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Leave Your Footprint in the Global Storybook - write a story about yourself, your country, or your travels, and get published on our website, in one of our upcoming book volumes, or a monthly magazine. Officially launched on April 1, 2016

Mission: Combine together local stories, photos, food recipes and book reviews, as well as travel experiences from people around the World – to break stereotypes, eliminate discrimination and racism through the means of continuous learning about the authentic lives and experiences of others.

Christmas and the NYE festivities are over. It's dark, cold and gloomy outside. What else is there to do during the long...
01/12/2018
“Svyatki”: A Post-Christmas Divination Tradition in Russia - Global Storybook

Christmas and the NYE festivities are over. It's dark, cold and gloomy outside. What else is there to do during the long and snowy Winter evenings in #Russia? 🔮

Seeking the sacred knowledge of the future via supernatural means is not a new practice in this World. However, it is still very popular and very much alive in Russia to this day. There are also numerous superstitions associated with this special period. For example, many believe that during those t...

For a relatively small island, #SriLanka has a lot of fantastic sights! 🐘
01/10/2018
Top 5 Places to Visit in Sri Lanka - Global Storybook

For a relatively small island, #SriLanka has a lot of fantastic sights! 🐘

This small exotic island is abundant with spectacular discoveries suited for any visitor. While there are a lot of well-known and even unknown sights in the country, in this article, I am going to mention the top 5 iconic places to visit in Sri Lanka...

This delicious chocolate drink from #Colombia is especially perfect during short, dark and cold Winter days. ☕️
01/09/2018
Santafereño Chocolate With Cheese - Bogotá's Treat - Global Storybook

This delicious chocolate drink from #Colombia is especially perfect during short, dark and cold Winter days. ☕️

Santafereño chocolate with cheese is a recipe from the Cundinamarca region of Colombia, more specifically - from Bogotá. This delicious hot chocolate is an essential part of our breakfast routine and it's a favorite snack of nearly all families in the region. A cup of this delicious chocolate acco...

Probably the most underrated country in Europe. #visitBelarus
01/06/2018
10 Interesting Facts About Belarus - Global Storybook

Probably the most underrated country in Europe. #visitBelarus

Despite the fact that Belarus is located in Europe and it occupies a significant territory, the country is still largely unknown to the world. Here are 10 interesting facts about Belarus that will help you get a better idea about this underrated Eastern European gem...

For anyone heading to #Delhi: 💛
01/04/2018
New Delhi: The Top 20 Attractions - Global Storybook

For anyone heading to #Delhi: 💛

In addition to being a shopper's paradise with its numerous handicraft markets, Delhi will delight any visitor with its ample and awe-inspiring culinary scene. So let's review the top 20 attractions in New Delhi to learn more about this dazzling city and its fabulous sights...

#Morocco from the eyes of a local!❤️
01/03/2018
11 Amazing Facts About Morocco - Global Storybook

#Morocco from the eyes of a local!
❤️

Morocco, though it is officially an Islamic country, as stated in our constitution, is filled with people from various other cultures, like Moroccan Jews, Sahrawi, Imazighen (which means “free people”) and so on. Here are some other amazing facts that you might not know about Morocco. Let's star...

The holiday season might be over, but it's never too late for a sweet dessert. Especially when it comes from #Italy with...
01/03/2018
Sbrisolona - Sweet Almond Pie from Mantova - Global Storybook

The holiday season might be over, but it's never too late for a sweet dessert. Especially when it comes from #Italy with love. ☕️

Originally from a nearby town called Mantova, Sbrisolona is a must desert served on every dinner table in Verona. The original recipe is really poor, as are the origins of this cake. So what's behind its interesting name? Sbrisolona comes from a northern Italian dialect, from a word which means ‘c...

No. 1, 4, 6, 17 and 21 are worth visiting #Pakistan on its own! 💙
01/02/2018
21 Cool Things That You Should Know About Pakistan - Global Storybook

No. 1, 4, 6, 17 and 21 are worth visiting #Pakistan on its own! 💙

The world needs to know the positive sides of Pakistan. So here is a list of some of the most interesting things that you might not know about Pakistan: 1. Pakistan is home to World’s highest paved international road - the Karakoram Highway. This expressway connects Pakistan and China and offers s...

And the biggest party of the year (as always) goes to... #Rio, are you ready? 🇧🇷🎉🍾
01/01/2018
Reveillón - The Biggest New Year’s Eve Bash on Rio's Copacabana Beach - Global Storybook

And the biggest party of the year (as always) goes to... #Rio, are you ready? 🇧🇷🎉🍾

Widely known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Copacabana is also the stage of the biggest New Year’s Eve bash in Brazil. Millions of people from all over the World come here to celebrate and wish each other a happy new year. The traditional New Year’s Eve celebration in Copacab...

The clock strikes midnight in #Budapest, and here's how Hungarians celebrate their New Year's Eve: 🇭🇺
12/31/2017
New Year's Eve in Hungary – Traditions, Superstitions and Lucky Meals - Global Storybook

The clock strikes midnight in #Budapest, and here's how Hungarians celebrate their New Year's Eve: 🇭🇺

Before we get to the partying though - there are few things that you should keep in mind, if you want to understand more about how Hungarians celebrate their New Year's Eve bash. And that includes our national traditions, customs, superstitions and even some... lucky meals.

If you're in #Japan and you're still wondering what to do on the New Year's Eve - here are some fun options: 💥
12/30/2017
Best Places and Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Japan - Global Storybook

If you're in #Japan and you're still wondering what to do on the New Year's Eve - here are some fun options: 💥

Japan doesn't have a shortage of events to help bring in the New Year. Though you might find that these gatherings don't necessarily compare to the intensity of the Times Square in NYC on NYE's, the energy is just as electrifying. Here are some great locations for the countdown parties throughout Ja...

Christmas is almost here, but we're continue publishing our favorite Christmas traditions from all over the World. 🎄H...
12/23/2017
Christmas Traditions in Jamaica - Global Storybook

Christmas is almost here, but we're continue publishing our favorite Christmas traditions from all over the World. 🎄

Here's how Christmas is celebrated on a tiny vibrant Caribbean island of #Jamaica: 🇯🇲

The island of Jamaica has rich cultural traditions and some unique practices when it comes to celebrating the festive Christmas season. I'll highlight some of the unique Christmas traditions in this alluring nation, from a local perspective below. One of the things which surely lets you know that Ch...

Every Christian country has its own set of unique customs and traditions - and #Romania is no exception! 🎄
12/20/2017
Christmas Traditions and Customs in Romania - Global Storybook

Every Christian country has its own set of unique customs and traditions - and #Romania is no exception! 🎄

Romania is no exception - each of our provinces has its own set of unique Christmas customs and traditions, which it follows closely. In fact, there are 5..

Going to #Dublin in 2018? ☘ Don't miss your chance then:
12/19/2017
10 Dublin Festivals to Visit in 2018 - Global Storybook

Going to #Dublin in 2018? ☘ Don't miss your chance then:

a number of great festivals across the course of a year in Dublin, which will add to your trip. Here's a sample of the main events scheduled to run in 2018

Who knew that there's a different Christmas specialty served in Greece according to regions? 🍽🎄
12/17/2017
Traditional Greek Christmas Dishes by Regions - Global Storybook

Who knew that there's a different Christmas specialty served in Greece according to regions? 🍽🎄

diples and basilopita, each found a place within our gastronomic tradition. So let's see which particular dishes are served in different parts of Greece...

What are you baking for your Christmas table? 🍾 Here's a popular cookie recipe from Czech Republic:
12/15/2017
Linzer Christmas Cookies Recipe - Global Storybook

What are you baking for your Christmas table? 🍾 Here's a popular cookie recipe from Czech Republic:

Although it is much easier to buy the festive Christmas cookies in a supermarket nowadays, most of Czech households still continue with an old tradition...

Not that you'd need an actual reason to visit this Christmas spectacular event in #Zagreb! P.S. Tomorrow's the opening d...
12/01/2017
Why Should You Visit Advent in Zagreb? - Global Storybook

Not that you'd need an actual reason to visit this Christmas spectacular event in #Zagreb!
P.S. Tomorrow's the opening day! 🎉

For the 5th consecutive year, Advent in Zagreb will open its doors on December 2nd, 2017. It's equally beloved by numerous local as well as foreign visitors

#Halloween countdown - editors' pick #2:
10/29/2017
Dracula's Castle on Halloween - Global Storybook

#Halloween countdown - editors' pick #2:

The legend of this Castle starts with one notorious resident. Although we often hear that the Bran Castle was once home to Vlad the Impaler (“Țepeș”) the...

This week China is celebrating its National Holiday! What this event is about and how is it celebrated? Our Local Contri...
10/05/2017
Celebrating China's National Holiday: October 1-7 - Global Storybook

This week China is celebrating its National Holiday! What this event is about and how is it celebrated? Our Local Contributor Jason is here to share with you.
#visitChina ❤️

The National Holiday is one of the major events in China, which is celebrated every year. October 1st 1949 was the date that our Central Government selected

Spice up your breakfast routine with this tasty Serbian recipe!#visitSerbia 😋
10/04/2017
How To Make a Delicious Gibanica - Global Storybook

Spice up your breakfast routine with this tasty Serbian recipe!
#visitSerbia 😋

Gibanica is the most famous pastry dish in Serbia, although it is also popular throughout the Balkans. If you need a recipe for a quick breakfast or a...

Have you done them all? 😍#visitParis
09/25/2017
Paris: The Ultimate Bucket List - Global Storybook

Have you done them all? 😍
#visitParis

and those are good places too. Though nothing can quite compare to discovering Paris through the eyes of a local… so here's my ultimate bucket list!

You might've heard before that Brazilians are a little different from the rest of the World cultures.  And that is absol...
09/23/2017
10 Unique Customs And Traditions of Brazil - Global Storybook

You might've heard before that Brazilians are a little different from the rest of the World cultures.
And that is absolutely correct!
#visitBrazil 🇧🇷

Surely you must already heard of the Brazilian soccer and carnival, but what about some other lesser-known Brazilian traditions and customs? Well, I have...

Curious to find out what's behind the traditional Vietnamese costume? 💕#visitVietnam
09/21/2017
Áo Dài - The Traditional Costume of Vietnam - Global Storybook

Curious to find out what's behind the traditional Vietnamese costume? 💕
#visitVietnam

Normally, the Vietnamese Áo Dài is made from the finest silk or other special types of soft fabrics, which not only attracts the attention of others, but...

A quick and essential overview of our favorite German tradition. So, who's ready to par-tey? 🙋🍺 It's that time of ...
09/18/2017
Oktoberfest – The Largest Beer Party In The World - Global Storybook

A quick and essential overview of our favorite German tradition. So, who's ready to par-tey? 🙋🍺
It's that time of the year again!

The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810. It looked a bit different though, at that time of its inception. The Crown Prince Ludwig just married his fiancé

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