Archive for the ‘China’ Category

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

Preparing for China’s Biggest Leap of Faith: The Macau Tower Bungy Jump

Preparing for China’s Biggest Leap of Faith: The Macau Tower Bungy Jump
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls As self-proclaimed “Adrenaline Twunkies,” (twin junkies), we have a thirst for thrill-seeking activities.  First we conquered Queenstown, New Zealand by leaping headfirst from the world’s first AJ Hackett Bungy site, the Kawarau Bridge....
May 18th, 2012 | Adventure Travel, China | Read More

Beauty Around The World

by J’Nisha Towne The first in our series about what women around the world do in their quest for beauty and eternal youth. Beauty regimes, whether waxing stubborn hair from sensitive body parts and injecting fat into facial creases to eating animal entrails and smearing bird droppings onto blemished...
December 13th, 2011 | China, Extras, Spa & Beauty, Vietnam | Read More

A Month in Hong Kong

With only four days to prepare for an impromptu month-long work trip to Hong Kong, Lost Girl Carley Hollis was a bundle of nerves. She quickly realized there are highs and lows to traveling alone, from fun dinners of room service in bed to having no one to join you to Disneyland. Now don’t get me...
December 3rd, 2011 | China, Solo Travel | Read More

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye learns to navigate confusing, but fascinating social customs on her recent trip to China. I’d read my Lonely Planet China diligently, poured through Ann Mah’s excellent book Kitchen Chinese and Lisa See’s best-selling Shanghai Girls, and badgered...
September 17th, 2010 | China, Travel Philosophy | Read More

The Coolest Chinese Cooking Courses, Here and Abroad

“In all honesty I was there for the food,” writes Lost Girl Meghann Foye of her time spent traveling in Beijing. “Looking for some kind of generalization about Chinese cuisine proved difficult. The diversity of flavors, textures and tastes is astonishing.” From the season finale of Top Chef in...
September 13th, 2010 | Asia, China, Extras, Food & Wine | Read More

Trekking Beyond China’s Big Cities

Trekking Beyond China’s Big Cities
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye discovers that secret views of Huangshan Mountains take time and faith to find. They say your outer world reflects your inner world. If that’s the case, than my inner world is tired. Very tired. After climbing up and down hundreds of chiseled rock steps I still...
September 10th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, China | Read More

China Travel: What to Do in Shanghai in 48 Hours

China Travel: What to Do in Shanghai in 48 Hours
LG Deputy Editor Meghann Foye finds time is on her side as she explores China’s fast-paced business and cultural capital. When exploring a city’s sights, I’m usually after quality, not quantity. In Paris, for example, I’d rather spend the day wandering around one exhibit at the...
September 3rd, 2010 | China, City Travel, Solo Travel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Splattery, Salty, Spicy: 5 Authentic Chinese Dishes That Will Blow Your Senses Away

Splattery, Salty, Spicy: 5 Authentic Chinese Dishes That Will Blow Your Senses Away
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye finds that sampling China’s cuisine brings on sensory overload—in the best possible way. I may have claimed to be excited about taking in Tiananmen, checking out the Forbidden City and touring the Great Wall on my recent trip to China, but in all honesty...
August 9th, 2010 | China, Food & Wine | Read More