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Sunday, September 25, 2016

PUERTO GALERA and 5 Years of Friendship



I couldn't remember if I saved my gopro pictures of Puerto Galera somewhere or accidentally deleted the folder coz I cannot find them. So sad. But what is important i guess is that the good memories remain and the lasting friendship which started in Puerto Galera 5 years ago stays firm.

It was the summer of 2011 when I first met Rupert and RM via the now defunc Pinoy Exchange (PEX).

It was April, Holy Week and my partner and I were nowhere to go. And that is what Puerto Galera is all about --- quick escape and easy fun. Easy because it is so accessible. Since it was our first time, I contacted people on Pex to share accommodation. It is very hard to book a room in PG during this season. I remember it was Rupert who replied to my message on the board. After that day, Rupert and I have been travelling regularly in places like Camiguin, Capones, Jakarta, Jogjakarta to name a few. The latest being Apo Reef and the experience has always been pleasant.

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I noticed that a lot have changed in Puerto Galera It is still popular for its party scene but I was a bit disappointed with the quality of shows. More of drag shows this time like those of comedy bars in Metro Manila. And if you are very familiar with comedy bar comedies, they are all the same and not very funny anymore coz it's the same thing over and over again. I also noticed that prices of food and alcoholic drinks are unreasonably expensive. Bomo-Boracay prices and hello, this is not Boracay at all! Tsk tsk.


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And I also noticed that the crowd is not that nice anymore. There were more families and jejemons this time around rather than the hotties and sun gods you normally see along the beach. Still, it didn't stop us from enjoying the place.

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At any rate, my friends and I were here to chill..and we did so. Slow, relaxed. Clean fun. And with old acquaintances comes new ones. We were with Francis, my friend from Roxas City who has recently moved to Manila for work.
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