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How do I mount the GoPro on the Yamaha?

How do I mount the GoPro on the Yamaha?

A bit embarrassing video with a very dusty motorcycle as subject. Believe me: i do wash the thing. But life here in Puerto Galera is extremely dusty, even in the rain season. But the question on what mounts I use to attach the GoPro to my Yamaha SZ150 is answered in the short video below. In the category “Readers Ask Questions” I answer question about my lifestyle as a nomad, life in the Philippines, my gear and sometimes about my…

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My love/hate relationship with social media

My love/hate relationship with social media

As I travel a lot, if not constantly, my first connection with people is thru Social Media. Friends you leave behind will follow me on Facebook and followers, subscribers and visitors are anxious to see my next move or discovery, and some even my next article (those who subscribed to the email-updates: thank you, thank you, thank you) I love my blog, I love social media and I had no problem putting my life out there in the open, since…

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Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

After the first stage of the journey through the Philippines I arrived in Puerto Galera again. It was two years ago since I first came here. I started my adventure in October 2015 in Puerto Galera, where I did an all inclusive in Badladz Beach Resort. The benefits of an all inclusive in those days were that you can get used to the country and overcome your culture shock within save boundaries of hotel grounds. With not a lot to…

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On road or off road, riding a motorbike in the Philippines

On road or off road, riding a motorbike in the Philippines

The philippines have pretty good roads, especially around the big cities. But when you live in the countryside roads may look nice when you enter them, and give you a big surprise half way by ending in dirt trails, messed up asphalt or concrete, or been blocked by a landslide. The weather, heat and/or rain take a toll on the pavement here and that is noticeable. Many road repairs, road construction and renewal is going on on every major island….

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Travelling from Siquijor to Dumaguete with a Motorcycle

Travelling from Siquijor to Dumaguete with a Motorcycle

Before you can leave your region in the Philippines with your new registered motorcycle you need an signed authorisation from the Land Transportation Office. This paper comes with your registration and plate numbers. Without this letter of authorisation you are not allowed to leave your region, and fines can go as high as 2,000 pesos. Once you have your set of registration papers, you are free to travel I travelled with Montenegro RoRo leaving Siquijor Island at 10am on weekdays….

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Can you save a palm tree

Can you save a palm tree

This morning I was sitting in the restaurant writing my diary when I noticed the hotel owner and staff were working on the beach, a lot of rope, chains and people and a palmtree in the ocean, tipped over by the harsh winds. They tried to save the tree. Amazing. So I jumped to the opportunity to film it and add it to my fast growing Leaving Holland Channel on YouTube.   And here is the rescued tree. It took…

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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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