About Me

Why Travel?

At one point in your life you will feel exhausted, bored and tired of your routinary life. When that day comes, just step out of your comfort box, move away from your usual self and see your life from different perspectives. Travel! Head out to the endless horizon and discover the world, go places and meet new faces, explore to understand new cultures, get lost to find yourself. In the end you will realize that traveling is not only about learning new cultures or meeting new friends or discovering new places, it also lets us discover our own culture, our limits, ourselves. It is a personal journey to self-discovery, because after all, it is only from the outside that we can look back in.

About Lakwatsero

Angel Juarez is a backpacker, adventure seeker, son of a beach, hobbyist photographer, scuba diver, aspiring marine conservation biologist, environment advocate, runner, mountain biker, budget traveler, seasonal mountaineer and newbie surfer. An Information Technology Analyst on workdays who speaks languages that only computers understand, but on weekends and holidays he is most probably underwater, on the saddle or out-of-town. He started chasing sunsets, waterfalls, lighthouses and extreme adventures as soon as he finished college and started blogging in May of 2006 under the web name Bleue. He decided to focus on Travel in March of 2008. He dreamed of documenting and sharing his adventures to the world, thus he created www.lakwatsero.com.

Angel and his works and photos have already been featured and published in various websites and publications including Yahoo, Skyscanner, Choose Philippines, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine, Cebu Pacific’s Smile Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine and Travel+Leisure Magazine. He also writes in www.visitsagada.com and www.padyak.ph.

Accomplishments/Recognitions

2013

2012

2011

  • Winner – Cebu Pacific Wandering Juan Travel Blog Awards (Sports and Adventure Category)

2009

  • Nominee – Philippine Blog Awards (Best Travel Blog)

2008

  • Finalist – Philippine Blog Awards (Best Travel Blog)

Mission

Lakwatsero.com is guided by the following missions:

  • To help tourists by providing information about different destinations
  • To guide budget travelers by providing cost-effective travel advise
  • To promote the Philippines by showcasing its different scenic spots
  • To document the Philippines and the world by capturing its beauty in stills and in narratives

Expect this site to feature not only photos and destinations that lakwatsero have been to but also foods, adventures, events and everything about life that is worth blogging.

For your comment, inquiries,  suggestion or other concerns, you may email me at angelcjuarez[at]gmail[dot]com or just leave a message at the comment page.

317 Comments on “About Me

  1. Good day!

    UCF Mt. Tabor Church Re-Creation Center is a 12-hectare retreat and recreation center located at Sitio Guinting, Barangay Casile, Cabuyao City, Laguna. The place is owned and managed by United Christian Fellowship (UCF) Group of Ministries.

    UCF Mt. Tabor is a place where people can relax and find rest a midst natural green forest and mountain backdrop. The place is also a perfect venue for spiritual retreat and recollection, camping, team building, seminars, conferences, corporate events, wedding, birthday, reunion, anniversary and even a simple weekend bonding with the family.

    Currently we are having a campaign to promote our place to different churches, schools and companies. In this light, we would like to request that you feature UCF Mt. Tabor in one of your shows. Knowing that your blog is considered one of the premiere travel blogs in the country wherein people discover different places to go for their trips and various events.

    In exchange, we would accommodate you and your team for a free overnight stay to experience the serenity and beauty of UCF Mt. Tabor. Your stay will also include full meals.

    We look forward for your visit in our place. Should you have further inquiries regarding this proposal you may contact 748-8776 or 0922-891-5750 and look for Ms. Nerissa Estrellado. Thank you and God bless!

  2. Hi my name is shaked, and I in the bohol .I want to come in 5 days to dive Camiguin Island. I’d love to get some information about a place to stay if you have room? And How much does a night? And how much it costs diving with equipment ?

  3. Hi Angel,

    I was wondering if I can sponsor your site for a client of mine that is based in the UK. It will be either about holidays, travel or city breaks.

    It really is simple work and of-course the ad copy is upon your approval. We will make sure it will fit you and your readers taste.

    Please let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you and looking forward to working with you.

    Kate Summers
    Web Outreach Team

  4. Hi Angel,

    Im Sheenly Gener from Tanghalang Pilipino.
    May I have your email address? I ca send you more images for your TP blog entry. ;)

    Thank you very much!

    Best Regards,

    Sheenly Gener

  5. Great blog, I am so happy I found it, very good ressource as I am coming soon to the Philippines !!! If you wanna share stories about travel and scubadiving I will be around Cebu from the 16th of December this year :)

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