Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Resort Review, Honeymoon Edition: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa

By Mona Lisa Macalino LG Deputy Editor What’s at the top of every soon-to-be-married Lost Girl’s wedding list? Planning a fabulous and worldly honeymoon, of course. For Lost Girl’s editor Mona Lisa Macalino, her honeymoon was something she dreamed of even more than finding her wedding dress. Her...
November 18th, 2012 | Asia, Couples Travel, Departments, Destinations, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Philippines, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Up And Coming Holiday Destinations

Up And Coming Holiday Destinations
by Elizabeth Conraty Special to The Lost Girls As the years pass, the popular holiday destinations change. Some holiday spots become run down and lose their luster, while others become overcrowded and tourists look elsewhere for less crowded holiday experiences. Other locations create new and better...
July 31st, 2012 | Croatia, Portugal, south korea, Spain, Turkey | Read More

Handling a Hong Kong Hoodwink: the Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving a Swindle

Handling a Hong Kong Hoodwink: the Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving a Swindle
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls Hong Kong is easily one of our favorite places, but it didn’t always put smiles on our faces. After spending almost five months in this major city we came to know it quite well; from things that fascinated us, to the less-than-favorable flaws....
July 27th, 2012 | China, City Travel, Health & Safety | Read More

Hong Kong Highlights: 4 Must-See Sights

Hong Kong Highlights: 4 Must-See Sights
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls From island-hopping to nighttime shopping, Hong Kong offers an amazing array of activities for tourists and locals alike.  We’ve created a list of the top four highlights of this island metropolis for future Hong Kong hustlers. 1. Victoria...
July 13th, 2012 | China, City Travel | Read More

Top Five Beach Experiences In Sri Lanka

Top Five Beach Experiences In Sri Lanka
By Mandy Jayatissa Exclusive to the Lost Girls Spreading outwards from the lush, green, central province to the warmer, drier outskirts of the island, Sri Lanka boasts a wide array of ecosystems and atmospheres. Standing out boldly amongst these are Sri Lanka’s spectacular beaches. Ranging from calm,...
July 6th, 2012 | Sri Lanka | Read More

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam
By Samantha Laufer This expat author tells a story about learning to assimilate with one of the most important and pervasive aspects of Southeast Asian culture: the art of the bargain. Today, I spent a few minutes arguing (or, shall I say, “bargaining”) with the woman at the local market for a bushel...
July 2nd, 2012 | Expats Abroad, Vietnam | Read More

Lost In Korea: Seeing 20/20 in Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Special to The Lost Girls Thinking of getting a medical procedure done in a different country? Here’s my story about getting laser eye surgery in Korea and a few suggestions to make sure you get the most out of it. I’ve had terrible eyesight for the majority of my life. I remember...
June 19th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, south korea | Read More

Bandar Seri BegaWandering: 3 Spectacular Sights in Brunei’s Capital City

Bandar Seri BegaWandering: 3 Spectacular Sights in Brunei’s Capital City
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls Before visiting, the only thing we knew about Bandar Seri Begawan was that it is the capital of Brunei, one of the smallest countries in the world. Small turned out to be an understatement, as it took us longer to say “Bandar Seri Begawan”...
June 15th, 2012 | Asia | Read More

Lost In Korea: Making Any Place Feel Like Home

by Kissairis Munoz When you move to a foreign country, adjusting to a new language, culture and area is overwhelming. Some days, you want to just escape to the comfort of your home and relax. But when your apartment is a pre-arranged place that you had no role in choosing or furnishing, it can turn into...
May 29th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Seoul-Searching: 5 Can’t Miss Activities in South Korea’s Capital City

Seoul-Searching: 5 Can’t Miss Activities in South Korea’s Capital City
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls It’s all about Seoul!  Seoul, South Korea was the last stop on our six and half week backpacking trip around Asia. When we arrived in Seoul, we knew instantly that our last stop could very well be our favorite.  After a week in South Korea’s...
May 25th, 2012 | south korea | Read More