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Filipina passion and immersive escapades

Filipina passion – During the course of 2014 I conducted a series of interviews for The Displaced Nation with expats and travellers who use photographs to illustrate their travel experiences.

I found it to be most enjoyable particularly because I am an expat and I was learning the art of photography myself at the time.

As you will see my subject Jean Alba has Filipina passion in abundance.

For this Filipina with a passion for immersive escapades, a picture says…

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Canon zoom lens; photo credit: Morguefiles. Jean Alaba in front of a moat surrounding Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan. Photo credit: Jean Alaba.

Welcome to our monthly series “A picture says…”, created to celebrate expats and other global residents for whom photography is a creative outlet. The series host is English expat, blogger, writer, world traveller and photography enthusiast James King, who thinks of a camera as a mirror with memory. If you like what you see here, be sure to check out his blog, Jamoroki.

Filipina passion

My February guest is 20+ Filipina Jean Alaba. An extrovert who describes herself as a “God-fearing human being” and a “firm believer of living vividly,” Jean is, without a doubt, fulfilling her passion in life: TO TRAVEL. As she explains on the About page of her blog, The Eager Traveller, travel affords her an opportunity to move outside her comfort zone and grow as a person.

Jean was motivated to start up her blog just over a year ago, as a space to record the recollections of her travels—which she modestly calls “my humble escapades”—in hopes of inspiring others to “nurture their zeal for new adventures” and of promoting the joy of immersing yourself in “the vibrant cultures across the globe.”

Why am I not surprised that Jean has gathered a considerable following in just over one year? My interview with her may provide a few clues as to why other avid travellers are drawn to Jean and her suggested itineraries.

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