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

 

broken, gopro, warranty, return, policy

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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solo travel, benefits, why, solo, travel, good, tips

My 5 reasons why I like Solo Travel

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 ...
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Lesson learned in world travel

What I learn while Traveling the World

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 ...
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Nomads, friendship love and sex

Empaths and Travel

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 ...
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How to stay Cool in a Tropical Business Meeting

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 ...
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trauma while traveling

How to recover from Trauma while Traveling

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 ...
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Self-employed

Can you run a WordPress website without Jetpack?

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 ...
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Typical Dutch URk

Early summer morning in the Netherlands

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 ...
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Identity Crisis

All that is me will be gone

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 ...
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What does my handwriting say about me

What does my Handwriting say about me?

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 ...
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Writings from the heart

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 ...
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the digital nomad thing

Women Traveling Alone

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 ...
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