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This category is about my life in the Philippines.
Trips & travel-tips are categorised in ‘Travel’.
‘Daily Life’ is exactly what it is: My daily life on the island of Siquijor in the Philippines

My love/hate relationship with social media

My love/hate relationship with social media

As I travel a lot, if not constantly, my first connection with people is thru Social Media. Friends you leave behind will follow me on Facebook and followers, subscribers and visitors are anxious to see my next move or discovery, and some even my next article (those who subscribed to the email-updates: thank you, thank you, thank you) I love my blog, I love social media and I had no problem putting my life out there in the open, since…

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Warranty Procedure, my new GoPro Hero5 Black

Warranty Procedure, my new GoPro Hero5 Black

My GoPro Hero 5 Black had a leakage while snorkeling on Siquijor Island a while ago, and a few days ago I published a blog about the procedure of returning it to GoPro under warranty. I had to wait to start the warranty procedure until I had an address I was going to stay for at least 2 weeks. For that is how long GoPro says they need to switch cameras. I can tell you: they are faster than they…

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Why I like being a Recluse

Why I like being a Recluse

Many studies state that human beings need contact with other human beings. We need both the intellectual, social and sexual interactions with other human beings in order to blossom and grow. As a reclusive I can say: I’m only human. Occasionally I do need contact with human beings, as only to proof that I love my reclusive lifestyle. It is also said that people who live as recluses are those who are wounded, emotionally immature or suffer from some kind…

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How to ship your GoPro by UPS, warranty procedure

How to ship your GoPro by UPS, warranty procedure

My GoPro Hero5 Black got water inside the LCD screen in the front. It is a common problem with this camera and GoPro has no problems with the camera being returned within reasonable time after purchase. Mine was bought 8 months before the leakage occurred. I was snorkelling in maybe 2 meter deep water, camera was closed properly and yet the display stopped working and I could clearly see water inside. I took a picture of the damaged camera Since…

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Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

After the first stage of the journey through the Philippines I arrived in Puerto Galera again. It was two years ago since I first came here. I started my adventure in October 2015 in Puerto Galera, where I did an all inclusive in Badladz Beach Resort. The benefits of an all inclusive in those days were that you can get used to the country and overcome your culture shock within save boundaries of hotel grounds. With not a lot to…

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How I prepared for my first voyage on a motorcycle

How I prepared for my first voyage on a motorcycle

I did not get much sleep the day before I left for my first big motorcycle trip. As a new driver I had only experience on the island if Siquijor in the Philippines. There in the wide stretched roads and in relatively quiet traffic I mastered the art of riding a motorbike. But going on a ferry and moving to another island, passing through big cities and highways….gosh: i was nervous. Arriving in Dumaguete and riding to Bacong was the…

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Why LinkedIn does not work for me anymore

Why LinkedIn does not work for me anymore

Some of my followers may have seen me pop up on LinkedIn. I thought it might be useful. I used to love LinkedIn and connecting to people there, expanding my network and matching questions and people together, creating opportunities. So I thought after being away for many years: let’s give it a go. Profile made, and the suggested people started to show, and I realised how limited a platform as LinkedIn actually is. As if I only want to connect…

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