Posts Tagged:backpacking

Event Alert: Sell and Swap in Baler

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Contest Time: Pre-Christmas Giveaway

Join our pre-Christmas giveaway contest for a shot at winning a shirt and cap bundle!

Here’s how that works:
1) Share a photo of your Circle sticker, cap,

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Chef Grai

Event Alert: Chef Grai @ Baler!

Block off November 18, 2017 because you’re going to Baler to learn how to make delicious dishes (and one drink) from our guest chef Grai Alvar.

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ALBUM: Return of the South Swell 2017

Just a sneak peek of the Return of the South Swell celebration we held in Zambales last weekend.

Thank you to everyone who came to share in the good vibes!

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Common Area Conversations: Making Friends at the Circle

We recently asked you to tell us about a friend you made at the Circle and got some really interesting answers!

“Went to @thecirclehostel Elyu last February 24,

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When we met our new travel buddies!

There Are No Strangers: Jowel and Pepper’s Travel Tale

Words and photos from hostel guest Jowel:

Me & my friend Pepper visited The Circle Hostel in Zambales on November last year to join the Tribes & Treks and to experience what was it like to be part of the “Circle.”

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Showing me his farmland

A Lesson In Giving – and Giving Back

Words and photos by Raf Dionisio

We’ve been working with the Yangil Tribe for the last 20 months trying to re-forest 3,000 hectares, grow a 100 hectare food forest and create a 1 hectare herbal healthcare forest in the ancestral domains of San Felipe,

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Video: Philippine Flowfest 2017

We’re borrowing the words of event head Paulino Servado of Planet Zips: Poi Philippines because there are no better words than his to sum up the gratitude we feel for yet another successful event.

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Tribes and Treks: April Dates!

Come save the planet one tree at a time on The Circle Hostel’s Tribes and Treks Tour. 🙂

We have open dates every Saturday of April with packages starting at P1,500 includling transfers to and from the trail site,

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Event Announcement: Hat Trick on March 31, 2017

It’s that time of the month again. Come by the Circle Hostel in La Union this Friday from 7pm to 11pm and enjoy FREE live music. Bring a friend or come alone and make friends there!

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Barangay Urbiztondo, Circle Road, La Union, San Juan, Philippines

San Felipe, Zambales,

Buton Street, Brgy. Sabang, Aurora, Baler, Philippines