Author Archives: Rajo Laurel

Our Great African Adventure!

My friends and I have been planning our African adventure for quite a long time.  Ten years ago we all went on one of the most amazing trips ever.  We all went on a Safari to Botswana and visited South … Continue reading

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The New Old Manila at the Peninsula Manila!

Change is always a good idea.  When I heard that one of my favourite restaurants was having a make over I was really excited.  Old Manila has been part of the Manila Peninsula experience since it opened it’s doors and … Continue reading

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BIBO!

I always love it when my favourite things in the universe all line up and synchronise into one amazing evening.   This happened a few weeks ago when I was in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of my best … Continue reading

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Bob’s bday in HK!

We continued the birthday bash of my friend Bob in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong for me has always been about the quick get away filled with lots of eating, shopping and partying.  So this was an obvious place to head … Continue reading

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THE FARM!

I haven’t been able to blog for a couple of weeks as my computer crashed and I was at first in a bit of a crisis.  I mean my computer was a very important tool in my work life but … Continue reading

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Last night in Hanoi

It was my last night in Hanoi and there were a few things still on my list, most of which I was able to do like meet up with my friend Patrick and Chi-Chi Lizot who are dear family friends … Continue reading

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The cave of surprises in Halong Bay

One of the most famous attractions in Halong Bay is the cave of Surprises  http://surprisinghalong.com/halong-bay-travel-guides/surprise-cave.html   It’s like no other cave that I have ever been to and it was certainly worth the visit. The walk up is not really difficult … Continue reading

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Happy in HALONG BAY!

One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Hanoi is because I wanted to see The Halong Bay.  I was not able to do this the last time I was in Vietnam so when my friend Bob told … Continue reading

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Hanoi Highlights!

If you’re a foodie like myself then Hanoi has to be on top of your must visits.  The city has some of the most vivid restaurant culture that has been steadily growing ever since the economy of Vietnam started booming … Continue reading

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Hello Hanoi part 2!

Having a “local” friend to take you around their town makes your trip extra special.  We were all so fortunate to have my friend Trung take us around his town.  Trung is Vietnamese Canadian and he recently moved back to … Continue reading

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