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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 […]

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

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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