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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 ... Read More
How to Use the Subway in the New York City - Global Storybook

How to Use the Subway In the New York City

The New York City’s subway (metro) system was opened in 1904, though the city’s earliest train operations begun in 1863.  It is one of the oldest and ... Read More
New York City - Top 10 Parks - Global Storybook

New York City: The Top 10 Parks

New York City, with its five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and the Staten Island, has a large number of very beautiful, scenic, recreational public ... Read More
Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Summer, New York City - Global Storybook

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Summer Edition

Its most popular visiting time is from mid-March to mid-April, once the gorgeous Sakura (Cherry) trees go in full bloom.  Then the garden attracts thousands of ... 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

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
This is London by Ben Judah

This Is London: Life and Death in the World City

Book:  “This Is London” Author:  Ben Judah Publisher:  Picador, 2016 What is London?  Or to be even more precise - what is modern London?  We know the ... Read More

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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