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Fabric Photos in Creative Market

Fabric Photos in Creative Market

Photography is my passion, and I sell my pictures. I have a wide variety of photos. I like industrial buildings and tools, seaviews, people, and details. You van buy them from 7 US$ upward and there are special prices for extended licenses. Most of the pictures for sale by Leaving Holland Photography are taken in the Philippines. But also in Europa and North Africa. When you browse through the shop you will find a large variety of material and I’m…

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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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Solo Travel and Feeling Disconnected

Solo Travel and Feeling Disconnected

Picture this: terrace in Rome: there you are, you feel the sun on your face and you taste the sharp bitter taste of the espresso and you watch the crowd. You hear people around you speak Italian, and maybe you pick up some of their words, but you cannot understand their conversations. You see them connect……and you do not connect. Ah, yes, maybe that one moment the waitress asks you if you are okey, but in generaL; you are alone,…

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Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue, the ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person. And I see a lot of it in the Philippines. It is a character trait that seems to be embedded deeply in the Filipino culture and society. Seldom I see people loose their temper and with great respect I see people do daily chores, repeating the same work over and over again. Like the endless laundry in the…

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Is it safe to travel to the Philippines

Is it safe to travel to the Philippines

Maybe the most asked questions of the last few weeks since the Marawi incident. Yes, I  call it an incident. Because that is what it is. Like all the other incidents that happen all over the world. The incident in Manchester, London, Paris you name it, they are all incidents. and it is the media, and the hype around it that make us feel insecure and maybe even scared. To scared to travel in some cases.  For I saw already…

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Ancestral Houses on Siquijor Island, Philippines

Ancestral Houses on Siquijor Island, Philippines

For a while I have been taking photos and video footage of ancestral houses in the Philippines.The patience of the owners has been great and their hospitality abundant. Proud as they are for being the owner of the house sometimes even from the Spanish occupation or post Japanese war they have tales to tell about the history of the house. Some houses were build for the Japanese generals, looking for a comfortable place to stay during the war. Others were…

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Did you know: that there are only four main passport colours?

Did you know: that there are only four main passport colours?

It never occurred to me that there were only four colours, until recently when I visited the Bureau of Immigration and I saw the pile of passport, sorted by colour. So i decided to do some research. The choice of the colour per country depends on commercial and/or economical alliances or religious and/or political views. And even geographical location can play a part in the countries choice of colour. So did Turkey change it’s passport colour once it decided it…

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