Archive for the ‘Vietnam’ Category

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

Explore Mui Ne, Vietnam

By Nancy Lippincott Special to Lost Girls  Situated in the southeast region just north of Saigon is Mui Ne, a puzzlingly beautiful and paradoxical coastal town. The contrast of local life against decadent, luxurious tourism is on display to confound and entertain. The local women walk around covered...
April 19th, 2012 | Extras, Planning, Vietnam | 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

Book Review: 30 Reasons to Travel–Photographs and Reflections from Southeast Asia

Book Review: 30 Reasons to Travel–Photographs and Reflections from Southeast Asia
by Blair Hickman LG Books Editor Why travel? Why halt a career to sleep in dirty hostels and lug 40 pounds of stuff around on your back, suffering through Montezuma’s Revenge because you don’t speak the language and can’t find a bathroom? And why, despite knowing all of this, do travelers...
March 23rd, 2010 | Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Travel Books & Movies, Vietnam | Read More

Hook a guy up: A Dream Photography Assignment

Hook a guy up: A Dream Photography Assignment
ADP: Two years ago, The Lost Girls were visiting Hanoi, Vietnam and met a really incredible group of locals and ex-pats who helped to change our perspective on the country (we’d had some negative, typical tourist experiences, and we actually considering leaving the country early!) Justin Mott,...
April 2nd, 2009 | Expats Abroad, Lost Boys, Vietnam, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Ngoc

Lost Girl of the Week: Ngoc
Meet Ngoc Phan, 26 years old, of Iowa. She was born in Vietnam and was nice enough to send us a mini-guide to the country. Here are her picks on where to go and what to do in this Southeast Asian locale. Thanks Ngoc! LANGUAGE: Vietnamese is the official language. Other languages include French and Chinese....
April 15th, 2007 | Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, Planning, Shopping & Style, Vietnam | Read More

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home
I never thought I’d travel halfway around the world to spend a Sunday night watching Sex in the City and ordering take out. When our new twenty-three year old French friend, Emmanuel (we met him on the train back from Sapa), invited us to his home for wine and cheese, we jumped at the chance to...
April 11th, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

Cruisin’ Halong

Cruisin’ Halong
When we first planned our trip to North Vietnam, I was insistent that we set aside at least a few days to visit Halong Bay (which means “Bay of Descending Dragons” in Vietnamese). Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is one of the country’s most gorgeous and renowned...
April 8th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Asia, Cruise, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Vietnam | Read More

Sapa Slide: The Video!

Sapa Slide: The Video!
Sapa, Vietnam: It didn’t take us long to discover that continuing our tortoise-like pace would be a necessary survival method if we didn’t want to pitch right over the edge of the path. After hours of rain, the hillsides were frosted in thick, gooey layers of mud and the trail had been instantly...
April 6th, 2007 | Vietnam | Read More

The Sapa Slide

The Sapa Slide
After spending several days pounding the pavement for essential cold weather attire, haggling hard core for souvenirs, playing endless rounds of “Frogger” with gangs of cyclo drivers and wading through the maze of overcrowded side streets in Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, Holly, Amanda...
April 6th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More