Browsed by
Tag: Q&A Philippines

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.

Meet and Greet the Nomadic Blogger

Meet and Greet the Nomadic Blogger

The Nomadic Blogger, as in I, is open for Meet and Greet sessions. I can answer your questions about several topics such as: The Netherlands (Europe) Digital Nomad lifestyle and working online Blogging and WordPress blogs Social Media and how to use it Starting a business Personal development Writing methods that boost creativity Or just, meet me, JC from Holland aka the Nomadic Blogger We can work out the details when you get in touch with me. Meet & Greet…

Read More Read More

Moving to the Philippines

Moving to the Philippines

Moving to the Philippines is a big step. And it involves a lot of things from processing paperwork to getting used to a new culture and for some even a new climate. To help your transition to go as smooth as possible, the famous expat and YouTuber Reekay, the man behind the channel Life Beyond the Sea, with almost 20.000 subscribers of whom many long to follow in his footsteps, who has been living in the Philippines for a few…

Read More Read More

Plugs and Sockets in the Philippines

Plugs and Sockets in the Philippines

I do get questions about plugin your electrical stuff in here, what kind of power plug you need. Well, most hotels I’ve been in had these universal wall sockets. I could plug my European plug in without using a converter. The outage is 220V. So that is no problem. Most wall sockets I saw so far, were not grounded. Now I brought a converter, just in case. But I shouldn’t have bothered, the other day i walked in the Handyman…

Read More Read More

Cross Cultural Relationships, can love conquer all?

Cross Cultural Relationships, can love conquer all?

Readers ask me questions, wether on my YouTube Channel, Facebook profile or through the contact form. From their questions usually grows a blog. This time the question was about cross cultural relationships and how to handle the differences, What you might run into as a mixed couple and how to avoid getting hurt over and over again when opening your heart to someone living in a different country and a different culture. I remember my first boyfriend, he was a…

Read More Read More

Can a Tourist open a Filipino Bank Account

Can a Tourist open a Filipino Bank Account

Using the ATM with a European MasterCard is a costly affair. The max amount of withdrawal is 10,000 pesos per transaction and the withdrawal and intercharge fee is around 10 euro each time, add to that the exchange rate and the fact that each time you use your card the bank might consider blocking it due to ‘suspicious transactions’, one might wonder if there are easier ways to get to your money when living abroad. But since I’m living int…

Read More Read More

How to live on a budget in the Philippines

How to live on a budget in the Philippines

A few tips on how to manage finances I do get a lot of questions about the cost of living in the Philippines. And I’m not always sure what to answer. There is no universal anser to that, it all depends on personal preferences, lifestyle ad the area where you will be traveling to. Life is all about money. Unless you have limitless money you need to handle your money wisely. Running short on money can cause serious issues for…

Read More Read More