Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blogs that Inspire Batang Lakwatsero

My realization:
to share your travel experience on your blog is fulfilling,
to receive positive comments and feedback is flattering,
but to inspire others to follow your travels is something different, inexplicable.
I'm so glad that my blog somehow inspired others to travel, but before I became a travel blogger myself, I am just one of the many blog hoppers who read and follow avidly the travel blogs of great travel bloggers. I'm one of the "makukulits" who comment and ask for travel advice too often.

It was only last November when I finally brought up my own travel blog. Inspired by a number of travel blogs I usually read, I came up with a blog filled with travel stories, travel photos, and bits of travel infos that could somehow help the travel loving populace.

Among the blogs the inspire me are the following:

The Pinay Solo Backpacker
 - my inspiration in solo backpacking trips 
No Spam, No Virus, No Kiddin'!
 - my inspiration in "buwis buhay" trips
Ivan About Town
 - my inspiration in traveling all the corners of the Philippines
Lakwatsero
 - my inspiration in producing cool travel guides
Traveler On Foot
 - my inspiration in historical traveling
Journeying James
 - my inspiration in traveling greatly with little budget
Lakwatsera de Primera
-  my inspiration in ultimate adventure trips
The Creative Dork
- my inspiration in blog creativity  
Langyaw
- my inspiration in travel photography

Truly, their blogs burn most of my time in front of the PC. They're the finest in the field of travel blogging. Visit their sites, spend time in their blogs and discover why, how and what inspired Batang Lakwatsero.


Morale Booster!

To spend some time in front of the computer reading their travel blogs is truly inspirational but to meet them in person will certainly boost your morale and will surely inspire you even more. After I became part of the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Group, I never expected that I would actually meet my idols in person:

Batang Lakwatsero meets Ivan Henares

Location: Corregidor
Event: Corregidor Adventure tour
When: April 13, 2011
First Words from Sir Ivan: "Oh, you're here na, find your names here"

photo from Nicely. Batang Lakwatsero meets Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town

Batang Lakwatsero meets Claire Raborar

Location: Handle Bar Makati
Event: Ms. Claire's despedida 
When: April 18, 2011
First words Ms. Claire: "Hi, Batang Lakawatsero"

photo from CA. Batang Lakwatsero meets Claire Raborar of Lakwatsera de Primera

Batang Lakwatsero meets Gael

Location: Luneta
Event: Luneta Bloggers Event 
When: May 7, 2011
First Words from Ms. Gael: "Ay, ikaw pala si Ivan the Batang Lakwatsero"

photo from CA. Batang Lakwatsero meets Gael of The Pinay Solo Back Packer


Batang Lakwatsero meets James Betia

Location: Los BaƱos 
Event: P500 Challenge Elbi Tour 
When: May 8, 2011
First Words from Sir James: "Hello, kumain na kayo?"

Batang Lakwatsero meets James Betia of Journeying James

Batang Lakwatsero meets Angel Juarez

Location: Bonifacio High Street
Event: ROX Travel Talk
When: June 1, 2011
First Words from Sir Angel: "Bakit ngayon lang kayo?"


Batang Lakwatsero meets Estan Cabigas

Location: Bonifacio High Street
Event: ROX Travel Talk
When: June 1, 2011
First Words from Sir Estan: "Ikaw si?"

photo from Brenna. Batang Lakwatsero meets Angel Juarez of Lakwatsero and Estan Cabigas of Langyaw

Batang Lakwatsero meets Robbie Bautista

Location: Binondo 
Event: Binondo Food Trip 
When: June 5, 2011
First Words from Sir Robbie: "Hello, tayo lang tatlo?"

Photo from CA. Batang Lakwatsero meets Robbie Bautista of The Creative Dork

Batang Lakwatsero meets Chyng Reyes

Location: Topgrill 
Event: PTB Videoke Meet up 
When: June 10, 2011
First Words from Ms Chyng: "Oi, kamusta ka naman?"

photo from Mica. Batang Lakwatsero meets Chyng Reyes of No Spam, No Virus, No Kiddin'!


Woot, I admit, sobra ako na-startruck when I first saw these bloggers. They really boosted my morale, they made me want to blog more, travel more and reach their shoes. Hopefully I'll also meet Traveler on Foot one of these days. Keep blogging everyone, inspire more readers to blog!


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22 comments:

  1. I'm reading the post with smile in my heart. I hope I'll meet you guys too, soon. Looking forward to that, definitely.

    Renevic =)

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  2. Nice post, batang lakwatsero! I want to meet them all too.

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  3. Naks naman! I'm tatsd!

    Yun ba ang first words ko sayo? Ang naaalala kong sinabi is "Ikaw ba si Ivan??? Diba mataba ka?"

    =))

    Hindi ko alam kung anong nasa utak ko nun. Ang aga kasi. Hahahaha.

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  4. @rob, haha.. follow up lang yun.. una mong sinabi "tayo lang tatlo?" tpos nagpakilala ako saka mo ako tinanong na mataba ako.. :)

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  5. ..and just so you know, you have inspired some travelers too =)

    thank you.

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  6. Haha Ivan! Wala lang, feeling ko nainfluence ka ng Biology sa pagtatravel... am I right? :)) Ganon din ako eh, lalo na Ecology major pa ako. Weeeee.

    Nakakainspire tung post na to, btw :)

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  7. anak ka ng! hehehe, thank you batang lakwatsero for including me on your list. Nakakahawa pala talaga ang pagiging layas :) Ingat lagi sa mga lakwatsa!

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  8. @ms chyng, salamat uli :)
    @Renz, bakit mo nmn natanong? pero yeah, malaki ang influence ng bio sa travels ko..
    @ms claire, salamat din.. let's travel more..

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  9. wow! kasama nga yung mga sarap kasama sa byahe sa listahan mo. lima pa lang dito na meet ko.

    dalawa pa lang diyan nakasama ko sa byahe. Chyng and Gael.

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  10. Wow! Flattered naman ako dito! Thanks Ivan! At napahanga na naman ako, you actually remembered our first words to you? Saludo!

    You may believe it or not, you are one if the bloggers that I admire, and even Ate Jill, parati ka nga naminjg napag-uusapan, on how intelligent and kind you are! Don't ever ever change bro! You are on the right track.

    I can't wait to dive with you in the future, I hope it is soon :))

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  11. ay huwaw! na-touch naman ako detech! =) thanks Ivan for including me in the list. =) isa ka ding inspirasyon! ikaw ang bago kong paborito alam mu yan! =)

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  12. Their blogs inspired me too!

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  13. galeng. nagbackread ako sa mga posts mo. nice nice.

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  14. aba, meron pala nito! thanks so much ivan
    honored and humbled at the same time!
    i enjoyed touring you guys kahit maulan that time.hehe

    spend less, travel more!

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  15. naaliw naman ako dito, sabe ko sayo eh maraming natutuwa sayo, (sana makapasok ka di ba, alam mo na kung san yun)

    talas ng memory mo, tanda mo pa yung mga sinabe nila..hahaha

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  16. natawa ko kay james, papakainin nya ba kayo? :) at dahil kabisado mo first line nila, grabe stalker ka na talaga!! keep on blogging and travelling! wag ka na masyado mahiyain :)

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  17. I also admire intelligent kid like you Ivan. Go on blogging. Malay mo, yong hinahanggaan mo ngayon, hanga ka pa rin pag dating ng araw....be humble always. hayaan mo na lang yong mga taga Malolos. May mga agencies talagang ganyan.:-). Yong mga namention mo, idol ko rin sila sa blogging and photography, puera lang sa deep sea diving, wala pa ako niyan. hehehe. Ha ano Angel?

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  18. Wow pwede ba sumama sa mga travels nyo, I want to meet all of you, new blogger here! List ng mga idols pla toh...

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