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Shooting footages wherever I can to give you impressions of my travels and the digital nomad lifestyle.

Fire dancers on Mount Bandilaan, among things

Fire dancers on Mount Bandilaan, among things

The One minute videos of Leaving Holland Channel show you the Philippines in a moment of time. No need to watch long items on someone else’s roadtrip. They contain it all, beaches, nature, cities and daily life for you to enjoy. There are playlists to organize them on subjects like: Islands, Beaches, 360ΒΊ Views and Cities. There are random videos, videos of stunning white beaches and of daily life in small villages. There are no words, it is for you…

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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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Living on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Living on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Some call it the Healing Paradise and I believe it is. This Island holds all: it is the Philippines in small. It has white beaches, waterfalls, dive sites, waterfalls, mountains, cliffs, and endless jungles trails. It has been over a year ago since I arrived on Siquijor Island, and I’m probably here to stay. If all goes well. I love this island and it’s magic. And it has a healing touch to all those arriving here in a buzz from…

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The Philippines equals: Turquoise

The Philippines equals: Turquoise

The Republic of the Philippines, being an archipelago, shows you a lot of sea view and ocean view. With over 7000 islands, rates only number 73 in the world by it’s size. And because of all those island it is number 5 of the countries in the world with the longest coastline: 1. Canada – 202,080 km (125,567 miles) of coastline 2. Indonesia – 54,716 km (33,998 miles) of coastline 3. Greenland – 44,087 km (27,394 miles) of coastline 4….

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Kagusuan Beach Siquijor, Philippines

Kagusuan Beach Siquijor, Philippines

The joy of living on Siquijor is that there are plenty of white beaches to visit. Even when the Habagat winds blows the endless stream of rubbish and plastic soup on the Filipino shores there is always the other side of the island to go for a swim. My favourite beach is Kagusuan Beach. It is white, coral sand beach, with huge rocks in the water. The seagrass is a little further out in the ocean so there is a…

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How to make Lechon

How to make Lechon

Lechon is probably the most famous Filipino dish. Eaten at fiesta’s and family gatherings, pigs are for sale here everywhere. The average Filipino consumes about 14.2 kg of pork according to a recent article in Rappler and the OECD data charts show that the Philippines are a huge meat producing and consuming country. On the Island of Siquijor there seems to be a fiesta every day all year. Not exactly true, but that is how it feels to me. Every…

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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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