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JC from Holland, a female perspective on life in the Philippines. Some vlogs are in Dutch with English subtitles.

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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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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Travelling from Siquijor to Dumaguete with a Motorcycle

Travelling from Siquijor to Dumaguete with a Motorcycle

Before you can leave your region in the Philippines with your new registered motorcycle you need an signed authorisation from the Land Transportation Office. This paper comes with your registration and plate numbers. Without this letter of authorisation you are not allowed to leave your region, and fines can go as high as 2,000 pesos. Once you have your set of registration papers, you are free to travel I travelled with Montenegro RoRo leaving Siquijor Island at 10am on weekdays….

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Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Every year during Holy Week, faith healers and herbalists of Siquijor Island meet on Mount Bandilaan to prepare their special ‘medicine’. A black sticky substance that can only be prepared during the week before easter. In the weeks before holy week the harvest they herbs and burn them to ashes in order to prepare a year long supply of this magical material. They call it ‘medicine’ but it is not a medicine like: pills or potion, you do not take…

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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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