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
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
When the Mexican Embassy in The Hague Netherlands handed me over my passport with my brand new visa I felt so proud. Finally, I was going to travel through the country of Mexico. It gave my life that exciting buzz ...Read More
In 2015 I wrote: People often ask me if I will ship my stuff overseas. Simple answer: no I will not ship my stuff. I will be living as a nomad: backpack and shoulder bag only. I’ve decided to buy ...Read More
When you travel a lot like me, relationships are hard to maintain. Yet I do get lonely sometimes and it would be nice to have that one special person in your life you can turn to when you want to ...Read More
February 28 I applied for my ID card for a temporary resident at the INM office in Cancún. It seemed like a pretty straight forward process. The visa was pre-approved in the Netherlands, they ask a huge load of paperwork ...Read More
Kuala Lumpur is a city I love. Because of its diversity. I loved every minute I spent there. I loved the architecture, the different cultures in one city, the exposure to different religions, I mean one minute you are in ...Read More
In September 2018 I visited Kuala Lumpur. I had been in the Philippines for 3 years and I needed to do a visa run. Although there were many places to choose from, I decided on Kuala Lumpur. I have no ...Read More
One of the many landmarks in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Towers, connected by the Skybridge you can see them almost from every part of the city. Did you know that: they are the tallest twin towers in the ...Read More