🙋 Hi, I'm Niklas, 28 years old. I'm from Essen, that's in the Ruhr region in the west of Germany. I moved here from my beautiful hometown on the romantic river Rhine to study English and French in teacher training - actually, I have just started working in my first proper job.
I've been in some stress in the last couple of months due to work, which is why I have been inactive for quite some time. But I'd love to give Postcrossing a new chance and I'd like to publicly apologise for any postcard that might have remained unregistered - but certainly not unnoticed!
As you might have noticed, I love languages and am constantly exploring new ones apart from the ones I learnt at home: German and German Sign Language, as my parents are both deaf - which may be why I have been sending holiday postcards home all my life rather than making lame phone calls ;).
When I'm not on linguistic journeys, I like reading, travelling (especially by train, but road trips are nice as well), hiking/trekking/camping combined with geocaching, swimming, cycling, photography and - last, but not least - cooking (if I find the time).
📯 For those wanting to do me a favour - I prefer postcards with a single, good-quality photo/drawing over those crammed full of tiny pictures - less is more, so, if you can, please avoid postcards with a lot of "ornate" text on their front:
* unusual, creative views of your hometown / country
* drawings/neat photos that refer to my hobbies (or yours? :)
* comics/sketches/cartoons (as long as they are in a language I understand)
* son of a cartographer, I also like cards with interesting maps and/or navigation equipment
* anything mail-related (stamps, mailboxes, letterboxes, postal workers...)
* anything in the style of the cards that I picked as my favourites
...I'm happy about every postcard in my mailbox, though :)
I try to use stamps that are unusual and different from the ones you usually get at the post office. Unfortunately, I have to order most of them online here in Germany - from the philately service of Deutsche Post. So if you can - choose an unusual stamp for me, too :)
You can write about whatever you want - tell me about what you did the day you sent your card or what is special about your region. Or just tell me more about what is pictured on the front of the card and why you chose it for me!
Vous pouvez bien m'écrire en français!
Du kan gärna skriva till mig på lättläst svenska!