Sheena Niña Ortega Depaudhon
BIRTHDAY: January 5
BIRTHPLACE: Tacloban City, Leyte
LANGUAGES: English, Tagalog, Waray
WORKING ONLINE SINCE: November 14, 2016
TRAVEL BLOGGING SINCE: December 2017
FULL-TIME TRAVELER SINCE: July 17, 2017
I love to travel so much that I started Solitary Travels to inspire you to go out of your comfort zone, love the unknown, and to travel more.
Whether you have a few weeks annual vacation leave or d=several months to spare, I believe that traveling and exploring new places, cultures, foods are the best experience and lesson you can learn in life.
I want to show you that traveling doesn’t have to be frightening, stressful, nor expensive. And people around the world are just as friendly and wondeful as you are, so let’s go and meet them!
I am a slow traveler not in the sense that I hold up the passport line at the immigration but what I mean is, I take my time to experience and explore the places I visit. So expect me to be in one place for at least a week to a month! Whenever possible, I like to stay a few days longer to get a deeper insight into wherever I am. My travel philosophy is, “Don’t rush, you only visit most places once, so enjoy them!”
I tend to steer clear of organized tours and prefer to explore on my own terms, whenever I can. For me, it’s all about quality travel over quantity. One day, I may have visited every country in the world but only if I’ve created some great memories along the way.
Number of Countries I’ve been to: 11
Favorite Destinations: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Chiang Mai (Thailand), Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
Top 10 Destinations I Want to Visit (in no particular order): South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Paris, Israel (Jerusalem, Holy Land), Vatican, Ecuador, Morocco, Taiwan, Sweden
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Did you quit your job to travel the world? Why?
Basically, I did not quit my job to travel the world because I am still working while traveling. The only difference is, I am working online and I can bring my work anywhere I go.
Did you pay for all of your travels?
Yes, I pay for all of my travels. If one day, I’ll be traveling to a certain destination that is sponsored or something like that, I’ll surely let you know. I’ll be transparent on this website.
Do you want to visit every country in the world?
I do not have the plan to visit every country in the world. I just want to follow where my heart and my instinct want me to go, where I can experience more and learn more.
Where are you going this year (2018)?
For 2018, I am planning to go back first to Vietnam and stay there for three months. It is already confirmed and I already have my 3-months tourist visa. Then maybe on April I’ll go to Cambodia, go back to Thailand, then Myanmar. I am also planning to go to Taiwan to maximize the trial period for the free visa then go back to Hong Kong and visit Disneyland and hopefully have a side-trip to Jeju Island before I travel to Israel and Georgia. After Georgia, I am going to start my South America backpacking. To know more about my travel plans for 2018, you can visit this post.
Where are you right now?
I am currently in Hanoi, Vietnam. (03/05/2018) You can also visit my where to next page here to know where I’ve been, where I am, and where I am going next.
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Sheena Niña Ortega Depaudhon
Born and raised in the Philippines, Sheena is a traveler, travel writer, and digital nomad. She’s one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world. Her travel philosophy is, “Don’t rush, you only visit most places once, so enjoy them!” Her dream destinations in no particular order are South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Paris, Israel (Jerusalem, Holy Land), Vatican, Ecuador, Morocco, Taiwan, Sweden. Although she grew up as a picky eater, when she started traveling, she learned to try and eat just everything. She dares to see, taste, experience, and meet the world as she slowly goes.
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