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Mahe, Seychelles

Exploring Victoria and the Amazing Beaches of Mahè

You probably already read in my previous posts about how I planned my trip to the Seychelles, including choosing the right hotel, while discovering the best and ... Read More
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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, ... Read More
Krakow

Krakow – The City That Stole My Heart

I was not expecting much when I arrived to Krakow, but I was delighted with what I found.  Truth be told, it's easy for me to ... Read More
Paris Top 50 Sights - Global Storybook

Explore Paris: The Top 50 Sights

Paris - one of the most glamorous cities in the World, is also one of the most visited.  Full of history, dating back to the 3rd ... Read More

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Travel Stories

Krakow

Krakow – The City That Stole My Heart

I was not expecting much when I arrived to Krakow, but I was delighted with what I found.  Truth be told, it's easy for me to see positive things anywhere ... Read More
Road trip through Iceland

Into the Land of Fire and Ice: A Road Trip in Iceland

Iceland, with its majestic and raw beauty, is a hot destination for many travelers.  Low number of the population along, with its northern border - on the doorstep of the Arctic ... Read More
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Discovering The Hidden Treasures Of Cyprus

Hello fellow travelers! I love archaeological parks and ancient civilizations, so when I finally went to Cyprus, visiting the Tombs of the Kings was at the top of my priorities ... Read More
patara elephant farm

An Elephant Never Forgets!

Hello fellow travelers!  Do you like elephants?  Would you like to spend a day with one?  I went to Chiang Mai, Thailand to have this experience and it was incredible! ... Read More
Torii: The Structure of Japan

Torii: The Structure of Japan

A symbol that classically defines Japan is the Torii, though most people foreign to Japan recognize it as: “those big red things…you know… from Japan.”  While that understanding of the Torii ... Read More
Making it to the top

Above the Clouds – Summiting the Helvellyn

The Lake District, a region located in the north of England, is home to some of the highest peaks in Britain.  This beautiful part of England is truly a hiker’s paradise ... Read More

Solo Travel

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Hello fellow travelers! Do you remember hearing about Ceylon in your history class?  Well Ceylon today is called Sri Lanka, and it's a beautiful country with a lot to discover ...

Sigiriya – Visiting The Lion Mountain

Bangkok
What brings men the desire to travel?  What is this primal instinct that pushes people to explore and seek adventure in the far corners of the planet?  That dear reader ...

The Blonde, The Rockstar, and the Vagabond – Or The Traveling Sadist

casablanca, morocco
It was my mom who introduced me to the idea of visiting Morocco.  She hasn't been there herself, but she expressed a strong desire to go there during one of her future ...

Crazy, Chaotic, Exotic – Solo Girl’s Adventures in Morocco

Elephant wrapping her trunk over my head to get treats.
“Whenever elephants met men, elephants fared badly…in India and southern Asia, elephants became the mounts of kings; tanks against forts, prisoners' executioners, and pincushions of arrows, driven mad in battle; ...

Thailand: Elephant Play in a Responsible Way

Local Stories

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
Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon – The Far Away Place With Erotic Poems

I'm done bitching about looking for an apartment in New York.  Because against all odds I found one, and managed to put together some quality material.  Don't quote me on ... Read More
Little fella at the Met

Museum Mile: How to Stay Classy and Cheap

So the Tuesday of June 16th, I attended a pretty cool event called Museum Mile Festival, and it's where all the New York's museums located on the Fifth Ave open ... 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

Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Ghosts Stole My Drone

How awesome was my weekend?  Pretty damn awesome.  Because that's what happens when you plan well.  Or when you plan activities that you actually look forward to.  And I look ... Read More

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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Books

Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

Age of Ambition: Chasing Truth in the New China

Book:  “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China” Author:  Evan Osnos Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 There has been a ... Read More
havana real by yoani sanchez

Havana Real: One Woman Fights To Tell The Truth About Cuba

Book:  “Havana Real: One Woman Fights To Tell The Truth About Cuba Today” Author:  Yoani Sánchez Publisher:  Melville House Publishing, 2009 How does one survive when ... Read More

Weekend Travel

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
Venice

Postcards From Venice

Venice is a beautiful city in any season, but in the Winter time it seems to have a special beauty that adds drama to its romantic aura. In the Winter it’s easier to walk along ... Read More
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Budget Travel

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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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