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Hometown: Philippines
Location: Germany
Join Date: February 16, 2007
Contributions: lauro has written about 611 places, shared 11,474 photos, left 43,988 comments, and smiled 61,632 times.
Travel Plans
Jul 28, 2017 – Aug 9, 2017
expedition, roadtrip and wildcamping in the caucasus!
dream destination
gobi desert, altai mountains and genghis khan.
dream destination
sagarmatha crossing pass or annapurna circuit.
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
i have the ability to laugh at myself har har har
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience

a journey in the most north-westernmost region of an old land. into the wild, into the unknown. into one of the most spiritual region in the face of the earth were all men of soul searching journey went, the likes of san yago and san andrés, to where the pilgrims offered their homage to their religious passion. where an ancient country is separated from the country itself. where the language is not the language but an old and ancient language, a celtic language, a land of the druids, land of the celts... the ends of the earth, la finisterra.

un lugar donde alguna vez estuve en mi pasado, en donde los cuatro vientos de la tierra envolvieron en círculos sus fríos brazos en mi frágil cuerpo; con ello, hallé el amor en soledad.

pero estos sentimientos se tornaron insignificantes, porque al mirar hacia atrás, sorprendentemente me trajo de vuelta hacia los brazos y el amor de la persona que me dio la vida, mi madre.

españa, un país, la tierra… donde no tuve expectativas. un amorío que tan solo ella y yo podríamos entender. de todos mis viajes, ya sea en el pasado, presente o en el futuro próximo.. nunca podría olvidar esta tierra que me tuvo entre sus brazos... nunca.

españa.. una vez en mi vida.. tú eres la única.

es necesario correr riesgos. sólo entendemos del todo el milagro de la vida cuando dejamos que suceda lo inesperado.

"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 @
ilserita says:
Thanks Lauro, for the smiles on my pics :)
Have a wonderful Sunday! :)
Posted on: Apr 22, 2017
Besandri says:
I will be staying in Emsdetten about 25kms nth of Münster.
It would be great to meet you if you are around when I am there ...
Will send you a message in July when I am at least in Europe.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2017
spocklogic says:
Thanks, Lauro, for the smiles on the featured review of Hotel Giudecca Venezia!
Posted on: Apr 20, 2017
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lauro's Travel Blogs

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 11,019 words 112 137 463
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
Jul 20, 2015 – Jul 27, 2015
High alpine trekking that brought me to high altitude magical lakes, glaciers & ice caps, tundra, permafost, dark forests, wild…
Overview 14,138 words 145 193 745
This blog was featured on Saturday August 8th, 2015
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lauro's Travel Reviews

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
Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Greece
Mount Olympus National Park, home of the twelve olympian gods and the throne of Zeus is a biospe…
This review was featured on Friday January 6th, 2017
Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Zermatt, Switzerland
With a length of 12.9 kilometers and overall area of 54 sqm. (and still receding), the gornergle…
This review was featured on Monday December 5th, 2016
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