Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 3:45 am


Date Joined: June 19, 2014
Last Online: July 24, 2022
Birthday: January 15
Country: Germany

About Me

My name is Vanessa, I am a 29 year old from the beautiful south of Germany :)

I am married to the most wonderful Nepali guy and I work in market research.

I suck at crafts, but I do enjoy Postcard swaps! And of course e-swaps! Love those ♥

Favorite Music

I have a very eclectic music taste. I listen to a lot of different genres. Also I don't like to stick to just one or two languages, as I think music is beyond country limits.

Favorite Books

Reading is one of my greatest passions and I am not very picky when it comes to books. I own over 600 books! My husband thinks I am crazy but I just want to provide a nice comfortable home for my bookish friends ♥ I read the classics just as fantasy, adventure books or romantics. I even read 50 shades of Grey although it was one of the worst books I ever read.

Favorite Television

I am a big series junkie. I loove:

BBC Sherlock

Big Bang Theory, Bones, Friends, Family Guy., Avatar the last Airbender...

I'd be happy about

I am very easy to please. As long as I see that you cared about what to send to me I will always give you a heart. I do not see why people are so cheap with giving out hearts.

Anyways, I am always happy about receiving:

  • tea (I don't like herbal tea very much)
  • hot cocoa
  • stationery
  • anything about Frida Kahlo
  • chocolate
  • marzipan
  • mints
  • scarfs (very addicted to scarfs!)
  • souvenir magnets of your country/city
  • stickers
  • lipbalm/chapsticks
  • bookmarks
  • pens
  • adress labels
  • rubberstamps

For everyone from Latin America! Please! I LOVE mentitas (Ambrosoli) and anything that contains dulce de leche


I am very much addicted to postcards, they will always make me happy. If possible, I prefer them written and stamped :)

I collect:

  • countrymapcards and flags

  • capital cities

  • Greetings from.. (postallove)

  • Frida Kahlo

  • Postcards related to BBC Sherlock, Friends, Pokémon

  • postcrossing meeting cards

  • US Statemaps (I am only missing Rhode Island! If you send my this one, I will love you forever!)

If you are sending blank cards in an envelope, please, if possible no touristy view cards unless the swap requires it, I collect these written and stamped only.

I also like to receive:

  • Diddl Maus
  • Polacards
  • Keep Calm
  • Quotes
  • Tom of Finland
  • hinduistic deities (esp. Ganesha)
  • crazy/innapropriate cards
  • any postcard you would like to receive yourself

No thank you

This is gonna be just a short list, so please keep in mind:

  • I do not need get converted. I am pretty happy with my actual religion. Please also no religious items

  • Nothing tasting like fish/seafood/liquorice/coffee

Random things I like

  • Latin America
  • drinking out of a freshly cut coconut
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí
  • Mango
  • palmtrees
  • the sun
  • Mafalda
  • dulce de leche
  • libraries
  • Pokémon (loved the old Gameboy games, my favourite pokémon is Lapras)
  • Harry Potter
  • Sherlock Holmes (all about him)
  • linguistics ...

Last but not least

I think it is really cool that there are so many languages on this planet, so if you write me through a postcard, please use your native language (no translation needed). I like the challenge to understand what you wrote.

I speak German, Spanish and English well to very well

I am able to communicate okish in Nepali and French

And I understand written Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Hindi.

If you want to do a private swap especially postcards write me! I am open to anything.


NRGordon rated for ESG: What Is It? on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap. Sorry for the lonnnnnnng delay in following up and rating.
Comment: Hallo Vanessa! Dein Swap ist heute angekommen. Dankeschön für die schönen Postkarten :) ❤️ viele Grüße und frohes neues Jahr! ✨
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Enjoyed seeing all the photos and reading your email. The museum exhibit looks like it would have been really interesting. That's always difficult to see buildings and other parts of one's childhood/history being taken down. That's really cool that the author responded to you!
Lilyhax rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - October on Nov 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
suepier rated for Postcard & Poetry Swap #1 on Nov 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and sharing the poem with me. I love the poem.
cynaemon rated for ESG: Read my favourite book on Nov 7, 2021
Comment: Hi, Vanessa , I am so glad you decided to read the book i recommended. I love "The Hobbit," and have read it many times. Great review. Cynaemon
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I'd be so psyched if an another reposted a social media post of mine!
aligurl75 rated for ESG: Read my favourite book on Nov 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you sharing what you read this month. I am like you and tried reading the Lord of the Rings book years ago and I got so bored!!! I jokingly told my husband that the guy spent 20 pages describing a tree that by the time I got back to the main part of the story that I forgot what was going on lol. I’m glad The Hobbit isn’t like that. I will have to give it a try.
Comment: The international children's book library sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I would love to see that! The cupboard with the feet is awesome!
Comment: Thank you.
Stachel rated for ESG: Country Challenge - Austria on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for hosting this swap and for sharing your thoughts and experiences. 🤗 Das Buch hat mir so gar nichts gesagt, das werde ich mir wohl mal irgendwo leihen müssen, bevor ich sagen kann, ob ich mit Schreibstil und Inhalt ähnlich empfinde wie du. ☺️ Ich liiiebe Kaiserschmarrn, aber ich habe mich noch nicht daran getraut, ihn selbst zuzubereiten. 😅 Und die Lieder: tolle Auswahl! Wanda sagte mir nichts, Jeanny ist mein Lieblingslied von Falco ♥️ Und Opus, klar, kennt man, mag man 😅 Nur den Gabalier ertrage ich nicht, es tut mir leid, das Lied habe ich also nach 30-40sek abgebrochen. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Aber ich freue mich für dich, dass du da einen solchen Draht zu diesem Lied hast. 🤗
FairyLady rated for ESG: Country Challenge - Austria on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Wow, your food definitely turned out a lot better than mine. XD Looks yummy. Oh my goodness! Opus is Austrian?! I feel like such a lousy 80's fan now. I love that song. I googled Austrian singers. Google should know me better by know. >_> I liked the song from Wanda, that one is coming to my playlists. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Hello 👋🏽 I loved reading your email! Tysm for sharing these tidbits of your life. That Street food looks tasty, bc I loved anything curry :D Also the last pic, I saw the pic first then read the description: I thought "what I'm looking at? Oh maybe its unique textures.." then I read your comment and I "ah I see" :D Tysm & have a great day!
Lilyhax rated for ESG: Country Challenge - Austria on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you.I loved the photos.
XoStarfieldXo rated for If I Came to Visit... on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful email and for taking the time to look so closely at my town! It’s definitely small so I do spend a lot of time in Boston. I actually didn’t notice that we had a Country Club until you pointed it out! I would assume you’d need a membership to enter. Most of the residents in town are doctors since we’re near so many hospitals, so I’m guessing they can afford the membership. I also didn’t know about the Longyear Museum! There’s another Christian Science building downtown that hosts an amazing Mapparium, which is an enormous glass globe dome that you can walk inside of! I don’t know anything about Christian Science, but I did really enjoy the Mapparium. I walk past the picture frame store every day and I’m thinking of going there soon to get some art framed! And I also love the bridge you mentioned. I used to cross it every single day when I was a teacher! It’s a way for kids at the school to safely get to the park without having to cross the busy street. Thank you again for your wonderful email. It’s helping me see my town in a whole new way!
NRGordon rated for Looking Forward PC #6 on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun PC. We have recently seen family that we haven’t seen in person in almost two years.
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Vanessa, Thank you for the postcard! For the 1st day off in 6 weeks, you deserve to be in pajamas all day. Hope you’ve gotten in some more…take care.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcards.

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ariestess on Aug 28, 2021:

Hello from the Puget Sound! I hope your August is going well.

Swap: ESG Baby Animals Profile Bling

greenwindow on Aug 23, 2021:

ESG: baby animals !

HappyMom on Aug 22, 2021:

Hi Vanessa! Ready for some cuteness? Here you go!




Baby bear, monkey and panda - for ESG: Profile Bling - Hope you like the babies!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


HappyMom on Dec 15, 2018:

Hello Sweet Vanessa!

ESG: Friendly Profile Comment

I hope you're having a great season and enjoying all things good, happy, safe and warm! Here's a little treat from me to you - sent with love!


jessnewson98 on Dec 15, 2018:

ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

Hi! Thank you so much for hosting this swap!

Also, your profile is incredible!

I hope you have the most incredible day ^_^

x Jess

dial208medusa on Nov 2, 2017:

LOVE your instagram! <3

HappyMom on Sep 13, 2017:

Hi Vanessa, So happy you're back on ESG and thanks for all you do to make it a fun group! I'm excited about helping out and getting to know you better! Here's my quick friendly profile comment for you :) I love the graphics on your profile - so cute! I also loved seeing your postcard blog. What a great idea!


Eel9585 on Sep 13, 2017:

Hi thank you for organising the ESG: Quick friendly profile comment swap. I can't believe how many swaps you have completed, I am only just getting started on swap-bot. It's nice to find a fellow bookworm and someone else who likes Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. What do you prefer for Sherlock Holmes, the books or the Tv?

Inez on Sep 13, 2017:

Hi Vanessa!

It was really nice reading your profile! We have some things in common! I also like mango, fresh coconut ( I have coconut palmtrees in my garden 😊), traveling, palmtrees! You seem a very nice and friendly girl to me!

I wish you all the best!

Warm greetings from Bonaire!

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