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Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces – A Beautiful Day Trip From Guilin

The gorgeous Longji (or Longsheng) Rice Fields - is one of the most famous and awesome activities that you can do from Guilin.  There are numerous ... Read More
La Digue, Seychelles

La Digue: What To Do in One Day

Let’s continue our journey around the beautiful islands of Seychelles.  After exploring Victoria and the beautiful beaches of Mahè, you cannot miss an opportunity to visit La ... Read More
Shanghai Top 20 Sights - Global Storybook

Shanghai: Top 20 Sights

Home to over 24 million of people - Shanghai is the biggest city in China, and is considered to be its ‘financial capital’.  It is one ... Read More
Huangluo Yao Village, China - Global Storybook

Huangluo Yao: The World’s First ‘Long Hair’ Village

Huangluo Yao is a small village located on a 2-hour drive from Guilin, in Southwest region of China.  At a first glance it can look like a thousand ... Read More

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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

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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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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