Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Lost In Korea: (Not) Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. I usually know it’s arrived when all of a sudden my neighborhood is decked out in twinkling lights, “Last Christmas” is playing at every store I step foot in, and the Salvation Army Santa Claus — and his bells — seem to follow me no matter where I go. For me,...
December 6th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | 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

Lost In Korea: Introducing Kissairis Munoz

by Kissairis Munoz Lost In Korea is our new bi-weekly column chronicling the year-long journey of Kissairis Munoz as she teaches English in Korea. Check back for future installments every other Tuesday at noon. I didn’t speak any Korean. I’d never taught a class before. But last June I packed two...
November 22nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Japan: A Perfect Paradox

By Jenny Avallon Special to The Lost Girls Japan—the land of bare feet, excessive vending machines, organization, and, of course, the heated toilet seat. My marathon through this impressive country was both somber and uplifting, quiet and chaotic, business-like and out of control. This is truly a society...
October 24th, 2011 | Japan | Read More

Five Authentic Experiences in Beautiful Phuket

By Edd Morris Special to Lost Girls World Phuket could be paradise. The dark green rainforest falls onto the white-sand beaches, and dramatic rocky outcrops bathe in the warm blue sea. It’s easy to understand why Phuket Island – the largest of all the isles surrounding Thailand – is firmly...
June 8th, 2011 | Thailand | Read More

Packing Tips: All the Stuff I Wish I Had Brought to Indonesia

By Melissa Kim Special to The Lost Girls Loose, breathable T-shirt and jeans? Check. Swimsuit, camera, travel umbrella? Got ‘em. Rather recently, I found myself on a flight to Jakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java. After quitting my job in Barcelona on a whim, I was suddenly available to attend...
May 30th, 2011 | Indonesia, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Is It Time to Go to Tokyo?

Is It Time to Go to Tokyo?
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor Just in Japan before the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit, Deputy Editor Meghann Foye urges people to consider returning to one of the world’s greatest, most exciting cities—and why the time to go is now. Back in November, I had the chance to visit...
May 6th, 2011 | City Travel, Japan, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Gettin’ Around: Transportation in Thailand

Gettin’ Around: Transportation in Thailand
By Catherine Bodry Special to The Lost Girls Thailand has an excellent public bus and rail system, and ferry transport is also well-run and prolific. Cheap flights abound, making cross-country trips an affordable breeze. But for shorter-haul distances, you have a wide range of unique transportation...
April 25th, 2011 | Getting There, Thailand | Read More

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India
When I first informed people that I would spend a semester studying abroad in Kolkata, they usually didn’t understand why I would want to go to India. They would have that polite yet bemused expression, suggesting India was not a reasonable place to visit for an extended period of time. As I explained...
April 14th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

Off-Beat India: 5 Can’t-Miss Temples in Orissa

Off-Beat India: 5 Can’t-Miss Temples in Orissa
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern For kicks, Susmita always calls Orissa—an Indian state—the “Nebraska of India.” It’s there, but people don’t think twice about and it certainly doesn’t spring to mind when you think of a vacation location. Since both her parents are from there, she’s had...
April 1st, 2011 | Cultural Travel, India, Spiritual Travel | Read More