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

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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At the end of the day

At the end of the day

At the end of the day I find myself often in my rocking chair on the veranda in the back of my house. Watching the sun set over the island of Negros. The mountain there in contrast with the sky sometimes gives me surrealistic look. Combine that with the sounds around me it’s like I’m in a movie or something, my own corner of Jurassic park. I realise I’m a lucky person, changing my life at the age of 54…

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Lechon, a Traditional Fiesta Food in the Philippines

Lechon, a Traditional Fiesta Food in the Philippines

The famous Filipino Lechon is actually an inheritance from the Spanish occupation. Lechon in Spanish means: roasted suckling Pig. Lechon is not only earten in the Philippines, there are other countries in the world that know this delicious dish of a slow over charcoal roasted pig. It is also eaten in Puerto Rico, North Sulawesi and The Dominican Republic, to name a few. But in the Philippines, like in Puerto Rico it is the national dish. And I can tell…

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Building a banca in the Philippines

Building a banca in the Philippines

While cruising on my motorbike through the mountains I would have never thought of stumbling upon a banca builder. But I did. A quiet man, building a boat, with some help of friends. He had a bet going on over a case of Red Horse beer, that he could not finish before Holy Week. He lost. He did not finish before Holy Week. Although he finished pretty fast after that, so fast we missed out on the transport of the…

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