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.


jc from Holland, Philippines, female, lady riderAverage 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.

I own 2 websites, Floating Coconut, and my Dutch website Leaving Holland., I have visited over 32% of the world, I love my job as an immigration coach, write daily in a diary, paper or online. I am writing my memoires and planning on publishing them anytime next year.

From my Diary

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Working from Home after the Coronavirus outbreak?

Around the world, many people who used to go to the office daily, have to work from home due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. This gives us an opportunity to look at flexible workspaces and creates possibilities for the future for ...
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Lockdown rethink

Lockdown the ultimate time to rethink your life

Lockdown probably in more than one ways, makes you want to escape. Suddenly you know how it feels to be caged, imprisoned and deprived of freedom. For the first time in your life, you have plenty of time to kill ...
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A Digital Nomad in Playa del Carmen, Mexico during COVID-19

Mexico is still in phase 2 of the COVID-19 outbreak and struggling to stay out of phase 3. All kinds of measurements are implemented, from closed beaches to alcohol prohibition, and teams in the neighborhood to inform the public. How ...
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Are you going back home due to Corona Virus?

While Mexico is working hard to prevent the pandemic from hitting the country, I struggle in my own little world with isolation, disappointing business results for weeks and questions from readers. And two questions keep reappearing. Wouldn't you be rather ...
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Digital Nomad in Self-Quarantine in Mexico

I have put myself in self-quarantine more or less. I only leave the house for essentials. And that as little as possible. I love myself and I do not want to get sick. Also, I do not have health insurance ...
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Self quarantine Playa del Carmen Mexico

Self Quarantine in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

In Mexico, people are urged to stay at home, but we don't have to. We are not under lockdown (yet) I talk to you from my self-quarantine, illustrated with tons of snippets and fun videos from all over the world ...
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Expat life in days of COVID-19

Not all of us living abroad went home, most temporary expats returned home especially when studies or jobs ended due to the restrictions countries impose in order to prevent the virus from spreading. but there is a large group of ...
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Daily life in Playa del Carmen during COVID-19

Yesterday I wrote on my Dutch Website that life continues as normal here in Playa del Carmen. But then by the end of the day, the Mexican Government rolled out the rules, regulations, and information about COVID-19 phase 1 en ...
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Mexico covid-19 expat experience

Mexico the Corona Virus and I

Only this morning I read in the newspaper that there is a conformed COVID-19 person in Cancún. That is closeby. And I have no doubt there are more cases that are spreading the virus, With hundreds of planes from all ...
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Unhappy nomad life

The Unhappy Nomad

It starts to seep through the search results: The unhappy nomad. Digital nomads that find that 'the lifestyle' does not live up to their expectations. When I read a post and reply on Reddit, I learn that that unhappy nomad ...
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Opening a bank account on a Temporary Resident Visa in Mexico

Did you know that over 48 banks are operating in Mexico? And that 7 banks, BBVA Bancomer, CitiBanamex, Santander, Banorte, HSBC, Inbursa, and Scotia Bank, control over 70% of the market? And did you know that almost all major banks ...
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I blocked my family on Facebook and other Social Media

My family is causing me great anxiety although I have not seen or spoken to my family in so many years. Even long before I started traveling the world and living the life of a nomad I did not have ...
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Patient experience after cataract surgery in Mexico

Read my previous post on the post-operations preps, operation time, and prices in Clinica de Vision in Playa del Carmen After the Operation I went home in a taxi. I ride public transport in Mexico and I did not want ...
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4 Years as a Digital Nomad, looking back

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 ...
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5 Months I am waiting for a temporary resident visa in Cancun

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 ...
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What’s in my Backpack in 2019?

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 ...
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