RAJO LAUREL
The Magnificent Split!

June

27

2017

I am really loving my time in Croatia! Not only is the country really beautiful but the people are so friendly and accommodating. Their command of English is so good that travelling there is such a breeze. We moved on to another part of Croatia called Split.

We decided to just take a bus which only costs €34 and in a few short hours you’re... Continue Reading
The tiny but beautiful Montenegro!

June

23

2017

We wanted to maximize our trip and we decided to take day trips to the neighbouring countries of Croatia. One such day trip was to the country of Montenegro.The country is really tiny but so beautiful. On a cloudy morning we took a coach and enjoyed a cinematic visit to a lake side town that elicit folklore and mythology. One such tale is... Continue Reading
BOSNIA & HERZOGOVENA!

June

22

2017

One of the most magical places that I visited in my trip to the previous Yugoslavia was Bosnia and Herzegovina. We began our road trip from Croatia and headed out to the magical Kravice falls. We hiked down to see the lake as we were walking down we were given a preview of this amazing water falls that really incited romantic thoughts. I would... Continue Reading
GOT Geek out in DUBROVNIK!

June

21

2017

If you’re a fan of the TV series Game of Thrones then Dubrovnik will blow your mind! Several of the most important scenes in the entire series was shot at Dubrovnik, Specifically the Old town and areas near it. Nix and I love the show so we decided to geek it up a bit and go on a game of Thrones tour complete with costume and a fun yacht... Continue Reading
Rajo Laurel for American Standard's "Showers of Happiness"

June

20

2017

When I received the call from American Standard to collaborate with them, the temperature in Manila was a sweltering 33 degrees Celsius. It was just half past 11 and all I could really think about was how to keep myself cool and comfortable. So when they called, it planted a seed in my head and this seed was how I can make myself cool,... Continue Reading
#Tokyoohoo with Family!

June

19

2017

One of the highlights for me this trip was having to spend time with my cousin Alexis Laurel Loinaz. He lives in New York now and although I really try to see him as often as I can. It has proven to be far and in between. In fact I haven’t seen him in over 2 years so when I heard that he was going to be in Tokyo to support my Dad I was ecstatic. Continue Reading
#RAJOTOKYO Behind the scenes of The 119th Philippine Independence day…

June

16

2017

My father was recently appointed as our Ambassador of the Philippines to Japan. He reached out to my sister and I if we could do something special for our Independence day celebration. Naturally we wanted to put our best foot forward and to create a presentation that would be appropriate for the occasion.

So we gathered our thoughts together and... Continue Reading
#RAJOTOKYO!

June

15

2017

Flew for a very special event to Tokyo for our 119th Philippine Independence day celebration.
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#DUBROVNIKSarmienta, CROATIA!

June

14

2017

One of the places that I have always wanted to see, experience and explore is CROATIA! So when we found out that Puglia was directly across Croatia and it would only take an overnight ferry ride to head over to Dubrovnik. We immediately made plans to visit the country. It has now turned out to be one of our favourite places in the world! Continue Reading
The Gifts of the Sea at Pescheria 2 Mari!

June

13

2017

One of my favourite meals in this trip is this little gem of box called Peshceria 2 Mari (http://www.pescheria2mari.it). Here we enjoyed some of the most delicious gifts of the sea. My new food guru Judy Ann Santos was already there when we arrived and she ordered up a storm.

We began our meal with some of the sweeties oysters followed by a... Continue Reading