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akm, United States of America


(or Alyssa) is a member in United States of America . She has been a member for over 3 years (1,124 days).
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Lat: 19.44, Lon: -155.23 | Google Maps

About Alyssa...

Aloha from Hawai'i!

My favorite things to do are spend time with my dog, watch movies (especially horror, documentaries, and period pieces), listen to music, read (mostly history, politics, horror, and crime), and learn about everything and every place. I am also interested in history (my BA degree is in history with a concentration in modern European military studies), the paranormal, mythology and legends, and medicinal plants. Also, I absolutely love animals. I’m not a fan of zoos, aquariums, circuses, and other places that animals are confined for entertainment, but I am very interested in rescues, sanctuaries, refuges, and other places where people work hard to protect and/or rehabilitate animals.

I would be very happy to receive a card showing something of ***your country*** (the country you are sending from) such as views, history, politics, wild animals, military, warrior culture, spooky or haunted places, mythology, culture, folktales, traditional things, fortresses, ruins, castles, old cities, archaeological sites, etc., or anything else about your country that you’d like to share. It also might be interesting to receive a card showing one of your country’s horror movies or animal sanctuaries.

No envelope, please. I much prefer to receive postcards in their traditional form (without envelope) even if it means they do not stay in perfect condition.

**Special Wishes**
If you have any cards of these subjects and would like to send it, that would be great! But, of course, it is not expected.
RUSSIA: The woodland spirit Leshiy; Andrew Tarusov’s Women Heroes of the Soviet Union; Viktor Korolkov; Lia Selina witches
CAUCASUS/CENTRAL ASIA (including Russia): Caucasian or Central Asian Shepherd Dog (Ovcharka/овчарка)
IRELAND: A card sent with a Bram Stoker stamp
GERMANY: Dachshund, German Shepherd (Schäferhund), Rottweiler
TURKEY: Kangal dog
JAPAN: Tosa dog

Please don't worry if you don't have a card of these subjects. I greatly appreciate any card you send because you have taken the time to send it to me and because I get to learn something about you and/or your country.

Here's my collection of received cards:

Please feel free to write anything and everything you wish. If you’re looking for ideas, perhaps you could write about where you live, the picture on the card, your culture, your country's history, your thoughts on social/political issues (don't worry about offending me; I want to learn and won't judge you for your beliefs), or recommendations on books or movies made in your country.

Please note:
-It might take me a while to respond to swap requests. Thank you for your patience.
-Sorry, no multiple-cards-in-an-envelope swaps or anything other than postcards (no banknotes, unused stamps, etc.).
-Please be prepared to send first. I really enjoy sending cards, but I don't like to be disappointed by dishonest people.