Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

Guide to Nightlife in the Middle East

Guide to Nightlife in the Middle East
By Ashleen Williams Special to Lost Girls  The Gulf tends to show one of two faces to people who haven’t had the opportunity to travel within the GCC – one of veiled women in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, the other the skyscrapers and overwhelming materialism invoked by new Dubai. Reality of course...
June 7th, 2012 | Middle East | Read More

8 Tips for Women Traveling to the Middle East

8 Tips for Women Traveling to the Middle East
By Ashleen Williams  Special to Lost Girls  Traveling through the Middle East is an awesome yet intimidating endeavor. Before you leave you’ll probably hear a range of opinions on the matter, especially if you’re a young woman willing to backpack the Levant, North Africa or the conservative Gulf...
May 25th, 2012 | Featured, Middle East, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Beauty Around The World – Part 5

by J’Nisha Towne The final installment of 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...
May 1st, 2012 | Africa, Middle East, Spa & Beauty | Read More

10 Tips for Women Traveling to Iran

By Ashleen Williams Special to Lost Girls  I recently traveled to the Islamic Republic of Iran, alone, with the purpose of clearing my mind and finding my way again. I also wanted to buy some amazing handicrafts, indulge in the fantasy of being able to afford a Persian rug, and enjoy endless cups of...
April 26th, 2012 | Middle East, Passports & Visas | Read More

8 Tips for Dressing in the Middle East

By Ashleen Williams Special to Lost Girls  Dressing to look like a local can sometimes be difficult. For me, navigating an abaya without tripping in it, is easily my greatest difficulty. The abaya is a long black robe that women in the Middle East wear with a shayla or head scarf, this is especially...
April 25th, 2012 | Cultural Travel, Middle East | Read More

Climbing Masada at Dawn

By Rachel Khona Special to Lost Girls    Cavorting with inebriated Germans at a Munich beer hall? Count me in. Cycling the lush green coast of Dingle Peninsula in Ireland? Sounds festive! Scaling a mountain before dawn to see ruins? I would rather eat glass. Even if it is Masada, site of Israel’s...
December 29th, 2011 | Israel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

One Day in Istanbul

By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls    I watched the two women in front of me go in without a head covering. I paused and fingered the scarf I had draped over my head and shoulders self-consciously. “Does my head not have to be covered?” I asked the guard at the entrance, wanting to be respectful,...
November 17th, 2011 | Extras, Middle East, Turkey | Read More

Discovering Jordan’s Historical Treasures

Lost Girl Julie Falconer recently took a trip to Jordan and spent two days exploring the historical highlights of the country. Read on for a selection of her personal essays of her trip experiences. See Julie’s London travel blog, Jordan travel website, and new Lonely Planet e-book for more stories. My...
May 5th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Destinations, Extras, Ideas, Jordan, Middle East | Read More

Jerusalem: The Holy City

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Check out my blog ShortWalls Last summer I escaped my cubicle job to take a year off to travel and write. Since then I have seen many amazing and unique parts of this world and had several memorable experiences that changed my understanding and opened my mind...
April 8th, 2011 | Israel | Read More

Beyond Words: A Self-Reflection on Israel

In a follow up to her piece on reasons to go on a Taglit-Birthright trip, Maggie Parker reflects on moments during her time in Israel that made her just about speechless. “You won’t like it, you have to wake up at like 6 a.m. everyday.” That’s what my friend told me when she got back from her...
March 24th, 2011 | Extras, Israel, Middle East, Spiritual Travel | Read More