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02 June 2011
What's a Globee?
WELL, some of
you will know that Liverpool has a saying that it was the gateway to
the world, but now Liverpool has been made into a world of its own
! In May 2011, a new idea hit the shelves in tourist shops with in
Liverpool, with the launch of a new and innovative souvenir.
This new item not only looks cool, but is also both fun and
educational at the same time. It is called:- "Globee".
So what are these strange items and who is behind them? Globees are
a type of illustrated city maps, with the tourist attractions marked
on them. Unlike most tourist maps, they are on a globe and come with
a very informative hand book. These products are designed to be eye
catching, as well as are their boxes, but the hidden side of these
attractive souvenirs is the educational role.
The range on offer by Globee Ltd. includes some of the world's best
loved cities, London, Paris New York, Rome, Venice, Edinburgh,
Cambridge, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sydney, Berlin and now Liverpool
has joined that list! Yep, Liverpool now joins the list
of the top cities of the world and has its very own Globee... All
the boxes sold come accompanied by hand books which allow the owner
to find out more about the history of the city and the places marked
on the map.
They are packed full of easy to read and very well researched
material about the area. They come in multiple languages, so be
warned, chose the set most suitable for you. Even locals will find
them very informative. The first question we fired at the
originator, David Sinclair, was why did he pick Liverpool as he is
from Kent! He told us that the fact that we has such an amazing
culture was why he had originally picked the city, but then he fell
in love with our rich history. "I was amazed at just how much
history Liverpool has. I keep learning more and more amazing facts
about the city that I never knew. I am so glad I picked Liverpool
and I could probably have filled many Globees just with the docks
and their history alone!"
Click on the player below to hear our
interview with him, that we conducted in Liverpool's Chocolate
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