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Aleah Taboclaon
Works at Solitary Wanderer
Attended University of the Philippines
Lives in Manila
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Readers wanted to know: what is it really like to travel long term? Well, here are my thoughts.
People romanticize long term travel, thinking it's all about partying and sightseeing. Well, it's not all that. Here's the truth about traveling long term.
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You can find one of the best ancient Roman ruins in the world in Jerash, Jordan
Jordan is not only about Petra and the Dead Sea. You will find well-preserved archaeological sites, too, including the ancient Roman ruins in Jerash.
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+Del Cusay Yeah. I spent a week there and it wasn't enough
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Have you been helped by a stranger while traveling? SW is compiling stories like that every month. In this month's edition, read how four travelers regained their faith in humanity in Singapore, Bagan, Yangon, and Santiago. 
In the 17th edition of Stories of Kindness on the Road, restore your faith in humanity with stories from Singapore, Bagan, Yangon, and Santiago.
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I'd always wanted to go to Mt. Everest, or even just to the Base Camp. Something happened in Bolivia, though, that made me accept the fact that it's not for me!
I never thought I'd get to climb my first 5,000+m mountain in Bolivia. Mt. Chacaltaya, once the world's highest ski resort, was indeed a surprise!
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If you want to know how to apply for a US visa in Manila, read my experience + tips!
Would you like to apply for a US Visa in Manila? Find out the process here as well as some of my tips during the interview process.
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Here's this month's collection of stories of kindness on the road.
In this 18th collection of stories of kindness on the road, read five travelers' experiences in Malaysia, India, Mexico, and Colombia.
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Before hitting that share button on Facebook, make sure that the quote you're sharing is correctly attributed! Here's why.
You glance at the quote, and you laugh, get inspired, get motivated, or think. But do you take the time to double-check if the quotes are legit?
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Ever been to Bataan, Philippines? Here are some reasons why you should go visit.
Have you ever been to Bataan? In this guest post, Karla Ramos will show you why you should definitely visit Bataan someday.
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Learn about some indigenous concepts in Filipino psychology.
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This is the first of a new series -- reader-inspired blog posts! I've received so many questions about my travel gear that I decided to write about it. Feel free to share, please.
A lot of people have been asking me about my packing list. Finally, here it is, from the perspective of a long-term traveler!
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Looking for things to do outside Saigon? Here are my recommended day trips.
If you are in Saigon and have time to spare, relax and go out of the city for a while. Here are suggested day trips from HCMC.
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Freelance editor and writer
Skills
editing, proofreading, writing, blogging, public speaking
Employment
  • Solitary Wanderer
    Blogger, 2009 - present
    Aleah maintains a blog on solo female travel. http://www.solitarywanderer.com/
  • Stairway Foundation
    Psychologist and Trainer, 2007 - 2001
  • Women's Crisis Center
    Shelter Psychologist and Trainer, 2003 - 2007
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Manila
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blogger, runner, traveler, diver
Introduction
Aleah is a digital nomad currently based in Manila, Philippines. She travels every chance she gets, leaving her two cats to her neighbors' care. She's a professional editor, content provider, and training facilitator.
Bragging rights
* traveled solo at 11 * youngest president of the university astronomy club * published short story writer * published article in an academic book in New York, USA * was interviewed on radio by CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg * went backpacking solo in Europe for 70 days * will backpack solo in South America for 2 years
Education
  • University of the Philippines
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Female