Archive for the ‘Lost Girls RTW Adventure’ Category

21 Reasons We Fell in Love with Bangkok

21 Reasons We Fell in Love with Bangkok
by Amanda Pressner Lost Girls Executive Editor New Yorkers tend to assume (or more aptly, believe with a deep, zealot-like conviction) that there’s no big city on earth that’s as funky, hip and prodigious as the one they call home. And, having spent most of my twenties falling in love with...
April 12th, 2007 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Thailand | Read More

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home
I never thought I’d travel halfway around the world to spend a Sunday night watching Sex in the City and ordering take out. When our new twenty-three year old French friend, Emmanuel (we met him on the train back from Sapa), invited us to his home for wine and cheese, we jumped at the chance to...
April 11th, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

Cruisin’ Halong

Cruisin’ Halong
When we first planned our trip to North Vietnam, I was insistent that we set aside at least a few days to visit Halong Bay (which means “Bay of Descending Dragons” in Vietnamese). Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is one of the country’s most gorgeous and renowned...
April 8th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Asia, Cruise, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Vietnam | Read More

The Sapa Slide

The Sapa Slide
After spending several days pounding the pavement for essential cold weather attire, haggling hard core for souvenirs, playing endless rounds of “Frogger” with gangs of cyclo drivers and wading through the maze of overcrowded side streets in Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, Holly, Amanda...
April 6th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

It Takes A Village: part 1

It Takes A Village: part 1
A big motivation for going on this RTW trip was to learn about how other people live. And since we’ve been blessed by being born in middle-class America, we wanted to donate some time and money to a good cause. What better way to accomplish both than to volunteer? Jen surfed the net and found Village...
April 4th, 2007 | Africa, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost in: Hanoi, Vietnam

Lost in: Hanoi, Vietnam
When Holly first visited Saigon, Vietnam in 1999 (during a post-collegiate voyage with Semester at Sea), she didn’t have the funds to take an extra excursion north to the country’s capital and the nearby regions of Sapa and Ha Long Bay. Fellow students who made the journey, however, came...
March 28th, 2007 | Asia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

Taking the Scenic Route

Taking the Scenic Route
By far the biggest reason to visit the Cambodian town of Siem Reap is to climb the Indian-Jones-esque temples of Angkor Wat, some of the largest religious buildings on earth. And that’s just where we headed when I reunited with my fellow Lost Girls after going home for the holidays. Rather than...
March 21st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Bike, Cambodia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Full Moon Dance

Full Moon Dance
When it comes to certain famous cities around the world, most people tend to paint a romanticized picture in their heads about the specific type of experience they’ll have. You know, like dancing ‘til dawn in the streets of Rio with elaborately beaded and feathered revelers during Carnival...
March 16th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More

Happy Birthday To Me!

Happy Birthday To Me!
I may be a full-fledged adult, but I felt like a kid playing dress up when I put on high heels and red lipstick for my big birthday celebration in Hanoi, Vietnam. I didn’t even own heels, so we spent the day wandering through the shoe market while Vietnamese women pointed at our feet and laughed...
March 14th, 2007 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Vietnam | Read More

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
Okay, it’s no secret that we’re a bit behind on our blogging. Readers keep writing me to ask why I wasn’t with the girls on the islands. Well, while they were practicing hedonism and downing 2-for-1 drinks on the beaches, I was practicing self-discipline and meditating at the ashram....
March 14th, 2007 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More