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Riding mud roads and flooded streets

Riding mud roads and flooded streets

I collect a lot of footage. With the GoPro on the bike every ride,  it adds up. And now with the Sony action cam on the back of my sons motorbike, it becomes a massive amount of gigabytes. This time I made a compilation of driving around after storms and heavy rain, like tropical depression Urduja (Kai-Tak) and the cold front surrounding upcoming storm Vinta. It is amazing how the attitude of Filipinos is when it comes to flooded houses…

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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

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

There are a lot of rivers in the Philippines. Some are swimmable, other too wild. Some are all over Google because they are famous and well visited, others are hidden. Almost all of them are used for washing, either clothes or people. They are seldom used for transportation, for they run wild. Although….in some places not so wild anymore. Since canalisation of river beds is happening all over the place to prevent flooding. I took some photos of rivers on…

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The other side of travel, what you never see on other websites

The other side of travel, what you never see on other websites

I’ve been in the Philippines for almost a year now and although many of you think it is all white beaches and mesmerizing blue seas, friendly hospitality and all that peaches and roses stuff other travellers write about,  you are very much mistaken. A few days ago I met a backpackers couple on the beach here in Siquijor and she was crying over the dirt on the beaches and the fact that most beaches did not look like she found…

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Loboc River Cruise

Loboc River Cruise

The queue and waiting time seemed endless, but finally we got around paying for our ticket and embarking. My Loboc river cruise was about to begin!!             Facts and Figures Entrance: 450 pesos per person Duration: 1 hour Waiting time: Long! +/- 1 hour Food: reasonable (Filipino dishes) Drinks: Ice tea, other drinks you need to pay for. Seating: Fixed, appointed by front desk entertainment: on board and during the cruise at a certain point…

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Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

No visit to Bohol without trying to spot a tarsier right? So let’s be very quiet, maybe you will spot one in this blog?! Tarsiers are know for a few rarities no other creatures have, I mention a few: Very distinctive hearing (as high as 91 kHz) Very large eyeballs (16 mm) The ability to turn their head 180 degrees The ability the make a very precise backward jump Their unique dental formula (Upper jaw2.1.3.3 and lower jaw 1.1.3.3 ) They…

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