To start with, I was very reluctant to go to Puerto Galera because of the stories I have heard from friends. I braved the trip and true enough you will be hoarded by hotel tour guides who will ask you if you already have a room from the pier till you land on the shore. I went my own way and scouted for the perfect place to have a drink but away from all the noise, good food and very friendly staff. I found a neat cottage tucked away on the far side of the beach. Quiet. Beautiful sound of the waves and the perfect breeze where you can relax and just read a book. A quiet drink at the bar, Beach Frog, with the friendly British owner, Allan. I met Kuya Ben and Ate Norma who accommodated me like part of their family and spoilt me by guiding me with what to do around the island. If I am to daydream, I will hear the waves and wish that I was back there with my beer and my book. A place that will always be part of my summers.