Friday, July 31, 2015

Some Tips on How To Endure Summer Heat

Some Tips on How To Endure Summer Heat

Daegu and its surrounding areas in North Gyeongsang have experienced heat over 35 degrees Celsius (95 Farenheit) two days in a row. Daegu’s temperature will reach 36 degrees Celsius tomorrow around noon. 

So, we'd like to introduce you some usuful tips for cool summer!

1. Take advantage of the cooling power of water. Fill buckets or basins and soak your feet. Wet towels and bandannas can have a cooling effect when worn on the shoulders or head. 

2. Take showers or baths with moderately warm water. Taking cool showers only makes your body hot.

3. Head downstairs. Since hot air rises, the upper stories of a home will be warmer than the ground floor. A basement can be a cool refuge from the midday heat.

4. Eliminate extra sources of heat. Incandescent light bulbs can generate unnecessary heat, as can computers or appliances left running.

5. Remember to maintain an adequate level of hydration, which means you'll need to consume more water than you usually do when it's hot. 

6. Try to visit public buildings with air conditioning during the hottest hours of the day if the heat becomes unbearable. Libraries, shopping malls, and movie theaters can all be good places to cool down.

7. Don't eat large, protein-rich meals that can increase metabolic heat and warm the body.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Growing Tourism Industry since MERS Outbreak

Growing Tourism Industry Since MERS Outbreak

The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) affected the tourism industry, as people canceled visits to Korea. However the situation is changing!

About 3500 foreign tourists will visit Daegu during August: About 1600 Chinese, 1400 Taiwanese, 300 Hong Kongers, 180 Japanese. It seems to result from Prime Minister’s declation that the outbreak of MERS over. 

For 2 months, Daegu metropolitan city has been doing its best to invigorate the tourism industry. It implemeted a new incentive system for tourist company and carried forward various marketing business.

Tway Air announced that the number of Chinese tourists will rise similar to last year’s level.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Measures for Those Vulnerable to Extremely Warm Weather

Measures for Those Vulnerable to Extremely Warm Weather

The weather agency issued th heat wave advisory for people in Daegu, Busan and other cities in southeastern parts of the country.

A heat wave advisory is issued when midday highs of 33 degrees or higher are expected for at least two consecutive days.

To prevent hot-weather ailments such as heatstroke, Daegu metropolitan city has presented a set of measures for those vulnerable to extremely warm weather. It  distributed necessities of life free of charge to senior citizens who live alone. Also, Daegu volunteers distributed cold water at Duryu park, Dalseong park where senior citizens visit frequently.

The scorching hot, humid weather makes you feel tired and annoyed easily. But, please don’t miss your warm heart!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Various Programs Wait For You at Daegu Art Museum!

Various Programs Wait For You at Daegu Art Museum!

With the approaching vacation season, Daegu Art Museum decided to give various programs.

●dam's Special lectures
The special lectures address extensive subjects on art, liberal arts, society, and culture, shedding light on pending topical problems, issues, and figures in culture and art.

Daily museum experience class
This program, in collaboration with schools and educational organizations, is designed to enhance the ability of children and teenagers in their appreciation of, and communication with art, through art appreciation and experience.

Experience program connected to the exhibition
Coupled with an exhibition theme and content, this program provides individuals and families with a delightful, useful time, enabling them to appreciate artworks and experience a process of creation.

Program for strengthening the base of art culture
This program offers children from distant schools and culturally alienated children an opportunity to appreciate, commune with, and feel familiar with art through an introduction to museum activities.

Program for teenagers and college students
This program helps teenagers and college students nurture a culture for art and extend the scope of choice for their majors through diverse content and information on art and culture.

◆Address : Misoolgwan-ro 40 (Samdeok-dong 374), Suseong-gu, Daegu, S. Korea / 대구광역시 수성구 삼덕동 375 
◆Tel.: 053-790-3000
◆Website :

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Get on to some weather talks at the National Daegu Meteorological Museum

Get on some weather talks at the National Daegu Meteorological Museum

Get on some weather talks at the National Daegu Meteorological Museum.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. No skepticism here. That’s what John Ruskin said, and one new museum here in Daegu took that as an inspiration, and got the famous line plastered on its bright walls.

Opened in 2014, the National Daegu Meteorological Museum takes pride in being the first of its kind in Korea. It is a treasure trove of knowledge about weather, climate, and weather forecasting. And as a mom to two homeschoolers, places like these serve as effective alternatives to learning. 

A huge white sofa, sprawled right near the entrance to the Exhibit Hall 1, allows you to lean back to view an animated movie about the changing seasons. And why do you have to lean back, almost lying down? Because the big screen is on the ceiling!
Inside the Exhibit Hall 1, different weather instruments are displayed and you get to sit in front of a box-like instrument that blows wind at varying speed, right into your face! 

A simulated tidal wave is on display at the exhibit hall 2. At the press of a button, huge waves form and crash into the buildings near the shore. Causes of typhoons and cyclones are also explained through visual displays here. Also, you get a virtual experience of flying a plane over a typhoon. 

Do you have what it takes to be a weather forecaster? Exhibit Hall 3 brings everyone an interesting experience standing in front of TV cameras and get on to some weather forecasting.   
Korea’s nationally-funded researches on yellow dust, artificial rain, carbon tracking, and marine weather are also proudly showcased here. And to culminate the experience, grab a 3D glasses at the movie theater across from Exhibit Hall 1 and enjoy an animated movie about a “lost world” adventure.

Friday, July 24, 2015

[Living] Free Movies at the Museum!

Free Movies at the Museum!

Are you enjoying the summer? If you think it's too hot to hang out the city, why don't you enjoy the FREE movies at Museum?  Total of 10 movies will play for free at Daegu Modern History Museum. 

*July 28(Tue)*

Castle in the Sky

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Isao Takahata
Release dates : August 2, 1986
Country : Japan
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*July 29(Wed)*

English Patient

Directed by Anthony Minghella
Produced by Saul Zaentz
Release dates : November 15, 1996
Country : United States, United Kingdom
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*July 30(Thu)*

Flags of Our Fathers

Directed by Clint Eastwood
Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg
Release dates : October 20, 2006
Country : United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*July 31(Fri)*

Forest Gump

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch,
Steve Starkey, Charles Newirth
Release dates : July 6, 1994
Country : United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*August 1(Sat)*

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Toru Hara
Release dates : April 16, 1988
Country : Japan
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*August 2(Sun)*

Buddha : The Great Departure

Directed by Kozo Morishita
Produced by Kozo Morishita
Release dates : May 28, 2011
Country : Japan
See the storyline on Asian Wikipedia↓

*August 4(Tue)*


Directed by Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton
Produced by Pam Marsden
Release dates : May 18, 2000
Country : United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*August 5(Wed)*


Directed by Bong Juun-ho
Produced by Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, 
Jeong Tae-sung, Steven Nam
Release dates : 1 August 2013
Country : South korea, United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*August 6(Thu)*

Purple Noon

Directed by Rene Clement
Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim
Release dates : 10 March 1960
Country : France, Italy
See the storyline on Wikipedia↓

*August 7(Fri)*

Moomin and Midsummer Madness

Directed by Maria lindberg
See the storyline on Moomin Wikipedia↓

Thursday, July 23, 2015

[Beautiful Daegu] Daegu Metropolitan City Encourage Knowledge Service Industry

Daegu Metropolitan City Encourage Knowledge Service Industry

Daegu metropolitan government hold a business information session for “improving knowledge service industry project” on July 22(Wed). This session is intended as an introduction to the government assistance. Enterprises participating this project will be supported with marketing, education about data processing and so on. Daegu government announced that It will be support the new service using big data.

The briefing session is good chance for smaller businesses which want to get information about government assistance.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

[Beautiful Daegu] Apsan Cable Car

[Beautiful Daegu] Apsan Cable Car

In this post I will offer some insights into taking the Apsan Cable Car and combining it with a nice afternoon hike.  This is the normal course I take with my wife and our four year old daughter ( Korean age 5 ).  It takes about two hours but we usually take our time and have a picnic lunch along the way.

From the top of the cable car route I suggest exiting the cable car shelter and heading to the exit on the right.  From the shelter it is a couple minute walk to the Apsan Observatory.  From there you will have a great view of most of the city.  
Here is a link to the observatory with some photos of the view at night.  I do not recommend a night hike with small children though unless they have some experience and are conditioned physically because the cable  car does not operate at night.

After you are finished there, heading back the way you came toward the cable car shelter and restaurant.  The restaurant has the standard fare of dishes served at mountains.  I will write a post later in the season about the food offered at the restaurant.  This is a chance to utilize the restrooms and maybe grab some cool drinks.  Many years ago I purchased a soft side cooler that I usually have stuffed with frozen bottled water along with whatever we will be having for lunch. 

Now it is time to hit the trail.  Most of the course along the top of the mountain is shaded.  We usually bring sunscreen for those really sunny days and I can always be seen wearing my boonie hat.

The trail is easy to follow.  Although it isn’t flat in all places, the park has installed new stairways and platforms in places that were a bit troublesome in the past.  It is really a very nice hike with lots of fresh air and the quietness of nature.

After passing the helipad there are several places to sit down and have a picnic.  Any place along the trail that comes to a choice of going left or right, take the left fork.  About twenty minutes or so after passing the helipad, you should come to a point where there is a large map of the park on the right side of the trail and a trail with stairs that go down into the valley.  This is where you should head down.  I will outline a few other courses later in upcoming posts.

Heading down the trail about twenty minutes or so you should come to an exercise area on the right side and about ten minutes after that you should come to a T in the trail.  At the T-intersection I suggest taking a left.  This area is a regular resting area that has several benches spread around the area.  You should see a stream that crosses the trail to the left about 1-2 meters.  After crossing that you will need to cross another smaller stream and then take the trail to the right.  From here it is a twenty minute or so hike down to the starting point at the cable car building. The park management has been making improvements to this section of park and in a few places for the next month or so there will be construction happening.  This should only be happening during the week and not during the weekends ( dependent on scheduling problems such as weather ).

Before leaving the park, please say bye-bye to the family of ducks below the small reservoir !

The following buses will take you to the parking area at the bottom of the park:300, 410, 410-1, 750, Dalseo 4, and Dalseo 4-1

[Festival] Daegu International Horror Theatre Festival

Daegu International Horror Theatre Festival 2015

The 12th Annual Horror Festival becomes the Daegu International Horror Theatre Festival (DIHFT) from this year and expects to attract attention and participation from more citizens. The festival will show the quintessence of horror theatre with great performances of teams from home and abroad and other diverse events.

Play 'Montage', 'Happy House', 'My Neighborhood's Rice Jar'

Other events will be held, like Horror Make-up Show, Haunted House and Water Gun Fight ans so on. Enjoy the horror!

Period : July 17th(Fri)~26th(Sun), 2015, For 10days
Place : Daegu Culture & Arts Center
Hosted and Supervised by : Theatre Association of Daegu Metropolitan City
Contact : 053-628-7463
Website :

Saturday, July 18, 2015

[Event] Hot Festival 2nd Event – Chimac Festival Comment & Share Event

◇◇◇ Hot Festival 2nd Event – Chimac Festival ◇◇◇
★This event is targeted FOREIGN RESIDENTS IN KOREA★

The Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival (Daegu Chimac Festival) celebrates what Koreans love to enjoy, chicken with beer. The term chimaek is derived from the terms chicken and maekju (meaning "beer").

Here are 3 ways to enter for event!

1. Take pictures of chicken, leave a comment with that photo.
2. Leave a comment Intoroducing the food to resist the heat.
3. Join 2015 Chimac Festival and leave a comment with photo on this post.

★FACEBOOK EVENT post link :

The people who get the most likes or shares on facebook and leave a good quality comment will be winners!

◆Period : 7/17(Fri)~7/27(Sun)
◆Winner Announcement : 8/3(Mon)
◆Winning Prize : Mobile gift card
◆The Delivery Date : During August through MMS

*We will reach the winners individually by facebook messages to collect personal information (name, phone number, address) of the winners to send winning prizes.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

[tour] The Hanok Spa & Guesthouse

The Hanok Spa & Guesthouse

If you have family or friends visiting from out of town who need a place to stay, why not recommend one of Daegu’s finest Hanok guesthouses. The Hanok Spa & Guesthouse gives you a unique opportunity to experience sleeping in a traditional Korean house. It is located in Dongseongro, right in the heart of Daegu, an area which still retains some its original architectural elements from the past.

The restoration of the guesthouse was completed earlier this year. It was once a traditional house. It was first constructed back in the early 1950’s. Many of the buildings structures have been preserved. There are also remnants of old Japanese style architecture.

What is special about the Hanok Spa & Guesthouse is that it has an outdoor swimming pool and a sun deck great for cooling off in the scorching heat. The rest of the building has a very industrial and urban feel. It’s a perfect common place atmosphere for groups of friends, guests, and staff to hang out and relax.

Henry Kim is the director of this particular restoration. He is a real estate entrepreneur who is trying to make an impact by investing in building restoration. He wants to enhance the urban cityscape while still retaining its cultural integrity and preserving its historical significance. The building located next to the guesthouse is undergoing similar restoration and modification.

Normally, you would have to sleep on the floor in a traditional Hanok house but this guesthouse has a room with a bed for more comfort.

Sometimes the owners host events and pool parties in an effort to bring travelers and the local community together. For directions and inquiries, check out their page at Also, visit the Style Guesthouse which is located in the same block. They have a unique café and a basement that functions as a gallery, studio, and occasional venue for local bands.

46-5, Seoseongro16-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (The Hanok & Spa Guest House)
Contact : +82-53-214-6116
25, Seoseongro16-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (The Style Guest House)