Archive for the ‘China’ Category

Is Beijing the Next Great Expat City?

Is Beijing the Next Great Expat City?
After a recent trip to China, Lost Girls World Deputy Editor, Meghann Foye, considers trading life in New York for an up-and-coming city on the opposite side of the world. The time is 10:15 p.m. and I am hurtling through the city of Beijing in a cab after just having landed from a 12-hour-flight Air...
July 22nd, 2010 | China, City Travel, Featured, Food & Wine | Read More

Book Review: Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah

Book Review: Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah
by Michele Herrmann Special to Lost Girls World Food has a knack for forging human connections in many ways: socially, culturally, historically, and personally. In Ann Mah’s debut novel, Kitchen Chinese, the main character Isabelle Lee experiences some notable and tasty life lessons. A sudden job...
May 5th, 2010 | China, Food & Wine, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition
When Lost Girl Brittany Gotschall wrote to share some of the places that she’d already visited by her early 20s, we had to tip our caps. When it comes to the sheer number of passport stamps and miles traveled, she’s almost got the three original LGs beat! Since she’s she’s quite...
June 29th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, China, City Travel, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Europe, Food & Wine, Greece, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Beijing…Continued

Lost in Beijing…Continued
I was lucky enough to have an expat to show me around (my friend Jen who worked with me at a magazine in New York before moving to Beijing for a year). Well, two expats actually. A man named Tak, a Singapore-born and Beijing-based entrepreneur, met up with us after finding me through this blog. From...
May 21st, 2009 | China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Lost Girls, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions, Walking | Read More

Lost in Beijing

Lost in Beijing
Beijing attracted worldwide attention as the home to the 2008 Olympics. Now that all the hype has died down, it’s the perfect time to visit. The city is a mix of modern (in part due to the government’s onslaught of construction to prepare for the influx of tourists during the global games)...
May 19th, 2009 | Air, China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Lost Girls, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions | Read More

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget
On the same day the Lost Girls and I turned in the first draft of our manuscript, I boarded a plane to China to celebrate. I had two big incentives for visiting a country that’s home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. First, my friend and former co-worker, Jen, lives in the capital...
May 11th, 2009 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Lost Girls, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

LG Obsessions: Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

LG Obsessions: Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor It’s not often that we pick up a book that all three Lost Girls become obsessed with. But after receiving an advance copy of Susan Jane Gilman’s latest tome Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven (and each reading the first three chapters) we found ourselves...
April 23rd, 2009 | China, Group Travel, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Where to Eat in Beijing

Where to Eat in Beijing
HCC: I’m hopping on a plane to China to celebrate the completion of the book on April 15th. My sister is coming with me, and I’m visiting my friend Jen who left New York to live and work in Beijing. My favorite part about having a blog is all the amazing people we meet virtually (and sometimes...
April 3rd, 2009 | Asia, China, Departments, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Food & Wine, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Jennifer Conrad

Lost Girl of the Week: Jennifer Conrad
This week we’re giving props to Jennifer Conrad, a New York City dweller who left her job as an web editor to move to Beijing for four months so she could experience what it’s like to live in a foreign city. Rather than merely passing through a new place, she’s brave enough to stay...
March 11th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, China, Lost Girl of the Week, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Dispatches from the Road: The Surreal Life in Beijing

Does traveling make you feel like you’re floating around on another planet–or more grounded on Earth than ever? That’s the question raised by this week’s Dispatches contributor, Maria Colina. She’s been keeping her blog at www.lavacheespagnole.com since 2005 and used it...
December 22nd, 2007 | China, Dispatches from the Road | Read More