Posts Tagged ‘cultural differences’

Cooking Up a Cultural Experience: Learning to Make Pizza in Italy

Cooking Up a Cultural Experience: Learning to Make Pizza in Italy
By Briana Palma LG Contributor Anyone who spends time in Italy naturally transforms into a buona forchetta – a good, hearty eater. By the end of a stay, long or short, one will also have learned to perform la scarpetta, swishing a piece of bread over the last drops of an exquisite meal. These are...
November 3rd, 2010 | Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Nicaragua: A Different Kind of Paradise

Nicaragua: A Different Kind of Paradise
By Brittany Gowan Special to the Lost Girls Before my trip to Nicaragua, all that I knew about the country was that it was the focus of the Oliver North hearings that my parents had watched during a family reunion in 1987 when I was just a year old. After college, a good friend and native Nicaraguan...
July 9th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Nicaragua | Read More

Dispatches from the Road: Anti-Americanism Abroad

Dispatches from the Road: Anti-Americanism Abroad
Our European Correspondent, Lost Girl Jessica Szewczuk, shares her eye-opening experience encountering a group of Anti-Americans during her recent visit to France. ***** “Shut up you stupid American.” Talk about a wakeup call, right? I came to Barcelona to study abroad in order to experience...
April 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, France, Health & Safety | Read More

Lost in Spain: Host Family 101

Lost in Spain: Host Family 101
By Molly Gallagher LG International Correspondent Living with a host family is not an easy task. It is never 100 percent comfortable, because their house will never feel like your own. However, there are ways to make your stay the best it can be. After living with a host mom for almost four months I...
December 30th, 2009 | Dispatches from the Road, Spain, Studying Abroad, Walking | Read More

Lost in Africa: Morocco Culture

Lost in Africa: Morocco Culture
By Molly Gallagher LG International Correspondent When I arrived to Morocco I had no idea what to expect. I traveled to the country through a group called, Morocco Exchange. The program is meant to give Americans a better understanding of Islam and the cultural differences that exist. Two aspects of...
December 2nd, 2009 | Morocco | Read More

Dispatches From The Road: Cote d’ Azur Part I, Cannes

Dispatches From The Road: Cote d’ Azur Part I, Cannes
Today we have guest blogger Kelly M. Newsome sharing one of a series of posts about traveling through Europe. A self-described “recovering business attorney,” Kelly took a career break to explore Asia, Australia, and, now Europe. She’s also a yoga teacher, freelance nonprofit consultant,...
July 23rd, 2009 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Food & Wine, France, Shopping & Style | Read More

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian
Earlier this week, Lost Girl Patty Hodapp-currently studying abroad in Florence-shared 8 ways to eat and drink like an Italian and 5 ways to Walk and Ride like one. This week, she offers her tips for striking a deal with Italian vendors (legally), dressing like a local, plus a bonus on surviving advances...
July 9th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Italy, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel, Walking | Read More

Romance Abroad: The Ultimate in Cultural Tourism

Romance Abroad: The Ultimate in Cultural Tourism
When Mindful Tourist Shadia Garrison went to live in Chile for a year, she didn’t expect to end up with a husband by the end of her trip-particularly one who couldn’t speak English, wasn’t thrilled about moving to the U.S., and had never lived outside of his parents’ house. But...
June 11th, 2009 | Chile, Couples Travel, Expats Abroad, Extras, Lost Girls, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Dispatches from the Road: The Netherlands

Dispatches from the Road: The Netherlands
Travel not only changes your scenery, but can also alter the very way you live your life. When Canadian Lost Girl Heather Pals left everything familiar behind in to live in the Netherlands, she discovered how to focus more on her relationships, and why she doesn’t always need to have a plan. Here’s...
June 6th, 2009 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Food & Wine, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Insider Italy: Part Due

Insider Italy: Part Due
Last week, we asked Yelena Galstyan, an 18-year old freshman at Syracuse University, to share her experiences about visiting her boyfriend in Italy. Here is the second installment of her diary on how to live the dolce vita. Sunday, March 29th We spent our last day in Amalfi soaking it all in before we...
May 15th, 2009 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Lost Girls, Shopping & Style, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More