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thelocalman

thelocalman
Date Joined: January 3, 2018
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: March 16
Country: Bulgaria

About Me

Hello friends! My name is Nikola and I live in Sofia, Bulgaria.

I first discovered swap-bot back in 2018. Since then I've been sending and receiving all sorts of mail from all over the world. I've created friendships and shared wonderful stories with some of the users of this platform. It's truly the best place to exchange mail and I'm happy to be part of this community.

I'm also on Reddit Exchanges, sendsomething.net, and Postcrossing.

I share this hobby with my girlfriend, her account on swap-bot is: @itsnobody

Post Information

Mail from Bulgaria takes some time. For Europe it is around 1-2 weeks. Overseas it can take from 1-3 months depending on the season. I try to send most of my mail with a tracking number if it's to North America.

For these reasons, PLEASE, let me know before you rate me for not receiving something. I can resend as I have numerous times before. For me, it is important that you receive my mail even if I try 5 times to send you a postcard.

Wondering What to Send?

• Letters – long or short, I'll read them. Please write down the date. If you're not from an English-speaking country please write something in your language with translation, favorite quote from a book/movie/song. Please tell me about your culture, customs, history, a favorite story from your hometown, city, village, or country. I would love to learn.

• Postcards – naked and stamped, regular-sized if possible. I like postcards from your home town/city/country. If you have from the collection “Greetings from…” I would love to receive one. Also, postcards that have maps, flags, and coats of arms on them, history-related, movies, or tv shows.

• Flat goodies – photos, stamps, address labels, recipes from your home town/country, small maps, sheets from a book, flyers, tickets, old currency, washi tape samples, cards, drawings.

• Non-flat goodies – books/comic books, big maps, food/snacks, coffee/hot chocolate, spices, patches, souvenirs, little figures/toys, tote bags.

Don't Send:

• Blank postcards – if possible.

• Stickers – except hand-made, these I appreciate.

• Stationary – no notebooks, pens, etc.

• Tea – except if it's from your home town.

• Letter sets, blank note cards, ephemera.

Interests & Likes

  • History, politics, international relations, foreign cultures, and customs, traveling, tourism

  • Movies: Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Denis Villeneuve, Matt Reeves. Star Wars, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Memento, Mad Max, The Hateful Eight, Taxi Driver, Saving Private Ryan, The Revenant, Black Hawk Down, Blade Runner 2049, Dune

  • TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, The Mandalorian, Ozark, The Wire.

  • Books: sci-fi, historical, fiction, philosophy. Isaac Asimov, George Orwell, Iain M. Banks. Foundation, Dune, Metro 2033, The Stars My Destination, 1984, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Roadside Picnic, Inversions, The Stranger

  • Comic Books: Watchmen, Persepolis, The Dark Knight Returns, Maus, Sex Criminals

  • Video Games: all Fallout games, Mass Effect, Total War, Minecraft, Hearthstone, Warcraft 3, DOOM, God of War, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, GTA San Andreas, GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption 2, League of Legends, The Witcher 3

  • Other: board games, dogs and cats, lime, coconut, cinnamon, curry, dark red (Bordeaux), dark green, navy blue, purple, and black.

  • Dislikes: brocade or small things that make a mess when I open the envelope

Flakers and Non-Raters

@cqueen4 didn't rate me for My Playlist in July 2018

@LizH flaked me on Penpals January 2019 - International - Angeled by @Sandy1969 thank you so much!

Ratings

vivi2912 rated for PIE: Animal postcard Swap on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card! It’s so funny because my company has also a location in Groningen, I work there once a month 😃
suepier rated for Naked Map PC From Your Country #16 on Oct 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great map postcard from Bulgaria. It is such a treat to get a pc from a different country out of the USA.
photovivie rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #6 on Sep 29, 2021
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Comment: This card had a very long journey, but it was worth the wait. Thanks for the beautiful card!! And thank you for the book recommendation!
craftynut rated for Sender's Choice - Naked Map PC #3 on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous map postcard.
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Comment: Thank you very much for this card!
Catt007 rated for PIE: International Cat Day on Sep 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. We have 1 Cat, maybe one day we'll have a big enough home for a Dog as well. 😸
Drachenfrau rated for What Are You Reading July '21 on Sep 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your recommendation, Nikola! 🤗
MissMinaPT rated for Long Letter Penpal International on Sep 1, 2021
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Comment: Dear Nikolai, it was so wonderful to read your letter! Thank you for such a great piece of good old school penpalling 🤗
inkspellonyou rated for PIE: Useless PC swap! #3 on Sep 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I kinda think it’s funny, and I really appreciate the mushroom stamps. I love mushrooms ❤️
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Comment: Love the postcard, thank you. It is the first postcard I have ever received from Bulgaria.
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Comment: Thanks for resending! I love that quote! Thanks so much for joining!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter 😍 I would love to keep exchanging letter 😊 I will work on yours this weekend 😊 have lovely day 🌷
Cellolady rated for BEVERAGE Postcard on Aug 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! No, I do not drink alcohol. Cool pc.
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Comment: Thanks for sharing.
jeka396 rated for Ugly PC Swap #31 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Nice one! This is probably the ugliest postcard to have ever come out of Hawaii! I bet the water park is a lot more exciting in person :). I don’t know if I could pick my #1 (worst) ugly card, but I still have some doozies in my collection to send out!
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Comment: Thank you for your letter! I will reply soon! 😊
dreamlady66 rated for PIE: Monthly swap - May on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Yeah, it's finally there and I do like it - many thanks dear! Update: I had to delete the mistakes :)
Response: Happy to hear it ^^
Johanna51 rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #5 on Jun 26, 2021
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Comment: Lovely postcard. Thank you very much.
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Comment: Thank you for your letter.
Kbrewste09 rated for CS: mental health penpals on Jun 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and for sharing your story!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 190 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
198 235 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
16 151 31 0
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Comments

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas

Christmas

marliese on Nov 14, 2019:

Dear Nikola,

Thank you so much for your fun letter! I hope you can find a nice Master's programme - how cool would it be if you could study in the Netherlands. I will write back to you soon.

susieq11 on Aug 26, 2019:

Got the PTG Sender’s choice postcard tag today! Thank you for the Sofia multiview. And I hope my mail finds you soon too!!! : )

tcornell on Jul 23, 2019:

I received you mail tag answers and the Jetoy PC and stamps too- thank you for all of this! I will write you back soon! ~Tracy

susieq11 on Jul 8, 2019:

Finally sending you mail tomorrow!!!!! : D

mgallardo68 on May 26, 2019:

Thank you dear @thelocalman for my IFM-March WTA prize! I loved everything. A special thank you for using real stamps! I keep them! ♥

xninolax on May 25, 2019:

Thank you ever so much for the super pretty GOT postcard with Daenerys and the dragons for the IFM Postcard Tag (February). I love it!

Singske on Apr 26, 2019:

Your letter arrived yesterday. It was a pleasure to read. Love your letterpaper! 😍 The restaurant you’ve been to in Brussels is called “Amadeus” I think. In Antwerp we also have one like that. Great ribs... Also thanks for the extra’s and pc’s! Just keep an eye on your mailbox, Iwill send something in return. Have a great weekend!⭐️⭐️⭐️

susieq11 on Apr 22, 2019:

I got your mail today!!!!!!! : ) Totally made my day!! Thanks for everything and I’ll be in touch soon!!!!

TexyDeb on Apr 14, 2019:

Hello! I hope you have a lovely day. We have many people from your country here. I wish I could send you some seeds from the Santorinian tomatoes. They are truly AMAZING. I hope you get many wonderful postcards. I enjoyed reading your profile. be well

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