Posts Tagged ‘culture’

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

Explore Krakow’s Past and Present

Explore Krakow’s Past and Present
By Rob Melau It’s safe to say Poland is a country on the move, the spirit of progress is almost ever-present and particularly palpable in the city of Krakow. The former capital city has turned into the country’s cultural hotspot and by virtue of its Mediterranean flair has been dubbed “Florence...
May 4th, 2011 | Poland | Read More

What to do in Marbella

What to do in Marbella
By Michal Kniec Sunny Spain offers an enormous amount of opportunities to see both scenic views and experience the vibrant cultural customs. With each city offering something new, Marbella has a lot to offer with its many attractions. Whether you’re like me and want to relax on the warm beaches...
April 20th, 2011 | Spain | 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

Cheap Sleeping! Couch Surfing, AirBnB and Crash Padding As You Travel

Cheap Sleeping! Couch Surfing, AirBnB and Crash Padding As You Travel
by Adrienne Supino Special to Lost Girls World I love to travel, but as a young professional in an entry-level job I’m not exactly flying first class and chilling at trendy hotel bars while I wait to check into my deluxe penthouse suite! Fortunately for me and most travelers on a budget, there...
June 23rd, 2010 | Budget Travel, Featured, Staying There, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town
By Courtney Brooks LG Travel Correspondent 1. Hike Table Mountain Table Mountain, with Lion’s Head on one side and Devil’s Peak on the other, is located in the middle of Cape Town. It often has a waterfall of clouds pouring off the front of it, otherwise known as the “table cloth,”...
January 20th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Food & Wine, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Africa: Molly Gallagher Explores Morocco

Lost in Africa: Molly Gallagher Explores Morocco
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. I knew nothing...
November 25th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Morocco, Studying Abroad | Read More

Destination Sydney: Getting Vivid with It

Destination Sydney: Getting Vivid with It
Earlier this summer, while friends were pulling out shorts and bikinis in preparation for Memorial Day barbecues, I was cramming tights and sweaters into a carry-on bag and preparing to go Down Under for the winter. Why head to Australia just as the chilly weather has arrived? I made the journey from...
June 25th, 2009 | Australia, City Travel, Lost Girls, Parties, Festivals & Events, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Ultra Cheap Flights to Sydney this Summer

Ultra Cheap Flights to Sydney this Summer
Earlier this month, I took a 26-hour marathon flight from New York to Australia to be one of the first to experience Vivid Sydney-a three-week music and light festival that transformed the city’s harbor into a living art canvas. During my trip, I blogged about the experience for PeterGreenberg.com....
June 23rd, 2009 | Air, Australia, Finances & Savings | Read More

Viva La Vie Boheme!

Viva La Vie Boheme!
 Blame it on my television background/life-long passion for film, but when Amanda, Holly and I first learned that we were going to be book authors, a montage of romanticized images flashed in my mind: Lounging with my laptop in an East Village coffee shop surrounded by poets, artists and other quintessential...
June 10th, 2009 | City Travel, Food & Wine, New York City, The Lost Girls: The Book, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More