• Pai Canyon - Pai top 5
    Asia

    My Pai Top 5: My favourite things to do in Pai, Thailand…

    When imagining Thailand – blissful beaches, raving full-moon parties and crazy cities would be at the forefront of my mind, however that was before I’d visited Pai. Yes, you can guarantee that Thailand offers the aforementioned, but Pai and it’s surrounding area yields a completely different atmosphere altogether; as a town up in the mountains of Northern Thailand, it’s peaceful, luscious and bursting with unspoiled, idyllic, natural scenery.  Originally, whilst planning the Northern Thailand leg of our trip, we were in two minds as to whether we’d bother with Pai and just stay in Chiang Mai for longer (this was due to some reviews I’d read online about the road from…

  • Maya Bay | Krabi | Top things to do in Krabi with Girl Going Global
    Asia,  Beach

    5 Must Do’s In Krabi, Thailand

        Krabi is located on the west coast of Southern Thailand, with over 100 islands in Krabi Province, it’s full of gorgeous beaches, beautiful scenery and fabulous night life.       My pre-visit research mainly consisted of deciding whether to stay in Ao Nang (mainland Krabi) or on Railay, which is a peninsular only accessible by boat (about 15 minute boat ride away). I finally decided that even though Railay looked more picturesque, it would be better to stay in Krabi as all the amenities were there and then we could just hop on a boat to Railay as and when we wanted to for the day. Rather…

  • Shanghai Mansion | Bangkok Hotel | Girl Going Global
    Asia,  City,  Hotels

    Heading to Bangkok? Stay at one of my favourite hotels…

    As a Bangkok novice, I didn’t really know what I was looking for when searching for my place of residence during my vacay to BKK. But on my hotel specification to yours truly was a boutique style, glamorous and something-a-little-different-hotel. So I did some research and came across Shanghai Mansion. Score – it ticks all three, plus some more. Being the only boutique hotel in Bangkok’s China Town, not only was I extremely satisfied with my find of Shanghai Mansion but I’d even go so far to say that it is probably in my top 5 hotels that I’ve ever stayed in! (Get my trousers here).  So what makes it so special? Set right in the heart of China…