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Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: December 27, 2016
Birthday: August 3, 1992
Country: Turkey
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About Me

Hello! My name is Hikmet (or Hiko if you want :) ), I'm 23 years old. I'm living in Istanbul, Turkey. I was born in Paris, France in 1992. Then 1 year later we came in Turkey. I have two nationalities: French and Turkish. I can speak French, Turkish, English and Spanish.

(I apologize in advance for my english).

I studied French Literature in Galatasaray University (one of the most prestigious and notable universities in Turkey), then I did my master on Marketing & Communication in the same university. Now, I'm in the communication business.

I'm living in the center of Istanbul (Istanbul is a transcontinental city and is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economical, cultural, and historical center).


I'm living with my pets - they are my babies - one dog named Ruby (labrador) and one cat named Benek (found in the street). I love to spend time with them (they are too precious). My family is living in Istanbul also, I have one brother studying in France.

I like to spend time in the kitchen, I like cooking, baking and also EATÄ°NG! I enjoy creating different tastes and tasting different foods.

I love to travel, to discover different countries and also different cultures. I'm always very interested to learn more about everything! I'm watching a lot of documentary.

I traveled to: Holland, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, India (all I remember)

I would love to travel to Australia 💕

I love making things for other people or help them, that's why I joined Swap-bot. I enjoy to meet, to socialize and to know about new people.

If you don´t receive a swap, please write me before you rate!

Ps: From Turkey to Europe: I guess it tooks 2-3 weeks. From Turkey to US: I guess it tooks more than 3 weeks, so please be patient. But if you think there is a problem please contact me I will gladly help you :)

Favorite Television

I'm not watching Tv a lot at home. I rather prefer to watch TV series over the internet.

I watched (!there's a lot!): American Horror Story, Supernatural, Friends, Suits, Criminal Minds, Game of Thrones, Flash, Arrow, Daredevil, Once Upon a Time, Under The Dome, Breaking Bad, Pretty Little Liars, Sherlock, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Grimm, True Detective, Californication, Hannibal, True Blood, Glee, The Mentalist, Fringe, Skins, Rizzoli & Isles, Lie To Me..and it goes like that :)

☆☆☆☆☆ My top 5: Supernatural, American Horror Story, House M.D., Friends....And still waiting for 5th!

Favorite Movies

I love Tim Burton movies! I am a fan of his mind. I am a huge fan of Helena Bonham Carter and also Johnny Depp. I like to watch Almodovar's and Iñaritu's movies also.

My favourite movies are: Lord of The Rings, Sin City, The Prestige, Interstellar, Intouchables, Inception, Best Offer, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, La Piel Que Habito, The Imitation Game...

Favorite Books

I love to read since I learned to read :P I am mostly interested into novels. I love reading classics - Turkish and International authors - and detective novels. I am mostly reading in turkish - just few in english and in french. I like reading Stephen King books..

Love / Hate List


♥♥♥ I love Snoopy! ♥♥♥

I like everything about Snoopy. One day I want to give a name one of my dog Ruby's baby Snoopy.

  • My favourite colours are Red, Black, Pink, White, Gold and Blue. I don't hate but I do not prefer colours like Brown, Orange and Yellow.


  • Tea: I LOVE fruit teas! Especially red fruits! I like also black tea and espacially Earl Grey tea (You can find just a few people who does not drink black tea in Turkey) Please if you want to send me black tea it must be with another flavour because Turkey is a black tea country and I prefer to taste different flavours.

  • Fruit tea: I prefer red fruits like strawberry and raspberry but I am also open to any other flavor! Ps: I love Red Raspberry from Bigelow.


  • Chocolate: White, Milky and Dark, I love all type of chocolates! My favourite flavors are red fruits, caramel, vanillia... I like also crunchy chocolates. I hate cinnamon and raisin in chocolate (But my dad loves raisin chocolate so maybe I can give to him). I love to taste any kind of chocolate who does not exist in my country. (You can just ask me before sending :) )

  • Flavors: I also love caramel, vanillia and red fruits as a flavor in any food or drinks.

  • Flowers: Camomille and gerbera

  • Tree: I love palm trees! They make me happy :)

  • Candy/ Snack: I am a real junk food person. The only flavor that I do not prefer is apple. Oh I hate also barbecue flavor, licorice and cinnamon. I prefer "sweet" but I can try anything else also. I would love to taste local snacks.

  • Candles: I like every type of candles! Except flower scented candles. I prefer fruit scented.

    I don't like things flower scented. Especially Rose scented.

  • Bookmarks: Any type of bookmarks are welcomed (handmade or other). Except promotional bookmarks. I love different/cute bookmarks with an historical monument or whatsoever. For example I have a beautiful bookmark of La Sagrada Familia from Spain (I bought it when I went to Barcelona 3 or 4 years ago).

  • Stickers and Washi: I love stickers, especially with a quote ones. I like stickers with pretty hearts, smileys etc.. I use stickers for all my swaps to beautify them. I'm not sure if in Turkey we have washi tapes. When I was like 10 I had one but I don't know if it was from Turkey. So, I love them and I'll be happy to receive washi tapes with cute designs.

    I would love to recieve things only can be found in your country - regional things. ♡

  • I don't like kawaii, anime, manga, Diddle or anything childlike (Except Snoopy! Oh and Eeyore).

  • I dislike owls and dragons.
  • Don't prefer camomile flavor.
  • I hate also liquorice and cinnamon.
  • Don't prefer also religious items.

I will add more love/hate things later as it comes in my mind

You can always ask me what I like/hate before sending a swap.


sammieianime rated for Precious Pen Pal Letters May 16 on Jun 28, 2016
Comment: thank you for the great letters! I will be writing back shortly. hugs
viza rated for Newbie Month of Tea #2 on Jun 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for great variety of teas and extras for my daughter! I like your teas and we have to do private tea swap in future:)!
macagropuppy26 rated for Key Chain - May on Jun 8, 2016
Comment: Thank keychain, beautiful coins I had not in my collection
imaisha rated for i love tea and reading on Jun 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful teas which are all new to me (had tried the apple one and like it), interesting and very great quality postcards, cute bookmark and extra coffee ☕ The stamps are pretty too! 💝 I love everything! :D
Rebeccaturner2016 rated for Snack Swap on Jun 6, 2016
Comment: Lush and amazing package. The chocolate panda was amazing and my hamster buttons agrees too and wanted more.
newsong rated for Private Big Tea Swap on May 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the extra teabags! I hope you received my package soon too!
sunrising42 rated for Box of Tea Swap on May 25, 2016
newrule rated for Key Chain - May on May 25, 2016
Comment: Awesome keychain! Loved it! Thanks so much. And thanks too for the teabags!!
ema819 rated for <3 Chocolate Lover's Swap!! <3 #2 on May 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful chocolate! ^_^
kacka rated for Box of Tea Swap on May 20, 2016
Comment: thank you for a great selection of tea:))
thedailyapril rated for Tiny tea bag swap â„–3 on May 19, 2016
ruthann46 rated for i love tea and reading on May 18, 2016
Comment: Hiko, Thank you! You sent extra and I appreciate that. I can't wait to try the tea! Ruth
kacka rated for <3 Chocolate Lover's Swap!! <3 on May 14, 2016
Comment: oh, thank you for lovely assortment. You have super size available so that i could have more different flavours to taste, thank you, i have just tried some of the pistaccio:). Write me what do you like i would love to write you back
emilynhr rated for *Souvenir Magnet swap (>^.^)>* #9 on May 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the magnet and extras!
Comment: Thanks, really nice postcards! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating! Happy swapping! ❤️
Zindelo rated for Tiny tea bag swap â„–3 on May 11, 2016
Comment: These teas look interesting, I'm excited to try them! Also, your handwriting is gorgeous and your cute envelope made me smile. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart and your lovely comment! ❤️
Arhel rated for Private: Big Chocolate and Tea Swap on May 11, 2016
Comment: WOW!!! Thank you for re-sending this although you didn't have to (as it was clearly the postal service who messed up), and for choosing wonderful chocolates! I love them! :D This is so nice of you, it absolutely made my day! (old message) Unfortunately, I just received a "mail body bag" - it just contained 5 tea bags, your letter and an apology from German mail services. Looks like your original envelope was completely destroyed. Of course, this is not your fault - and the remaining teas are nice. It's obvious you chose them carefully! :) So, thank you!
Response: Ooh no, I'm so sorry about it really. I will resend your chocolates tomorrow. I'm truely sorry :(( and thank you so much for your understanding. The problem is that the envelope was opened and the chocolates fall down? :((
Comment: Your English is great! Thanks so much for some fun new teas to try out! I'm excited for the fruit tea and for the different green teas.
Response: Thank you so much❤️ Enjoy your teas! Happy swapping :) Thanks again for your lovely rating.
nationalparks rated for Newbie - Photograph on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much Hikmet. You are so generous and I cannot wait to try my tea! I have never been to Istanbul but I have visited Alanya in 2012. Your photos are beautiful, what a fun swap! Xoxoxoxox
Response: I wanted to put more and more photos, it's never enough :) I hope you'll like the tea and come visit to Turkey!
cajiky rated for week of tea nr.17 on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: Thanks for nice tea.
Response: Thank you for the rating! ❤️

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ema819 on Apr 12, 2016:

Just got your mail :) I would like to thank you for chewing gum. I really like the one from Turkey. Have a great day:)

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