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Travel Report: Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village, Daegu.

April 2019. The whole point of coming to the Korean city of Daegu was for a catch up with my old friend Wonderboy. Following our travel adventures in Cambodia, China, Japan and Spain, I was excited to be adding a corner of South Korea to our explored list. Moreover, I was able to save on hotel […]

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Travel Report: Dongseongno Cafe Alley, Daegu.

Dongseongno Cafe Alley, Daegu. April 2019. Anyone who knows me understands only too well that I’m all about the coffee! It gets me going in the morning and motivates me in my endless quest to be as productive as possible. Moreover, coffee reminds me that sometimes I need to take a break, put my feet […]

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Travel Report: Apsan Mountain, Daegu.

April 2019. The Korean city of Daegu is blessed with a number of local mountain ranges and a seemingly infinite array of hiking options. Some of the most popular routes can be found in and around Apsan Mountain, a 1968-foot peak towering over southern Daegu. This is where Wonderboy, my brother Cory, his fiancée Kaley […]

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Travel Report: Suseong Lake, Daegu.

Suseong Lake, Daegu. April 2019. It was a brilliantly sunny afternoon in Daegu and we’d just finished an enlightening morning learning about one of South Korea’s most beloved singers at Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street. Now, with hopes of discovering a perfect dinner spot, we’d arrived at Suseong Lake. This is undoubtedly central Daegu’s most picturesque neighbourhood […]

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Travel Report: Kim Kwang-seok Story House, Daegu.

April 2019. We must have spent a solid hour exploring Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street. We admired the artwork, listened to the buskers and grabbed a coffee at one of the rooftop cafes. The atmosphere had been so positive, a genuine celebration of the man’s life and music. Now, following an enthusiastic recommendation from the yellow-jacketed […]

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Travel Report: Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street, Daegu.

Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street, Daegu. April 2019. I’d never heard of the Korean singer-songwriter Kim Kwang-seok. At least not until I started planning my trip to Daegu. As I soon discovered, this guy is huge in South Korea, where he shifted an impressive five million records during his all-too-brief life. Kim’s music was often sorrowful and […]

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Travel Report: Otgol Village, Daegu.

Otgol Village, Daegu. April 2019. It was an absolute nightmare getting to Otgol Village! Situated on the edge of Daegu city, we knew this traditional hilltop community was somewhat isolated. Therefore, we set about carefully planning our visit. There’s basically just one bus that goes in and out of Otgol and it only runs a […]

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Travel Report: Seomun Night Market, Daegu.

April 2019. “Mate, I’ve got to take you to Seomun Night Market” hummed Wonderboy one morning, rubbing his hands together. “The food is just….”. I can’t remember exactly what adjective he used. But it didn’t matter, I was already sold on the words food and market. After all, this was South Korea, where the promise of a fine […]

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Travel Report: Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, Daegu.

Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. April 2019. Although firmly under the radar with international tourists, the city of Daegu is famed within South Korea for its European churches, traditional hanok village and gorgeous lake. Moreover, it has a reputation as the nation’s so-called coffee capital. However, its biggest draw is Yangnyeongsi, South Korea’s oldest traditional medicine […]

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Travel Report: Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Daegu.

Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Daegu. April 2019. The city of Daegu is home to a number of fine churches and cathedrals. Moreover, it has a reputation throughout South Korea as the country’s most religious and conservative metropolis. In the nineteenth century catholic and protestant missionaries came to Daegu from all over Europe, building a […]

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