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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

August a month of chances

August a month of chances

Since I’m single and free to travel again, the world is mine to explore. So lets plan some trips and move to another house, away from the memories of my broken relationship. I found myself a place near the sea again. So today I leave the mountains and the minty green cottage to move away from all the memories of a broken relationship. Packing and sorting through all the items I bought to start a new life was harsh. It…

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Why People Leave the Netherlands

Why People Leave the Netherlands

Reasons to emigrate from the Netherlands are multiple. Finding your luck elsewhere is an appealing thought to many, but not all of us make that big step to actually leave. Every Emigrant has his own story to tell. I have y own story as well. The question why I left the Netherlands was asked by one of my subscribers on Leaving Holland Channel on YouTube. I thought it was a good question to answer in a vlog. People leave the…

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Why did I leave the Netherlands

Why did I leave the Netherlands

People often ask me the question why I left the Netherlands. There are many reasons. Today I answer that question on my YouTube channel and my blog. A decission to leave your homecountry behind for ever does not come easy. Although the jhorizon may beg you to cross and search what lies beyond, once you start serious preparations you face many questions, doubts and even fear, all mixed with that sense of excitement for a new future, a second chance….

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Broken hearted in the Philippines

Broken hearted in the Philippines

Unlike many of the men moving to the Philippines I dod not move here to find love. Yet I did, for a while that is. When I came to the Island of Siquijor love found me. Being a happy single and traveling S. E. Asia, I was a little surprised by it. It gave me some choices. And after a short trip away from the Island and the man I fell in love with, I decided to change my lifestyle…

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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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The blonde and the punctured tubeless tires

The blonde and the punctured tubeless tires

I’ve been driving my Yamaha SZ150 for quite a while now, and with great pleasure. Although Filipino men have an opinion about it: A clutch motorbike is no good for a woman. I have to hear that over and over again. I just laugh when they mention I should have bought a scooter or a semi automatic. For a while now I was complaining about a wobbly feeling in the rear tire. Sometimes, not consistently, but it felt the motorbike…

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Philippines, cost of living

Philippines, cost of living

The cost of living in the month of June, as far as my lifestyle. As I have been emphasizing ever since I started occasionally sharing my cost of living: your cost of living depends on where you live in the Philippines and what your lifestyle is. If you sit in front of the aircon all day all night, your cost of living will be so much different only because of your electricity bill. Mine is around 1000 pesos (20 euro)…

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