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.
My Personal Writings
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
You probably know the biblical tale of Adam and Eve, and how she, made of his rib, so she knows she is close to his heard but he is the head and has the brains, made him eat a forbidden ...Read More
Lockdown probably in more than one ways, makes you want to escape. Suddenly you know how it feels to be caged, imprisoned and deprived of freedom. For the first time in your life, you have plenty of time to kill ...Read More
Mexico is still in phase 2 of the COVID-19 outbreak and struggling to stay out of phase 3. All kind of measurements are implemented, from closed beaches to alcohol prohibition, and teams in the neighbourhood to inform the public. How ...Read More
While Mexico is working hard to prevent the pandemic from hitting the country, I struggle in my own little world with isolation, disappointing business results for weeks and questions from readers. And two questions keep reappearing. Wouldn't you be rather ...Read More
I have put myself in self-quarantine more or less. I only leave the house for essentials. And that as little as possible. I love myself and I do not want to get sick. Also, I do not have health insurance ...Read More
In Mexico, people are urged to stay at home, but we don't have to. We are not under lockdown (yet) I talk to you from my self-quarantine, illustrated with tons of snippets and fun videos from all over the world ...Read More
Not all of us living abroad went home, most temporary expats returned home especially when studies or jobs ended due to the restrictions countries impose in order to prevent the virus from spreading. but there is a large group of ...Read More
Yesterday I wrote on my Dutch Website that life continues as normal here in Playa del Carmen. But then by the end of the day, the Mexican Government rolled out the rules, regulations and information about COVID-19 phase 1 en ...Read More
Only this morning I read int he newspaper that there is a conformed COVID-19 person in Cancún. That is closeby. And I have no doubt there are more cases that are spreading the virus, With hundreds of planes from all ...Read More
It starts to seep through the search results: The unhappy nomad. Digital nomads who find that 'the lifestyle' does not live up to their expectations. When I read a post and replies on Reddit, I learn that that unhappy nomad ...Read More
Did you know that over 48 banks are operating in Mexico? And that 7 banks, BBVA Bancomer, CitiBanamex, Santander, Banorte, HSBC, Inbursa, and Scotia Bank, control over 70% of the market? And did you know that almost all major banks ...Read More
My family is causing me great anxiety although I have not seen or spoken to my family in so many years. Even long before I started travelling the world and living the life of a nomad I did not have ...Read More
Read my previous post of the post operations preps, operation time and prices in Clinica de Vision in Playa del Carmen After the Operation I went home in a taxi. I ride public transport in Mexico and I did not ...Read More
Recent October first, I was on the road for 4 years so to speak. And it is kind of hard to remember how it felt, that day in autumn when I closed the door of my small townhouse behind me ...Read More