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
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
There are many articles on the internet that tell you why it is good to travel solo, like 10 reasons, 16 reasons etc. For me none of those articles make any sense. For instant: it is cheaper? No way, hotel ...Read More
It has been almost a year that I'm back on the road again. Traveling S.E.Asia. After traveling Europe and South America this was a continent I wanted to visit for a long time. And here I am, in my little ...Read More
I’m an Empath. Having said that I know that deserves some explanation. The restlessness in me and the huge amount of time I need to spent on lonely beaches away from the crowd, in total solitude are my 2 points ...Read More
Here I am, my first business meeting in the Philippines. And although I’ve been in this country for some months now, I still sweat. I sweat a lot. It is embarrassing sometimes, well, most of the time actually. One day I ...Read More
Traveling the world makes you vulnerable. Besides all the joys and beauty, the meeting of new people and increasing your world knowledge, you also put yourself out there on the line, sometimes without even knowing it. I was in my ...Read More
In short? Yes, you can! And depending on your theme and plugins you use, your website will be a lot faster after removing Jetpack. Now with that open en out, here is why I removed Jetpack and how I added featured ...Read More
The blue sky gives away the promise of a hot day. In the Netherlands 'hot' is defined with the temperature well above 25º Celsius. Low humidity and hardly any wind, or wind coming from overland and not sea-wind. Sea wind ...Read More