Writings of a not so average Digital Nomad

My name is Jeanette, also known as JC from Holland, I guess because of my lifestyle of work and travel you can call me a digital nomad. But I am not an average digital nomad.

Average Nomads are 30-something, travel a lot, own a huge backpack, live or work in tribes, mostly in Nomad Hotspots, and their core income is online income.

And I

  • am over 60 (born in 1961)
  • dislike Nomad Hotspots
  • do not work or travel in tribes
  • do not own a huge backpack
  • travel slow, very slow,  meaning I stay in one country for a long period of time and travel in that specific country.
  • travel on a motorcycle.
  • haven’t got all my income eggs in one (online) basket.

And there is more to know about me, that is why I write.

Here on Floating Coconut, but also on my Dutch website Leaving Holland. 

From my Diary

Motorcycle Road Trip Mexico part 5

The first days in the real mountains. We have left the rolling hills behind us and climbed to 2100meters above sea level. And that is noticeable. Lightheaded and a bit jet-lagged we ride on to San Cristobal de Las Casas ...
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Motorcycle Road trip Mexico part 4

Isla Aguada is not the most logical place to stop for the night. Most people push through a little further and stop in Cuidad del Carmen. But I am not "Most people" and therefore I discovered a cute village at ...
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Motorcycle road trip Mexico part 2

Time to say goodbye to Merida and its beautiful surroundings. Time to move on to Campeche. I am on a road trip from Cancun to La Paz, and that trip is roughly divided into 3 parts. After each part, it ...
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I am no longer reading the news

Living as a foreigner in another country gives you the unique opportunity to live in your own bubble. You can break out of the bubble anytime you like to interact with local people, but you can crawl into your own ...
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Grocery shopping at Chedraui La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Every few days we ride to La Paz, the nearby city, to get our groceries. Since I do not cook for my son anymore and he runs his own household we often need a lot. The side cases and bags ...
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Riding a Motorcycle in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Today I take you on a ride. To Los Barilles. And although the video is in Dutch, there is an English translation.  I made this video to show some of my followers how it is to ride in a dry ...
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Replacing a Clutch Cable on a BMW G310GS in Mexico

During my last ride I noticed some problems with my clutch and shifting gears, it felt like it wasn't working properly and in my mind, due to living in the desert, I thought it all needed a good spray with ...
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There is no water today!

I am from the Netherlands an over-regulated country where everything always is available and always works. Well, at least there is always water coming from the tap. And it is drinking water, a pure quality that makes buying bottled water ...
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Best time to visit La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

After I left Cancun in 2021 and drove around Mexico on my motorbike, I ended up in the area of La Paz, Baja California Sur. And I was surprised by the cold weather. I had little clothes to get me ...
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15 ways to fight depression while traveling

It may sound weird to you, traveling long term and visiting the most beautiful countries and places and getting depressed. But it is not strange at all. I know many long-term travelers that suffer one way or another from burnout ...
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How to deal with my writers block?

Looking back on my life, reflecting. Changing my perspective from a near future that holds next to nothing due to the pandemic, to the past, where memories linger. In my Facebook account that I do not use anymore, I find ...
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Reflecting on travel and living in a desert

A long time ago I took the picture above the blog article. It was in Zaandam, Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum filled with mills and cheese and other Dutch stuff. I was a tourist in my own country first before ...
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Life in Mexico goes on!

The daily life of a digital nomad, and daily life in Mexico. snippets from all over the country, because life goes on. There may be a lockdown in the Netherlands, but I live a free life in Mexico. I travel, ...
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Renting a house in La Paz, Mexico

Suddenly I realize I am nearly at the end of my long motorcycle journey through Mexico. I left the beautiful house I rented in Cancun and set off on a journey to La Paz, Baja California Sur, over the libre, ...
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Travel Photos The Public Market in Mexico

I have seen many public markets all over the world, but the ones in Mexico keep amazing me. You can buy anything there, from speakers to car parts and from food to clothes and flowers.  Some public markets are so ...
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Travel Photos: Merida, Mexico

Finally our #FromPuebloToPueblo motor trip through Mexico has started. We traveled from Cancun to Merida, no highway no toll. Just riding from village to village, from pueblo to pueblo. For we believe this way we see the real Mexico. Our ...
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