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

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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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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My Cost of Living in the Philippines

My Cost of Living in the Philippines

Time for another update on the cost of living in the Philippines. A question asked the most is: can I live in the Philippines for …. X- amount of money. And my answer is always the same: that depends on how you want to live. What you need in life to be comfortable. But to give all ye seekers for financial information for an expat life in the Philippines, here is what I pay for things and that should give…

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Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Many Governments issued a negative travel-advice for the Philippines after the so called Bohol Incident. And a lot of people wonder if it is safe to travel to the Philippines or to live there. Since the experience of safety is a personal one, I can only speak for myself. Please do take note that whether it is a real threat, a political game or just a hoax to scare off people: whenever a government gives a travel advice you are…

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My Homestay beach front rental on Siquijor

My Homestay beach front rental on Siquijor

After Dumaguete I decided to live in the beautiful Island of Fire: Siquijor. Just across the water, an hour and a half by roro-ferry from Dumaguete pier. Actually, you can see the island when you walk Rizal Boulevard. I rented a beach front cottage at a homestay facility. For me that means: hotel facilities like: towels and bedlinnen provided, gas, water & electricity included in the price and cleaning upon request. I pay 15,000 pesos per month which is about…

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What do Groceries cost in the Philippines

What do Groceries cost in the Philippines

The big question everybody asks on YouTube is: What is the cost of living in the Philippines. And the answer is, that there is no answer. You can make it as cheap or expensive as you want. What I do in this video and maybe in videos to come is to show you the price of groceries. So you get a clear idea of what things cost around here.

On my Way to Robinsons Place in Dumaguete

On my Way to Robinsons Place in Dumaguete

It is just a short walk from my temporary home to Robinsons Place in Dumaguete City. As I walk through the suburbs you can join me on my walk and discover how that feels like and what you get to see. From sleeping tricycle drivers to local eateries, it is all there, the Philippines to the max. Enjoy the walk: