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Hometown: Philippines
Location: Germany
Join Date: February 16, 2007
Contributions: lauro has written about 631 places, shared 11,621 photos, left 44,346 comments, and smiled 63,231 times.
Travel Plans
Jul 14, 2018 – Jul 29, 2018
"To other countries, I may go as a tourist but to India I come as a pilgrim"
Ladakh, India
Jul 18, 2018 – Jul 25, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
Jul 29, 2018 – Jul 29, 2018
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i have the ability to laugh at myself har har har
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Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience

suddenly, as i opened my eyes while sleeping on the plane, the giants of the earth from east to west showed themselves to me in colors of the morning light: dhaulagiri, annapurna, manaslu, shishapangma, cho oyu, everest, lhotse and makalu. what a spectacle to behold.

trekking in the himalayas was the point where i reached my dreams. it drained me physically and emotionally, when i reached the summit of tsergo ri and surrounded by the mighty himalayas and prayer flags swinging wildly from the strong icy winds, i just cried and cried and cried. on the otherside, the people living there, in a barren landscape with very little to survive, but still they manage to smile and live their way of life just the way their ancestors did. i met so many locals and porters from all over nepal and listened to their stories - of their hopes and dreams but those hopes and dreams are now gone, coz most of the locals i met did not survived the earthquake which happened a few months after i trekked langtang. i will never forget them.

"we have to take risks. we will only understand the miracle of life when we allow the unexpected to happen."

girando como una noria... spinning like a wheel... girando como una noria... spinning like a wheel...

contigo, with you.

grains of sand is all we are.

"a grain of sand is a moment of creation, and the universe has taken million of years to create it."


Vouched for on January 22, 2009
How did you meet in real life?
I met Lauro in a travel to Hobbiton in the Middle Hearth

Why are you vouching for them?
I´m vouching for Lauro becouse he is the best hobbit I have ever known!! ^__^

every now and then, a contributing writer @
Paulovic says:
Thanks for your smiles on two of my Italian blog entries and photos Lauro.
Posted on: Jan 15, 2018
AdamR3723 says:
Thanks for the smiles for my Hala Targowa write-up
Posted on: Jan 15, 2018
cimtech says:
lauro, thank you so much for your smiles on my Morocco post!
Posted on: Jan 15, 2018
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lauro's Travel Blogs

Jul 17, 2017 – Aug 08, 2017
4x4 driving, wild camping & high-altitude hiking across a land of neverending conflicts, ancient snow capped peaks, age old tra…
Overview 15,914 words 108 199 548
This blog was featured on Friday August 18th, 2017
Mar 24, 2017 – Mar 30, 2017
two idiots, pastramis, chutzpahs and what nots, a tiny car full of crap and errrr... you get the picture - follow us on our epi…
Overview 17,074 words 152 221 774
This blog was featured on Friday April 7th, 2017
Sep 23, 2016 – Oct 26, 2016
a hard fought quest into the abode of almighty zeus-the god of gods with prayers to the goddess athena, for courage and wisdom.…
Overview 10,776 words 98 144 527
This blog was featured on Thursday November 3rd, 2016
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lauro's Travel Reviews

Very cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Georgia
One of the most thrilling part of exploring the caucasus mountains in georgia is by hiring a 4x4…
This review was featured on Thursday August 31st, 2017
Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is probably the most disputed city in the world. the three abrahamic faiths - judaism,…
This review was featured on Thursday July 20th, 2017
Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Sede Boqer, Israel
''my god'' were the words i blurted when i saw the opening of the canyon revealing the hidden na…
This review was featured on Sunday April 9th, 2017
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