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.

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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, Health and Home Magazine, and Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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


  • Nominee: Philippine Blog Awards – Best Travel Blog


  • Finalist: Philippine Blog Awards (Best Travel Blog)



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 where Lakwatsero have been to but also food, 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, angelcjuarez[at]me[dot]com or just leave a message at the comment box below.

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  1. Good Day. This is Venus Salud of Image Media. Taiwan Tourism is one of our clients and they are planning to hold an event this coming March or May which is Travel sharing Experience day in Manila. In lieu with that, we are looking for a travel blogger who can help us with the following:
    1) To write advertorial article for Travel to Taiwan and publish it in your blog and Facebook account.
    2) To be our guest speaker (Professional fee is negotiable).

    If you have any question please feel free to contact the number below.
    Thank you very much and looking forward with your positive response.

  2. Hi Lakwatsero!

    My company distributes various international bags/luggage and travel gear. We are interested in sponsoring you with some travel equipment. Please email me if you are interested 🙂 Thank you in advance!

  3. Hi Angel,

    Im impressed with your imminent prospect in life. IT by weekdays, adventurer by weekends.
    Im more drawn into your kind of lifestyle too. IT Security Analyst by weekdays and canyonner guide by weekend, I would like to reach-out to you so I can communicate and seek assistance with your professional blogger status and image.
    Soon I and my team in Cebu Alegria canyoneers may need your assistance promoting our adventure here.
    We have taken canyoneering to the next level here. With itineraries like, overnight camping and overnight swimming on the river, canyoneering and cliff diving(50 feet as the highest) on daytime. And we will be adding rappeling soon.
    Hope we can invite you soon, your kind of blogger is highly appreciated.

    1. Hi! sir jerry your itinerary was really impressive may I know your canyoneering list of activities and where to contact your team? I’m getting the hype right now. I’m an IT Support Engineer by weekdays and ‘Lagalag’ guy during weekends. Kudos to the both of you Sir Jerry and Sir Angel.

  4. Xmas at Balabac Island, Dec 24 to 28, 2015. anyone? my friends and i will have our vacation on the island paradise, anyone interested, please let us know at 0936 964 3673. tnx

  5. Hi There,
    I (from INDIA) would be landing @ Legazpi on the 16th OCT 2015 @ 9:10AM . I would be staying there B/W 16th OCT- 18th OCT 2015 & would be boarding a flight back to INDIA(via Manila) on the 19th OCT 2015 @ 6:55AM from Legazpi.

    I would be alone & would need a AC room with a water heater (which would help me heat my packaged INDIAN food). Pls advice in getting a right tour plan along with accommodation, my area of interest would be nature & adventure .

  6. Hi Angel,

    We are developing a local government unit website to promote their tourism. I saw in your blog you took beautiful photos of their place. I wonder if we could use your photo in the said website. Credits will be given to you, of course. Please let me know I can contact you further.


  7. 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 )

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

    1. 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 .

  14. 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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