Jeanette Slagt on leaving Holland

About JC from Holland?

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

road safety, personal safety, riding a motorcycle in the philippines

  • 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.

jc from Holland, Philippines, female, lady rider

 


My Personal Writings

 

4 Years as a Digital Nomad, looking back

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5 Months I am waiting for a temporary resident visa in Cancun

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What’s in my Backpack in 2019?

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I want to date a Mexican Man

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 ...
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My resident status in Mexico is still pending

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 ...
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Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls, how to find your way?

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 ...
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What to do in Kuala Lumpur in 24 hours?

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Things you probably did not know about KL Twin Towers

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Public Transport in Kuala Lumpur explained (video)

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Ordering a meal in a busy street food market

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The best time to break up, when heart and mind align

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Is everything on the Internet true?

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Become a top reviewer on TripAdvisor

I joined TripAdvisor in 2016 I believe. I created a profile and started reviewing. I have ranked up to Level 6 Contributor since than. And I always wonder what that really means. The points they give me for every review ...
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Good morning, give me money!

It is almost a daily greeting from the neighboring children when they spot me: Hello, give me money! At first, I thought: you impolite little greedy ones. Now, after a week or so, I wonder if they even know what ...
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Why I like being a Recluse

Many studies state that human beings need contact with other human beings. We need both the intellectual, social and sexual interactions with other human beings in order to blossom and grow. As a reclusive, I can say: I’m only human ...
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How to ship your GoPro by UPS, warranty procedure

My GoPro Hero5 Black got water inside the LCD screen in the front. It is a common problem with this camera and GoPro has no problems with the camera being returned within a reasonable time after purchase. Mine was bought ...
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