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This gem just opposite of Dumaguete is a must see

Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Every year during Holy Week, faith healers and herbalists of Siquijor Island meet on Mount Bandilaan to prepare their special ‘medicine’. A black sticky substance that can only be prepared during the week before easter. In the weeks before holy week the harvest they herbs and burn them to ashes in order to prepare a year long supply of this magical material. They call it ‘medicine’ but it is not a medicine like: pills or potion, you do not take…

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Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

When you visit Siquijor Island and you want the full Island experience, there are a few nice local places to eat. Eating in an eatery can be quite adventurous when you come to Asia the first time. But believe me: it is good, tasteful food, completely safe and cheap. For me it is a matter of how busy a place is. The more visitors the faster the food is finished the more likely it is to get fresh cooked food…

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A motorcycle ride through the rain in the Philippines

A motorcycle ride through the rain in the Philippines

It is rain season in the Philippines, and sunny days sometimes change in rainy days. And when I say rain, I mean rain. Like raining cats and dogs, pouring, a gray fog of water between you and the rest of the world. Streets turn into rivers and big potholes are emerging, landslides, mud roads, you name it, during rain season it all occurs. Sometimes you are on a road trip, like I was the other day, when lovely weather turns…

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Fire dancers on Mount Bandilaan, among things

Fire dancers on Mount Bandilaan, among things

The One minute videos of Leaving Holland Channel show you the Philippines in a moment of time. No need to watch long items on someone else’s roadtrip. They contain it all, beaches, nature, cities and daily life for you to enjoy. There are playlists to organize them on subjects like: Islands, Beaches, 360º Views and Cities. There are random videos, videos of stunning white beaches and of daily life in small villages. There are no words, it is for you…

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Living on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Living on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Some call it the Healing Paradise and I believe it is. This Island holds all: it is the Philippines in small. It has white beaches, waterfalls, dive sites, waterfalls, mountains, cliffs, and endless jungles trails. It has been over a year ago since I arrived on Siquijor Island, and I’m probably here to stay. If all goes well. I love this island and it’s magic. And it has a healing touch to all those arriving here in a buzz from…

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Me and My Sony Action Cam, driving around

Me and My Sony Action Cam, driving around

My son gave me his ‘old’ Sony HDR AS100 Action cam. And it has been in a drawer for weeks. I just didn’t get around to using it. To me it is nog a very idiot proof thing, although it is pont and shoot, which should be very, very idiot proof, for me as a control freak I like to know that that what I’m pointing at I’m actually shooting the right way as well. Now the thingy comes with…

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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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