My avatar is my portrait by my boyfriend.
I'm Alina, originally from Petrozavodsk, Karelia (North West of Russia). Now I'm doing my Bachelor degree studies in International Business at the local Finnish university in Kuopio. I am an active, easy-going & energetic person who enjoys art, film photography, travelling, languages, reading, painting, music, films, history, yoga, fashion, cooking tasty and healthy food, nature, people, cultures & so on! I reckon it's just fantastic to swap postcards throughout the world! I'm dreaming of visiting as many places in the world as possible. What I like most is that thanks to Postcrossing I'm able to meet new people around the globe, touch cards, hold them in my hands, examine the hand-writing, just admire them and it's all real, nothing like emails. Since that moment when people started using emails instead of letters by post, we've lost that charm of personal contact. So I'm eager to restore it.
I'll be really satisfied with any postcard you wish to send me, but I'll be far happier with:
vintage (either people or simply views)
Van Gogh's paintings
really impressive views of your country
unusual shots of real life
beautiful paintings (especially impressionism)
sth in glorious pleasant colours
old-fashioned pictures of your town
pictures taken on film
romantic scenes from the past
mysterious deep forest
railway stations (preferably black-and-white)
deer, lamas, sheep, pandas, elks, tigers, seals
old trams & trains
Users from Japan - Katsushika Hokusai "The Great Wave at Kanagawa"
To get some idea just have a look at my faves!
PLEASE NO MULTI-VIEW CARDS! NO ENVELOPES!
In a word, something breathtaking, unique, bright and terribly beautiful will work for me! Sorry for being picky ;)
Please I am NOT so keen on:
too "cute" pictures
And why don't you fill your awesome postcard (I'm sure it is!) you're going to mail me with some fabulous stamps (I always pay a lot of attention to them), interesting and touching text and your love?:)
I adooore reading long messages! You can write me whatever you want, but please more than just a few lines... I'd also like all the descriptions of your town or area where you live. I'm eager to learn more about who you are, your interests, your plans for the near future, your dreams, your lifestyle...and what makes you particularly happy. I'll be pleased to read something in your native language. I'd also ask you to put the date on the postcard.
After all, I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful project! I like receiving postcards as much as sending ones! Meeting new people is great!
Can't wait to get all your heartwarming cards! :)