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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

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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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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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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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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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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Two years in the Philippines

Two years in the Philippines

In a month or two I can celebrate my ‘2 years in the Philippines’- anniversary, I love to take you back to the first months and how I’m doing now. How is it to leave all behind and move to a country you have never been to before? How it all started My son and I owned a business in the Netherlands, a coworking hub. trendy, stylish and cheap. And the maths did not added up as we thought they…

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