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The Passive Income Travellers

MONTH: JANUARY 2016

Exploring Agra Fort

Big news! Chocolate pancakes were on the menu for breakfast this morning. Also to our amazement, breakfast was served within 10 minutes and it was actually warm. Unbelievable. It must be a one off. We leave Agra today after spending just one night but before we’re picked up by taxi we wanted to fit in Agra Fort. This fort is said to be the most impressive in all of India and it dates way back to t [...]

By |January 24th, 2016|Agra, Daily Blog, India|1 Comment

Ticking Another Wonder of the World

Waking up with some excitement, and not because we was having McDonalds breakfast for the 3rd day in a row but because today was the day we would tick off another 7th wonder of the modern world, the Taj Mahal. We opted to take a private car to Agra costing £50 and stay in a very highly rated hostel called Zostel. The four hour journey flew by and we was soon unpacking at the hostel ready to ventur [...]

By |January 23rd, 2016|Agra, Daily Blog, India|11 Comments

Tomb raiders

It’s our second and last day in Delhi today so we were up bright and early to try and fit in as much as possible. First up was a trip to the Humayun’s Tomb which was built in 1569. As with yesterday Nick and I got stung for the tourist entry prices whilst my Dad waltzed in for just a few pence thanks to his lifetime visa. The tombs grounds were quite spectacular, they cover 30 acres and are made u [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Daily Blog, Delhi, India|0 Comments

Delhi’s finest

Brrr Delhi is cold! It was 6 degrees this morning when we braved it out onto our hotels rooftop for breakfast. Fortunately the food wasn’t actually served outside but the 10 second walk out there was enough of a reminder that we really don’t have enough warm clothes packed. We haven’t been this cold since July when temperatures reached freezing overnight in Banff National Park. I won’t describe br [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Daily Blog, Delhi, India|3 Comments

India’s Slums, What Are They Really Like?

My visit to Dharavi slums today is one that I’ll never forget; it will go down as one of the most memorable, shocking and valuable experiences of my travels so far. Gaining an insight into how people live in these slums was fascinating, it was a real eye opener and left me questioning many things as well as appreciating how lucky we really are. What are Dharavi slums? Before I delve into my experi [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|India, Mumbai, Random Rambles|1 Comment

A pleasant change

It seems making an omelette in Sri Lanka is quite a tricky task. This morning's breakfast took a record breaking 40 minutes to be served! After the world's slowest breakfast we grabbed a tuk tuk to Weligama station and waited for our train to our next stop, Galle. We had been told by an English couple to avoid Galle as its very upmarket, full of boutique shops, nice restaurants and tourists. Inste [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Daily Blog, Galle, Sri Lanka|0 Comments

Learning to surf in Weligama

If you speak to anyone about Sri Lanka they will probably mention surfing. With sun, sea, sand and surf Sri Lanka has always been a very popular destination for the totally rad surfer dudes. Unfortunately we are not totally rad surfer dudes but as this country is home to one of the top ten surfing locations in the world we thought we should probably learn to surf whilst we are here. Why Weligama? [...]

By |January 9th, 2016|Sri Lanka, Travel Tips, Weligama|0 Comments

6000 steps up Adams Peak

Our sole reason for being in Hatton, or more specifically Delhouse, is to climb up Adam’s Peak. This is the mountain behind us in today’s blog image. It stands at 2,243 meters high and the 6000 steps that get you to the top are said to involve a 9 mile round trip. I know, this does not sound like fun at all, but it’s one of the top rated things to do in Sri Lanka so here we are! Adam’s Peak actual [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Daily Blog, Delhouse, Sri Lanka|0 Comments