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Portugal: A digital nomad hub

Portugal: A digital nomad hub

If you are on search for country to stay while working remotely, Portugal is a popular digital nomad hub in the world in the last decade. Who would not love this European country in the Mediterranean, with lots of spectacular beaches and delicious cuisines, on top of working remotely? The digital nomad Portugal visa consists of two forms – one where you can apply for 1 year stay or a visa stay for a longer period (5 years), in which…

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Traveling and work-life balance: Five reasons to travel

Traveling and work-life balance: Five reasons to travel

Work-life balance is important to achieve a healthy well-being and a happy state of life. Too much of doing one thing might lead to dissatisfaction and less happiness. For example, too much work can lead to huge stress and depression, while too much spending time at home and not being able to work may lead to a feeling of getting stuck in professional life and missing out social life. That is why balance is important. In my previous blogs, I…

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Raising happy and balanced kids the Dutch way

Raising happy and balanced kids the Dutch way

Dutch children are the happiest in the world, at least according to Unicef, as cited by Holland International Distribution Council. I have seen how children, both Dutch and non-Dutch, are happily raised by many parents here in The Netherlands. In my opinion, raising happy and balanced kids is not about being a Dutch that makes these children happy. Instead, it is the culture of raising children in The Netherlands. Being a mother of two Dutch-Filipino kids in the Netherlands, I can say…

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Achieve work-life balance: Embrace Dutch work habits

Achieve work-life balance: Embrace Dutch work habits

Some colleagues at work have asked me, “How do I manage to balance the highly demanding work in the university with having a family with two kids?” I suddenly reflected and smiled knowing that to achieve work-life balance is not easy at the beginning. One major step towards this balance was when I started to embrace some important Dutch work habits, which led me to be more efficient and effective. Of course, thanks to my Dutch husband who has been…

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Why both parents should work part-time?

Why both parents should work part-time?

Working and having a family life in the Netherlands at the same time, has more challenges compared to living single or lives without children. That’s why it is important that at least one of the parents should work part-time. Similar to Scandinavian countries, the Dutch prides themselves on being independent. For example, by raising their children by themselves. This way of life has been different from Philippines, a country where I come from. Similar to other Asian countries, the connections…

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