Posts Tagged ‘culture shock’

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

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

Coping With Culture Shock

Coping With Culture Shock
Arriving back in America after spending time abroad is difficult no matter where you’re coming from. Re-integrating back into society, and back into your everyday life, can range from depressing to shocking – or even completely comfortable depending on where you’re coming from and...
March 31st, 2010 | Africa, Caribbean, Leaving & Coming Home, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

My Yoga Teacher Training Course: Life Inside an Ashram

by Holly C. Corbett Stars such as Madonna and Christy Turlington have long credited their celestial bodies to yoga. And now the ageless practice shares the spotlight with Scientology and Kabala when it comes to seeking heaven in Hollywood. But what’s behind the obsession with designer sticky mats,...
December 5th, 2007 | India | Read More

Lost, but not forgotten…we hope!

Lost, but not forgotten…we hope!
Okay, so all three Lost Girls realize that we haven’t properly blogged in weeks (um, months?), but we have a pretty darn good excuse: we finally wrapped up our Lost Girls round-the-world marathon and have re-entered NYC! Actually, the move home happened over the summer, and we can personally attest...
December 4th, 2007 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Interviews with Each Other: Peru

Interviews with Each Other: Peru
We’ve just reached the end of our whirlwind journey through Peru, and are now taking off for the beaches of Brazil! Before we board our plane for shores unknown, we decided to interview each other about the best and worst of our trip so far. Here are our very candid thoughts about life as a Lost...
September 8th, 2006 | Group Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries
As seasoned travelers, we’ve each developed an unofficial code of conduct to live by whenever we go global. Some collective Lost Girls’ road rules, include: Always attempt to speak the language; avoid typically American faux pas (e.g. acting like your country’s rules apply abroad);...
August 20th, 2006 | City Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More