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autodidakt, Lithuania
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About Kristina...

Hi, I am glad you've opened my profile!

A short summary after the border of 1 000 cards was crossed: Now, I can consider expired cards as a training - developing patience and "letting things go".

As you can see I live in Vilnius, the capital city of a small country, which language is excitingly ancient and really hard for foreigners. I am a freelance, translating fiction and nonfiction, movies, theater pieces and some other mostly cultural and educational stuff, enjoy good (early, world, classical, soul…) music, cooking, traveling, just to mention some things... Postcards do belong to my favorite things for a pretty long time - since I was I child. Chocolate is my special and intense interest in the last few years. And, yes, your guess was right, two cats generously allow me to take care of them :).

Cats - I especially love "greetings from..." cards with a cat on them and, otherwise, do appreciate artwork,
chocolate and cacao,
herbs and spices,
cooks, pattiseurs, chocolatiers, winemakers,
traditional/national dishes (with or without recipes),
bread, pastry, baking,
wines or local drinks,
just foods,
anything related to kitchen,
are my preferences.
Markets,
crops and harvests (olive, pomegranate, rice, tea, cacao, pumpkin, lavender fields, vineyards and so on...) are very fascinating, as well.
I love greetings from islands!!! Cards depicting local shells do also make me happy.

A postcard featuring cacao flower is my greatest dream!!!
Should you be from the "cacao belt" (20° above and below the equator) or travel the countries where cacao grows, you can make me extremely happy by sending any cacao/cocoa related card and I will be glad to send you a thank-you-card.
I also do appreciate cards featuring nature (plants, landscapes) from cacao countries - I'd love to get greetings from (just for instance) Maracaibo (Venesuela), Esmeraldas (Ecuador), Bahia (Brasil), Jember (East Highlands, Java) Davao (Philippines), São Tomé... Unfortunately these spots are rather underrepresented at postcrossing.

I consider myself as not picky but there are only a few multiview cards capable to excite me...(nouvelles images and alike are a welcome exception). Just a hint for choosing: prefer a close up for a general view, nature for urban view, insider look for just a view ... and take what you like yourself.

Being a curious person I read senders profiles,so better tell me about your chocolate experiences or chocolaty moments of your life, or write what is your favorite tea.

I don't divide received cards in favorites and others, so my favorites include interesting and nice cards I've noticed, but haven't' received yet.

Looking forward to getting snail mail from you.

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