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Highlighted: Festivals of Korea – By Shuvra Mondal
Highlighted: Festivals of Korea – By Shuvra Mondal

Festivals of Korea “축제” (chukje), meaning festival in Korean, is very cultural and peculiar to South Korea. Korean Traditional Festivals (Hangul: 한국전통축제) have been accompanied by Korean people with their rich folksy characteristics throughout Korea’s long history. Each festival is bursting with incredible energy and exhilaration. Despite of their hectic schedule, people, from all over […]

Chilseong Market
Chilseong Market

Out on the main street by Chilseong subway station sits an elegant marble fountain, where the light reflects gently off the water, playing off the clean marble surrounding it. Yet this piece of architecture is in complete contrast with the dirt-under-your-fingernails reality of the market that lies on the streets just a stones throw away. […]

About on Rodeo
About on Rodeo

About is the latest new entry to ‘Cafe Alley’ located on the north end of Rodeo, right near Cafe Kori, The place is starting to make some blog waves for its pizza and pasta. Source: Shaca78 Source: Violet Street

Enjoy vacationing in Gyeongbuk!
Enjoy vacationing in Gyeongbuk!

As the vacation season begins, the staff of the tourism headquarters of Gyeongsangbuk-do are promoting the province by distributing tour maps, containing info about good places to eat and folding fans to the staff of Daegu‘s City Hall. The provincial staff will personally visit 41 organizations including Daegu Bank and Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education […]

The culinary dominance of Deurangil
The culinary dominance of Deurangil

The Suseong-gu district of Daegu is often referred to the local equivalent to Seoul’s Gangnam, due to its residents, good education environment, congregated office buildings and financial institutions. Most of all, it has maintained its popularity due to easy access by subway and good road conditions. Prestigious high schools are in abundance; particularly, the international […]

Price comparisons between different Daegu markets
Price comparisons between different Daegu markets

Ok, this is fun. At least to me, anyways. I just found a great table on Daegu city’s website that shows price comparisons for goods being sold in all of Daegu’s major street markets. There’s a lot to go through, but I’ll break it down according to where expats can buy the cheapest of stuff […]

The birdless alleys of Chilseong Market
The birdless alleys of Chilseong Market

Chilseong Market in Daegu is often alive with the clucking of chickens in some of its backstreets. But avian bird flu fears have taken siege of the poultry industry of Daegu and the rest of Korea, leaving behind nothing but quiet alleys of once vibrant markets. Photo from Maeil.

Galbijjim in Daegu
Galbijjim in Daegu

Last night was my last Saturday night in Daegu, so I went out with some friends for dinner and to Billibow. Very fitting to have Galbijjim at the very first place that I tried it, in east Samdeok, near Kyungpook Hospital. This was the same restaurant that inspired the name of the site, as at […]