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Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Global Storybook

5 Unique Festivals That You Can Only Find in Calgary

A city on the gateway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Canada, Calgary is often overlooked as a go-to travel destination.  With a growing economy and ... Read More
Oktoberfest – The Largest Beer Party In The World

Oktoberfest – The Largest Beer Party In The World

People in suits and leather pants, dancing on tables in a completely over-crowded giant tent.  Women in voluminous dresses with even larger cleavages, balancing too many ... Read More
Tamaki Drive Coastline, Auckland, New Zealand - Global Storybook

5 Interesting Things About Auckland (& New Zealand)

There are five things that you probably didn’t know about Auckland, and when you learn about them - chances are they will take your breath away ... Read More
Prawn Curry With Coconut (West Bengal) India - Global Storybook

Prawn Curry With Coconut (West Bengal)

West Bengal, the cultural state of India, is popularly known as the land of maach (fish) and vaat (rice).  An irrevocable relationship has been formed between ... Read More
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Local Stories

Belgrade, Serbia - Global Storybook

Serbia: The Cultural Mix of The East and The West

When people around the world hear the name Serbia, they usually cannot remember where or what this country is.  Some mistake it for Siberia, and some for Syria.  Only after ... Read More
Us

Living in Italy: The Real Deal

We are two Dutchmen who moved to Italy in 2008 to try and enjoy the good life while operating a bed and breakfast.  It all started rather in a hurry, ... Read More
Garden Route - Step Into Nature

Garden Route – Step Into Nature

With all the focus and tourist sites directing you straight to the Mother City of Cape Town (of course there's no doubt how beautiful it is) - just a few hours ... Read More
My Happy Childhood - in My Small, Unhappy World.

My Happy Childhood – in My Small, Unhappy World.

I never thought that writing about your own life can be so difficult.  You might think that you’ve certainly got all the facts right, and yes you know the story, ... Read More
I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I’ve been to Bali!

I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I’ve been to Bali!

Two words: True story. During my time living abroad, I’ve met people who have never heard of Indonesia before.  But, when I mention Bali, they often recognize the island.  And ... Read More
Padrão dos Descobrimentos: The History Behind a Monument

Padrão dos Descobrimentos: The History Behind a Monument

I think I first saw this monument when I was about 14 years old or at least that is when I first distinctly remember the Padrao.  I have now seen ... Read More
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Books

Undisclosed Files of the Police

Undisclosed Files From The Archives of The NYPD

Book:  “Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases From The Archives of The NYPD - From 1831 to the Present” Authors:  Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing, and ... Read More
Steve Osborne - The Job

True Tales From The Life Of a New York City Cop

Book:  “The Job: True Tales From The Life Of a New York City Cop” Author:  Steve Osborne Publisher:  Anchor Books, 2015 If you ever wondered what a real, ... Read More
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Weekend Travel

Aquaria Spa

Enjoying Sirmione – the Pearl of the Garda Lake

This summer I decided to do something different, rather than taking a short break to the seaside, I decided to visit Sirmione, the Pearl of the Garda Lake. In Italy we have thousands of marvellous places ... Read More
Paris, France - Mila Nyk

Paris Has My Stamp Of Approval

So, I went to Paris this past weekend.  And I’m not going to lie, it was great.  My Ukrainian origins might have something to do with this, as we consider ourselves somewhat European, and being ... Read More
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Daria’s Journal

Versailles, Paris

Bonjour, or How I Fell in Love With Paris, on a… Third Sight

The first time I came to Paris was in 2009.  I was quite short on money, working part-time at a ...
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Love, Rome

What Is Love?

As an Editor-in-Chief of Global Storybook I have the great benefit of having my own column, where I can yap ...
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NYU

How I Got Admitted To The Top School (Plus My Application Essay)

Last week I've made an exciting announcement that I was accepted into the school of my dreams - New York ...
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Norway

Best News Ever! I Just Got… Today

Some news are life-changing, well - this is certainly it for me.  I just got my acceptance letter to the school ...
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Budget Travel

Mont Saint-Michel cover

How To Visit Mont Saint-Michel From Paris (On a Budget)

Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most popular sights in France, attracting close to 3 million visitors each year - it is one of the most unique, picturesque destinations in the ...
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