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The Passive Income Travellers

MONTH: DECEMBER 2015

The strangest temples we’ve come across?

It really makes a difference sleeping in a proper hotel, the peace and quiet was absolute bliss! Today was the first, and only, full day in Chiang Rai having only come solely to see the white temple and black house. The hotel was able to source a Hog and after a small wait in reception for delivery it was not long before we was cruising down the highway heading to the white temple. The white templ [...]

By |December 30th, 2015|Chiang Rai, Thailand|1 Comment

Is Pai really a backpackers dream?

Every time I meet a fellow traveller in Thailand and ask them what the highlight of their trip has been, their response is always ‘Pai’. But why? What does this little town deep within the Northern mountains of Thailand offer for backpackers to place it on such a pedestal? As I sit here swinging in my hammock chair whilst writing this post I overlook nothing but endless fields and mountains. This [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|Pai, Thailand, Travel Tips|2 Comments

How we spent Christmas day in Pai

Yesterday was spent exploring the areas to the north and west of Pai, so today was going to be all about the south and east. But not before we purchased our Christmas hats, it is the 25th after all. Heading south out of town the first place we stopped at was Coffee in Love. A quite substantial coffee shop situated on a hill over looking the Pai valley, an amazing place to chill out and have a cupp [...]

By |December 25th, 2015|Daily Blog, Pai, Thailand|0 Comments
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How to see Thailand’s elephants the ethical way

For the people of Thailand the elephant is seen as a national treasure. Much like the Chinese see the panda and the Spanish see the bull . For many years this animal has been adored and idolised not only for its strength but also its intelligence. As you travel around Thailand elephants are seen everywhere. Stone carved elephants are common at temples, shrines and outside hotels, whilst images of [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Chiang Mai, Thailand, Travel Tips|0 Comments
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Things to do in Koh Tao: 8 top picks

Koh Tao will always be a special place to us from our travels as it’s where we learnt to scuba dive. Not only is it great for diving and snorkelling but the laid back vibe and relaxed atmosphere make it a perfect retreat even if you’re not into diving. Many people think this tiny island is just for diving but I hope our list of things to do in Koh Tao proves those people wrong! Things to do in Koh [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Koh Tao, Thailand, Travel Tips|0 Comments

£2 well spent in Sukhothai

We only have today in Sukhothai and that is solely to visit the historic park that is home to the best temple ruins in Thailand. The park was only a 20 minute walk from our hotel so after the predictable eggs and toast for breakfast we set off to explore. As with most things in Thailand, entry was very cheap, at £2 each it was a bargain. Where to start! Upon entering we headed for Sat Mahathat, th [...]

By |December 20th, 2015|Daily Blog, Sukhothai, Thailand|0 Comments

Our brush with the law

The day started with us not really knowing what to do. The main reason we had come to Pattaya was to see what all the fuss was about down the Walking Street after dark, showcasing this town as the Sin City of the world. After checking some things out online we had a rough plan and hired another Hog and set off with the Sanctuary of Truth as our first destination. The Sanctuary of Truth is a replic [...]

By |December 16th, 2015|Daily Blog, Pattaya, Thailand|1 Comment

Never again

Today is going to be a very long day. In a bid to save money we’re embarking on what should be an 18 hour journey from Koh Samui to Pattaya. A trip that could quite easily have been achieved in a few hours by plane. Oh no we’ll be fine we thought, we’ll save money, the overnight drive will be fun. Fun, ha, how wrong could we be. Dear diary.. 9.30: I get up and jump straight in the pool for an earl [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Daily Blog, Koh Samui, Thailand|2 Comments