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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)

Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

In the following video I show you the large Unitop in Calapan city and a visit to the next door Jolibee. But there is more! Watch me ride my motorbike. We mounted the Sony action cam to the back of my sons motorcycle and took some ‘backward video footage’. Since I’m usually the one to follow, there was footage of me driving as well. Watch what happens and enjoy the Christmas and endless T-shirt parade at Unitop! Did you know…

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Just another week in Paradise called the Philippines

Just another week in Paradise called the Philippines

There is a Vlog online on the Leaving Holland Youtube Channel, with an overview of my week. At the moment I spent time with my son, we are planning a trip up to the north, and staying in Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island for Christmas. Waiting for some gear to arrive for the next trip. Watch what we are up to in an average week, where to eat, what to do and how does the beach look on a rainy day….

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The crazy traffic in Calapan City

The crazy traffic in Calapan City

Driving a motorcycle int he Philippines is madness. White men keep telling me that over and over again. And I know that the day I hit the pavement they will all say: Told you so! I do not care so much for what they think. I’d rather think outside the box than inside and coloring between the lines has never been one of my skills. So, here I am, I got my driver’s license in the Philippines, I learned to…

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Trip to Batangas, Philippines

Trip to Batangas, Philippines

How far have I come, did I travel from Batangas to Puerto Galera 2 years ago to enter this beautiful country, now I made a trip to Batangas on my second visit in Puerto Galera. Remembering the first time, when everything was exciting, strange and even a bit scary, now I just go through the hoops and habits of the country and culture. Price for the ferry: 240 pesos per person including terminal fee. Click here for timetables  The video…

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A visit to Batangas Public Market

A visit to Batangas Public Market

Living in Puerto galera means: traveling to Batangas every now and then. With the bankas leaving from Muelle there is a good connection to Luzon Island and Batangas is the gateway to Manila as well. Hop on a bus and within 3 hours you enter the metropolis. Batangas offers just a little more than Calapan on Mindoro does. SM Mall for example, with a lot more variety on shops. But also the city center is fun to roam around. I…

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A Flash Flood in the Philippines

A Flash Flood in the Philippines

Flash Flood warnings are everywhere in the country. Yet, I lived here 2 years before I actually got confronted with one. A few days ago tropical depression Salome past over my barangay here at White Beach, Puerto Galera. And this is what happened. Subscribe to Leaving Holland Channel

Building sand castles on White Beach

Building sand castles on White Beach

White sand, emerald sea, beautiful beach, lots of tourist having fun and companies doing teambuilding. This time I ran into a sandcastle contest! Subscribe to my channel!