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thelocalman

thelocalman
Date Joined: January 3, 2018
Last Online: September 19, 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 :) 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 :)

-> 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 event get the stamps from envelopes despite the damage as I try to collect as much as possible from any country. Any stamps would be much appreciated from me and will guarantee you a heart rating

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, Bojack Horseman 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

-> Please take into consideration that the following are not all things that I would like to receive or expect to. Some indeed are but with this section I'm trying to cover all of my likes and interests that I haven't in the other sections. Thank you for reading!

  • 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 - Despite not having to use any stationary for work or study (at least not that much) I constantly buy more notebooks, pens, markers etc. It's a weird obsession, I know, but I can't help it.

  • Stickers - They are never enough even when I have a lot. I love sending/receiving stickers and also 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, any kind!

  • 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. Recently I got into a couple of washi samples swaps and I like it a lot.

  • Photos - I like receiving and sending photos. Recently I got an Instax camera and I'm still very excited about it! Usually I take photos with it or with my phone. I'm not good at it at all but I still enjoy 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 traditional recipes from Bulgaria, they're quite unique.

  • 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 (lol). 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. Unforunately, seeds are not permitted to be send from Bulgaria. I got 2 envelopes returned to me , ripped apart because there were seeds in them. Please keep that in mind if you wish to make a private swap with me for seeds. I wish I could send you some but I can't.

  • Patches, Pins and Badges - I started putting them on my backpack that I use to travel with. I collect patches from different countries which I put on the backpack.

  • My favourite colours are: dark red (bordeaux), 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 recipes, photos, postcards, bookmarks, book recommendations etc.

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.

Dislikes

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 .

  • I don't like forest fruits tea and I'm not a fan of the Chai tea.

Ratings

Mark63 rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for another interesting PC. :-)
zurdoswifey rated for Quick Swap - Your Choice on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for everything...the presentation was very nice and held everything together nicely so nothing arrived one little bit bent or destroyed...Thanks again for a very nice swap
Response: You're most welcome, I'm glad you liked it ^^
MCGalaxy rated for Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration on Sep 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the decorations
MrsKytes rated for Random Wikipedia Article swap-r.3 on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: That first article described an interesting movie from the 30s. I might have to check it out! Thanx for sharing. :)
draco rated for Random Wikipedia Article swap-r.3 on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the great articles
Pei04 rated for Random Wikipedia Article swap-r.3 on Sep 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your links :)
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Comment: Thanks for the links, they were interesting articles, and it's nice to learn something new.
astrodogg rated for Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! ❤
bluecrayons rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 9, 2018
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nancylee rated for Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration on Sep 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the autumn images we are having a rainy day here too!
itsnobody rated for Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration on Sep 9, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the pretty profile decoration
turtlelove84 rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 9, 2018
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Comment: I adore Totoro so big thanks for the profile love....happy swapping.
NannaBanana rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Autumn5 rated for Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! These are beautiful :)
Autumn5 rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you! :)
duckymorgan rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: I love the Lilo and Stitch picture! Thank you! I will respond to your message tomorrow :)
Response: Thanks! ^^
nannydino rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #24 on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nikola thank youfor the Star Wars Pc and the awesome selection of postage stamps. I am a fan of the first three Star Wars movies, think 1970's. My favorite sci-fi movie? Starman 1984 movie not tv series with Jeff Bridges. And Close Encounters of the Third Kind :) lol I'm old haha...peace love light
Response: I'm very happy you liked the postcard and stamps! I've seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind and it was greet. But I will make sure to check Starman, especially as it's by John Caprenter :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
kclicquot rated for What's on the Menu? on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Nikola. . . It's true, these would have been understood if they were in English, or had pictures, but they're still very interesting.
Response: Thank you for the rating! Indeed it would have been better with pictures or translation, unfornately I couldn't find any. However, my search will continue as I'm sure some can be found :) If I manage to find any I will send you to check them out!
Xtina4always rated for Reading Challenge 2018-August on Sep 5, 2018
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Response: Thank for the rating and again sorry for the late entry. Seems I should check more of Neil Simon :)
Sophie1002 rated for Simple Washi Swap! on Aug 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super pretty decorated envelope. I love all the washis you sent me so much! I must say my favourite is either the sea one, or the black one with stars. Thank you <3
Response: You're most welcome ^^ I'm happy that you liked the washi and envelope, I put some care in both and it's great that you appreciated it :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

susieq11 on Sep 19, 2018:

Hi Nikola!! I received your Sofia postcard today for PTG: naked postcard tag! I love it and the stamps! I hope you’re doing well too. We are enjoying these last hot days of summer here. : )

MCGalaxy on Sep 13, 2018:

I think I missed you when I posted these the other day Again I’m so sorry if I missed you.

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 10, 2018:

THANK YOU
Thank you for joining Canine Shrine! My Radin and I are pawsitively thrilled to have you! :)

Barks and woofs,
Radin & Amy

nancylee on Sep 9, 2018:

Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration

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astrodogg on Sep 9, 2018:

Swap: Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration

Mail Deadline: Sep 10, 2018

ID: astrodogg

Enjoy!

~Paola

liucyt on Sep 8, 2018:

Profile Love - September <3

You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don't let others make you forget that!! <3

KRPW1181 on Sep 6, 2018:

Profile Love - September from KRPW1181

dog reading

itsnobody on Sep 4, 2018:

swap: Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration
from: Rosi Direkova (itsnobody)

Happyautumn

apples

deer

MIVA on Sep 4, 2018:

Profile Love September <3

May the force be with you, Nikola!

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Autumn5 on Sep 3, 2018:

Fall/Autumn Profile Decoration

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