one of the postcards was actually a notecard and also you sent me an Earl Grey teabag. My profile specifically states only English breakfast tea. Rerate July 2018. Whilst the original swap didn't meet expectations as above. I have now received a replacement, with lots of extras. Thank you SO much, especially for the Titanic stamp.
Response: It was my pleasure to resend and prepare the swap for you Jane! It's always great when someone learns from their mistakes and actually tries better - in my case I'm grateful for this opportunity. I'm so happy that you liked the stuff and thank you very much for the rating and heart <3
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Comment: Thankyou, they were lovely! X :)
birgitph rated for This was Not a postcard Postcard on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet card - I have never gotten anything from your country before, so that was a special treat!
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Comment: I look forward to trying the unique teas. I like the Lao Tzu quote: I already used it on a daily intention card.

Rating Overview

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Comments

susieq11 on Jul 21, 2018:

That was fast!! Yay! I have a few other random Star Wars ones I’ll send you in an envelope. I LOVED SOLO! I saw it twice in 4 days ha ha!! Hope you get to see it on dvd! Look out for my mail. Have a nice weekend!

sassafrass on Mar 1, 2018:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! I hope you will enjoy the group :)

Wow! At last someone who also loves True Detective. Can't wait for Season 3!!!

StwbyQT on Feb 14, 2018:

Cute animal Valentine's Day profile decoration

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! <3

nancylee on Feb 14, 2018:

Cute animal Valentine's Day profile decoration thanks for joining my swap Happy Valentine's Day! <3

satinification on Feb 13, 2018:
  • Cute animal Valentine's Day profile decoration

happy

valentine

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Hello Nikola,

Happy Valentine's Day!

with love

Agnieszka

cute

StwbyQT on Feb 13, 2018:

Cute animal Valentine's Day profile decoration

Here's hoping you have a great Valentine's Day! <3

momma197464 on Feb 5, 2018:

HELLO FROM TEXAS, I hope this finds you in good spirits and good health. I have always wanted to go to Europe.

Love and Hugs, Michelle

Swap Quick and Easy Profile message # 11

lorianne01 on Feb 5, 2018:

Quick And Easy Profile Message #11

Hello~

I really like your bio, it's really detailed. This is only my second swap so, I hope this is okay. I just dropped by to say hello.

Have a great day/night! <3

  • Lorianne
cindygroet on Feb 5, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #11 swap:

Hello Nikola, Nice to see you have joined swap-bot. Really hope you are going to have fun here. Greetings from Holland, Cindy

Aynora on Jan 24, 2018:

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to swap-bot! :) Here's hoping that you are staying warm. It has been one weird winter. But Spring is In 36 days!

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