Hello, nice to meet you here. My name is Jeanette Slagt also known as JC from Holland.
I live the life of a nomad, minimalistic and basic, happy with sand between my toes
- In 2015 I sold all I owned and left for the Philippines
- In 2017 I started a long motorcycle trip through the Philippines
- In 2019 I traveled through Italy before moving to Mexico where I currently stay
About my nomadic life
Even before the term ‘Digital Nomad’ was invented or the internet existed, I already did this kind of thing in South America. Although there wasn’t much digital about that trip since those were the days snail-mail ruled the world.
I left the Netherlands when I was 17 in 1978 and returned 2.5 years later. I traveled the UK, Azores, Caribbean and Latin America, through the Panama Canal and way down South through the Magellan Straight, all the way up again to Brazil and Barbados.
After returning home, I visited lots of places in Europe and North Africa. But always with a home address to return to.
Now there is no home to return to. Home is where my feet rest and where the internet is at my fingertips.
I work online while traveling the world
I am a writer, blogger ever since blogging became a “thing” I do my own SEO and Social Media Management. I run 2 websites write a column in a Dutch online Magazine and advise people that want to change their lives, move abroad or become a digital nomad.
My Personal Writings
The moment I go pass the passport control at Schiphol Airport I leave my Dutch life behind me. And all that is me will be gone. There are days that I really need to catch my breath on that part ...Read More
When I started writing a diary, I trained myself in another handwriting. More square with block letters only, way different from the round, messy handwriting I use for notes, grocery lists and doodles. It’s a bit like a comic book ...Read More
Sometimes I read articles about loneliness, and they always seem to refer to people with limited social contacts. But real loneliness is about nog feeling connected to people. Some people can feel lonely in a huge crowd. And that is ...Read More
People ask me if I'm not afraid of travelling as a single woman or living in a foreign country all alone. Well, for me it is a little bit different of course because I will be travelling with my son ...Read More
It is itching, I need to travel, but I cannot. Currently, I am in Mexico, and I know I am lucky to be in a country that handles COVID19 that well, but at the same time, I am beginning to ...Read More
By the end of the month September 2020, I remember that I left the Netherlands for good, 5 years ago. Standing in the almost empty house that I left for the bank to sell, and staring at a backpack with ...Read More
The last day of September 2015 I left the Netherlands for good to follow my dreams and escape an unfolding nightmare of endless unemployment and financial cutbacks that were happening in my life. Time to change things for the better ...Read More
The subtitle of this article is "Rethinking relationships" I am 59, a nomad, always standing out in a crowd in the countries I date, yet I cannot find what I am looking for. How is that possible? Well, because I ...Read More
Sundays I claimed as a day to write a personal update here. Because I like to keep my followers informed. Because I like to build my own reference about how my life on the road progresses and how I change ...Read More
So when I wrote this article for my Dutch website Leaving Holland, I realized that buying a watch for my MC trips might not be such a good idea. In my black and white operating mind, I picture myself constantly ...Read More
The other day I wrote in my paper diary: Maybe coming to Mexico was a serious mistake.....now that is a phrase to ponder about. I do intuitive writing and this came from a place I need to explore. Will you ...Read More
When I broke up with you I was hurt, I was in great pain. You broke my trust knowing that I had trust issues and although you promised me to be different, and that we would be different, you willingly ...Read More
Noun: Integrity ( in·teg·ri·ty /inˈteɡrədē ) the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. "he is known to be a man of integrity" Similar: honesty, uprightness, probity, rectitude, honour, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals Opposite: dishonesty ...Read More
Many nomads got stuck due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID19. Some had a flight home just before their guest countries went on lockdown, but most of us decided to ride out the storm in the country where we were ...Read More
The COVID19 Pandemic has brought a whole new challenge to the online dating scene. While usually, people want to meet after a couple of chat messages, Now we have to wait, and if we do not have to wait because ...Read More
Around the world, many people who used to go to the office daily, have to work from home due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. This gives us an opportunity to look at flexible workspaces and creates possibilities for the future for ...Read More