Augustin's Bar in Jagna, Bohol

A simple place in a complex neighborhood.

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Christmas Lechon – Jagna, Bohol, Philippines

Another holiday means another holiday dinner here in Jagna, Bohol. We were thinking of how we would top Augustin’s Bar’s last holiday dinner when we had a brain blast. Lechon! For those who may not know, Lechon is a popular Filipino dish comprised of roasted pork. So we, with the help of Jesse (Paseo Del Mar),…

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Cabagnow Cave Pool – Anda, Bohol, Philippines [Video]

The Augustin’s Bar crew and company visit the Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol, Philippines. What an excellent adventure! Jesse (Paseo Del Mar owner) was nice enough to take us to Anda, Bohol for a day. The travelers and backpackers who went with us said it was the highlight of their trip in the Philippines….

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Augustin’s Bar’s Crib [Video]

Welcome to Augustin’s Bar! Take a tour of our place in Jagna, Bohol, Philippines. Remember that Augustin’s Bar is still under development and changes are happening rapidly. We will likely do another video like this once Augustin’s is open for business in Jagna, Bohol. If you have any questions about the video feel free to…

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Snorkeling at Drift Divers – Jagna, Bohol [Video]

After spending all afternoon working on the landscaping at Augustin’s we decided to do a little snorkeling at Drift Divers (connected to Paseo Del Mar). Just off the coast of Jagna, Bohol is a huge double coral reef with lots of ocean life. We spent a few hours snorkeling in the sea only to be stopped…

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Thanksgiving in Jagna, Bohol [Video]

We had the pleasure of introducing Thanksgiving to some of our friends and travelers here in Jagna, Bohol. They were ignorant of the holiday traditions so we told them: Eat ’til you drop! And so we did with our impromptu five chickens instead of a turkey and most of the standard fixings courtesy of Rosie…

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Kittens! Puppies!

Say hello to the new team members at Augustin’s Bar!  We know you’re coming to Jagna, Bohol for the diving, backpacking, cave exploring, beach lounging, and the chocolate hills, but we know this is what you really want. These two stray kittens walked into Paseo Del Mar one day and never left. Jesse (owner of…

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From There to Here

My contract in South Korea had come to an end and it was time for me to make a decision. I could stay, get another job teaching English and continue my comfortable existence or I could take a risk, go to the Philippines, and try to start a bar for travelers in Bohol with my friend…

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Rosie’s Unintentional Petting Zoo

So my first few weeks proved to be rather interesting.  Having never lived next to the jungle, as I do in Jagna, Bohol, I was curious as to see what kind of wildlife I and other travelers in the Philippines would encounter while living here.  First couple of days were uneventful, until I came home…

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First Thoughts and Future Plans

I just returned from Jagna, Bohol! It’s even cooler than I imagined.  Jagna, Bohol looks great and there are a TON of opportunities to see some really amazing things nearby (more details to come soon!). I’m excited to go see great beaches, mountains, waterfalls, snorkeling, diving, and more in the area as soon as I return to Jagna,…

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Moving to Jagna, Bohol.

I decided to act on an opportunity to open a bar/restaurant for travelers in the Philippines. It will be a lot of work to get properly open but I think I can make a terrific haven for travelers in the Philippines, especially backpackers in Bohol and people traveling to Mindanao and Camiguin Island. Travelers also…

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