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AlinaLos

AlinaLos
Date Joined: June 2, 2020
Last Online: April 6, 2021
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.

Ratings

Kellpepper rated for Quick Handmade PC! #5 on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! The stamps are amazing.
Fabriqueen rated for New Year’s Card on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card! I just received it today. Not sure where it was hiding all this time. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you. Love the stickers. Will keep the postcard safe for the next round.
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap
baseri rated for New Year’s Card on Mar 18, 2021
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Comment: Hello Happy New Year Alina!!! Your postcard arrived safely today 3/17/21 !! Wow, you made my week! what a gorgeous postcard and the pressed flower, oh my goodness! The stamp with the birds and flowers is sooo pretty! I hope you are well and staying safe from the virus. Happy Swapping! Dale
mariewilliams810 rated for Give Thanks on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate but I actually just received this! Thank you for sharing!
TrishaLSmith rated for Sender's Choice PC - Oct. on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Hello and many thanks for your lovely postcard. I greatly appreciate it. I hope you are well and may your mailbox overflow with postcards from all over. I will be sharing your postcard on my Instagram page (trishaspostcards) as well as on my Facebook Page (Trisha's Postcards). Have a fantastic day and happy swapping!
Response: Hi Trisha. You wrote me on Nov 18 and I replied to your message on the same day. I've sent your my second postcard within the swap. Please, rerate when receive. And! Be so kind to send something back if you receive both of my postcards.
LibraryMaker rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #17 on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: This just arrived! It must have had quite an adventure. Thank you so much! The postcard is awesome! Hope you are doing well and having a lovely 2021. :)
NRGordon rated for Used Stamps on a Card on Mar 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC, the great selection of stamps, and the extras. It was a long time in the mail but worth the wait.
minniepic rated for 4 Touristy postcards to 2 partners on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the resend and the nice cards:)
Response: I've sent you my second package within the swap. Please, rerate when receive. And! Be so kind to send something back if you receive both of my envelopes with postcards.
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zurasayang77 rated for Decorated backside postcard #2 on Jan 30, 2021
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Comment: Just received this fun collection - I love the oyster man😂. I plan to write you soon. ~tracy
Response: Thanks a lot! Waiting forward to your letter))
ManitoulinGirl rated for New pen pal - one per country on Jan 28, 2021
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Comment: Hi Alina. I just received your letter yesterday! Over 3 months to get from the Ukraine to Canada. I will write you back, but it may take a while. Happy 2021!
Response: Wow, I'm happy to hear that! Waiting forward to receing a response:)
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers and the extra postcard! I wish you a wonderful 2021!
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Comment: Thank you! This is a very sweet personalized car. 🙂
Ryleighsmom rated for Sticker postcard swap on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!! So sorry for the late rating!
kayebubbly rated for Give Thanks on Dec 12, 2020
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Comment: Wow, thank you for the lovely old postcards
NorthVanKnittr rated for One Week - One Letter #8 on Dec 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your letter! Sorry i am so late rating

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