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
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
The moment I go pass the passport control at Schiphol Airport I leave my Dutch life behind me. And all that is me will be gone. There are days that I really need to catch my breath on that part ...Read More
When I started writing a diary, I trained myself in another handwriting. More square with block letters only, way different from the round, messy handwriting I use for notes, grocery lists and doodles. It’s a bit like a comic book ...Read More
All my blogging life I have been a blogger that writes from the heart. Now, in the new surroundings from Leavingholland.com I find it hard to write in that same style. English is not my first language and words still ...Read More
People ask me if I'm not afraid of travelling as a single woman or living in a foreign country all alone. Well, for me it is a little bit different of course because I will be travelling with my son ...Read More