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Two years in the Philippines

Two years in the Philippines

In a month or two I can celebrate my ‘2 years in the Philippines’- anniversary, I love to take you back to the first months and how I’m doing now. How is it to leave all behind and move to a country you have never been to before? How it all started My son and I owned a business in the Netherlands, a coworking hub. trendy, stylish and cheap. And the maths did not added up as we thought they…

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Is it safe to travel to the Philippines

Is it safe to travel to the Philippines

Maybe the most asked questions of the last few weeks since the Marawi incident. Yes, I  call it an incident. Because that is what it is. Like all the other incidents that happen all over the world. The incident in Manchester, London, Paris you name it, they are all incidents. and it is the media, and the hype around it that make us feel insecure and maybe even scared. To scared to travel in some cases.  For I saw already…

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My reasons why I do not want to be a Digital Nomad (anymore)

My reasons why I do not want to be a Digital Nomad (anymore)

it was a dream: travelling the world and working online, becoming a digital nomad. It sounded hip, free, it had the ring of a vagabond to it, it sounded daring, unadjusted, lonely, recluse and exclusive and just what I needed because of all those words. It became an emotion and I wanted it to be my lifestyle. But now, I removed the word: digital nomad” from my bio, I never use the hashtag anymore. And there are a few reasons…

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Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

It was time for my visa extension and since there is no Bureau of Immigration on Siquijor, I went to Dumaguete. Once in the office I learned that now I can do a six months visa extension in Dumaguete, no need to go to Cebu, Bacolod or Iloilo for that. Great improvement, but I needed to visit the ATM first, before applying. Since a 6 months visa is more expensive off course. But first things first, I got a question…

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The Other Side of Boracay

The Other Side of Boracay

When you Google for “Boracay” all you see is that one stunning beach, that one big rock just of the coast and maybe the next little beach. But there all information seems to stop. That there is massive development by Henann Resorts, overtaking the coast line, that there are people living in poverty, that is a side of Boracay seldom shown. I have some footage of the other side of Boracay, a few One Minute Videos about roaming around outside…

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Give up your Job to become a fulltime Traveller? I say no!

Give up your Job to become a fulltime Traveller? I say no!

Finally I’m not the only one anymore that preaches some realism into the full-time traveller or digital nomad lifestyle. The happy-ever-all-day-sunshine-model is slowly disappearing for a more down to earth view on the life of a wanderer. And I’m glad. I have heard to many stories of backpackers on their endless travel having to beg for food, and nomads failing in raising enough money for their trip home. And some of them finally start to write about it on the…

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Philippines: The new Visa Extension Form, hassle free and fast

Philippines: The new Visa Extension Form, hassle free and fast

The Philippines is always known for its visa friendly procedures. Although sometimes it could get a bit confusing on what to bring and what to leave out. Lucky for us visitors the officers and staff in the offices are always friendly and willing to help out in advice and the endless checklist. But things have changed and the Bureau of Immigration has made an enormous step forward when it comes to digitalising the visa extension process for non immigrant and…

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