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We’ve hit the button, at last!

I know a lot of people who follow our Facebook page and blog are in the property circles, and therefore may have an interest in selling on Amazon too. This is something we wanted to get into well over 18 months ago before we went travelling but to be honest we’ve just been too lazy and have been putting it off. We kept saying to ourselves ‘oh we’ll do it when we are travelling, we’ll have so much [...]

By |April 10th, 2016|Random Rambles|0 Comments

£20,000 Later – How far has it gotten us?

This post is a little over due because we hit the £20,000 spend a few weeks ago after leaving Singapore. I also believe this post will be quite controversial as a ‘proper traveller’ could quite easily make the £20,000 go a lot further. Since day one we’ve kept track of every penny we’ve spent, from buying a carton of milk to each nights accommodation. So it’s quite easy for us to pull this all fro [...]

By |March 6th, 2016|Random Rambles, Travel Tips|2 Comments

My top 15 WOW moments

Whilst in China on a cruise of Guilin’s beautiful Li River, Nick and I spent a lot of time on the top deck chatting to a guy from New Zealand named Ian. Despite meeting 4 months ago, fortunately he had not forgotten us when we reached his hometown of Christchurch recently and he was even kind enough to invite us over for dinner (thanks again Ian!). Anyway, to cut a long story short, Ian has travel [...]

By |March 1st, 2016|Random Rambles|1 Comment

I leave India with mixed feelings

I leave India with very mixed feelings. On the one hand it has the beautiful buildings, temples and gardens, mixed with the vastly different cultures that is a real life experience making me very glad I came. But I can’t help but feel all of this is overshadowed with the horrific poverty, garbage, dog eat dog mentality and total lack of respect for anyone bar themselves. I have never felt welcome [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|India, Random Rambles|6 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
  • Learning to dive in Koh Tao

Koh Tao Diving: What to expect when learning to dive

Both Hayley and I have always wanted to learn to dive and knew, at some point, we would learn so that when we “one day” went to Australia we could dive the Great barrier Reef. This was all before the plans of travelling and property investing but something that we never really got around to doing. Thankfully we didn’t do it in the UK and opted for Koh Tao diving instead. Koh Tao is a small island [...]

By |December 6th, 2015|Daily Blog, Koh Tao, Random Rambles, Thailand, Travel Tips|3 Comments
  • The Vietnam War in a Nutshell

The Vietnam War In a Nutshell

It’s hard to put the whole of the Vietnam war in a nutshell  because it was quite a complicated event, but I have tried to remove all the confusing information to give you a high level view of what happened. Vietnam was a colony for the French, but Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh fought the French for independence and managed to push them out of the country by 1954. The US didn’t lik [...]

By |November 28th, 2015|Random Rambles, Vietnam|6 Comments

The highs and lows of travelling

If you ask most people what they would do if they won the lottery, I think some form of travel is on the top of most peoples list. Whether it be travelling the world or just ticking off locations on a bucket list, seeing the world and experiencing new places is desirable to most. For Nick and I, this has been a long term goal and something we've wanted to do since we were young. December 8th will [...]

By |November 19th, 2015|Random Rambles|2 Comments