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Following Paraluman

Following Paraluman

By Danica Tanjutco

Following Paraluman is not your ordinary podcast. In this series, we aim to talk about different kind of things and topics ranging from art, culture, travel, faith and so on. The word 'paraluman' means 'muse' in my native tongue, Tagalog. We aspire to follow everything and everyone who inspires us creatively, personally and spiritually.
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Stuck in Latin America During the Start of the Pandemic feat. Pius Ditachmair

Following ParalumanJun 02, 2021

Stuck in Latin America During the Start of the Pandemic feat. Pius Ditachmair

Stuck in Latin America During the Start of the Pandemic feat. Pius Ditachmair

I've told this story time and time again. I was in Latin America when the pandemic hit, and it has been one of the most stressful moments in my life. However, it's always great to have a different perspective when it comes to stories like this. So for this episode, I've decided to invite one of my best pals, who also happened to be stuck in Latin America early in 2020, Pius Ditachmair.

Pius was in El Salvador and Guatemala for his Civil Service, which is mandatory in Austria. Due to the pandemic, he had to move back after just 7 months. Still, he stays passionate about travelling, and he likes to dive deeper into different cultures. He currently lives in Linz and works at IKEA's Communication and Interior Design Department. This fall, he'll be moving to Vienna to study Product and Interior Design. Until that, he is about to get lost travelling as far as travel restrictions allow it.

Join us on this episode as we discussed our struggles, excitement, and one-in-a-lifetime experience of being stuck on a different continent as a global pandemic shooked the world.

Jun 02, 202137:04
A Way Abroad feat. Kat Smith

A Way Abroad feat. Kat Smith

Nowadays, cheap airfares and accessible travel is so prevalent, making moving abroad so much easier. Although, with the decision to become an expat or a digital nomad comes the question: how am I able to move abroad and/or is it actually possible?

Kat Smith is the founder of A Way Abroad, the ultimate resource for women dreaming of a life abroad, and having moved abroad 8 years ago, she is a self-proclaimed 'serial expat' who loves nothing more than moving to a new country, culture, and language. She currently lives on the beach in Da Nang, Vietnam, with her husband and pup. According to their website, A Way Abroad is "a community of hard-working travel addicted girls from around the world. We come from a plethora of backgrounds and a variety of interests but share a big passion for exploration and immersion into different cultures."

In this episode, we've talked about our very first long-term trips, how we knew that travelling was something constant in our lives, travelling as a married couple, the process of visa applications, and so much more! If you're someone who's been wanting to move abroad but don't know where to start, then start by listening to this episode!

To know more about Kat and her works on A Way Abroad, click here to be redirected to their website. You can also follow her on social media via a_wayabroad.

To know more about Dani and her works on Following Paraluman, click here to be redirected to their website. You can also follow her on social media via @dmtanjutco.

We can't wait to see you on the road once travel becomes more accessible again. For now, be safe and see you soon! Ciao!

May 13, 202137:31
The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking feat. Steffen Thomsen
Apr 10, 202132:25
Digital Nomad at Home feat. Lukas Pekarcik

Digital Nomad at Home feat. Lukas Pekarcik

Today, it's practically impossible to go in and out of most countries due to the border restrictions that have been implemented due to COVID-19. It really is the wisest thing to do since we wouldn't want to spread more viruses, but for digital nomads worldwide, this seems like such a nightmare.

I've been a digital nomad for nearly five years now, and my life has revolved around flights, co-working spaces, and days filled with unexpected adventures. So it's been quite challenging to be experiencing the necessary restrictions that we've got to go through to stop the pandemic's spread. Although there may be some good things attached to this negativity—there must be, right?

On this episode, I'm joined by my great friend, Lukas Pekarcik, who's been a digital nomad for nearly seven years now! I met Lukas Pekarcik by some magical happenstance in the summer of 2017 in the most convoluted yet beautiful city in the world, New York City. We both have the same aspirations, the same work ethic, the same taste in many things, and as much as we love to work hard, we tend to play even harder. You will most probably see us every weekend going out and about in Manhattan (pre-covid, of course).

Lukas and I have worked really hard to maintain a digital nomad lifestyle, and so this whole staying-at-home shebang has been stressful. Although, as we always say, it is what it is. Listen to our thoughts on being a digital nomad at home by listening to my latest podcast episode!

Another fun fact: Lukas was my very first guest on this podcast, and if you really look, you can listen to our very first episode together heh.

Join us on this episode as we dive into the ups and the downs that this current lockdown has brought upon our digital nomad lives. Be a part of the conversation, and if you've got any questions, don't hesitate to send us both a message!

You can find Lukas on Instagram via @5peko37 and on LinkedIn.

You can find me on Instagram via @dmtanjutco, LinkedIn, and via my website, Following Paraluman.

For now, be safe, and let's flatten the curve by staying home! Ciao!

Mar 25, 202135:28
Being A Modern Christian Woman in Today's World feat. Gabriela Yareliz
Mar 08, 202129:00
Why Cooking Food Whilst Travelling is as Important as Immersing Yourself in a Country's Local Cuisine feat. Bernardo Rojas de Luna

Why Cooking Food Whilst Travelling is as Important as Immersing Yourself in a Country's Local Cuisine feat. Bernardo Rojas de Luna

Feb 27, 202141:22
Walking into 2021 with Plans, Goals and a Grateful Heart
Feb 01, 202124:07
What Kept Me Going: Odd Jobs, 9 to 5's, Freelancing, and Volunteering

What Kept Me Going: Odd Jobs, 9 to 5's, Freelancing, and Volunteering

"How are you always travelling? How can you afford it? Is it hard?"

Finally, an episode where I answer some of these questions.

It really took some time for me to be able to record this particular episode, because I really wanted to think about the things that I'll be saying. I didn't really want to give y'all a bunch of crap or little white lies, so I made sure that this episode and my experiences will be as truthful and as authentic as it can be. It's a given that travelling long term is a dream, but just like any other dreams, you have to work hard for it. So here's my two cents on how I've survived the past four years of living on the road.

If you want to learn more or if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to give me a buzz on any of my social media pages (@dmtanjutco).

If you want to read some of the articles that I've written, go to and simply search for my name.

If you want to know more about my current projects and if you want to keep up to date with announcements, head over to, and sign up for my newsletter! I promise I won't spam you!

For now, another chill day at home. I hope y'all are alright, and chilling too.

Besos, abrazos y bendiciones,

Dani x

Sep 19, 202032:38
A Conversation feat. Acacia Mitchell
Aug 31, 202022:39
Tales from San José del Pacífico feat. Miles Müller

Tales from San José del Pacífico feat. Miles Müller

A few weeks before Christmas, a couple of friends and I decided to head over to this mountain town called San José del Pacífico. There we spent a weekend filled with laughter, adventure, and magic mushroom. Before coming to Oaxaca, I had never heard of San José del Pacífico. But now that I have been there and have made memories with my amazing friends, it is now one of my favourite places in Mexico (if not, the world).
For this week's episode, I am joined by my good pal, Miles Müller. He also happens to be with me in San José del Pacífico too!
Stream this week's episode if you want to find out why I almost got fired from my hostel job in Oaxaca de Juárez or if you would like to know what happened when we took our very first magic mushroom.
Ah, San Jose. We really enjoyed recording this episode. The burst of memories from our past trips have given us enough good vibes to endure another month at home...quarantine, am I right? We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!
To find out more about what Miles' is up to, you may follow him on Instagram via @s_miles_.
To find out more about what I am up to, you may follow me on my social media at @dmtanjutco.
For more travel stories + photographs, head onto!
Aug 17, 202036:18
Why I'm Choosing to Stay Single in My Mid-Twenties
Aug 05, 202028:42
Why We Left the Philippines feat. Eugene Velasco

Why We Left the Philippines feat. Eugene Velasco

I cannot think of any episode to publish that is more apt to what is happening today. So, if you are wondering what today is, well, it is the 122nd Independence Day in the Philippines. But to be quite honest with you, we do not really feel independent. What are we really from?

On this episode, I am joined by my good friend from university, Eugene Velasco. Join us as we talk about the Philippines, moving to a completely different country, and the reason why we left our motherland. Eugene, who is now based in Auckland (NZ), is such an inspiration to many, and I am so glad that he got to join me on this very important and emotional episode.

You may now stream Following Paraluman on 10 different podcast listening platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more! Rate us and share our show to your friends and family.

To my fellow Filipinos, padayon!

Jun 11, 202001:13:11
Travelling in the Time of Corona

Travelling in the Time of Corona

Before this pandemic started, I was travelling through Latin America with a bunch of friends. We paid no mind to the Corona Virus when we first heard about it in January, and this lead to all of us going our separate ways but still travelling through the Americas.

By the time March came, I was already getting settled into my new home in Medellin, Colombia, but one unexpected thing happened: I got massively sick for two weeks. My house mates thought it was Corona, and at one point, I had thought that too.

So I scrambed to get out out of South America and into Asia...well, I tried. With the pandemic comes the price of many cancelled flights and countries closing its borders. Will I get home alive? Well, you would have to listen to this newest episode to find out!


This is the debut episode for the second season of the Following Paraluman Podcast Series. I am so excited to get back into podcasting again, and I hope you guys love it as much as the episodes on the first season.


For more travel stories and photographs, head onto

Jun 02, 202049:54
Becoming a Sacred Woman feat. Saniya Rao

Becoming a Sacred Woman feat. Saniya Rao

After a few months of hiatus, I am back with yet another podcast episode!

For this episode, we are joined by my good friend, Saniya Rao, as we talk about how to become a Sacred Woman. We recorded this podcast episode in the mountains of Morocco, so forgive me for all the cow's moo-ing. Ha!

To know more about Saniya's works, you can find her teaching yoga in Dakar, Senegal. More details about her website will be put on soon.

For now, I hope you enjoy this episode and have a great day wherever you may be!

Mar 04, 201925:03
Travelling as a Vegetarian feat. Kaitlyn Magnus
Nov 19, 201817:04
Hitchhiking in Morocco feat. Sania Palacios
Nov 04, 201824:58
Passport Series: Germany feat. Leon Kitzmann
Oct 29, 201839:20
A Conversation feat. Joseph Kennedy
Oct 21, 201825:44
Travelling with Family feat. the Lopez Family
Oct 14, 201834:49
Life as a Student Leader feat. Ron Canimo
Oct 07, 201819:15
Balancing Career and Academics feat. Charie Valerio
Sep 30, 201819:17
Life as a Digital Nomad feat. Mariano Martene
Sep 23, 201851:59
Teaching English Abroad feat. Melody Brocke
Sep 16, 201815:24
Answering God's Calling feat. Hannah Hornibrook
Sep 09, 201835:10
Managing and Balancing a Remote Career feat. Lukas Pekarcik
Sep 02, 201833:00