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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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Travel Report: First Presbyterian Church of Daegu.

First Presbyterian Church of Daegu. April 2019. Wonderboy and I were strolling around Daegu’s historic district when we found ourselves gazing up at the soaring twin spires of a stunning church. Just one of many beautiful churches, as it turns out, in this underrated South Korean city. This one was impossible to miss, perched as it […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Busan.

Cool Spots Around Busan. February 2015. Back before my blogging days, I wasn’t half as organised as I am now. As a result, I was nowhere near as prolific with my explorations. For the most part, I would visit new cities and towns simply by following my nose. Sometimes this organically led me to the most interesting […]

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Travel Report: Muse On Vinyl Bar, Busan.

Muse On Vinyl Bar, Busan. February 2015. I was strolling the streets of Busan with no particular plan when I stumbled upon Muse On Vinyl Bar in the city’s trendy Haeundae District. I hadn’t yet learned about Busan’s collection of throwback vinyl bars, thus I found myself instinctively heading inside, unsure of what to expect. […]

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Travel Report: UN Memorial Cemetery, Busan.

UN Memorial Cemetery, Busan. February 2015. No matter which country I find myself in, I’m always on the lookout for unique travel sights. In this respect, it doesn’t get much more distinctive than the world’s only United Nations Memorial Cemetery. This beautifully crafted, fourteen hectare graveyard sits in the South Korean city of Busan. Constructed […]

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Travel Report: Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan.

February 2015. While on the face of it Busan might seem like an unashamedly modern city, there are plenty of opportunities to tap into its roots. One such experience is the weird and wonderful Jagalchi Fish Market in the commercial district of Nampo-dong. Fittingly located on the edge of Busan Harbour, this is the biggest […]

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Travel Report: Haeundae Beach, Busan.

February 2015. Many Koreans consider Haeundae Beach the prettier of Busan’s two urban beaches. Moreover, do some online digging and you’ll find plenty of platitudes along the lines of “The most gorgeous beach in South Korea”. My own Haeundae experience came on a grey, chilly February weekday morning. While it’s safe to say I didn’t […]

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