Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Preparing for China’s Biggest Leap of Faith: The Macau Tower Bungy Jump

Preparing for China’s Biggest Leap of Faith: The Macau Tower Bungy Jump
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls As self-proclaimed “Adrenaline Twunkies,” (twin junkies), we have a thirst for thrill-seeking activities.  First we conquered Queenstown, New Zealand by leaping headfirst from the world’s first AJ Hackett Bungy site, the Kawarau Bridge....
May 18th, 2012 | Adventure Travel, China | Read More

My Evening at MasterChef Korea

My Evening at MasterChef Korea
by Kissairis Munoz A few weeks ago, I received an unexpectedly awesome email from my running group. The international cooking show MasterChef was currently filming its first Korean season and one of the upcoming episodes was based around a Western-style challenge. The show’s producers had contacted...
May 15th, 2012 | Extras, Food News, south korea | Read More

How To Pack for a Himalayan Trek

How To Pack for a Himalayan Trek
By Annie Shustrin An important part in planning any journey or trek is curating a packing list. For a Himalayan trek, this packing list can get pretty specific. Not only will it deviate from what’s needed for typical travel, but it may also deviate from what’s needed for typical trekking due to...
May 11th, 2012 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, India, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

How to Pitch: Travelfish.org

How to Pitch: Travelfish.org
By Emma Rosenberg Special to The Lost Girls Samantha Brown, managing editor of Travelfish.org, caught up with The Lost Girls to give no-nonsense advice on how to pitch for the site. Travelfish.org is an all-encompassing travel guide for backpacking Southeast Asia written by travelers who’ve really...
May 2nd, 2012 | Asia, Travel Writing, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost In Korea – Korea FTW!

Lost In Korea – Korea FTW!
by Kissairis Munoz A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about all the quirky aspects of Korea that I still don’t understand. And while it was fun to dish on the things I haven’t fully embraced yet, there are so many random things that I’ve come to love. Here are some of my favorites. Cheap healthcare?...
April 24th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Explore Mui Ne, Vietnam

Explore Mui Ne, Vietnam
By Nancy Lippincott Special to Lost Girls  Situated in the southeast region just north of Saigon is Mui Ne, a puzzlingly beautiful and paradoxical coastal town. The contrast of local life against decadent, luxurious tourism is on display to confound and entertain. The local women walk around covered...
April 19th, 2012 | Extras, Planning, Vietnam | Read More

Ten Days of Silence: A Meditation Retreat in Thailand

Ten Days of Silence: A Meditation Retreat in Thailand
By Nadia Pidgeon Exclusive to the Lost Girls When I announced my intentions to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat, some friends said it sounded interesting but most said I was crazy and that it sounded either miserable or pointless. Ultimately, it is difficult to provide a meaningful summary as...
April 13th, 2012 | Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Thailand | Read More

Lost in Korea: Escaping the City

Lost in Korea: Escaping the City
by Kissairis Munoz When you’ve lived in cities for long enough, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the fast-paced, hectic lifestyle that comes along. Crammed sidewalks; people jostling each other on the subway; noisy, crowded restaurants — they’re all part of what make cities unique. But every once...
April 10th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Korea, WTF?

Korea, WTF?
Even though I’ve been here for almost a year, there are still some things I don’t understand about Korea. Here’s my roundup. Couples: Korean couples are fascinating. They’re not very affectionate here at all, especially compared to the West. Spice up your love life with matching couples lingerie I...
March 27th, 2012 | Extras, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: 3 Major Skills You’ll Gain From Teaching Abroad

Lost In Korea: 3 Major Skills You’ll Gain From Teaching Abroad
by Kissairis Munoz I was a magazine major in undergrad and studied foreign policy in graduate school. At no point during either of my school tenures did I consider becoming a teacher. So when I broke the news to friends and family that I was moving to Korea to teach for a year, I had quite a few conversations...
March 13th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More