Sunday, March 23, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Reiza of Wander If You Must

Reiza Wanders in Kenya

She has experienced Africa, embraced Asia, enjoyed Europe and explored the Philippines. She is Reiza Dejito, a 30-something humanitarian aid worker, filmmaker, and eternal wanderer. Reiza is currently working in Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world in Kenya near the Somali border. She also worked in South Sudan, Ethiopia, and of course the Philippines. If she is not buried in work, she is usually found hopping from one airport to the next, discovering new places, eating exotic dishes, learning foreign languages, and fueling Her thirst for adrenaline rush.



Asked about her selfie shot, Reiza said "My selfie was taken on a train from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya. I especially love this shot because it reminds me of the thrill of unplanned adventures. It was a spontaneous 19-hour ride on a colonial train across some of Kenya's national parks. It was like a free safari, as we pass through giraffes, elephants, zebras along the track. It was so surreal I felt like a child again!" 

Check out her blog, Wander If You Must where she shares her world of travels, humanitarian aid work, volunteering and film-making. Reiza definitely is a Filipina we all should be proud of.

23 comments:

  1. Truly an inspirational Filipina. I hope to be experience what she do someday.

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  2. Thank you for the very generous introduction, Oman! I'm humbled to be featured here. Safe travels!

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    1. the honor is all mine reiza, thanks for joining selfie sunday :) be safe always.

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  3. An amazing and very inspiring young woman, Oman!! Thank you for sharing this with us!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

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    1. hi Sylvia, it was a hectic but lovely weekend. hope your weekend is great too.

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  4. Is she from UN? It is admirable that she can enjoy both humanitarian works and love for traveling at the same time.

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    1. uhm not really sure. maybe reiza can answer this, but yes, her works are truly admirable.

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  5. I don't religiously read travel blogs that often but man, i can spend hours on Reiza's site. She is one amazing kick-ass lady and i really hope i can go and gallivant around Africa with her. <3 It was so nice meeting her, like a fan girl moment as i love her blog and her boyfriend's site too.

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    1. hi lauren, same here, I just enjoy reading reiza's African travels. reading her blog is like being in a front seat of a movie, :)

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  6. I became an instant fan. Way to go Reiza.

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  7. love her writing! Sarap basahin kasi very descriptive so parang kasali ka din sa kwento.

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    1. hi Christine, I feel the same way too when I read her blog.

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  8. Wow another awesome wanderlust.

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    1. awesome is an understatement, she is great :)

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  9. Wow! International! Happy travelling!

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    1. hi marco, Philippine represents :)

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  10. I like the fact that Reiza pursues her dreams and is proud that she doesn't have any "benefactor" to do what she loves. very strong woman! :)

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    1. hi ed, parang female version mo, continuously pursuing both of your dreams and loving it.

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  11. Reiza is worth emulating for she does not only travel but do it for a purpose. Hats-off her.

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    1. hi jimmy, I think I have heard "doing it for a purpose" before but I just kinda' forget where :)

      but yeah, she is a humanitarian and hats-off to her too.

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  12. Traveling with a purpose is the best. You not only get to experience places but you also left your mark on people whom you were able to share you life with and extend help

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