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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

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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Stormy weather in the Philippines

Stormy weather in the Philippines

It is the rain season, one typhoon warning after another tropical storm notification is given by Dost-Pagasa. And forceful winds beat up the coasts of this Archipelago. Some areas are more effected than others, like the north of Luzon is under heavy weather these last few weeks. But also east of Mindanao gets it pretty bad as do Samar en Leyte (again) Traveling in the rain season and using public transport is always a challenge. Will the bus make it…

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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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10 tips to survive in a warm and humid climate

10 tips to survive in a warm and humid climate

I’m Dutch by birth and in the Netherlands I never had to deal with temperatures higher than 25 degrees, only on extreme occasional hot days the temperature went up till 30-35 degrees C. Humidity is not an issue in the Netherlands. The only remembrance I have of extreme humidity was during my stay in Panama City when I was 18, feeling wet and sweaty all day. Only the slightest movement made water drip from my body. The most hottest temperature…

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The effects of Typhoon Lando in Puerto Galera

The effects of Typhoon Lando in Puerto Galera

It has been a stormy few days here in Puerto Galera. Fiercefull winds and heavy rainfall. I can only imagine what it would be like to be in the Northern part of Luzon right now where the typhoon is battering the countryside. Daily life in the hotel surroundings is not impressed by natures forces and continues almost normal during the rainfall and heavy winds. To me newbee it is pretty weird to be int he middle of such rain. That’s…

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HEADLINES: Philippines braces for catastrophic typhoon Koppu

HEADLINES: Philippines braces for catastrophic typhoon Koppu

As I see more and more ships seek shelter in the bay in front of the hotel and remembering the tricycle guy this morning laughing and telling me about my first typhoon experience I decide it is time to google a bit. did I miss out on something other than heavy winds, cloudy skies and more rain when the day progresses. I dislike the way the media is phrasing headlines. It is not ‘the Philippines’ that are preparing for a…

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