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One minute Videos and Vlogs, Road movies and more on Leaving Holland Channel

“The concept of One Minute Videos is simple: I prefer people to make up their own mind about the Philippines, so I take RAW video, no editing no comments, this is how daily life on the islands is.
JC (2016)

JC on Topic, Podcast about Dating in the Philippines

JC on Topic, Podcast about Dating in the Philippines

Recently I have been doing these podcasts. They are a way to show more emotions and are more about me than I am able to show in the One minute videos or vlogs. Spoken from the heart, they are about me and my life in the Philippines and will cover a series of subjects that are hard to capture in images. Through the podcasts you get to know me and my way of looking at my daily life better. The…

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Lady Rider in the Philippines, my new motorbike

Lady Rider in the Philippines, my new motorbike

During the last road trip I realized that the Yamaha SZ150 was just a little too small for my riding style. Sometimes when overtaking or going uphill, there was always that split second feel of: Am I going to make this? And how many times I tried to shift up being in fifth gear already I can not recall. So the search for a new bike started. Now in the Philippines, it is not a matter of going to any…

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Can you live in the Philippines on 750 euro a month?

Can you live in the Philippines on 750 euro a month?

It is a questions that pops up often in my mailbox: How much money do I need to live int he Philippines. And my answer is always the same: It depends on your lifestyle. It is not up to me to answer with a specific amount that one needs to live here. It depends on what you  need to be happy and how you want to live your tropical life. It depends on habits as well, smoking, luxurious dinners and…

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Visiting a Zoo in the Philippines

Visiting a Zoo in the Philippines

The first time I visited a zoo in the Philippines I was shocked. I visited Siliman’s Zoo in Dumaguete: Centrop. Gosh what a disaster of a zoo that was/is. It is still burned in my brains, the horrid cages and the poverty and hungry animals. After that I have visited more zoo’s like the one in Cebu city and the little zoo at the Balete Tree in Siquijor. And recently the one in Calapan. I must say, coming from a…

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Road movies on Leaving Holland Channel

Road movies on Leaving Holland Channel

Did you know there is a YouTube Channel filled with One Minute Videos but also road movies? You can follow my trip from island to island in the Philippines, following the Philippine Nautical Highway and its side roads. So far I have travelled the island of Siquijor, Negros, Panay, Mindoro, Luzon, Leyte and Bohol Every island was an adventure and although many men say I should not drive a motorcycle in the Philippines. I manage pretty wel. I must say…

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Conquistador: Fighting Windmills

Conquistador: Fighting Windmills

While listening to my ‘bass-playlist’ over and over again to block the German news voice from my next door neighbour, I write you this note, wondering why on earth people watch the news, at 6.30 on the front porch without a headphone. I guess he has to put up now with Juno Reactor, sorry man I just love their “Master of the Universe” number and I have every version of it, even the Basement remix…..eat your heart out with your…

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Driving Quezon Zigzag road

Driving Quezon Zigzag road

The old zigzag road in the Quezon/Bicol area also known as Bitukan Manok was some adventure on my last trip. On my way to Naga City I decided to sleep over in Atimonan, because of the bad weather, I passed this road because it is shorter than the newer road. I would not have missed it although it was a challenge. Steep climbs and narrow curves and a long slippery descent. You go through the chickens intestines I believe the…

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