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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

Conquistador: Fighting Windmills

Conquistador: Fighting Windmills

While listening to my ‘bass-playlist’ over and over again to block the German news voice from my next door neighbour, I write you this note, wondering why on earth people watch the news, at 6.30 on the front porch without a headphone. I guess he has to put up now with Juno Reactor, sorry man I just love their “Master of the Universe” number and I have every version of it, even the Basement remix…..eat your heart out with your…

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5 Things they do not tell you about the Philippines on Google

5 Things they do not tell you about the Philippines on Google

I have been in the Philippines for over 2 years now, almost due for my first visa run. And it has been quite an experience. I ride from Island to Island, lived on the Island of Siquijor for a while and learned a lot about this country, its people and culture and travel in general. What I also learned were a few things you only discover when living in the Philippines. Google will not show you these 5 things I’m…

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Driving Quezon Zigzag road

Driving Quezon Zigzag road

The old zigzag road in the Quezon/Bicol area also known as Bitukan Manok was some adventure on my last trip. On my way to Naga City I decided to sleep over in Atimonan, because of the bad weather, I passed this road because it is shorter than the newer road. I would not have missed it although it was a challenge. Steep climbs and narrow curves and a long slippery descent. You go through the chickens intestines I believe the…

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Riding Nomad, a romantic and brutal lifestyle

Riding Nomad, a romantic and brutal lifestyle

I am a riding Nomad. And that may sound like a great lifestyle to some of you. Although I also come across people who do not like or understand it. The other day I had a meet&greet with a school and some of the teenagers asked me why I do not settle down ‘like most people my age do’….as in: be normal, get yourself some chickens and a dog and sit in front of the house woman! I do not…

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Eating a Big Mak in the Philippines

Eating a Big Mak in the Philippines

This lady had been up and running since 8 on December 26, being the only one open in town where you can buy food. She had a good business going on, but with the buy 1 get 1 free, she told me, she makes no profit, unless people buy drinks. She is a keen business woman. Being open that day, knowing prices by heart and doing the maths all in her head. She looked tired, but she was in total…

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A visit to Lipa City

A visit to Lipa City

New vlog online with a visit to Lipa City in Batangas Province on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Hunting for a tire for the Honda semi off-road bike. Buying my new laptop and eating cake in SM Mall. We had a nice bus going there, luckyy for me there wass even a toilet on board. Busses to Lipa leave Batangas bus terminal every few minutes and the fare is less than 40 pesos. Did you know you can sponsor my…

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There is a big storm coming

There is a big storm coming

We are in the middle of the rain season. I thought we had entered the dry season already, but somehow we have not. I always get confused about the seasonal changes and the winds here. There is Habagat and El Niño and La Niña, the last one is created over cold seas and brings storms and cold weather. And cold it is. Go to the Philippines they said, nice warm weather they said I wear a sweater and socks, and…

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