Posts Tagged ‘beijing’

The LG Travel News Roundup: The Hot New Knitting Holiday

The LG Travel News Roundup: The Hot New Knitting Holiday
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here… Travel & Knitting Knitters now have a new way to go on vacation: One filled with tourism and knitting. With the rising interest in knitting,...
April 13th, 2012 | Weekly Travel News | Read More

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye learns to navigate confusing, but fascinating social customs on her recent trip to China. I’d read my Lonely Planet China diligently, poured through Ann Mah’s excellent book Kitchen Chinese and Lisa See’s best-selling Shanghai Girls, and badgered...
September 17th, 2010 | China, Travel Philosophy | Read More

The Coolest Chinese Cooking Courses, Here and Abroad

“In all honesty I was there for the food,” writes Lost Girl Meghann Foye of her time spent traveling in Beijing. “Looking for some kind of generalization about Chinese cuisine proved difficult. The diversity of flavors, textures and tastes is astonishing.” From the season finale of Top Chef in...
September 13th, 2010 | Asia, China, Extras, Food & Wine | Read More

Splattery, Salty, Spicy: 5 Authentic Chinese Dishes That Will Blow Your Senses Away

Splattery, Salty, Spicy: 5 Authentic Chinese Dishes That Will Blow Your Senses Away
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye finds that sampling China’s cuisine brings on sensory overload—in the best possible way. I may have claimed to be excited about taking in Tiananmen, checking out the Forbidden City and touring the Great Wall on my recent trip to China, but in all honesty...
August 9th, 2010 | China, Food & Wine | Read More

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