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How To Deal With The EU VAT Digital Products?

A little while ago I got a nasty surprise.

I had bought a digital product online. Some expensive training course.

I had to pay an EXTRA 19% Value Added Tax (VAT – EU VAT Digital Products) to the German government.



But why?

Well, there are new VAT rules in de EU since January 2015 (ok, not so new […]

The Verdict: Living in The Philippines as a Digital Nomad

I have left Cebu and the Philippines after 5 months. I moved to Bali.

Here you will get the pro’s and con’s about living in the Philippines as a digital nomad.

It has very good things to offer to digital nomads. As you will see.


But first let me tell you why I chose the Philippines to […]

Volunteer In Cebu & And The Death Of A Hero

Ok, with this message I want to tell you about a GREAT charity: “Volunteer in Cebu” and honour a warm and gentle person that unfortunately left this world in a “heroes death” on Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia.


But first this:

Last month in Cebu I joined what is called a “feeding”. A feeding is when you […]

International Bank Transfers AKA Bank Robbery

When you read this I am actually surfing (ok, learning how to).

…the wonders of automation…

But that is NOT what I want to talk about with you today.


The topic at hand is how banks are carving my heart out and serve it on a silver platter during “Wolf of Wall Street” style board meetings.

Ok… it […]

Help An Orphanage – House Of Refuge

This is just a quick message to inform you on a project that I got involved in.

A project that helps children in need.

It is an orphanage, and it is called the “House of Refuge”.


The first time we went there it was Christmas.

A friend of mine found them online. He wanted to volunteer there so […]

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    Doing Business In The Philippines. Making Money Abroad As A Traveller

Doing Business In The Philippines. Making Money Abroad As A Traveller

Let me walk you through a few examples on how to look opportunities for doing business in the Philippines as a “traveller” (and how not to).

Example One – Restaurant Sauerkraut:
I always work in an internet cafe. It is in a street with a lot of bars. The area is popular.

Across the street there is an […]

Island Hopping Philippines And Diving On Rocks

Did you notice anything strange?

Of course not.

But I have been “of the grid” for 10 days.

Not as if there is no internet here in the Philippines. There is mobile internet everywhere.

Except in the most remote of islands.

And it is exactly where I dived head first on a rock. Arguably the stupidest thing I have […]

Are Dutch Pension Funds Being Plundered? (Rhetorical)

Sometimes, your “worst fears” become reality.

Why so dramatic?

Because I feared that European governments are up to plundering pension funds. Funds, that people have been building their entire life for.

But then I discovered that this is already happening. In a very sneaky way.

Keep reading, because this will affect you. And your parents.

But let me tell you the […]

“If You Sing My Way, You’ll Get Killed…”

Last month, I was on a tropical island in the north of Cebu, Philippines. It is called Bantayan.

It is one of those original laid-back islands. Guys in shorts riding bicycle taxis. Children running around on flip flops. Palm Trees.

And here… I learned about a shocking urban myth…

But I am getting ahead of myself. It […]

Tax Free Philippines – Live Tax Free as a Foreigner

When I am writing this I am sitting in an internet cafe. Behind me there is a tourist girl comparing her love life to the 50 shades.

Outside on the terrace there is a family completely dressed up after church. They all look pretty.

Last week I sat down with a Filipino lawyer.

As you would expect, […]

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