Comment: Even though I got this way after the fact. I am re rating because I promised I would. I just received. 7/20/19. And it says on the pc it was mailed a week ago. So Ty.
Response: Hi. Your card was sent on Jun 19, 2019. You can't assume it's lost or that I flaked on the swap yet. The 1 rating is given to cheaters in order to punish them and prevent them from joining other swaps. It's not given for the time you're waiting for a card to arrive. Sometimes cards take more time. Please remove this rating so that people don't think I'm a cheater and ban me from their swaps. Thanks.
Comment: How wonderful to get to Peru. I have had friends visit Machu Picchu and suffered altitude sickness. Hope you did not. Thanks for the card. It arrived while I was on vacation, so finally have a chance to rate.
Comment: Heya! Thank you x a million for the gorgeous postcard! When I saw it in the mail today I honestly almost cried from how pretty it was! Thank you so much for sending it to me! I love it to pieces! Yes, I totally love dragons, so it was perfect! Have a wonderful week ^_^
Response: I'm glad the card made you so happy. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for your postcard with french chateau. The postal stamp with a doll was very pretty too! I had some difficulties interpreting your hand writing, but I think I understood it after a while :)
Response: Haha, yeah, I know, my handwriting is... well... unique? ;)
Comment: Hello again! Thank you for another wonderful postcard! I love it! It's the very first illustrated tourist postcard I have received! I love it! Another thing I'm going to add on my favorite postcard list! <3 My wish to you is one day you will travel to the usa! <3 and one day I hope to travel out of the usa! hahaha! Best wishes to you!
Response: I'm glad I made you happy :) Thanks for the heart! I wish you to see your dreams come true.
Comment: Thank you for the castle postcard. It's pretty cool. It looks like part of it is on fire! I have been to France, but only Calais, and I would like to return. Maybe you can come with me? Enjoy your year! Happy swapping! :-)
Response: Hehe, I'm glad you're delighted. ;) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Irina, both of your cards arrived today, thank you very much! What a great surprise--I did a little double-take when I turned over a 2nd card from you. I like the cards, thank you very much. Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm glad you like them. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Just found it!!! I saw #4 because the PO stamp covered it... But double checked and yes!!! #3 and #4 are here with me!!! As I said in the rating for #4, I love your swaps Irina and thank you so much for paying attention to tailor the PCs to my taste!! Many hugs...
Response: I'm very glad you're happy. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love your swaps Irina!! And this is my first one receiving from you. Thank you for a perfect PC, lighthouses are a huge fav for me and very close to my heart!!! â™¥â™¥
Edited: Irina, I got another postcard for this swap... I do not know if you sent 2 (to make sure, 1 at least would arrive) or if I am missing other swap. I hope not... Anyway, I love this one too!! IT is a pretty lighthouse in my favorite color!!! Thank you again and hugs!
Response: I'm glad my cards are arriving and you like them. I have more "used" lighthouses. ;) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great view of the Town Hall in Colombo! All the cranes in the background caught my eye, as my husband fixes them! :) Can't believe how many of them are in this photo! Thank you again!
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your great London card! Like you, I've been there twice and like yours, my second time there was last year :) I have to say, though, I'm not a huge fan of this city, it does have some nice places but all in all it's much too crowded and noisy for me. In fact, we only went there because my son loves London....
Response: I agree with your assessment about London. I wouldn't live there but it's totally worth visiting! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty shiny coins. The explanation you gave about the coins is very interesting. Thank you for the pretty postcard and tea, also. You made this a fabulous swap. Thanks again for everything - and - Super thanks for hosting this fab swap. Happy day to you.
Response: I'm very glad you're happy. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC of Sophia. For us in our young country of America it is hard to believe a city that is 7,000 years old! To us really old is like 300 years lol. I would love to visit Bulgaria some day :D
Response: I'm glad you like it. :) Thanks for the heart! You're very welcome to visit us here, you'll find a lot of ancient stuff - Thracian and Roman heritage and so on. ;)
Comment: I don't know what Largo it is, i will search it on google, but I saw there a Romanian Flag :) Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you like the card. :) Thanks for the heart! Largo is a broad boulevard, usually the main one in a city, that is a popular place for promenades. On our Largo there are located the buildings of the Presidency, the Parliament and the Council of Ministers so the flags are of the EU countries.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing card of The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest! I agree, the architecture is stunning!! I would love to visit it in person one day. Thank you so much, I also adore the stamps you chose, especially the moth!
Response: I'm glad you're happy. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Irina,
I'm very happy with your postcard of Belarus. On the background I see textile cloth. And as you probably know, I love postcards with textile on them. Beautiful!! All the best for the New Year.
Response: I'm glad you're happy! :) Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year's Eve!
Comment: Thank you for the colourful postcard of Shanghai. I was never in Asia. My daughters were. Eva was in Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, India and Japan. Marije was in China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Kazachstan.
Response: Such wonderful destinations! I envy them (with all good feelings, of course). :)
Comment: Thanks so much for your great map card - I really love it! And thanks for doing this swap with me in the first place :) Unfortunately I've never been to your country but would love to visit it, there are so many interesting places to see. I have been to a Bulgarian restaurant, though, and the food alone would make me want to visit Bulgaria :) I'm sure we'll meet again here...
Response: I'm glad you're happy with our swap. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I like this postcard showing the outline of Bulgaria and the colours of the Bulgarian flag. Thank you. I have put the postcard in my blog at:
Response: I'm very glad you like it, this is the first card of this kind I've sent. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you Irina for a wonderful postcard of the Dragallevtsi Monastery on the Vitosha Mountain. I like it a lot as I collect churches cathedrals monasteries etc. The postcard is now in my blog at
Please have a look when you have the time. Comments welcomed!!
Once again, thank you
Response: I'm very glad you're happy! :) Thanks for the heart! And congratz on your blog, keep up the good work. ;)
Comment: Irina, thank you for the amazing postcard! I couldn't imagine such a beautiful place like that being in ruins now either...so sad! The postage you used is beautiful as well! Thank you for everything! Best wishes to you.
Response: I'm glad you're happy ! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Irina, Thanks for the recycled pc with the lovely white flowers ~ I Love flowers, lilacs are blooming here, their fragrance is awesome. Great stamps on your card also. Take care & sending Best Wishes, Judy
Response: I'm glad my cards made you happy! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Again! Yes that is a great coincidence of getting my name twice in a row for this type of swap. Small world after all. Thanks so much, I really do love kids, they say the cutest things. Best Wishes, Judy
Response: Hey, I'm glad my card finally arrived and that you like it, yay! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: FINALLY! you deserve extra hearts for this! thank you for resending twice! :) i don't know why they didn't come through the first 2 times, but they did to my work address. blame the US postal service i guess. thanks so much! happy swapping!
Response: OMG Finally!!! *dances a happy dance with small jumps* :D I'm so glad you received them this time! Thanks for the heart and the patience.
Comment: Thanks for hosting such an interesting swap! And thanks for the beautiful photos, The Rotunda looks like a place I'd love to visit! I send put some church-pictures so hopefully they're to your liking :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for your postcard :)
Yes, I have been at Bulgaria, but only Sofia city so from your postcard I have recognized just St. Alexander church! I don't know from wich city you are, but at Sofia I went few times at restaurant name confetti. Oh, how I miss this! Coctails there amazing, if you haven't tried you really must :) Also it's nice that you listening same style of music :) Thank you again for your lovely card!
Response: Heh, I'm glad you like the card. :) I'm from Sofia and I like the ice-cream in Confetti very much so I guess I should try the cocktails too. I myself have been to Vilnius once. :)
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful church from France. I have never been there, but I had a friend who went to Paris years ago, and she loved it. She said she would move there. Hope all' s. Well with you.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: Dear Irina, Thanks for the maxicard of Umtata (now Mthatha). I have not had a postcard from that eastern part of South Africa, so it was very welcome. Hope you are keeping well and nice to have contact once again. Love, Jenny.
Response: Dear Jenny, I hope I've managed to make you happy with this unusual card. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the very cool PC! It took a long time to get here - I think it was delayed in the post office. It has a stamp saying that it was "received in damaged condition," but I don't see any damage at all!
Response: Wow, indeed it has travelled a lot! :) I'm glad it arrived to you and you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello neighbour!! Thanks so much for the postcards. Excellent choices!! I love all extras. I will make the recipe this weekend..i love everything with cheese. Monet is my favourite!!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!!
Response: Happy New Year to you too! I was hoping you'd enjoy the package. :))) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! The start of this year has really been nice (if being sick does not count :P), I hope it stays the same for the whole year :) Lots of happiness for this year to you too!
Response: I'm glad I made you happy! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: hello irina ~ thanks so very much for the precious vintage view of switzerland ... yes, especially dreamy to think of the delectable sweet chocolates! let's hope for many more travel opportunities, near or far + luscious desserts on our plate!!
Response: Yay, I'm very glad you like the card! :) Thanks for the heart. Happy New Year with lots of postcards, trips and sweets! ;)))
Comment: Love your card, Irina! Great choice for me, I love black & whites any time, and I'm collecting art museums!
Bulgaria to Canada in 13 days at this time of year is an amazingly good delivery time!
Response: Yay, I'm very glad you like it. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Great PC but I wish the light was better because the traditional dress of the various Indian tribes is truly spectacular. I lived in South Dakota, land of the Sioux Indian so am very familiar with that particular tribe although I have read extensively on other tribes in the US. Thanks for the great PC ~~
Response: Really? It's amazing! I'm very envious because I want to see the Native tribes myself too. I've grown up with book about the Native Americans but never seen them for real. Wish me luck! :) I'm glad you liked the card and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Irina, Yes, it has been a while! Thank you for all of the wonderful postcards. I appreciate you sending according to my profile likes. A big thank you for translating the recipes into English, too. The scenes on the Bulgarian postcards are beautiful. Thanks again and best wishes, Jenny. :)
Response: Wow, they arrived fast! I'm very glad you like them! If you manage to prepare a pitka, I'll be glad to come over for dinner as I can't prepare this wonderful thing myself. :) And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. It's ok I really love most dog breeds and mutts. Yeah dachshunds are adorable though. The PC must have had a rough trip because it looks like it was soaked (maybe caught in the rain somehow) and discolored. I will still keep it in my collection though :)
Response: Oh my, poor postcard! Such things indeed happen from time to time. Thanks for the heart and cheers to the dachshunds! :)
Comment: Omg! Thank you for the amazing touristy cards! I just love them and the map is really great! It's my first one, by the way haha. I was so excited to receive such a big envelope! Thank you :)! You're one of the best partners someone can get here on swapbot.
Comment: Thank you for post card of your country. I am so so interested to learn more and also be a pen pal. I don't know if you like this but I would like to write to you and swap things.Please let me know. I would like this. thank you, I am native Mohawk on my reservation. I grew up in culture and english 2nd language
Response: I'm glad you like it! :) Thanks for the heart! I'll PM you about the other things you said.
Comment: Wow! It's an amazing postcard! Thank you so much for sending it to me. It ended up arriving today although you sent them on exactly the same day! haha, the wonders of the postoffice here in Germany. I'm really happy I got you as one of my partners because you always send such great touristy postcards!
Response: Wow, indeed the wonders of the post offices. :))) I'm glad I made you happy. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow, is my list really that hard to fulfill? :o I thought black and white postcard, at least, would be something easy to find everywhere... even in museums they sell those (here, and in the countries I've been to). Anyway, thanks for the postcard and have a great week! :)
Response: B&W vintage touristy only. Everything non-touristy is folded cards. I was lucky to find ONE place where imported cards are sold at a price twice and more of the usual one... I'm still trying to make my partners happy though... I hope you liked your card! :)
Comment: I love your photos, I don't know what you're talking about, they certainly look professional. I most like the seal, he looks so proper perched like that. And of course it is so neat that you were able to see the chinchilla amongst the rocks. The caterpillar is so cool as well, we have some similar in FL, it's neat to see what animals are the same around the world.
Response: I'm so glad you like my pics! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Lovely countries! By the way, I haven't heard about Rapa Nui before hehe maybe I should check it out :3 and there's Indonesia on your list! Only about 3 hours away to go to Borobudur temple from here though :3
Response: I'm glad you liked my list. I've got beautiful cards of your country. They made me want to go and visit. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for hosting the swap! It's a great idea and I hope to see more swaps that invovle photography in the future :). You mentioned in your email a film that was filmed in the "The God's Eyes" place featured on your picture. Which film was that?
Response: I'm very glad you like my swap! Thanks for the heart! :) It's my second photography swap. Last night I created 2 new ones, you may check them out if you want. The film is translated in English like "Time of Parting". It's something I could never forget. It's based on a book with the same name but the film is even better than the book.
Comment: Thank you, Irina, for your card which arrived today. I spent some time in Sofia many years ago, living with a friend from an acrobatic troupe. We traveled briefly with the Bulgarian Circus. Yours is my first card from Bulgaria & it brings back warm memories. best wishes, Linda
Response: I'm glad you like the card and it brought you some nice memories. This is priceless. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Zdravey! Merci for the awesome postcard, I love it! Thank you for choosing it for me :) Do you celebrate/wear Martenitsa yourself? Seen any storks in Bulgaria yet? In Lithuania storks too symbolize coming spring, haven't seen any storks this year yet...
Response: Hello! :) I'm very glad you like the postcard. Thanks for the heart! Yes, we do celebrate the Baba Marta festival and we wear martenitsas. I wore mine the whole March. I haven't see a stork because I live in a city but I believe some can be seen in the country.
Comment: Dear Irina, How nice to have you for my partner. Thanks for the very cute puppy card. You are right - I do like it very much, thanks. The Banitsa recipe sounds delicious, will have to try it soon. Best wishes, from Jenny.
Response: Always my pleasure to make you happy. :) I'm glad you like the card. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this most amazing postcard, Irina, I totally love it! To be honest, since I can't even read printed cyrillic very well, this was too difficult for me. I'm afraid, I can't report great success :-( However, I have a friend who knows some Russian, so she'll be able to read the card for me and then I can start looking up words. Bear with me, I'll inform you on my progress, haha. :D Thanks a bunch, though! (Actually, this card got to me a week ago, but I didn#t want to rate without telling you that I understood it. Anyhow, I didn't want to let you wait that long;))
Response: Haha, don't worry, I know what my hand-writing looks like :P If your Russian friend doesn't manage to decipher it, I'll send you the printed version. Thanks for the heart, I'm glad you liked the postcard. :)
Comment: What a beautiful card and note. I wonder where it has been all this time, it was postmarked in plenty of time.
Response: Oh my!!! I just checked this swap. I mailed the card on 6 October 2012! Did it travel on foot?! This is my all times record so far!!! You must have the patience of a saint! :D Thanks for the heart! :)))
Comment: hello irina, thank you for it,its my first time receiving from bulgaria :) its would be nicer if you write little about you(its written on swap-its one of the rules of this swap) anyway thank you again
Response: Hello :) I hope you like the postcard. I'm sorry I just don't like writing about myself on my postcards. Please don't hold it against me. :)
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful postcard. It's really late though. This swap was back in December & it's February. I am assuming that mail runs poorly when it's International, so I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt on the lateness of it.
Response: Hey :) My card arrived just in time as my mail to the USA usually takes 2-3 months to arrive. :) Is there a postmark with the date it was sent? Anyway, I'm glad you like the card and thanks for your patience! :)
Comment: WOW! What a beautiful postcard you sent to me! Thank you so much! Usually I give no heart for PC swaps, only if the PC is a special one for my collection :-) When I was about 10 years old, my granny, my mom and I visited your wonderful country for summer holidays! I can remember all the donkeys :-) I think this was the time I fell in love with this amazing animals :-)
Response: Wow! :) I'm very glad you had some nice emotions. That's what I like about swap-bot. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards -- they finally arrived yesterday! Sometimes I think the mailman must be carrying the mail all the way on foot! They are really nice, so I am glad they finally got here. Happy swapping!
Response: Hey, I'm very glad the waiting was worth it and you like your cards! :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love it!!! Thanks so much dear you made my day!!! I left you a comment on your swap-bot wall!!! That is the best card I everrrr received....I am the heavy metal junkie....my kids hate it, they say can we turn the station? and joke me with the screaming...lol!!! ROCK ON! \m/
Response: Wow! :) I'm very glad you liked the card. I love to see comments like these, they make me feel good. :) Thanks for the heart. \m/