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
Every few days we ride to La Paz, the nearby city, to get our groceries. Since I do not cook for my son anymore and he runs his own household we often need a lot. The side cases and bags ...Read More
Today I take you on a ride. To Los Barilles. And although the video is in Dutch, there is an English translation. I made this video to show some of my followers how it is to ride in a dry ...Read More
During my last ride I noticed some problems with my clutch and shifting gears, it felt like it wasn't working properly and in my mind, due to living in the desert, I thought it all needed a good spray with ...Read More
I am from the Netherlands an over-regulated country where everything always is available and always works. Well, at least there is always water coming from the tap. And it is drinking water, a pure quality that makes buying bottled water ...Read More
After I left Cancun in 2021 and drove around Mexico on my motorbike, I ended up in the area of La Paz, Baja California Sur. And I was surprised by the cold weather. I had little clothes to get me ...Read More
It may sound weird to you, traveling long term and visiting the most beautiful countries and places and getting depressed. But it is not strange at all. I know many long-term travelers that suffer one way or another from burnout ...Read More
Looking back on my life, reflecting. Changing my perspective from a near future that holds next to nothing due to the pandemic, to the past, where memories linger. In my Facebook account that I do not use anymore, I find ...Read More
A long time ago I took the picture above the blog article. It was in Zaandam, Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum filled with mills and cheese and other Dutch stuff. I was a tourist in my own country first before ...Read More
The daily life of a digital nomad, and daily life in Mexico. snippets from all over the country, because life goes on. There may be a lockdown in the Netherlands, but I live a free life in Mexico. I travel, ...Read More
Suddenly I realize I am nearly at the end of my long motorcycle journey through Mexico. I left the beautiful house I rented in Cancun and set off on a journey to La Paz, Baja California Sur, over the libre, ...Read More
I have seen many public markets all over the world, but the ones in Mexico keep amazing me. You can buy anything there, from speakers to car parts and from food to clothes and flowers. Some public markets are so ...Read More
Finally our #FromPuebloToPueblo motor trip through Mexico has started. We traveled from Cancun to Merida, no highway no toll. Just riding from village to village, from pueblo to pueblo. For we believe this way we see the real Mexico. Our ...Read More
I am the kind of person that can go really low when things go wrong. I am a glass-half-empty kind of person. When the glass was full, I drank half of it, that was good (or not??) and now it ...Read More
It is about enjoying the status you have right now……. A random line I read on the internet as I research the topic of being single and longing for touch. I long for touch, but I am also enjoying the ...Read More
This blog contains a collection of videos of Cancun. It is not about the Hotel Zone, but the real Cancun, where your hotel staff lives. The streets, the shops, the houses. I walked, rode, and lived in those areas on ...Read More
Gosh, I wish. I wish everything you read on the internet was true. Then it would be an amazing medium to help us grow and discover. But unfortunately, there is so much rubbish and fake news out there that it ...Read More