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
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
Arriving in Kuala Lumpur by plane you are still a long way from the city and probably your hotel. But the excellent public transport system in Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur will get you there without any problems. If your hotel ...Read More
There is a first for everything and I tell you, some firsts can be very overwhelming. As was my first time to order a meal in a busy street food market in Kuala Lumpur. I went to Kuala Lumpur on ...Read More
Those mixed signals both coming from him and from yourself: your heart and mind telling you two different things. I guess we have all been there. I know I certainly have, multiple times to be honest. My ex and I ...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
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More