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The Passive Income Travellers

Hayley Coutinho

About Hayley Coutinho

Before leaving her day job to travel the world Hayley studied Marketing and went on to work for a digital marketing agency where she specialised as a paid search consultant. Hayley has always had a passion for property investment and over the past 4 years, alongside her day job, she has built a property portfolio that has enabled her to quit her job and travel the world. Aside from property investment, Hayley enjoys spending time with friends and family, enjoying good meals out and watching her beloved Arsenal.

Pleasure and pain

Today was a mixture of pleasure of pain. First came the pain. We set out at 9am to hike up Mount Esjan, at the summit it’s 914 meters high and is a well trodden and popular hiking spot for day trippers. It started of fairly pleasant, the sun was shining, we were following a pretty little river and the crisp fresh air was nice. It wasn’t long though until my legs reminded me that I haven’t hiked an [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Daily Blog, Iceland|0 Comments

South coast road trip

Having ticked off the Golden Circle yesterday, today’s plan was to explore some of the south of the island. First up was Black Beach, a famous beach about 3 hours drive from Reykjavik. It was a long old drive and being in a tiny Kia Picanto (that really struggles doing things cars should find quite easy like changing gears and going up hills) made the journey feel much longer. The beach was the fi [...]

By |September 24th, 2016|Daily Blog, Iceland|0 Comments

Iceland’s not so circular Golden Circle

The ‘Golden Circle’ is one the most popular places to travel in Iceland. Why it’s called a circle I don’t know as it’s more of a straight line but anyway, it’s basically three different sites: The Þingvellir National Park, The Geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall. The whole triangle can be done within 4 hours or so and it’s relatively close to Reykjavik where most people are based on their trip. Þingvell [...]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Daily Blog, Iceland|0 Comments

Backpacks are back on!

Our 3 weeks in the UK are over and we’re back on the road (in an extremely small Red Kia!). We were up super early this morning and at Luton airport for 5am ready for the next stint of our travels. Starting with a week Iceland, we are heading back to Toronto to see family again for a few weeks and then plan to explore Central and South America for the first time. Being back in the UK after 15 mont [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Daily Blog, Iceland|0 Comments

We’re still alive!

We’ve been a bit slack with posting on the blog for the past month so I thought I’d let you know we’re still here! Getting the Amazon venture off the ground and finishing our website for the products has been taking so much of our time. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel now so hopefully we can get back to more regular updates :) Our last post was from Bagan in Myanmar, which now seems an [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Daily Blog, Iceland|2 Comments

Unforgettable views

Considering how much we like bed, we wasn’t planning on getting up and seeing a sunrise over Bagan whilst here. However, having met a couple of Austrians on top of a pagoda yesterday we were persuaded that it would be worth the early start. So we were up, out the door and on our little E-bikes by 4:45am this morning! With plans to come straight back after the sunset we were free to speed on down t [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|Daily Blog, Myanmar|0 Comments

First impressions of Myanmar

Like Laos, Myanmar (AKA Burma) was another country we hadn’t planned to visit on our trip. But we’re in the area so we thought why not. Also, we thought it would be interesting to see a country that was at the very start of the inevitable journey that always ends in some form of Benidorm-ness :) After all, Myanmar only opened it’s doors to tourists in 2012 so it should be very different to the res [...]

By |June 26th, 2016|Myanmar, Travel Tips, Yangon|0 Comments

The beautiful Vang Vieng

We arrived in Vang Vieng around 1pm today after a 3 hour bus ride from Vientiane. The closer we got the more we realised we probably should have booked more than one night here, the scenery was beautiful! It reminded us a little of Pai in Thailand as it is just a small town surrounded by miles and miles of picture perfect undisturbed greenery. The landscape is similar to Guilin in China too with t [...]

By |June 19th, 2016|Daily Blog, Laos, Vang Vieng|0 Comments