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Nomad blogger and writer

Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

In the following video I show you the large Unitop in Calapan city and a visit to the next door Jolibee. But there is more! Watch me ride my motorbike. We mounted the Sony action cam to the back of my sons motorcycle and took some ‘backward video footage’. Since I’m usually the one to follow, there was footage of me driving as well. Watch what happens and enjoy the Christmas and endless T-shirt parade at Unitop! Did you know…

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How to travel from White Beach to Batangas

How to travel from White Beach to Batangas

Hop on, hop off, that is what you can do for a quick visit to White Beach Puerto Galera, Philippines. The ferries depart daily from Batangas Pier going to Muelle and from there by tricycle to White beach or with Minolo Shiping Lines, free transport in a van. There are direct ferries going to White Beach as well. Returning from your beach break is even more easy, just hop on any of the many ferries departing from White Beach. Traveling…

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Just another week in Paradise called the Philippines

Just another week in Paradise called the Philippines

There is a Vlog online on the Leaving Holland Youtube Channel, with an overview of my week. At the moment I spent time with my son, we are planning a trip up to the north, and staying in Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island for Christmas. Waiting for some gear to arrive for the next trip. Watch what we are up to in an average week, where to eat, what to do and how does the beach look on a rainy day….

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How women prepare for emigration

How women prepare for emigration

The first thoughts that come up in a womans head when she is thinking about moving to another country are How about family? What can go wrong? Men and women differ in preparing for moving abroad, where women have 1000 questions, men just seem to go and solve issues along the way. Yet many men end up stranded, without money and disillusioned in their (maybe hasty?) decision. Men and women both dream and make plans, but the actual emigration is…

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The crazy traffic in Calapan City

The crazy traffic in Calapan City

Driving a motorcycle int he Philippines is madness. White men keep telling me that over and over again. And I know that the day I hit the pavement they will all say: Told you so! I do not care so much for what they think. I’d rather think outside the box than inside and coloring between the lines has never been one of my skills. So, here I am, I got my driver’s license in the Philippines, I learned to…

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What is a woman like me doing in the Philippines?

What is a woman like me doing in the Philippines?

I found a new place to live. The apartment building in San Isidro was not so much fun, surrounded by karaoke and parties and with a caretaker that only took care of herself and not the building it felt like I was an intruder on the property every time I entered the gate. So here I am in a small cottage near the sea, with a beautiful garden all around me. In the distance the faint hint of a karaoke…

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Trip to Batangas, Philippines

Trip to Batangas, Philippines

How far have I come, did I travel from Batangas to Puerto Galera 2 years ago to enter this beautiful country, now I made a trip to Batangas on my second visit in Puerto Galera. Remembering the first time, when everything was exciting, strange and even a bit scary, now I just go through the hoops and habits of the country and culture. Price for the ferry: 240 pesos per person including terminal fee. Click here for timetables¬† The video…

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