Archive for: November, 2016

Cooking at the Circle Hostel

By Rafa Oca

It was one of those weeknights at the hostel when there were few guests and I was hungry.  I had been in Baler for 2 weeks already and I was craving sashimi.

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Our littlest trekker gets help crossing the river.

Teaching Kids to Love Nature

Our guest took her daughter with her to experience our Tribes and Treks experience. Here, in her words, are what they took away from their trip.
Since we moved back to the Philippines we’ve tried to celebrate my daughter’s birthday with a simple party and then giving back to the community.

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Snippets from La Union Surfing Break 2016

Yes please!

Jasmine Curtis dropped by to learn how to make bracelets during our crafternoon workshop led by local crafters from Tali Ti Amianan.

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Hello, Baler!

Twenty Days As An Intern at The Circle Hostel

From the The Circle Hostel Baler Intern, Alexa Dabao

It was a little more than 3 months ago when I said my goodbyes to what has become my home away from home.

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The Plastic Solution

We sat down with the Circle Hostel’s Ziggie Gonzales to ask him about his newest project #ThePlasticSolution. Through filling bottles with non-biodegradable waste, he hopes to create an eco-brick movement in the Philippines,

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Raf enjoying a surf session

What Surfing Means To Me

By Raf Dionisio

I first tried surfing in 2008 at La Union, but only picked it up as a regular sport when we started The Circle Hostel in November 2011.

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Common Area Conversations: What’s the Best Part About Your Stay?

We asked people who have joined the Circle to answer one simple question: What’s the best part about your visit to the Circle?

“We can only say three things.

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Common Area Convos: Tell Us About A Friend You Made At Circle

So many friendships have been formed at #TheCircleHostel! Here are some of the many stories from our guests:

Really happy to have met @senorica and @rafdionisio at a last minute plan to visit LU.

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A chieftain shows me harvested adlai crop that we learned about while visiting the Hinelaban Foundation.

Bukidnon with the Aetas

By Kage Gozun

Over the summer, I took a life changing trip to Bukidnon with a team made up of three of us from The Circle Hostel, three Aeta (Indigenous People) Chieftains and their pastor/head of their organization.

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LA UNION
Barangay Urbiztondo, Circle Road, La Union, San Juan, Philippines
email: zambales@thecirclehostel.com

ZAMBALES
San Felipe, Zambales,
Philippines
email: zambales@thecirclehostel.com

BALER
Buton Street, Brgy. Sabang, Aurora, Baler, Philippines
email: baler@thecirclehostel.com