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, Spot.ph, 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.

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Accomplishments/Recognitions

2015

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.

343 Comments on “About Me

  1. Hi angel(?),
    I am from India. I am visiting Manila for two weeks this August and was wondering where and how I could getaway for two weekends, (my only free time, sadly).

    Now research on the topic of tourism in phillipenes confused me because there are multiple islands, all worthy of more time than I can spare. Can you help me understand the distances between the islands from Manila and what places I could see?

    I have 2 weekends. Which means I cannot go anywhere that requires a travel time of more than 6 hours :(

    Looking forward to hearing from you! (If at all )
    Cheers!

  2. Hi my name is furqan, i am the owner of cebu rental motorbike . one of the rising motorcycle renal in cebu city . would you like to post my business on your blog i would be happy to provide you all the information you need

  3. Hi, Angel. I was wondering if you have ever been to Calaguas Island? I am a tour operator and would love to take you there if you haven’t been to the island yet. Please let me know and I am looking forward to meeting you soon. Thank you and God bless.

    • Hi ma’am, I’ve been there eight years ago. But I am eager to return soon :))

  4. Hi Angel,

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

    Please let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you and looking forward to working with you.

    Jasmine McCoy

  5. Hi Lakwatsero,

    I’m interested to visit Maldives but don’t know if there’s a direct flight from Manila,Philippines going to Maldives. I’m positive that there’s none. Can you help me out if there’s any connecting flight going to Maldives.?Thanks.Please email me at jed.gregorio@pcm.com

  6. We are launching a new product/service in the market, we are in need of bloggers who are in the travel category, please send me your mobile number or landline number if interested, as I would much rather discuss over phone than E-mail. Thank you

  7. Hi Lakwatsero!

    I want ask for some piece of advise. Im planning to visit Cebu on August. I want to see the Whale Shark and do some Canyoneering, and visit Malapascua and probably Bantayan Island. How long should I plan my stay? And where can I get cheap accomodation? That also includes city tour. Is it better if I have pre-arranged tour?

    Thanks alot!

    • U shld visit Oslob my friend. I ve been there and d whalesharks re great to watch and swim or scuba dive with. Plus they have cheap hotels u can afford there . u shld also vist d tumalog water falls its a site to remember .

  8. Hi, we are a real estate company and we would like to ask if you can write about our latest project and promote it by blogs in your write. You can call us at 4214245 if you are interested. Thank you.

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