Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Lost in Korea: 5 Things I’ve Learned By Teaching Kindergarteners

by Kissairis Munoz Because the Korean school year runs from March through February, my two kindergarten classes graduated up to elementary school last week. Watching them across the stage in their little graduation gowns to get their diplomas, I have to admit that I was misty eyed. After spending every...
February 28th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: On Making and Leaving Friends

by Kissairis Munoz One of the major draws to traveling for any length of time is meeting new people. Encounters with locals who help you find that obscure site you’ve spent an hour searching for, meeting kindred spirits at a hostel, striking up conversation with that person sitting next to you on the...
February 14th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Tour Angkor Wat

By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls  If you’re like me, you won’t fully understand the magnitude of Angkor Wat until you’re in the middle of planning your trip there. I thought Angkor Wat was going to be like the Colosseum in Rome – get in, look around, leave. But as I quickly learned, Angkor...
February 9th, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cambodia, Cultural Travel | Read More

Lost in Korea: 5 Things to Consider Before Teaching Abroad

Teaching English abroad can be a great way to earn some money for your adventures while immersing yourself in a different culture. Aren't they the cutest? But when you’re researching different locations and jobs, it can be difficult to know what to keep your eyes peeled for. Here are some tips...
January 17th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

The Design Lover’s Guide to Siem Reap

By Alexandra Baackes Siem Reap, and perhaps Cambodia in general, is known primarily for one thing: Angkor Wat. The famous archeological site and world wonder brings travelers from around the globe to stay at the nearby town of Siem Reap. Unfortunately, many make the mistake of breezing in to see the...
January 13th, 2012 | Cambodia | Read More

Beauty Around The World – Part 2

Beauty Around The World – Part 2
by J’Nisha Towne The second in our series of 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...
January 10th, 2012 | Japan, Spa & Beauty, Thailand | Read More

Foreign Festival Tips for Lost Girls

By Amanda King Special to Lost Girls  Round the world travels are always inspiring and surprising. There’s nothing more astonishing than arriving in a new locale only to stumble upon a city partaking in an annual cultural festival. Vibrant citywide festivities can elevate and enrich your experience...
January 5th, 2012 | Asia, Cultural Travel | Read More

Lost in Korea: Teach in One Country, Get More For Cheap

There are a few perks about teaching in Korea. Among my favorites are an apartment paid for by my school, low utility costs and meeting new people. But one of the more unexpected ones is the opportunity to travel during the school year. You might be thinking that’s obvious. Almost everyone comes to...
January 3rd, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in Korea: 5 Things I Love About Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Now that I’ve been here for six months (wow, time is flying!), I thought I’d share some of my favorite — and inexpensive! — things about living in Korea. 1. Cheap transportation Getting around in Korea is incredibly wallet friendly. The subway reaches every part of Seoul, is...
December 20th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | 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