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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

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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Life is a work in progress

Life is a work in progress

May was the month I broke up with my Filipino boyfriend. We are still friends, but I learned a few harsh lessons: to keep my heart closed since the day we broke up, for my ex BF is a smooth talker and makes a lot of promises he does not keep. And again I was reminded of the fact that I validate spoken words. I believe that when people speak, they mean what they say. And that is not always…

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I found my Paradise

I found my Paradise

After over 1 year of travelling I have decided to settle down on the Island of Siquijor in the Philippines. I found my paradise. The lifestyle of a digital nomad is great, and some days I still get that restless urge to discover that what lies beyond the horizon. But I will not go, not forever anymore. Maybe short trips in the near future, but no longer carrying all my stuff around in a backpack and a laptop bag. I…

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Donations

Donations

Recently I received a donation from a happy visitor. That was a nice announcement. Since the bill for my hosting was due and I totally forgot about it. That bill is like 240 US$, and I really should put it in the calendar when it is due. The amount always shocks me. I know I have little income from advertisement, and some donations, but still not enough to cover the hosting-costs, the domain-name registration and stuff like that. Why not…

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Falling in love when travelling

Falling in love when travelling

I started my new adventure as a digital nomad October 2015. And now January 2017 I have a tough decision to make. Or maybe not so tough? I fell in love. Not head over heals, but progressively with a very nice, warm and friendly Filipino man. A passionate lover also. A father of an 8 year old daughter. His wife died just over a year ago and although he had sworn to never fall in love again, just like me,…

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Total Christmas Meltdown

Total Christmas Meltdown

This was not the best Christmas ever. Although all the romantic ingredients were there: white beach at my doorstep christmas decorations in the cottage new friends to visit and a new love It simply did not work for me. I crashed big time. Even after taking some of the advice in my lasts blog post on how to survive when spending Christmas alone. I struggled with a lot of stress of things ‘back home’ that needed to be settled and…

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The Tao of Pooh and Travelling

The Tao of Pooh and Travelling

I think it is safe to say that almost everybody knows who Winnie the Pooh is. And most of us have red the book or seen a movie or series about Pooh and his little friends. Not everyone knows the book “The Tao of Pooh”. A book I have come to appreciate even more than the fun characters of the original book. ‘The Tao of Pooh’ is a book on the introduction of Eastern believe system of Tao and is…

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