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Readers of this blog and viewers of the Leaving Holland YouTube Channel sometimes ask me questions about life in the Philippines . Maybe you have the same questions and you might find your answer here. If not please feel free to contact me.

The reason why I do not date an Expat

The reason why I do not date an Expat

The question came up on my YouTube Channel: Why do you date Filipino’s and not an expat. Here is my answer to that question. About the Expats Most of the men, if not all of them, come to the Philippines looking for a partner. They adore the exquisite beauty of the Filipina: Long dark hair and petite. A lot of those men add: adjustable, willing to please and submissive to that list. They have had their share of Western women,…

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How much money you need to live in the Philippines?

How much money you need to live in the Philippines?

In this article I will try to answer the most asked question in my mailbox and also the most difficult question to answer. How much money do you need to live in the Philippines? When people ask me how much money they need to live in the Philippines I always answer them that that does depend on a number of thing: your quality of life: how much do you need to spent to live a happy life? where are you…

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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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Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Many Governments issued a negative travel-advice for the Philippines after the so called Bohol Incident. And a lot of people wonder if it is safe to travel to the Philippines or to live there. Since the experience of safety is a personal one, I can only speak for myself. Please do take note that whether it is a real threat, a political game or just a hoax to scare off people: whenever a government gives a travel advice you are…

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About the Philippines: What is Ukay Ukay?

About the Philippines: What is Ukay Ukay?

Somebody asked me a question about Ukay Ukay, what is Ukay Ukay and how did it come about? Nowadays I roam around freely in Ukay Ukay stores: second hand clothing that you can find all over the Philippines. When I was living in the Netherlands I was a frequent donator, but certainly not a buyer in second hand stores. Always afraid of re-buying my own donations. But here it is different. When you do not fit in Asian clothing sizes…

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I like a Filipino Guy

I like a Filipino Guy

In: Readers Ask Questions today a question of someone wondering how I came about falling in love with a Filipino man. And how does that work for me as a traveller and a white woman in Asia.  One thing is for sure: I did not come to the Philippines to find myself a husband. As a happy single traveller I was very content roaming around the islands. Until one day I fell in love and discovered that having someone in…

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Sex with a Filipino man

Sex with a Filipino man

The girls in My Facebook and on my YouTube Channel know I have been dating and I do get a lot of questions about my sex life. Now I do like to keep some parts of my life private. So this article is written in a general way: no names, no references and no specific guys mentioned in specific situations. Mainly this article is about my experience whit Filipino man, this might differ from yours. After all, love, sex and…

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