Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Sugar & Spice: 10 Snacks and Sweets in Kolkata

Sugar & Spice: 10 Snacks and Sweets in Kolkata
Kolkata is well known for its delicious street food, an essential part of the city’s life. These roadside delicacies are made in front of you in little makeshift stalls and are enjoyed by a hodgepodge group of businessmen, students, poorer people, and foreigners. Street food is a cheap treat that...
March 17th, 2011 | Featured, Food & Wine, India | Read More

A Girls Day Out in Seoul – Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea

A Girls Day Out in Seoul – Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea
By Alice Shin Special to The Lost Girls I’ve been traveling around Asia on a culinary dream tour with a group of five guys for 10 days now. I was selected by Pei Wei to join their top chefs to blog about their menu research trip—yes, it’s a tough life! While 99.9 percent of the trip has been beyond...
March 14th, 2011 | Food & Wine, south korea | Read More

6 Ways to Stay Safe When Traveling in India

6 Ways to Stay Safe When Traveling in India
Traveling in India is an exciting adventure, but it comes with a host of safety concerns – like being crowded by beggars, followed by salespeople, and scammed by cab drivers. You’ll be easily identified as a foreigner, which makes you all the more vulnerable to scams, thieves, and dishonest people....
February 24th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, India | Read More

Exploring Malaysia’s Hidden Gem: Langkawi

Exploring Malaysia’s Hidden Gem: Langkawi
Lost Girl Julie Falconer recently took a trip to Langkawi in Malaysia and explored the island’s stunning flora and fauna. Read on for a selection of her personal essays of her trip experiences. See Julie’s London travel blog and Asia travel website for more stories. Every Lost Girl needs a bit...
February 17th, 2011 | Extras, Ideas, Malaysia, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

“You’re Pouring Oil Where?” A Guide to Indian Ayurvedic Massage

“You’re Pouring Oil Where?” A Guide to Indian Ayurvedic Massage
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor “How’s this? Too hot?” asks my therapist, brushing more warm oil over my limbs. I’m lying completely exposed on a thick wooden board in a treatment room in Kerala, India, the tropical southern coastal state below Goa. “Ugh, cold?”...
February 11th, 2011 | Fitness & Workouts, India, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More

What to Wear in India: 5 Tips for Travelers

What to Wear in India: 5 Tips for Travelers
Ready to travel the world? Check out our Guide to First Time Travel! As I packed for India, I had no idea what to bring for clothing. Do I need nice shoes? Can I wear shorts when it’s unbearably hot? What kind of clothes do the locals wear? I had packed a little bit of everything just...
February 10th, 2011 | Featured, India, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

How to Ride Elephants in Laos: A City Girl’s Guide

How to Ride Elephants in Laos: A City Girl’s Guide
by Perrin Bailey Special to Lost Girls World Seven years ago, I awoke in my second-avenue apartment to the jolly musical renderings of twenty-six yellow taxis.  The streets flickered like a Pac Man machine featuring two-dozen Pac Men on a Starbucks drip.  All vehicles raced towards dollar signs and...
February 3rd, 2011 | Laos, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Sri Lanka’s Chic Boutique Hotels

Sri Lanka’s Chic Boutique Hotels
Lost Girl Julie Falconer recently took a trip to Sri Lanka and sampled a range of the country’s boutique hotels. Read on for a selection of her personal essays of her trip experiences. See Julie’s London travel blog and Sri Lanka travel website for more stories. Over the past few years, Sri Lanka...
February 3rd, 2011 | Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka | Read More

Fresh, Fragrant, Fiery: 5 Best Indian Dishes to Try

Fresh, Fragrant, Fiery: 5 Best Indian Dishes to Try
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor Trying to present a quick overview of Indian food may be like trying to catalog the world. As the center of the global spice trade for centuries, India’s cuisine has been shaped by its own Hindu and Buddhist history, longterm cultural interactions with Moghul...
January 28th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Featured, Food & Wine, India | Read More

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India
After a semester of French on the beaches of Cannes, I’m now settled in Kolkata (Calcutta), India for the next 4 months on another study abroad. I’m here with 11 other students from my college, and we’ve a whirlwind month of traveling, sightseeing, and settling down in Kolkata. India is as thrilling...
January 27th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More