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How women prepare for emigration

How women prepare for emigration

The first thoughts that come up in a womans head when she is thinking about moving to another country are How about family? What can go wrong? Men and women differ in preparing for moving abroad, where women have 1000 questions, men just seem to go and solve issues along the way. Yet many men end up stranded, without money and disillusioned in their (maybe hasty?) decision. Men and women both dream and make plans, but the actual emigration is…

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A new Rental in the Philippines

A new Rental in the Philippines

I have been living in a seafront cottage for quit a while now. And for me it was time to move. With summer on the doorstep and more and more tourist coming to San Juan, the place I was staying did not offer the quietness and privacy I need. So time to look around for another house. Finding yourself a(nother) rental in the Philippines is merely a matter of roaming around and calling people. Asking tricycle drivers and people you…

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How to find Plus Size Clothes while living in the Philippines

How to find Plus Size Clothes while living in the Philippines

When I moved to the Philippines and was preparing to move I realized I would be like a giant among all those tiny and petite Filipino’s. I would be able to oversee the crowds and I would feel big…..real big! When I left the Netherlands I was size XXL. And I had the picture: a huge white woman walking the streets filled with little dark skin people. I must say: I was wrong. Due to the influence of the Spanish…

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6 Tips for your first month as a digital nomad

6 Tips for your first month as a digital nomad

So there you are, all settled in at your new location. New country, new title: Digital Nomad. Whats next? How do you start? How to deal with doubt, homesickness and all those mixed emotions that find a way to your mind now the rush is over? You have been working on your ‘great escape’ almost constantly over the last few months, and maybe even a year. And specially the last few weeks were crazy. I know mine were. Saying goodbye…

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Advice for those moving to the Philippines, leaving the Netherlands or becoming a digital nomad.

Advice for those moving to the Philippines, leaving the Netherlands or becoming a digital nomad.

Leaving the Netherlands or any home country to start an expat or digital nomad life asks a lot of preparations. I know there are some people out there that just leave, but believe me: you do not want to end up with border issues because of breaking governmental rules and tax laws. So good preparations is a job half done. It took me almost a year before I was ready to step on that plane. I’ve been through all the…

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