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EVENTS MAPS TRAVEL HOW-TO-DAEGU SEPTEMBER 2013-Vol.30 ENGLISH - 한국어

Daegu Opera Festival Coming soon!

Touring North Korea with Koryo Tours

A Real Eye-Opener

Korea is Burning

Feel the Heat at the Korea Burn Festival

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what was to come. Following that, we all got different fruit juices and smoothies. The New Yorker smoothie was definitely the highlight, which had strawberries, bananas, and a piña colada mix. It hit the spot on that particularly hot summer day.

Written and photographed by Ivan Broida

Next up was a grilled shrimp salad, which I didn’t try (allergies and whatnot) but was well seasoned and included a healthy portion of lettuce, quail eggs, black olives, and orange slices.

Classy Dining for those Romantic Occasions

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First things first, the menu is very convenient for English speakers since it shows all the items in English and Korean and it has large pictures of many of the dishes. This being a steakhouse, the most popular items on the menu are the steaks but the lobsters come a close second. The meats come from Australia and Korea (the best cuts are chosen depending on the season) and the lobsters come from Alaska.

efore any of the countless coffee shops and restaurants appeared near Suseong Lake, one restaurant paved the way for all the rest. It was the end of 1999 when Park, Jung Shik turned a bit of farmland into a massive steakhouse called New York New York. The restaurant is Texas big, with expansive common rooms, private rooms that can accommodate large parties, lamps that would dwarf anything similar you may have at home, and a menu with enough choices to satisfy a starving patron. There is something quite charming in the kitschy, eclectic decor of the place and it is by far the closest thing to stepping into a real American steakhouse that you’ll find in Daegu.

The quesadilla appetizer plate became the positive surprise of the meal. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much from a Tex-Mex dish in Daegu but the vegetables were cooked just right, it was cheesy, and the side salad had a generous amount of sour cream and jalapeños. The fresh flavors of the red and yellow bell peppers came through very clearly and they still had enough of a crunch to give it a layered texture experience. Definitely worth a go if you want to have some contrast with the more meat-heavy dishes.

Upon entering the restaurant and being entranced and amused by the size of everything, my two friends and I were more than ready to eat. For starters, we got a refreshing green salad with the right amount of dressing that cleansed our palates and gave us a hint of

So, enough with the salads and the appetizers, what about the steaks? A steakhouse’s reputation is

staked (sorry) on the quality and presentation of its meat, and New York New York delivers. We had beef tenderloin and New York rib eye steaks and they were both soft and cooked to pink perfection. The rib eye came with a sweet steak sauce and it made for a nice complement for the savory meat. Both steaks came with the standard fare of grilled vegetables and baked potato with sour cream, which were excellent companions for our steaks. New York New York is open every day from noon to midnight and they offer a discounted lunch menu from noon to 2:50pm. A live band performs every night (except on Mondays) from 7pm to midnight on weekdays and from 8pm to midnight on weekends. The restaurant also offers private rooms for groups of friends or families and halls for big events. If you are looking for a steakhouse with an authentic feel and great tasting meat, then New York New York is the restaurant for you. What’s more, you can enjoy a stroll around Suseong Lake after your succulent meal, and that’s something that no other steakhouse in Daegu can offer.

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The next performance is <The Memory of Chungna Hill>, beloved Korean original opera after its successful premiere. The story which described the sad and beautiful story of Daegu-born composers including Park Taejoon, based on familiar melody whose motif was from ‘Thinking of My Friend’, gained great comments both from the audience and critics, and it was evaluated that it opened a new prospect in the fields of Korean-made opera. You can also appreciate Verdi’s greatest opera <Don Carlo> directed by Elijah Moshinsky and Korea National Opera, which is the last stage of legendary bass Phillip Kang who was the first Asian to enter Bayreuth. This opera is the best human psychology-describing masterpiece showing precisely the love

Second main opera is Puccini’s <Tosca>. Daniel Oren who

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is highly acclaimed at the world for his passionate conducting, with world-class singers who chosen by him and Salerno Verdi Theater of Italy adorn the festival grandly. <Tosca> is a work describing a tragedy between two lovers and one man who tries to break their relationship. Fully organized stories and thrilling development described in just one day steals the heart of the audience.

Under the title of ‘PREMIERE’, the 11th DIOF opens its door with a masterwork of Verdi, <The Force of Destiny (La Forza del destino)>. This opera, which shows the tragic among three characters, receives love with a prelude recognized as one of the most perfect works of Verdi, effective chorus and heartfelt arias. Singers loved not only in Korea but also all over the world participated, so it gained great attention even before the opening of the festival.

Daegu International Opera Festival (or DIOF), a music festival which Daegu citizens love, and which represents Korea, is one of the representative Daegu art festivals whose seats maintained an 83 percent occupancy with around 100 performances by about 50 group from 18 countries from 2003 to 2012. DIOF has been favorably received both by critics and the public by staging a wide range of genres from works loved by ordinary people constantly, and by using internally and externally excellent cultural infrastructure to works which can satisfy opera lover’s cultural thirst.

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The opera festival got into China in 2010, Germany in 2011, and finally ‘Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival’ in Turkey in 2012. Also DIOF entered Poland in May 2013 and became a legend by having all seats of its performance of <Carmen> sold-out early. The plan of overseas expansion has already scheduled Turkey and New York in 2014, Italy and Germany in 2015, and Poland in 2016, and makes a higher level of international status of Korean opera realistic. This year, to celebrating 200th anniversary of Verdi and Wagner’s birth, who are two maestros of opera, DIOF prepared great pieces which are rarely seen at Daegu.

Submitted by the Daegu International Opera Festival

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style timber homes and lived a distinct European lifestyle in their enclave. All of the homes are restored with period furniture.

Today this is a collection of stately homes and provides in insight of the social lives of expats stranded on the other side of the world.

Dejima served a dual use as both a residence and a trading port. A short walk down is the former British Consulate and HSBC Bank. This houses antique furniture and private meeting rooms for bankers.

Nagasaki has celebrated its unique European heritage by building a multi millian dollar European style theme park. Huis Ten Bosch is about an hours train ride outside the city and is a slice of Netherlands kitsch.

Overlooking the harbour the Europeans built more larger homes along Hollander Slope. These sloping terraces house picturesque frame houses which are now used as art galleries. The Europeans also brought Christianity and built the elaborate Oura Church on a vantage point.

Not only can you buy clogs, cheese, and fresh bread, the entire architecture replicates a Dutch town and is complete with tulip gardens, windmills, and canals. The $40 admission is a bit steep but well worth for a nostalgia trip to The Netherlands.

The wealthy European elite chose to settle on the heights of Glover Park.

Nagasaki’s Blast from the Past

suem, and Ship Museum. The central landmark of the town is the Dom Tower which is replica of the historic tower of Utrecht. A short elevator ride up will give you stunning views overlooking the whole town. Another highlight is also the Royal Palace built with permission from the Dutch Monarchy. While there is nothing to see inside, there are temporary exhibits in one room and you can pass thru to the gardens at the rear. Nagasaki can easily be explored from Fukuoka with a northern Kyushu rail pass for about $115. Japan has the best train system in the world and the pass will also allow you to visit the historic castle in Kumamoto.

Aside from wandering the cobbled streets the Town Hall also houses a Glass Museum. In addition there is a Teddy Bear Museum, Porcelain Mu-

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Take a Walk Through History

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There is a small Chinatown which is typical of so many but interesting a short walk away is the old Chinese quarter. There is a walking path you can follow inside the old city walls seeing the tightly packed houses and the four compass point Temples. There is also a large Confucian Academy nearby which houses a museum of Chinese heritage.

Much of the historical heritage is located close to the harbour in the south and was spared the bomb blast due to cloud. Nagasaki was a thriving trading post and not

The European heritage can be visited starting at the large Dutch settlement of Dejima. This was a portion of land where the settlers were restricted to. They built European

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Bars & Clubs

Bars & Clubs

Daegu thrives at night. Downtown is loaded with bars and clubs to meet everyone’s drinking and partying needs. Challenge yourself and try out places you’ve never been.

Flower Bar

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Apple is the best! Everyday 6pm – 4am Wine and Hooka Bar

Won’t break the bank Who cares, hav’n funz Millionaire Club

AU Lounge

4am~headed to Frog? Everyday 9pm – 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Party

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Billi Bow & Dart

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Everyone’s favorite bag drink! Everyday 7pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Upscale club, 17,000w cover. Everyday 9pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Bus Bar

Bunny’s Bar

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Club JEEEP

010-7417-6288 - English 010-4434-1207 - Korean Sun - Thu = 8pm-2pm Fri - Sat = 7pm-4pm Take-out Bag Drinks available / Sit in

010.7527.4879 Everyday 8pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

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Communes

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Makgeoli

Longest running bar in Daegu. A must go to. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer, Trivia Night, Sports

You should experience it once. Everyday 6pm - 3am Traditional Korean Tavern

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Theme bar, fun atmosphere. Everyday 6pm – 4am Korean fusion food

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053.286.1000 Everyday 6pm - 3am Fri, Sat 6pm - 5am Korean fusion food

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Gold Label

Good for large groups who drink. Everyday 6pm – 3am Top 40 hits / Good Beer

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Club Frog

Upscale and good for large groups. Everyday 6pm – 4am Bottle service, trendy

Lots of Dart Machines and Pool Table Everyday 6pm – 4am Western food, on 2FL of Lotte Cinema

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only did the Dutch come but also the British and Chinese.

We always hear of Nagasaki in terms of the second atomic bomb that was dropped in 1945. However long before, the Dutch had visited, setup trading posts, and established a European community. Much of this heritage was spared the bomb blast and is celebrated in a newly built Amsterdam style theme park. If you want a mini European getaway without the airfares then a trip to Nagasaki can indulge you while also giving a taste of Japan.

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NewYork NewYork Classy Dining for those Romantic Occasions Written and photographed by Ivan Broida

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efore any of the countless coffee shops and restaurants appeared near Suseong Lake, one restaurant paved the way for all the rest. It was the end of 1999 when Park, Jung Shik turned a bit of farmland into a massive steakhouse called New York New York. The restaurant is Texas big, with expansive common rooms, private rooms that can accommodate large parties, lamps that would dwarf anything similar you may have at home, and a menu with enough choices to satisfy a starving patron. There is something quite charming in the kitschy, eclectic decor of the place and it is by far the closest thing to stepping into a real American steakhouse that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find in Daegu.

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First things first, the menu is very convenient for English speakers since it shows all the items in English and Korean and it has large pictures of many of the dishes. This being a steakhouse, the most popular items on the menu are the steaks but the lobsters come a close second. The meats come from Australia and Korea (the best cuts are chosen depending on the season) and the lobsters come from Alaska. Upon entering the restaurant and being entranced and amused by the size of everything, my two friends and I were more than ready to eat. For starters, we got a refreshing green salad with the right amount of dressing that cleansed our palates and gave us a hint of

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what was to come. Following that, we all got different fruit juices and smoothies. The New Yorker smoothie was definitely the highlight, which had strawberries, bananas, and a piña colada mix. It hit the spot on that particularly hot summer day. Next up was a grilled shrimp salad, which I didn’t try (allergies and whatnot) but was well seasoned and included a healthy portion of lettuce, quail eggs, black olives, and orange slices. The quesadilla appetizer plate became the positive surprise of the meal. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much from a Tex-Mex dish in Daegu but the vegetables were cooked just right, it was cheesy, and the side salad had a generous amount of sour cream and jalapeños. The fresh flavors of the red and yellow bell peppers came through very clearly and they still had enough of a crunch to give it a layered texture experience. Definitely worth a go if you want to have some contrast with the more meat-heavy dishes. So, enough with the salads and the appetizers, what about the steaks? A steakhouse’s reputation is

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staked (sorry) on the quality and presentation of its meat, and New York New York delivers. We had beef tenderloin and New York rib eye steaks and they were both soft and cooked to pink perfection. The rib eye came with a sweet steak sauce and it made for a nice complement for the savory meat. Both steaks came with the standard fare of grilled vegetables and baked potato with sour cream, which were excellent companions for our steaks. New York New York is open every day from noon to midnight and they offer a discounted lunch menu from noon to 2:50pm. A live band performs every night (except on Mondays) from 7pm to midnight on weekdays and from 8pm to midnight on weekends. The restaurant also offers private rooms for groups of friends or families and halls for big events. If you are looking for a steakhouse with an authentic feel and great tasting meat, then New York New York is the restaurant for you. What’s more, you can enjoy a stroll around Suseong Lake after your succulent meal, and that’s something that no other steakhouse in Daegu can offer.

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Daegu Opera Festival Article and Pics Submitted by the Daegu International Opera Festival

Daegu International Opera Festival (or DIOF), a music festival which Daegu citizens love, and which represents Korea, is one of the representative Daegu art festivals whose seats maintained an 83 percent occupancy with around 100 performances by about 50 group from 18 countries from 2003 to 2012. DIOF has been favorably received both by critics and the public by staging a wide range of genres from works loved by ordinary people constantly, and by using internally and externally excellent cultural infrastructure to works which can satisfy opera loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural thirst.

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The opera festival got into China in 2010, Germany in 2011, and finally ‘Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival’ in Turkey in 2012. Also DIOF entered Poland in May 2013 and became a legend by having all seats of its performance of <Carmen> sold-out early. The plan of overseas expansion has already scheduled Turkey and New York in 2014, Italy and Germany in 2015, and Poland in 2016, and makes a higher level of international status of Korean opera realistic. This year, to celebrating 200th anniversary of Verdi and Wagner’s birth, who are two maestros of opera, DIOF prepared great pieces which are rarely seen at Daegu. Under the title of ‘PREMIERE’, the 11th DIOF opens its door with a masterwork of Verdi, <The Force of Destiny (La Forza del destino)>. This opera, which shows the tragic among three characters, receives love with a prelude recognized as one of the most perfect works of Verdi, effective chorus and heartfelt arias. Singers loved not only in Korea but also all over the world participated, so it gained great attention even before the opening of the festival. Second main opera is Puccini’s <Tosca>. Daniel Oren who

is highly acclaimed at the world for his passionate conducting, with world-class singers who chosen by him and Salerno Verdi Theater of Italy adorn the festival grandly. <Tosca> is a work describing a tragedy between two lovers and one man who tries to break their relationship. Fully organized stories and thrilling development described in just one day steals the heart of the audience. The next performance is <The Memory of Chungna Hill>, beloved Korean original opera after its successful premiere. The story which described the sad and beautiful story of Daegu-born composers including Park Taejoon, based on familiar melody whose motif was from ‘Thinking of My Friend’, gained great comments both from the audience and critics, and it was evaluated that it opened a new prospect in the fields of Korean-made opera. You can also appreciate Verdi’s greatest opera <Don Carlo> directed by Elijah Moshinsky and Korea National Opera, which is the last stage of legendary bass Phillip Kang who was the first Asian to enter Bayreuth. This opera is the best human psychology-describing masterpiece showing precisely the love -continued on p12-

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and betrayal, and misunderstanding and tragedy of the five main characters, and considered as a golden opportunity which provides a ‘feast of arias’ in one place. And the last one is <Tannhauser>, the work most beloved by ‘Wagnerians’, also has beautiful and romantic songs including ‘Entry of the Guests’, ‘Song of the Evening Star’ and ‘Pilgrim’s Chorus’, so it is called an introduction opera to Wagner. Karlsruhe National Theater in Germany which has collected all Wagnerians in Daegu as performance of <The Flying Dutchman> visits Daegu with their top singers. From Oct.4 to Nov.4, Daegu will covered with beautiful arias. Come and join this splendid feast. You can check various kinds of discount and about reservation on website (http://www.operafestival.org) and call center(053-666-6111, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm).

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DPRK Quality Tour Company Exploring the North

Written and photographed by Kenneth Quillinan

It is a country that most people do not even contemplate visiting, but for those who end up traveling to North Korea (or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as they like it to be called), the experience has been described as a real eye-opener into the world’s most secretive state. Even though the freedom you are allowed to explore unaccompanied by your tour guide is almost non-existent; to witness firsthand how North Koreans worship (or pretend to) their leaders both past and present is worth the tour price alone. Then throw in the world’s largest

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synchronized event, The Mass Games, featuring over 100,000 participants in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, accompanied by music and a huge range of other spectacular effects. The DPRK is definitely not for everyone, but for those who do travel there, it leaves them with lifelong memories that no other country can provide. The General Manager of Koryo Tours which has been specializing in DPRK trips since 1993 took some time out to offer up firsthand knowledge of the whole experience:

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Please tell me about how you ended up setting up this tour company? Koryo Tours was founded in 1993 by Nick Bonner (who is still the director of the company), and Josh Green. They were both living in Beijing and were friends with a North Korean chap who they played football with. He suggested they take a trip and thus the idea to start a travel company was born. I have been working at the company since 2002 (I had been living in Beijing since 2000) and since then the company has grown to include 13 employees running over 2000 tourists a year in and out of North Korea. Koryo Tours also specializes in school trips, sports exchanges, specialist tours to North Korea as well as filmmaking and raising money for various humanitarian projects in the country You have been to DPRK over 100 times? Have there been any real noticeable changes during this period? Yes, noticeable but not necessarily substantive though. After a lot of visits it is easy to see any small change as more meaningful then it necessarily is, or as a harbinger of something to come, I would caution against this (this tendency encourages media reports on North Korea to focus on any small detail and often blow itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s importance out of proportion). Most changes I have seen have happened in -continued on p16-

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Pyongyang of course – most notably the obvious increase in the amount and type of consumer products available and purchased by local people, from mobile phones, to Chinese clothes (which have changed the street styles of Pyongyang’s young people a lot), to other technological items like cameras, MP3 players, etc. Some change in this respect is noticeable on a much smaller scale in secondary cities but the speed of trickle-down has been very slow indeed, we hope it continues though and speeds up. In terms of changes in the world of North Korean tourism we have had some success in opening up new parts of the country to western tourists; we ran the first groups to go to Chongjin, Hamhung, Haeju, Sinuiju, and other areas. We have been able to use our connections and our partners to make it possible for greater mingling with local people to happen, for tourism infrastructure to expand and improve, and for the amount of people making their living (and thus making a living for all their dependants too) from tourism to increase greatly. We see this as a very positive step as we believe that anything that engages the local North Korean people with visiting foreigners is to be encouraged (and that engages foreigners with North Korean people too of course, as both have views of the other that could politely be described as not fully-formed) ‘The Mass Games’- Please try and explain how fascinating they really are? They are like nothing else in the world. Equal parts mind-blowingly impressive, weirdly sinister, applaudable, and gob-smacking. They are like a combination of the Olympic opening ceremony and a giant political demonstration at the same time. The fact that they can be performed so many times and with (almost!) no mistakes is also a testament to the time and effort put into them by the performers and organizers. Some of which can be seen in our documentary film A State of Mind (2003). I can state simply that any video of the event doesn’t do it justice, and anyone who sees the Mass Games will not easily forget it – it’s a singular and spectacular performance the likes of which exist nowhere else. Would you like to see the unification of the two Korea’s in the future and do you think it may be possible? Desire for reunification is deeply felt and commonly expressed by all the North Koreans I know. It clearly means something to them on a level that it isn’t really possible for a non-Korean like myself to feel and at the very least for their sake I would love to see reunification happen. I hope that the benefits of this would be wide-reaching and felt by all involved. Whether it is possible…I have no idea how it would come about – that prediction is best left to those willing to make it!

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Why would you encourage people to visit DPRK? It’s not for everyone, people who want to visit know who they are and I would encourage anyone who is interested in the place to go on a trip and see as much as they can. A common observation is that tourist there cannot see the whole of the country, cannot see the deepest and darkest parts of the country. This is obviously true but it doesn’t therefore mean that what you can see and do on a trip is less legitimately ‘real’. All the people we interact with are real, their lives and concerns are real, their quirks, characteristics, families, jobs, hobbies, opinions, are all real. I don’t think a single person we have ever taken on a tour was naïve enough to think that they would be able to see and experience the full breadth of life-experience that exists in North Korea, but we credit our tourists with the intelligence to understand that they see as wide a range of life-experiences as possible in Pyongyang and around the rest of the country and they can infer more from that. The people we take on tour are conscientious and engaged with the subject at hand, not just idle consumers of the views and news that they are given when in North Korea; not one person goes on holiday to North Korea without knowing anything about the country and it is -continued on p18-

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this that makes the groups such fascinating bunches of people to travel with; the place encourages discussion, debate, learning, suspicion, and many other emotions – it’s not a simple holiday but an experience that remains with you forever. A genuinely life-changing journey. But for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday, or a trip to somewhere where you can roam freely, visit the homes of locals, and do all the things that you cannot do in North Korea then there are many other places in the world to visit. It’s possible to have more than one holiday in your life after all! You recently became the first tour company to gain access to the border town of Sinuiju. I believe this was a long arduous process to gain permission? Can you maybe explain how you eventually succeeded? Basically through asking time and time again, presenting proposals to our partners and asking them to run them up the ladder as far as they could, bothering people about it all the time – a combination of pressure, hassle, and asking nicely. For many places we have been able to open to tourists in the DPRK this has been a much easier and shorter process (Hamhung for example where I was also the first western tourist to visit), but it is a good sign to see Sinuiju open to western tourists. May other places across the country follow suit before too long

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Before you entered DPRK for the first time, what were your expectations? It’s a few years back now so hard to remember accurately but as I recall I thought that I knew what to expect as I saw it largely as simply a version of what I knew from living in China (this is a common view; people with China experience normally expect a kind of China of the past, people with experience in Russia… etc etc etc) but when I got there and went around the place I could see that this was a different situation, a different people, a different history, and different problems that needed to be solved in different ways. I have been lucky enough to make friends in North Korea and see people grow in their personal and professional lives, to see friends get married and start families, to see people change jobs, change their minds about certain ideas, get new interests and live lives as normally as possible in very challenging circumstances – this has been gratifying in the extreme and runs against my initial expectation of a country where everyone was the same, where macro-political issues dictate the entire waking lives of every person, where there is no space for nuance. I have found my initial expectations to be an oversimplification, one that I have spent years now trying to work my head around!

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Nagasakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blast from the Past Take a Walk Through History

Written and photographed by Asif Quadri / Translated by Sun Lee

We always hear of Nagasaki in terms of the second atomic bomb that was dropped in 1945. However long before, the Dutch had visited, setup trading posts, and established a European community. Much of this heritage was spared the bomb blast and is celebrated in a newly built Amsterdam style theme park. If you want a mini European getaway without the airfares then a trip to Nagasaki can indulge you while also giving a taste of Japan.

only did the Dutch come but also the British and Chinese.

Much of the historical heritage is located close to the harbour in the south and was spared the bomb blast due to cloud. Nagasaki was a thriving trading post and not

The European heritage can be visited starting at the large Dutch settlement of Dejima. This was a portion of land where the settlers were restricted to. They built European

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There is a small Chinatown which is typical of so many but interesting a short walk away is the old Chinese quarter. There is a walking path you can follow inside the old city walls seeing the tightly packed houses and the four compass point Temples. There is also a large Confucian Academy nearby which houses a museum of Chinese heritage.

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style timber homes and lived a distinct European lifestyle in their enclave. All of the homes are restored with period furniture.

Today this is a collection of stately homes and provides in insight of the social lives of expats stranded on the other side of the world.

Dejima served a dual use as both a residence and a trading port. A short walk down is the former British Consulate and HSBC Bank. This houses antique furniture and private meeting rooms for bankers.

Nagasaki has celebrated its unique European heritage by building a multi millian dollar European style theme park. Huis Ten Bosch is about an hours train ride outside the city and is a slice of Netherlands kitsch.

Overlooking the harbour the Europeans built more larger homes along Hollander Slope. These sloping terraces house picturesque frame houses which are now used as art galleries. The Europeans also brought Christianity and built the elaborate Oura Church on a vantage point.

Not only can you buy clogs, cheese, and fresh bread, the entire architecture replicates a Dutch town and is complete with tulip gardens, windmills, and canals. The $40 admission is a bit steep but well worth for a nostalgia trip to The Netherlands.

The wealthy European elite chose to settle on the heights of Glover Park.

Aside from wandering the cobbled streets the Town Hall also houses a Glass Museum. In addition there is a Teddy Bear Museum, Porcelain Mu-

suem, and Ship Museum. The central landmark of the town is the Dom Tower which is replica of the historic tower of Utrecht. A short elevator ride up will give you stunning views overlooking the whole town. Another highlight is also the Royal Palace built with permission from the Dutch Monarchy. While there is nothing to see inside, there are temporary exhibits in one room and you can pass thru to the gardens at the rear. Nagasaki can easily be explored from Fukuoka with a northern Kyushu rail pass for about $115. Japan has the best train system in the world and the pass will also allow you to visit the historic castle in Kumamoto. Kyushu Island has a distinct charm of its own unique from the rest of -continued on p22-

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Japan. Coupled with its historic and modern European heritage this can be an ideal mini vacation break.

과거에서 불어오는 나가사키의 바람 역사를 거닐다 Translated by Sun Lee

나가사키하면 1945년에 있었던 2차 원폭을 생각하게된다. 하지만, 그보다 도 훨씬 이전에 이 지역에는 네덜란드 인들이 유입되어 교역소를 세우고 유 럽풍 지역 사회의 틀을 만든 바 있다. 이러한 유적들이 원폭에서 살아 남아 지금은 새로 지어진 암스테르담 스타 일의 테마파크가 되었다. 비싼 비행기 삯을 들이지 않고 유럽으로의 탈출을 꿈꾼다면, 나가사키가 그 목마름을 채 워 주면서도 일본색을 가미해 주는 곳 으로 제격일 것이다. 나가사키의 역사 유적은 남쪽의 항구 가까이 집중되어있는데, 이 곳들이 구 름 때문에 원폭의 재앙을 피할 수 있 었다. 나가사키는 네덜란드뿐만 아니 라 영국과 중국이 즐겨 찾던 교역소 였다고 한다.

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나가사키에는 규모가 작은 차이나타 운이 있다. 차이나타운이야 어디나 있 는 것이지만, 길이는 짧지만 오래된 중국인 거리가 걸어볼 만한 곳이다. 오래 된 차이나타운 내부로 이어지는 벽을 따라 있는 이 길을 걷다 보면, 빼 곡하게 들어선 집들과 동서남북에 중 국인이 사는 지역임을 표시하는 문을 볼 수 있다. 중국유적박물관 옆으로 규모가 큰 유교사당을 볼 수도 있다. 유럽유적을 둘러보려면 데지마의 네 덜란드인 정착지부터 시작하면 되는 데, 당시 이 지역 밖에서는 이방인들 이 정착할 수 없었다고 한다. 이곳에 서 이방인들은 네덜란드인 지역 내에 서 유럽풍의 목재건물을 짓고 유럽에 서의 삶을 그대로 가져와 살았다고 한 다. 이 가옥들은 현재 모두 당시의 가 구를 갖추어 복원된 상태다. 데지마는 주거지였을 뿐만 아니라 교 역의 중심지이기도 했다. 조금만 길을 따라 걸어가다 보면 구 영국대사관과 HSBC은행이 있는데, 이 일대가 앤틱 가구와 은행가들의 사적 모임의 중심 지로 그 역할을 하고 있다. 항구가 한 눈에 들어오는 그 곳, 네덜 란드 거주지역에 네덜란드인들은 큰 집을 짓고 살았다. 이제는 이 집들이

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갤러리로 이용되고 있는데, 항구를 따 라 물결처럼 이어지는 이 집들의 테 라스가 그림같은 풍경을 만들어낸 다. 유럽인들을 통해 크리스찬 문화 도 유입되었는데, 이로 인해 좋은 자 리에 정교한 오우라 천주당이 세워지 기도 했다. 부유한 유럽인들은 글로버가든의 꼭 대기에 정착하였는데, 오늘날 이 우아 한 건물이 지구 반대편에서 온 이방인 들이 이곳에 누린 사교생활이 어떠하 였는지를 잘 보여주고 있다. 나가사키는 이런 독특한 유럽풍 유적 을 이용하여 수백만달러를 들인 유럽 풍 테마파크를 세워 관광객을 유치하 고 있다. 하우스텐보스는 나가사키 시에서 기차로 한 시간 거리에 있으 며 네덜란드 키치를 느낄 수 있는 곳 이다. 이곳에서는 나막신 뿐만 아니라, 치 즈, 신선한 빵, 네덜란드 마을을 그 대로 본 따 놓은 모형도 살 수 있다. 이 모형에는 운하, 풍차, 튤립정원 까 지도 완벽하게 구현되어있다. 입장료 40달러가 다소 비싸다고 느껴질 수는 있으나 네덜란드를 향한 목마름을 채 우기에 아깝지 않은 돈이다.

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자갈길 옆으로 있는 시청사안에는 유 리박물관이 마련되어있다. 테디베어 박물관, 포슬레인 박물관, 선박박물 관 등도 함께 위치하고 있다. 이곳의 가장 큰 랜드마크는 역사적으로 유명 한 위트레흐트(Utrecht)타워의 복제 품인 돔타워이다. 엘리베이터를 타고 타워 위로 올라가면 하우스텐보스의 전체를 내려다볼 수도 있다. 하우스텐보스의 또다른 하이라이트 라면. 네덜란드 황실의 허가를 받아

지은 현 네덜란드 여왕이 거처하는 왕 궁을 그대로 본 따 지은 궁전이다. 내 부에는 볼 것이 없으나 임시 전시회가 열리고 있고 건물을 지나 뒤의 정원으 로 나올 수도 있다.

규슈섬은 일본속에서도 또 다른 특별 한 매력이 있는 곳이다. 그 역사적이 고 근대적 유럽풍 유적지가 어우러진 이 곳이 바로 이상적인 미니휴가지가 아닐까.

나가사키는 후쿠오카에서 115달러가 량의 레일패스를 사서 큐슈방면의 기 차를 타면 쉽게 도착할 수 있다. 일본 은 전 세계 최고의 철도 시스템을 가 지고 있으며 레일페스를 이용하면 쿠 마모토의 역사적 성을 볼 수도 있다.

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Scaling Japan’s Highest Mountain Mt. Fuji Experience

Written and photographed by Alex D. Johnson

Mt. Fuji….. Is it worth the effort to climb Japan’s highest mountain? One thing I always wanted to do after visiting Japan was to climb Mt. Fuji. I read about the circus atmosphere of the hike but still wanted to do it, so during the summer holiday I planned a trip to Fuji. It must be said that there is nothing glorious about the hike itself but the experience of scaling Japan’s highest mountain

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with a thousand or more people was definitely a cultural experience. The hike for most foreigners starts at a bus station in Shinjuku. The buses leave hourly during the official climbing season which runs from June to August. Most hikers climb the mountain at night so that

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their summit corresponds with the sunrise. This was my plan so I took a late bus leaving for the mountain. After about two hours you are dropped off at the fifth station, which to my surprise was quite peaceful and dark compared to the seemingly endless lights and bustle of Tokyo. Any last minute supplies can be picked-up at the fifth station but it is advisable to buy what you need in Shinjuku. -continued on p26-

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I was expecting to see hundreds of hikers at the station but only a few people where there to conquer Mt. Fuji. After a little disorientation due to the darkness I found the trailhead and began the hike. A flashlight (torch) or headlamp is recommended during the hike and extra batteries are a good idea. The hike itself is a slog up a mountain in the middle of the night but the trail is well worn and easy to follow. I was lucky to have a near full moon on my hike so I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to use a flashlight for most of the hike. If you need supplies while hiking there are many mountain huts on the way that sell drinks, snacks and oxygen. Surprisingly, oxygen was a very popular item for the young Japanese and foreigners who were buying these oxygen cans like hot cakes. Oxygen can be bought in canisters that resemble aerosol cans with mouth pieces. I was feeling a little light headed

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from the altitude but a few short breaks are all a person really needs to continue the climb. As you get nearer to the summit these breaks may be harder to come by due to the throngs of people joining from different trails. I just fell in line and continued the slog with my fellow headlamp wearing climbers. One amazing site to behold is the flow of headlamp adored hikers moving up the mountain like a river. When you summit Fuji it is kind of anti-climatic. There is a stone marker and Torii gate but you are faced with many huts selling noodles, snacks and even draft beer. While I was tempted to have a cold one, I moved on to a quieter part of the summit to enjoy the sunrise. You can walk around the crater which takes about an hour but I opted to return to the bus station so I could get to Tokyo for an early evening flight back to Korea. Is the hike worth it? Yes. Hardcore

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mountaineers may be put off by the crowds and amenities but it is definitely an experience unique to Japan. Tips: Anyone in reasonable physical health can attempt Fuji but it is advisable to have good sturdy shoes, a windbreaker, a flashlight, some food and enough water.

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South of Taipei Traditional Taiwanese Experience

Written and photographed by Asif Quadri / Translated by Yujeong Lee

Taiwan is a convenient travel destination from Korea and many people love to visit Taipei’s attractions. However the rest of the island has much to offer and should not be overlooked. Ranging from Buddhist Temples, Monastaries, Dutch heritage, and Aboriginal Culture, Taiwan can easily fill your vacation plans with plenty of new experiences. 대만은 한국에서 가기 편리한 여행지라서 많은 사람들이 타이페이의 관광지를 방문한다. 하지만 나머지 섬에도 볼 거리, 즐길거리가 가득하기 때문에 보지 않고 넘어가면 안 된다. 대만에서 당신의 휴가계획을 불교사원, 수도원, 독 일 유적지와 호주 원주민의 문화 등 다양한 새로운 경험으 로 가득 채울 수 있다.

I based myself in Taichung City about an hour south of Taipei. From there an easy day trip is to Changhua with its giant bronze Buddha. However this is not just a statue but has a three story interior with diorama. A short bus

ride away is Lugang a Temple lovers paradise. Almost every other block has another temple, each more unique and distinct from the rest. 필자는 타이페이에서 남쪽으로 한 시간 정도 떨어진 타이 중 시에 숙소를 잡고 움직였다. 그 곳에서의 간단한 당일 여행은 동으로 만든 거대한 불상이 있는 장화시로 가는 것 이다. 불상은 단순히 불상이 아니라 내부가 3층으로 되어 있으며 디오라마로 장식되어 있다. 버스를 좀 타고 나가는 경우에는 불교 사원을 좋아하는 사람들의 천국인 루깡으 로 가면 된다. 거의 매 골목마다 새로운 사원이 나타나며 하나하나가 독특하고 다른 것과 차별된다.

Central Taiwan also houses Sun Moon Lake, ancestral home of the Thao Tribe. There are buses from both Taipei and Taichung. You can rent bikes to circle the 30km lake although this is best done on the north side which has its own bike path. There are large extravagant temples at various points around the lake and tucked away in -continued on p30-

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the south is the mighty ten storied Cien Pagoda. I chose to stay on the south side which is less developed and more traditional. You can visit the homes of the Thao Tribe and there is also a cultural song and dance show they perform. 대만의 중부지방에는 르웬탄 호수가 있으며, 이 곳은 대 대로 싸오족의 거주지이며 타이페이와 타이중 두 곳 모두 에서 오는 버스가 있다. 자전거를 대여해서 30km 남짓한 호수 주위를 돌아볼 수도 있는데, 호수의 북쪽에 자전거 전용 도로가 있지만 이 편이 훨씬 더 나았다. 호수 주위로 여러 곳에 거대하고 사치스러운 사원들이 있었고, 남쪽에 동떨어진 곳에는 거대한 10층짜리 씨엔 탑이 있다. 필자 는 덜 개발되었고 더 전통적인 남쪽에 머무르기로 했다. 이 곳에서는 싸오족의 집에 방문해 볼 수도 있고, 싸오족 의 노래와 춤도 즐길 수 있다.

Closeby is the town of Puli on whose outskirts is the Chung Tai Chan Monastery. This is the largest monastery in Taiwan and can be visited by appointment only (check their website for details). I was given a guided tour by a female monk. The interior chambers are quite breathtaking although no photography is allowed. Also pre-arrange with a cab driver from Puli Station your pick up and return (cost $7 each way). 근처에 있는 푸리 외곽지역에는 청 타이 찬 수도원이 있 다. 이 곳은 대만에서 가장 큰 수도원이며 예약을 해야만 갈 수 있다.(홈페이지에 자세한 정보가 있다.). 필자는 여

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승이 안내하는 가이드 투어를 했다. 방의 내부는 촬영이 금지되었지만 숨막힐 듯이 아름다웠다. 푸리 역에서부터 사원까지 미리 픽업과 돌아가는 길을 예약하는 것이 좋 다.(가고 오는 데 각 7달러 정도 든다.)

Further south in Taiwan, Tainan it’s historical capital. Similar to Gyeongju or Kyoto this has an abundance of historical sites and was also a Dutch trading port. You can spend a few days exploring all the shrines as well the Dutch Fort and European heritage. Local bike rentals are also available. Finally near the southern tip of the Taiwan is Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city. Two interesting day trips can be to the Foguangshan Monastery and Sandimen Aboriginal Cultures Park. 대만 남부지방에서도 더 남쪽에는 역사적 도시인 타이난 이 있다. 경주와 도쿄처럼 풍부한 역사적 유적지가 있고, 독일과 무역을 했던 항구도 있다. 몇 일 동안을 사원 전부 를 둘러보고, 독일 무역항과 유럽의 유산을 둘러보며 지 낼 수도 있다. 현지에서 오토바이를 대여하는 것도 가능 하다. 마침내 대만의 남쪽 끝 지역 근처에는 오면 대만에 서 두 번째로 큰 도시인 까오슝이 있다. 이곳에서는 포광 샨 선원과 산디멘 애보리진 문화공원에서 이틀간의 흥미 로운 여행을 즐길 수 있다.

The Foguanghsan Monastery is almost a two hour bus ride but is fascinatingly designed with eight skyscraper like pagodas on either side leading to a massive pyramid designed structure at the far end.

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포광샨 선원은 거의 두 시간 동안 버스를 타고 갔다. 수도 원에는 양 쪽에 세워진 탑처럼 생긴 여덟 개의 고층건물이 있고, 끝 쪽에 거대한 피라미드처럼 생긴 구조물이 있어 매력적으로 설계되었다

The Sandimen Aboriginal Cultures Park is more awkward to get to involving a train to Pingtung and bus to Sandimen. You will be rewarded with a cultural park showcasing the heritage of the 16 recognized aboriginal cultures. The park is divided into different zones for each tribe showing their architecture and local crafts. There is a twice daily 90 min show where the various folk songs and dances are demonstrated. Woven into a love story the peformance follows their courtship of a young couple culminating in a large village wedding.

snakes. These are not just for display but house interesting art tunnels in their bodies. 카오슝에서 마지막 코스로 포대와 영국 영사관이 있는 치 진섬을 가 볼 수 있다. 로터스 호수에서 지하철을 타고 가 면 사원, 탑, 거대한 용과 뱀을 볼 수 있다. 이 것들은 단 지 전시용이 아니라 내부에 재미있는 예술적 터널이 있 는 집이다.

This was my second time in Taiwan and the character of the island is different from Taipei. The people are very friendly and English speaking tourist information offices are conveniently located in all train stations. The street food varies in each region and I was beginning to recognize Chinese characters on train and bus departures boards.

산디멘 애보리진 문화 공원은 핑퉁으로 가는 기차를 탄 다 음에 산디멘으로 가는 버스를 타는 과정은 더 힘들다. 하 지만 16개의 다른 애보리진 문화의 유적지를 보여주는 문 화 공원이 그 힘든 여정을 보상해 줄 것이다. 공원은 각 부 족별로 구역이 나눠져 있으며 각 구역은 해당 부족의 건축 물과 지역별 공예를 보여준다. 매일 90분짜리 쇼가 하루 에 두 번씩 열리는데 다양한 민요와 민속춤을 공연한다. 사랑이야기로 꾸며진 공연은 한 쌍의 젊은이의 연애 이야 기를 따라가며 성대한 마을 결혼식에서 정점을 찍는다.

이번이 필자의 두번째 대만 여행이었고, 섬들은 타이페이 와는 또 달랐다. 사람들은 매우 친절했고, 모든 역에 편리 하게도 영어가 가능한 여행자 정보 센터가 있다. 각 지역 마다 거리음식도 다양하고, 기차와 버스 출발 안내 전광판 에서 한자가 있는 것도 좀 알아볼 수 있었다.

Finally in Kaoshiung you can visit Cijin Island with another Fort and British Consulate. A subway ride to Lotus Lake has temples, pagodas, and giant dragons and

대만은 나중에 여행을 하거나 일을 하게 될 장소 모두가 될 있다. 그러니 섬들이 가지고 있는 모든 것을 보기 위해 과거의 대만을 볼 만한 가치가 확실히 있다.

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Taiwan can be both a future travel destination or work opportunity so it’s certainly worth looking past Taipei to see all the island has to offer.

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Welcome to Central Asia A Path Less Traveled

Written and photographed by Asif Quadri / Translated by Stephanie Yang

Uzbekistan may not be somewhere that immediately comes to mind, but for those adventurous and looking for somewhere unique it can provide a fascinating insight into Central Asia and what life in the former Soviet Union was like. Living in Korea I was able to visit this historical gem during winter break and discovered many fascinating layers I wasnt previously aware of. 우즈베키스탄은 마음 속에 제일 먼저 떠오르는 곳은 아니지만, 모험을 좋아 하고 독특한 곳을 좋아하는 이에게는 중앙아시아에 대한 흥미로운 이해와 구소련의 삶의 흔적을 제공하는 곳이 다. 한국에 사는 동안 필자는 겨울 방 학을 이용해 이러한 역사적인 보석을 방문할 수 있었고, 이전에는 알지 못 했던 많은 매력적인 면들을 발견할 수 있었다.

The first problem is getting a Tourist Visa. Korea has cheap airfares on Asiana, Korean Air, and Uzbek Airways. I was able to get a seat on Asiana for 700,000w where I earned Star Alliance points. 첫번째로 마주친 문제는 여행 비자를

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발급받는 것이다. 한국에서는 아시아 나 항공, 대한항공, 우즈벡 항공이 비 교적 싼 요금을 제공한다. 나는 아시 아나 항공 좌석을 70만원에 샀고, 스 타 얼라이언스 포인트도 얻을 수 있 었다.

However, since Seoul has an Uzbek Embassy I needed a Visa but found them difficult to deal with. They do not answer the phone or respond to emails. It took intervention from my agent in Tashkent to get the visa issued same day after making a special trip from Daegu. 그런데, 서울에 우즈벡 대사관이 있기 는 하지만, 비자를 얻는 것은 어려운 것임을 알게 되었다. 그 곳 직원들은 전화를 받기는커녕 이메일 답장도 해 주지 않는다. 대구 출발일과 같은 날 짜에 타슈켄트에 있는 나의 에이전트 를 통한 후에야 비자를 발급 받을 수 있었다.

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North Korea with all the checkpoints and Police Officers. 타슈켄트에 도착한 후에 이 곳이 소 련이었음을 기억해야 한다. 비록 소련 은 붕괴되었으나, 그 때의 관료정치와 단속 체제는 남아 있다. 여객 터미널 이나 기차역을 지나는 것은 각종 체 크포인트와 경찰들이 있는 마치 북한 으로의 미니 여행과도 같은 느낌일 수 도 있다.

Another cumbersome burden is the currency which only comes in 1000 bill notes (equal to .50 cents). There are no other bills so having to pay for anything involves counting out all the individual notes. I could only exchange maybe $10 a day as I’d end up with 20 x 1000 bills in brick size wads in return. 또 다른 성가신 일은 1000단위 (약 0.50 센트)로만 발급되는 화폐 단위 이다. 다른 단위는 없기에 물건을 살 때 꼭 화폐를 한 장 한 장 세야 하는 불편함이 있다. 이 곳은 하루에 약 10 달러 정도만 바꿔도 20 x 1000의 벽 돌 사이즈만한 돈다발을 나에게 돌려 준다.

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Once away from sensitive areas Uzbekistan is a fascinating place to explore. It was first under the Empire of Ghengis Khan and later became the Kingdom of Tamarlane. He is now a national icon and built his capital in Samarkand. Even earlier were the Sogdians who were visited and absorbed into the Empire of Alexander. 민감한 지역을 벗어나면 우즈베키스 탄은 탐험하기에 아주 매력적인 곳이 다. 이 곳은 처음에는 칭기즈칸의 왕 국이었다가 후에 타메를란의 왕국이 되었다. 타메를란은 현재 국가적인 아 이콘이며 그는 사마르칸트에 수도를

지었다. 훨씬 전에는 알렉산더 제국 에 의해 병함된 소그드 사람들의 거 주지였다.

As the Silk Road flourished Uzbekistan was the hub connecting India and China, to Russia and Europe. Many trading towns such as Bukhara and Khiva rose to their heights during this period. 실크로드가 번영할 동안 우즈베키스 탄은 인도와 중국을 러시아와 유럽으 로 연결시켜주는 중심지였다. 부하라 와 히바와 같은 무역 도시는 이 시기 에 번성하였다.

They then broke into Kingdoms of Bukhara, Khiva, and Kokand but were finally conquered by the Russians and absorbed into the Soviet Union during the 20th century. The Soviets redrew the boundries of Central Asia and fortunately most historical sites now fall in modern day Uzbekistan. 이 도시들은 후에 부하라, 히바 그리 고 코칸드 왕국으로 나뉘어졌으나, 마 지막에 러시아인들에 지배당하고, 20 세기에 들어서며 소련으로 병합되었 -continued on p34-

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다. 소련은 중앙아시아의 경계선을 다시 그었으나, 다행히도 대부분의 명승지들은 현재 우즈베키스탄에 위 치하여 있다.

The Soviets also brought contributions of their own. With a keen interest in research they excavated new sites and restored others. They also turned this homogeneous region into a melting pot of Soviet nationalities. 소련인들은 이 나라에 그들만의 영 향력을 미쳤다. 그들은 연구에 대한 예리한 관심을 갖고 새로운 유적지를 발굴하는 동시에 다른 곳들을 복원시 켰다. 또한 그들은 이 단일 민족 지역 을 소련 국적을 가진 하나의 도가니 로 변화시켰다.

While some of these were forced relocations such as those of Korean ancestry, today there are many races and backgrounds ranging from Russians, to Mongols and Kazakhs, as well as ethnic Koreans. They all speak a common Russian language but are highly educated from Soviet era schooling. Tashkent had the first Metro in Central Asia and now has a high speed train linking it to Samarkand. 이에는 고려인의 뿌리를 물려받은 사 람들의 강제 이주도 포함되었으나, 현재는 러시아인, 몽골인, 카자흐스 탄인, 그리고 한국 인종을 가진 사람 들까지 다양한 인종들이 살고 있다. 그들은 모두 공통된 러시아어를 사 용하지만, 소련 시대의 고등 교육을 받았다. 타슈켄트는 중앙아시아 최초 의 지하철을 가지고 있었으며, 현재 는 사마르칸트로 연결되는 고속 열차 도 찾아볼 수 있다.

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olic Cathedrals, and Jewish Synagogues. I visited a practicing Synagogue and large Jewish cemetery dating generations in Bukhara and went to a candlelit evening Orthodox Mass in Tashkent. 이슬람 건축물 외에도 러시아 동방 정교회, 카톨릭 성당, 그리고 유대 교 회당 등 종교적 다양성이 존재한 다. 나는 현재도 활동하고 있는 시너 고그, 부하라 시대로 추정되는 유대 묘지, 그리고 타슈켄트의 저녁 미사 에 참가했다.

Another interesting experience are the many Russian built Lada’s still in perfect working condition. I often joked with my guides they could rent them to foreigners or give city tours in them. A not to be missed experience is the Tashkent Metro with opulent chandeliers and design, although absolutely no photography is allowed and you may be stopped by one of many Policemen to check for ID.

orated their interior with carpets, ceramics, and other items easily bought on a visit. They even have Halva for 2000w a kind of fudge bar I fell in love with. 우즈베키스탄이 방문할 만한 곳인지 알고 싶다면, 대구 중앙로에 위치한 정통 우즈벡 레스토랑이 있다. 고기 가 들어간 국수인 Lagman, 우즈벡 식 밥 Pilow, 양파와 고기가 들어간 패스츄리 Samsa, 그리고 난 빵 등 정통 음식을 맛 볼 수 있다. 이 레스 토랑은 카펫이 깔린 아름다운 인테리 어, 도자기, 그리고 방문하여 살 수 있는 각종 아이템들을 구비하고 있 다. 또한 이 곳에서는 내가 사랑에 빠 진 Fudge 바 형태의 Halva를 2000 원에 팔고 있다.

My tour was arranged thru Oriental Express Central Asia (http://www. orexca.com/start/index-eng.php) who were very professional about organizing everything and provided daily tour guides with perfect English and expert knowledge.

또 다른 재미있는 경험은 러시아산의 많은 승용차 라다들이 아직도 완벽한 형태로 운행된다는 것이었다. 나는 나의 가이드들과 그 것들이 외국인 렌트용이나 시티 투어용으로 쓰여도 될 것이라고 자주 농담했다. 이 곳에 서 놓치면 아까운 경험은 바로 화려 한 샹들리에와 디자인으로 돋보이는 타슈켄트 지하철인데, 아쉽게도 사진 을 찍는 것은 허용되지 않으며 번번 히 경찰들에게 신분확인을 당해야 할 수도 있다.

나의 여행은 동방 익스프레스 중앙 아시아 여행사 (http://www.orexca.com/start/index-eng.php) 를 통해 이루어졌는데, 이 곳은 모 든 계획을 세우는 데에 매우 전문적 이며, 완벽한 영어와 전문 지식을 가 진 일일 투어 가이드를 제공하였다.

If you want to see if Uzbekistan is worth the trouble there is an authentic restaurant in the Jungangno area of Daegu. They serve traditional dishes such as meat and noodle Lagman, rice Pilow, Samsa an onion and meat pastry, and naan bread. They have beautifully dec-

이 여행에 관한 더 많은 글을 읽고 싶다면, 필자의 블로그 사이트를 방문하기를 바란다. http://blog. travelpod.com/travel-blog/londone7/23/tpod.html

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Feel the Burn KoreaBurn’s Third Annual Festival Written and photographed by Sarah DeRemer

KoreaBurn is a Burning Man regional festival held annually on a beach in South Korea. It’s back for it’s third year in a row, being held this year on ChungPo Dae beach on the west coast. The festival is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers and is centered around the idea of art, community, self-expression, and self-reliance. KoreaBurn is a creative community of participants who unify at the festival site to create theme camps, art installations, music, and much more. Each year the festival coordinators and volunteers vote on a theme for the year’s gathering. Last year the festival was themed “Coexist,” with the theme for this year being “Flow.”

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This year, Korea Burn is an officially recognized regional burn, which means it’s affiliated directly with the original Burning Man festival held each year in the desert of Black Rock, Nevada. Burning Man itself started years ago as a small gathering on a beach in San Francisco, and has since grown to have 65,000 attendees this year. Other regional burn festivals are held all over the world, in places such as South Africa, Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, all over Europe, and all over North America.

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The festival focuses on creating a place for people to experience amazing creativity in a compassionate and inclusionary group. It is up to each participant of the festival to determine how they will contribute to the community, whether through creating art or art installations, music, performance through movement, gifting, or creating a communal space like a theme camp. Theme camps are campsites which artistically demonstrate an idea or concept through interaction with the festival participants. Theme camps and participants contribute things such as yoga classes, belly dancing workshops, live painting exhibitions, fire spinning shows, and musical dance parties. There are theme camps that revolve around athletic activities, dance groups, DJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, artists, and also regions of the world. For example, participants from the Pacific Northwest of the US will be creating a camp with themes around food and nature from home. Fire Conclave will be hosted by Manshigan Studio, a fire dancing performance troupe based out of Seoul, and any other experienced participants interested in collaborating to create an evening of entertainment. Workshops will be hosted during the day for anyone interested in expanding their skill in flow arts such as poi, staff, hoop, and juggling.

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Last year, KoreaBurn saw theme camps such as Garden of Glow, an interactive tent filled with blue and white LED lights creating a space for friends to play music, games, and hold conversation. The Cunning Linguist tent was tucked back in the woods with the rest of camp. Here you could find an oasis of pillows, hookahs, and fun facts filling the tent constructed from mosquito nets creating a calm atmosphere. Active participants in KoreaBurn are welcome to create a theme camp of their choosing. All that is necessary is an application and an idea. KoreaBurn can help bring their vision to life or they can manifest it on their own accord. KoreaBurn is centered around 10 basic principles, which Burning Man and all regional burns center themselves around as well. This is one of the core ideas that make this festival so much more unique than other festivals held around the world. KoreaBurn strives to impress upon people the importance of respecting and em-

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bracing these 10 principles throughout their time at the festival. It is also the hope that the principles will be embraced and applied to daily life away from the burn site. These 10 principles include radical inclusion, the art of gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy. The actual name of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burning Manâ&#x20AC;? stems from the ritual celebration of burning the large wooden effigy of a man on the second to last day of the festival every year. This man effigy is included in every regional burn. While the original Burning Man festival in Nevada is a week long, KoreaBurn festival is currently a three day long celebration. The volunteers rely on ticket sales, donations and fundraising to fund this festival and the resources needed to keep people safe, and happy. The festival this year is being held on privately rented land, which is one of the largest expenses this year. Other as-

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pects such as security, facilities, the creation of the iconic “man” effigy, and art grants are other large expenses that ticket sales support. Tickets for this year’s KoreaBurn will be on sale until September 5, 2013. Ticket purchases can be found at http://www.http://koreaburn2013en.wordpress. com.

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Planning Pregnancy for Older Couples Paving the Way for Mothers Submitted by Gyeong-a Lee, Head Physician, Hyosung Hospital and Su-yeon Im, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology

For mothers over the age of 35, one in 365 gives birth to a deformed child. The genetic responsibility is equal: 40% for both man and woman. In 70-80% of the cases the deformity is preventable. Recent statistics show that the average age for marriage in Korea is over 30 years. The older the couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ages, the more infertility occurs. According to the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA), female sterility increased from 139,000 to 153,000 between 2008 and 2012. Also, male patient sterility increased by 55%, from 27,000 to 42,000 during the same period. Most couples attempt treatment two years after their failure to get pregnant. What could be the case of sterility?

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Unexpected Sterility and Current Medical Situation Since the first successful pregnancy and labor through in vitro fertilization (test-tube baby) in 1978, medical development including assisted reproductive technology gives hope to sterile couples. The majority of patients who come to a clinic are able to get pregnant; this includes difficult cases. Even though they have normal conjugal relations, a sterility test is required for the following cases: not having a baby after trying for more than one year; a woman over 35 years of age; a woman having a medical history of pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, ovary surgery, habitual abortion or menstrual irregularity;, and manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low sperm count. In the past, people thought that the woman was to blame sterility, but it is now known that both the man and woman are likely to be the cause -- at a 40% ratio. Due to this new information, both the man and woman need to work together to overcome the problem. For the woman, most cases are ovulatory disorders such as menstrual irregularity and oligomenorrhea or functional disorders like tubal blockage. For the man, they are varicocele, spermiduct blockage or a problem with the sperm.

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Since between 20 and 30 percent of infertile couples cannot get pregnant after treatment, it follows that 7080% can. Sterility is not an incurable disease so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to be overcome. Before receiving infertility treatment, you need to be tested to understand your condition in detail. A woman will get an ultrasound, a hormone examination, a hysterosalpingogram, and an endometrial biopsy to evaluate her ovarian functions. The next step is getting treatment and following a procedure linked to their next menstrual cycle. It could take more than one or two months to finish all the tests since they are done in conjunction with oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menstrual cycle. A man will have a semen check after two or three days of abstinence.

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Strict Management from Prenatal to Postnatal Care in Specialized Hospital Hyosung Hospital gives care from the birth plan through the delivery with specialized systems in both obstetrics and gynecology, offering both tests and treatments. They invited specialists from university hospitals while offering systemic and cooperative treatment with researchers who have a wide range of clinical experience. There are also nurses who attended professional sterility education and thirteen sterility specialists. Moreover, they share the values of birth and life plus healing the sorrow that patients may possess. In addition, the hospital was designated an ‘Accredited Organization’ by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2011. We are a medical institution offering safe and quality medical service -- one of the first in Daegu and Gyeongbuk. For a woman over 30, medical tests are recommended before having a. Check your uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes, and get an antibody test for German measles and hepatitis. Get vaccinated if you don’t have the antibodies. In the case of a mother with a metabolic syndrome such as diabetes, there is high possibility that a baby can be

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born with a malformed heart or nervous system. So it’s helpful to take folic acid constantly from for three months prior to conception and at least for the first three months of pregnancy. Once you decide to have a baby, follow your doctor’s advice exactly. Other than basic tests, blood tests, ultrasound, and congenital anomaly tests will be given twice: during the 10th to 12th weeks and 16th to 18th week of pregnancy. The accuracy rate of these tests 90 to 94%. If it turns out that you are high-risk level, amniotic fluid will be taken to check for chromosomal abnormalities. A chorionic villus sampling from the placenta may be performed during 10th to 12th week of pregnancy, but only in needed cases since there’s a risk for the baby. On the 20th to 24th week of pregnancy, the baby’s organs and body are checked with an ultrasonic scan. To prevent a risk to your baby for gestational diabetes, a test is performed during the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy. If your family has a history of diabetes, you should be more careful. In addition, older pregnant women have twice the risk of premature birth so premature contractions need to be prepared for by checking the cervical length and giving a nonstress test (fetal movement test).

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One month before the expecting date, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helpful to prepare for potential surgery or emergency situations and to get final a medical check for a safe and healthy delivery. The clinic for obstetrics and gynecology has changed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only for medical treatment and delivery, but also for special education that includes classes regarding delivery and exercise. So if you are considering having a baby, visit a specialized hospital and make a birth plan with a specialist.

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Protecting Your Skin New Tricks to Keep a Youthful Complexion Submitted by Dr. Aesook Shin

Fall skin in Daegu is a tricky thing: one must deal with protecting the skin from the damaging rays of the crisp, hot sun, while avoiding the pasty white effect of heavy SPF; plus there’s post summer sun burn or tan to add into the mix. What does one do, to achieve a balanced, glowing, healthy complexion during the long drag from September heat into October and November cooling? Come to Hoo Clinic for our cleansing and exfoliating facial. It’s not a bad way to take care of your transitioning skin and your body. Come spend a post Labor Day afternoon with our expert staff.

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Here are my tips to survive Daegu’s helter skelter Fall weather. 1) Sun protection: Everyone wants to be out and enjoy the hormonal feelings granted by a breezy, sunny day. Even, if you’re not a sun worshipper, sun protection is a vital step for city skin. You’ve seen the gruesome viral imagery of the truck driver who left his left side unprotected and looked 30 years older for it. Regardless, if the picture was a touchup or not, reach for your bottle of sunscreen like you would a toothbrush. You keep the melanomas and skin cancer from knocking at your door and keep the skin you have. It doesn’t matter which

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form: cream, lotion or spray! Try different sunscreens until you find the one for you. Preferably one that is non comedogenic and won’t clog pores. You want a formula without too many harsh chemicals to keep your soft but sun-kissed skin. I recommend a physical formula sunscreen for your Fall sun and fun needs. Sunscreens involving zinc oxide or titanium dioxide get my seal of approval as its spectrum of protection against UV is broad and is as strong in the UVA region as chemical sunscreens. And unlike its chemical counterparts, it’s far less likely to cause irritation or an allergic reaction with sensitive skin users. 2) For those who listen to AFN at work or in the car, you’ve probably heard the ads from the Safety Guy and 19ESC Gen. Stephen Farmen. The general is totally right and we all should drink 946ml of water or 10 oz of water each day, regardless of season. One of the first questions I ask skin patients is how much water do they consume per day. There’s a myriad universe of skin problems connected to low water consumption. Fall, not always as hot as those monsoon days in August, still has some heat and these record high Fall temperatures still put strain on all the bodily functions and the skin is

one of them. Ergo, it also needs a fair bit of hydration to keep its ‘glowingness’. Totally invented a word there! Water is not a cure-all for those who have skin problems but definitely a worthwhile for all the benefits it delivers throughout the body system. 3) Twice a week, slather your face with your favorite mask on a clean face and relax for 10-12 minutes to let it work its magic. Put your feet up to get blood circulating quicker up to your face. This mask should balance oil production, reduce redness and irritation, and remove dead skin buildup and soften the surface of the skin. You need this turnover to keep your skin in top shape after the scorching hot August. Clinical grade peeling is recommended once a week if you feel like deep-cleansing your pores. This also helps moisturizers to be absorbed better and keep your skin hydrated. Follow my steps and your skin will probably amaze you this fall. Under normal circumstances, the skin has a remarkable ability to adapt and repair itself – but we all need a little help sometimes.

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Time For Healing! Submitted by Medi-City Daegu

Why patients choose Daegu.

Medi-City Daegu invites you to experience the best medical services. Medi-City Daegu, the hub of Korean Medical Tourism! Daegu is the representative â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Medi-Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Korea. With 5 university medical schools(Kyungpook National Univ., Yeungnam Univ., Keimyung Univ., Daegu Catholic Univ., Daegu Haany Univ.), 12 general hospitals and more than 7,500 medical specialists, Daegu provides various advanced medical services from basic health screening to complex specialty care at an affordable cost.

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Leaping toward a high-tech medical industrial city In August 2009, Daegu was awarded the High-tech Medical Cluster Project by the central government, which is a national new growth engine designed to develop medical industry into a core industry for Korea. Daegu is making strides towards becoming an integrated medical industrial city for medical equipment, medicines, etc.

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Excellent medical service infrastructure Five university hospitals including Kyungpook National University Hospital, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu Catholic University Hospital and Daegu Oriental Hospital of Daegu Haany University; twelve general hospitals; six hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Health and Welfare; eleven special hospitals; and more than 7,500 medical specialists provide high-quality Western and Oriental medical services with the best medical care and high-tech equipment. Affordable cost and specialized medical fields recognized by the world Not only does Daegu provide the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best hair transplantation technique, but also proudly presents various other specialized medical services in areas such as health screening, oriental medicine, dentistry, plastic surgery, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, etc. Here in Daegu, visitors can experience the world-class health care at a low cost. Medi-City Daegu, providing the best health care service ever! Are you suffering from toothache, or having skin trouble? Do you need a medical check-up? If you are in need of medical attention or consultation for medical services such as health screening, plastic surgery, oriental medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, etc., but worried about the language barrier and cultural differences, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to call or visit Daegu Medical Tourism Information Center(+82-07-7006-1161~4)!

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Also There is another way to contact. If you are a participant of international events in EXCO, just visit promotion booth of Daegu medical tourism located in 1st and 3rd floor of EXCO lobby. You can get free health services including medical check up, health consultation, body composition examination, blood pressure check. If you want to experience special tour programs in Daegu just join medical tour. You can get discounted price for medical check and free transportation, free translation services supported by the government of Daegu.

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[b] list Brings It KMU Daemyong Art Experience Written by Jess Hinshaw / Artwork by Boyane Zelechowski - “King Frog”

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rtists from all over Korea will exhibit their work together in the month of September. Twelve different artists will show their work, with a dynamic range of mediums. Keimyung University, one of Daegu’s most esteemed institutions, will host an exhibition of international artists, all of whom are living and working in Korea. Artists hailing from America, Russia, France, Italy, the UK, Canada, and Spain will showcase their diverse work on the walls of Keimyung’s Black Gallery. KMU’s Daemyong campus has long been known for it’s strong Arts programs, and the recent opening of The Black Gallery (to compliment The White Gallery) will further their commitment to the Arts and to enhancing the community through art.

한국 전역에서 모인 작가들이 9월 중에 합동 전시회를 열 예정이다. 열두 명의 작가들은 다이내믹한 종류의 매체를 이용한 작품을 선보일 것이다. 대구의 명망있는 대학교 중 하나인 계명대는 현재 한국에 서 거주하며 일하고 있는 국제 작가들의 전시회를 개최한 다. 미국, 러시아, 프랑스, 이탈리아, 영국, 캐나다, 스페 인 등에서 온 작가들은 그들의 다양한 작품을 계명대 블

랙전시관(구.극재전시관)의 벽에서 쇼케이스를 가질 예정 이다. 계명대 대명캠퍼스는 오랫동안 좋은 예술프로그램 으로 유명하다. 그리고 최근 블랙전시관(화이트 갤러리를 기념하기 위해)을 오픈함으로써 예술에 대한, 그리고 예 술을 통해 지역사회의 지위를 높이는 데에 대한 헌신을 더 발전시킬 것이다.

The art mediums represented in the show are as varied as the native countries the respective artists call home. There isn’t space in this article to touch on everything that will be there, but here’s a short list to whet your appetite: there will be screen printing by jimmy SK, mixed media by Vedi Djokich, illustration by Brandon Inman, photography by Chris Cote… the list goes on. There will even be a performance piece by Luis Arreguin at the opening on Saturday, September 7th. 전시회에 사용된 미술 재료는 각 작가의 집인 출신국가만 큼이나 다양하다. 이 기사에서 전시회의 구석구석을 다룰 지면이 충분하지는 않지만 전시회를 살짝 미리 맛볼 수 있는 리스트를 소개하겠다.: Jimmy SK의 스크린 프린 팅, Vedi Djokich의 혼합기법작품, Brandon Inman의 -continued on p52-

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일러스트레이션, Chris Cote의 사진작품 등 이 있다. 9월 7일 토요일 오프닝에서는 Luis Arreguin의 퍼포먼스도 있을 것이다.

So what is the common thread that joins these artists? The first connection you’ve already learned, their shared experience of living in the ROK. The other factor that brings them together is they’ve all, at one time or another, graced the pages of [b] racket magazine. By now you’ve probably heard of [b]racket, Daegu’s free monthly art magazine that features Korean and expat artists who are working and living in the ROK. The magazine prints hard copies every month and distribute them to dozens of locations in town, from art hubs like Daegu Art Museum to nightspots downtown like Urban. Upon seeing

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the magazine, [b]racket was invited by Keimyung University to organize a show that would spotlight all of these artists, aptly titled [b] list. Sharon Reichstadler, writer for [b]racket, has worked tirelessly with Chaeki Synn, Assistant Professor of Art History, to organize the exhibition and communicate with the artists. Bringing 12 artists, all with different mediums, native languages, and locales together for [b] list has been no small feat. 그렇다면 참여 작가들의 공통점은 무엇일까? 첫 번째 접점은 벌써 눈치채셨듯이, 한국에 서 살며 얻은 경험을 공유하고 있다는 것이 다. 작가들을 묶는 또 다른 공통점은 한번쯤 [b]racket 매거진의 페이지를 장식한 적이 있 다는 것이다. 지금쯤이면 한국인과 한국에서 살며 일하고 있는 외국인 작가들이 참여한 대 구의 무료 월간 예술 잡지 [b]racket에 대해

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아마 들어본 적이 있을 것이다. 매달 하드카피로 인쇄해 서 미술의 중심지인 대구미술관에서부터 시내의 나이트 스팟인 어반까지 대구 시내 여러 곳에 배포된다. 매거진을 보고 [b]list 라고 적절히 명명된 이 작가들을 조명할 전시 회를 조직하기 위해 계명대학교가 [b]racket을 초청했다. [b]racket의 작가인 Sharon Reichstadler는 미술사 조교 수인 Chaeki Synn와 함께 지칠 줄 모르고 전시회를 준 비하고 모든 작가들과 소통하기 위해 일해왔다. 각기 모두 다른 매체, 모국어, 배경을 가진 열두 명의 작가를 [b]list 를 위해 모은 것은 상당한 공적이다.

다.) [b]racket은 놓치면 후회할 이 날 저녁을 위해 몇 가지 를 준비하고 있다. 전시장으로 오는 방법(계명대는 캠퍼스 가 두 군데에 있으나 이 전시회는 시내 근처 대명 캠퍼스에 서 열린다.)과 더 많은 정보는 [b]racket의 블로그(www. bracketmagazine.wordpress.com)에서 얻을 수 있다. 전시회에서 만나길 바란다.

The exhibition will run from September 3rd through September 14th, but the night you don’t want to miss is the opening (it’s free, by the way) on the 7th, at 6:30pm. [b]racket has worked up a few surprises for the evening that you won’t want to miss. For info on how to get there (remember, there are two Keimyung campuses, this event will be held at the downtown Daemyong campus) and more, visit the [b]racket blog at www.bracketmagazine.wordpress.com. See you there. 전시회는 9월 3일부터 14일까지 열리며, 7일 저녁 6시 30분에 놓칠 수 없는 오프닝이 열린다.(오프닝은 무료이

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Tip of the Iceberg Helpful Tips for Gett’n Around Daegu Written by Stevie Baker / Photos submitted by Stevie Baker

As my time in Korea comes to close I’ve taken a lot of time to reflect on the things I’ve learned and done here. There are many resources that I’ve come across in my time here and many things I’ve learned that I wish I had known when I first arrived. Here it is some helpful information for those of you just arriving and hopefully a few things for those of you who have been here for a while. Education First things first, learn to read Korean. You don’t need to learn to speak the language fluently to survive here, Korea really caters to English speakers, but you must learn to read hangeul (the name of the Korean alphabet). The reason is simple, when Korean words on signs are written in English they are often not written the way you would pronounce them in Korean. Do

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yourself a favour, make it easier for taxi drivers and Koreans to understand you and what you want. Learn to read Korean. There’s no reason not to, it takes almost no time to learn the alphabet and you can take classes very inexpensively through the Daegu YMCA. Look up Daegu YMCA “Lets Learn Korean” on facebook. While you’re at it, you can sign up for Minhwa (Korean art)classes, drum classes and various other things. The YMCA is a great resource. Be Social Get out there and get involved. The Daegu Expat community is great and it’s easy to find people with similar interests. When it comes to getting involved, Facebook (love it or hate it) is going to be your best friend while you’re here. No matter what you’re into, there’s a group

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here for you to get involved with. From theatre, music, softball and frisbee to bowling, art, photography and rugby you can find it on Facebook and in Daegu. Food Something people struggle with here after they settle in is a lack of the ingredients and food they are used to. These days, in Daegu we have a lot more options for foreign food than when I arrived in the restaurant scene. For those of you who like to cook the following places are going to be a big help to you: Buy the Book Cafe – you can get curry pastes, chick peas, cumin, deodorant, whole wheat flower and a selection of goods that is growing all the time. Costco – if you’re lucky enough to have a “normal” sized fridge and freezer Costco can be a great place to get chicken breast, frozen berries and vegetables, salmon fillets and tuna canned in water instead of oil. High Street Market – yes, it is in Seoul, but if you’re in Seoul for the weekend it’s worth a trip, they have great cheese, cuts of meat and cooking supplies. Iherb – iherb. com is a great resource for vitamins, spices, seasonings and vegetarian and vegan supplies. Traditional markets – if you’re lucky enough to live close to a traditional market learn your numbers and get your fruit, vegetables and tofu there. We frequently get a weeks work of veg and tofu for around 7,000 won. You can’t beat it. Travelling I LOVE to travel and chances are you do, too. I’ve have travelled extensively through Korea and the following resources have been a huge help. Naver Maps – maps.naver.com for this you are going to have to either read Korean or have a good sense of direction. Naver maps can be used to find out the best routes to wherever you’re going in cities across Korea. It tells you the best routes from point A to B via subway and bus. It will also tell you how much money it will cost in a taxi in normal traffic. It has saved my life countless times. At the top left of the screen there are two buttons the one marked “길찾기” will pop up a menu that gives you various transit options, just click on the little upside down tear shaped markers and place them on the map. It will calculate your route for you. For your train needs go to korail.com. You can see the schedules and prices for all three types of trains across the country. Another tip is you -continued on p56-

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can buy family seats on the KTX. If you’re travelling with four people you can buy a table seat that will easily save each person you’re travelling with 10,000 won or more. If travelling by bus kobus.co.kr is similar to the KTX site. It doesn’t show all the bus routes in the country, but it shows a lot which is really helpful. Love motels are cheap and great way to travel. They usually have computers in the rooms, a big bathtub and space to lounge. If you’re headed to another city for a big festival weekend, it’s helpful to know that love motels can and should be booked in advance or you could end up spending triple what you’re used to. General Korea / What’s Happening A great resource for being in Korea is the www.visitkorea.or.kr . Some of the articles are out of date, but they tend to have links to updated websites. Korea is festival city, nearly every month there’s a great festival somewhere in the country and you can check them all out here http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/festival. Another great way to learn about life here or other cities you may want to visit are blogs. Some of my favourites include tigersandmagpies.com / briandeutsch.blogspot. com and bathouseballads – elwood5566.net. Not To Be Missed I want to leave you with a few things I did in my time in Korea that I feel are not to be missed. Some I expected to be amazing, others were a total surprise. Korea Independence Hall is the best museum I have been

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to in Korea, for some unknown reason it is located in Cheonan, but it is amazing and well worth the trip. If you’re going to go to any museum in the country, go to this one. Jeju Island: I didn’t believe the hype. I thought it would be nice, but nothing special. I was so very, very wrong. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and anyone who tells you that you can’t get around easily on a bus is crazy. Staying in a Minbak and seeing the traditional fireworks at the Andong Maskdance Festival. This was incredible. The festival is great because you can see dances from all over the world, but the fireworks were really something. It was completely unexpected and beautiful. Do it, do it, do it! 5.18 National Cemetery in Gwangju. At the cemetery grounds there is a GREAT museum that explains the 5.18 massacre in detail as well as houses some heart wrenching objects, video and radio broadcasts. Gyeongju – I won’t get into this here because you will most certainly go and everything you see will be amazing. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to resources that our there for you while you’re here in South Korea, but hopefully knowing about these right off the bat will help you settle in quickly and start thinking about things you want to do while you’re here. Embrace Korea, enjoy your time here and explore, I most certainly did.

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Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

The 42th Andong Mask Dance Festival @ Andong / 9.27~10.6 Maksim Mrvica Pianist Korea Tour @ Keimyung Art Center

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This is an overview of our September events. For more information about events on our calendar, check out the next two pages or email us: events@daegucompass.com. If you have events you want to add for the October issue, please email us by September 15th. Thanks!

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September 2013 Event Calendar The National Ballet Company “Don Quixote” Time: 9.4 20:00 / Ticket price: R:30,000w / S:20,000w / A:10,000w Place: DaeguOperaHouse Ticket information:053-666-6000 www.daeguoperahouse.org

Daegu Life Goods & Housing Fair Time: 9.5~9.8 / Place: EXCO Information:02-3397-0953 http://goodsfair.cafe24.com

2013 Daegu Fashion Fair

Time: 9.5~9.7 / Place: EXCO /KRIFI Information:053-721-7433 http://fashiondaegu.com

Sharing Life Festival

Time: 9.7 / Place: Gukchae Memorial Park Information:053-422-1227

SookMyung Gayageum Orchestra “For you” Time: 9.7 19:00 / Ticket price: 20,000w Place: Bongsan Art Center Ticket information:053-661-3081 http://www.bongsanart.org

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September 2013 Event Calendar Jordi Savall Viola Da Gamba Recatal

Time: 9.14 19:00 / Ticket price: Vip:70,000w / R:50,000w / S:30,000 Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket information:053-668-1800 / www.ssartpia.kr

The 2013 Mungyeong OMIJA Festival Time: 9.20~9.22 / Place: Mungyeong Information:054-554-7555 / http://www.5mija.kr

2013 Suseong Festival

Time: 9.27~9.29 / Place: Suseong Lake Information:053-668-1518 / http://ssfestival.kr

The 42th Andong Mask Dance Festival Time: 9.27~10.6 / Place: Andong Information:054-841-6397 / www.maskdance.com

Maksim Mrvica Pianist Korea Tour

Time: 9.28 19:00 Ticket price: VIP:120,000w / R:100,000w / S:80,000w / A:60,000w Place: Keimyung Art Center Ticket information:1599-1980 / www.kmuartcenter.kr

Kusama Yayoi “A dream I dreamed”

Time: 7.16~11.3 Ticket price:1,000w / Place: Daegu Art Museum Ticket information:053-790-3000 / www.daeguartmuseum.org

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How to Get there bring the Compass with you and show the taxi driver your destination

Daegu Opera House 115-5 Chilsung2-ga, Buk-gu, Daegu 053)666-6000

Suseong Artpia 1137-3 Jisan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu 053)666-3300

Donggu Art and Sports Center 1084 Hyomok1-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu 053)951-3300

Keimyung Art Center 1000-2 Sindang-gong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)580-6600

Dalseogu Advanced Culture Center 150 , Gangil, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)667-3081

Daegu Citizen Center 256 Tae pyung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)252-6401

Daegu Cultural Center for Students 230-6 Yongsan-dong,Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)550-7114

Daeduk Cultural Center 275 Apsan Circular way, Nam-gu, Daegu 053)622-0703

Arts Theater CT Jeil Bld. B1, 109-2 Namil-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)256-0369

Bongsan Cultural Center 133 Bongsan Culture Street, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)661-3081

Harmonia Art Hall 133 Bongsan Culture Street, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)254-7241

Chunma Arts Center 214-1 Dae-dong, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, Daegu 053)810-1525

This is a guide to all the art centers in Daegu. Various art centers play a range of art performances: from musicals, non-verbal performances, operas, and classical plays. Check out our event calendar on p58 for some of the events playing this month.

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Kyungdae Buk Moon

경대북문

Try your Korean. Say to taxi driver, or point to this and show him. Maya 마야

Kyungpook University is famous for two great Indian restaurants, Indobangrangi and Maya. Also, live music nights at Sugar Joe’s. Kyungpook’s one and only expat bar.

(Samosa!)

Seattle’s Best

Davinci

Indo Bangrangi 3F 인도방랑기 (Great curry!)

North Gate

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EXCO, INTERBURGO, COSTCO MAP

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EXCO 엑스코

Costco 코스트코

Jeonjagwan Electronics Market 전자관

Interburgo Hotel 인터불고 엑스코

Take a subway to Keungogae Station and show a taxi driver this map 유통단지 and then point to where you want to go.

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Daegu Bank Station 대구은행역

Beomeo Station 범어역

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Shanghai Grill (American style Chinese food)

Daegu Grand Hotel 대구 그랜드 호텔 Women’s Medipark 여성메디파크 병원

IN Dental Clinic

Beomeo Intersection zoomed in 범어네거리

Hyosung Hospital 효성병원

Suseong-gu boasts some of Daegu’s best resaurants. Deurangil is known for lavish restaurants. A great place to take a date or celebrate a birthday. After eating, many people enjoy spending time around Suseong Lake.

to Beomeo Station 범어역 Spa Yan (Massage)

Noodle Bowl

eolin-ihoegwan samgeoli 어린이회관 삼거리

Invino Italian

Hwanggeum Intersection 황금네거리

Cocorico Waxing Salon

Bocaccio Brau Deurangil Food District 들안길

Napoli Italian

Ganga Indian

Arianna Hotel

Ha Long Bay Vietnamese

COHEART Hair Salon

Dusan Intersection 두산오거리

La Bella Cucina Italian

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SuseongLake Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine (Italian)

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New York, New York (Western Steak)

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Suseong Lake area is one of the classiest places in Daegu. A perfect date area. After taking your sweetheart out to a nice meal, I’d recommend Napoli, Ganga, La Bella Cucina or New York New York, take a stroll around Suseong Lake until you come upon the famous ‘duck boats’ and paddle your way into each other’s hearts. Next, swing by the minature golf course and Suseong Land. Thanks to the photogs who took the great pics you see here. Aygul Sarvarova, Jeremy Taylor and Chanel Barlow. Photos by Aygul Sarvarova, Chanel Barlow and Jeremy Taylor

Suseong Lake area offers a change of pace to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Suseong Lake also boasts an amusement park (Suseong Land) reminiscent of those carnivals you went to with your parents at the local fair ground. There’s something to be said when you are on the back of the seahorse with a safety bar that barely locks you in place as you float for a few brief seconds in mid-air before being plunged back down in your seat. Thrilling, exhilarating are just a few choice words to descrribe the experience.

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Bargaining tip : Ask for a discount in Korean, “Gga Gga Ju Say Yo.”

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Written by Brian M. Van Hise and Hyerin

How to Order Food

An easy step-by-step guide on how to get food delivered right to your door.

Mastering food delivery by phone in Korea is not difficult. Think of all those dozens of restaurants that are just a stone's throw from your apartment. Get past the nervousness of ordering once or twice and you will see an entirely new world of dining possibilities open up before you. Step 1

Step 2 (Your Gu)

Step 3 (Your Dong)

XX구

XX동

여기 (Yogi)

수성구

상동

서구

중동

달서구

월성동

동구, etc...

두류동, etc...

Step 6 (name your food)

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Street number + Building name + Apt Number

-인데요 (in-dae-yo)

Step 7 (quantity)

Step 8 (drinks)

Beverage

Food

Quantity

불고기 (bulgogi)

하나랑 (1) hana rang

콜라 (cola)

김치찌개 or 된장찌개 (kimchi or bean soup)

두개 (2) do gay

사이다 (cider)

세개 (3) say gay

맥주 (beer)

네개 (4) nay gay

오렌지주스 (O.J.)

김밥 (kimbap) 떡볶이 (tteokpokki)

다섯개 (5) daseot gay

만두 (mandu)

여섯개 (6) yeoseot gay

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가져다 주세요. (ga-joe-da ju-se-yo)

돈까스 (tonkkatsu)

This is a sample conversation you might have when you order food. Try it out to get your favorite dish delivered right to your home. How convenient!

Restaurant You

여보세요

( Yeobo say yo)

You

자장면 하나랑 볶음밥 하나 가져다 주세요.

You

그런데 얼마죠?

여기 수성구 황금동 롯데캐슬 105 동 402호 인데요.

(Yogi [insert your Gu, Dong, and street address here] in-dae-yo) (My address is SuSeongGu, Hwanggeum-dong, Lotte Castle, Building 105, Apt. #402)

Restaurant

(JaJangMyun hana-rang pokkeum bab hana ga-joe-da ju-se-yo) (One JaJangMyun and one fried rice, please.)

(keuh-lun-dae ul-ma-joe? “How much is it?”) 네.

(nay “all right/goodbye”)

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Downtown Map Nightlife Directions taxi - “she nay ga ju say yo. sam duk so bang seo.” Shopping and Cinemas taxi - “she nay ga ju say yo. lotte young plajja CGB” (remember there is no true ‘V’ sound in Korean)

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New York Dental Clinc

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Kingston Hair Shop

Bulzip Samgyeopsal

Gold Label Urban

Berkeley

Go Go Party

Bunny's VIN Old Skool

Thursday Party I

3F Club That 4F Horus Garage

Teum

Leo Chow’s Chinese Food

B1 Who’s Bob 3F MF Bar Pan Asia 2F

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Go Go Vinyl VIN

Mies Container

Seoga n’ Cook

Samduk pa chu seo

JJ’s Bar and Grill 3F

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Samduk so bang seo 10 o’clock (Japanese) Caliente (new bar)

Club Pasha What? Samgyeopsal

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Blue Ketchup

Cafe Francesco Club Frog

Shovel Samgyeopsal

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Club EGG Bus

Hooka Bar (꽃)

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DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT

GUIDE Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

The Daegu Compass and it’s volunteers have come up with this comprehensive guide to the bring you the best places to enjoy the night in beautiful downtown Daegu. Won’t break the bank Who cares, hav’n funz Millionaire Club

Bennigan’s

053.424.8200 Everyday 11:30am – 10:30pm Western American Food

Berkeley

053.421.8577 Everyday 11am-2am Pasta and Coffee

Bulzip

053.257.2220 Everyday 11:30am – 10:30pm Samgyeopsal - thick slices of pork belly

Caliente

053.426.2268 Everyday 11am – 4am Mexican & Bar

Club That

010.8247.3939 Everyday 6pm – 4am Burgers, Mojitos, Wine

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GUIDE Havana

053-257-9007 12:00pm-11:00pm Pasta, Salads, Coffee

Hyundai Food Court Food Court B1 Open 10:30~ Close 21:00 Restaurants F8 Open 10:30~ Close 22:00 Food Court

KoKoChon

(꼬꼬촌) Double cheese and ramen! Everyday 11am – 9pm Fried chicken and rice

Lazy Diner

Interesting interior Everyday 11am – 10pm Burgers and Breakfast

Little Italia

Chef studied in Italy. Everyday 11am – 10pm Pasta and Wine

Mies Container

Electronic music and Bacon Pizza Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad

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GUIDE Mies Factory

One of the busiest restaurants downtown. Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad

Pan Asia

South East Asian Cuisine Comes to Daegu Everyday 12pm – 11pm Pad Thai, and other South East Asian Food

Samcho

(Shovel Samgyeopsal)

053.252.1266 Everyday 3pm – 3am Samgyeopsal - thick slices of pork belly

Seoga & Cook

053.254.9989 Everyday 11:00am – 11pm Korean Western Fusion

Seorae

053.255.8970 Everyday 4pm– 4am Galmaegisal - Korean BBQ

TGIF

053.256.9707 Everyday 11am~11pm (order 10pm) Western Food

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DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT

GUIDE Traveler’s Bar & Grill 010.4591.4869 Weekdays 5pm–CL Weekends 12pm-CL Burgers, Hot Wings, Beer

Camapkaha

Everyday 11am – 9pm Uzbekistan & Russian Food

What!

Different flavored Samgyeopsal. Everyday 11am – 1am Samgyeopsal - Korean BBQ

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Bars & Clubs

Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Daegu thrives at night. Downtown is loaded with bars and clubs to meet everyone’s drinking and partying needs. Challenge yourself and try out places you’ve never been. Won’t break the bank Who cares, hav’n funz Millionaire Club

AU Lounge

Upscale and good for large groups. Everyday 6pm – 4am Bottle service, trendy

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Billi Bow & Dart

Lots of Dart Machines and Pool Table Everyday 6pm – 4am Western food, on 2FL of Lotte Cinema

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Blue Ketchup

053.286.1000 Everyday 6pm - 3am Fri, Sat 6pm - 5am Korean fusion food

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Bus Bar

Theme bar, fun atmosphere. Everyday 6pm – 4am Korean fusion food

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Bunny’s Bar

010-7417-6288 - English 010-4434-1207 - Korean Sun - Thu = 8pm-2pm Fri - Sat = 7pm-4pm Take-out Bag Drinks available / Sit in

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Communes

Longest running bar in Daegu. A must go to. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer, Trivia Night, Sports

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DOWNTOWN

Bars & Clubs

Flower Bar

Apple is the best! Everyday 6pm – 4am Wine and Hooka Bar

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Club Frog

4am~headed to Frog? Everyday 9pm – 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Party

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Gold Label

Good for large groups who drink. Everyday 6pm – 3am Top 40 hits / Good Beer

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Go Go Party

Everyone’s favorite bag drink! Everyday 7pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Club EGG

Upscale club, 17,000w cover. Everyday 9pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Club JEEEP

010.7527.4879 Everyday 8pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Makgeoli

You should experience it once. Everyday 6pm - 3am Traditional Korean Tavern

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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MF Bar

My Favorite bar ~ owners are cool! Everyday 7pm - 4am Darts / Music Requests / Cheap Booze

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Old Skool

Ghetto blaster! Everyday 7pm - 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Pool

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Club Pasha

3 : 1 Women to men ratio, always. Everyday 9pm - 4am Large Club / Banging House Music

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Teum Lounge

Classy lounge with a sexy, futuristic atmosphere. Everyday 7pm – 3am Electronic Music

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Thursday Party I

The best of the best go here. Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Darts, Danc’n

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Thursday Party II

053.252.1266 Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Shuffle Puck, Darts

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Urban Club & Lounge Live Music on the weekends. Everyday 7pm – 4am Live Music, Darts, Hip-hop

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Who’s Bob

The Bob. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer Pong, Dart Machine, Pool

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Compass

Connoisseur Check out these other great eats around town.

Indian

Suseong-gu

Ganga - http://www.ganga.co.kr

A cuisine worthy of Shiva. This upscale Indian restaurant has great curries. There naan is quite exquisite as well. You can even order samosas! Wash it down with a nice mango lassi and you have yourself an aroma massage for your stomach! Check out the Suseong-gu Compass map on p65 for directions.

Italian

Lunch : 11:30am ~ 3:00pm Last Order 2:30pm Dinner: 17:30 ~ 22:00 Last Order 21:30 Weekend Hours: 11:30 ~ 22:00 / 053.768.3610

Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine Owner Giovanni Kim has lived and trained in Italy for 14 years. Mr. Kim can speak several languages including English and Italian. Trained as an Italian Chef. The menu is traditional Tuscan style cuisine; however special requests are available with 24 hour notice. Check out the Suseong-gu Lake Compass map on p66 for directions. Monday – Sunday: 11:30AM – 12:30AM Kitchen Closes: 11:30PM

Indian

Kyungpook Uni. area

Indo Bang Rangi

- 3F Restaurant

Sanjay welcomes you! Renovated and redesigned last year, this Indian restaurant is famous for it’s curries. The chef is from India and speaks English very well. Plus, he’s super friendly and will answer all your existential Indian food questions. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor right across from Kyungdae Buk Moon (north gate). Check the Kyungdae Compass map on p64 for directions. 11am - 10pm everyday (except major holidays)

Nepalese/Indian

Maya

- 2F Restaurant

A wood-fired tandoor oven seeps into your senses as you enter the door to this fantastic Indian/Nepali restaurant. Relatively new to Daegu, about 2 years old now, this restaurant is a great escape from the retro-urban decor that most Daegu restaurants display. A cozy interior with exotic tapestries of the far east adorning the walls. Reasonable prices and great Thali sets round out this establishment. Check the Kyungdae Compass map on p64 for directions. 11:00am to 11:00pm everyday (closed Mondays)

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HOTEL GUIDE Downtown Area Hotels Near the nightlife

Welcome to the Daegu Compass hotel information guide. We will also be adding a guide about motels soon. Daegu is very spread out, and not all the hotels will be convenient for you. We hope our hotel guide will help you with making your decision on where to rest your weary bones for the night.

Novotel Daegu City Center Add : 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 611번지 Tel : 053- 664-1111 Website : http://www.novoteldaegu.com Email : rsvn@novoteldaegu.com Roomrates start at 472,600+ won(10% vaT will be added)

Fantastic all you can eat buffet!

Eldis Regent Hotel Add : 대구광역시 중구 동산동 360번지 Tel : 053-253-7711 Website : http://www.eldishotel.com/ Email : eldishotel@hanmail.net Room rates start at 100,000won

Close to Hyundai and Dongha Shopping

Nam Gu Area Hotels Near Camp Walker

Hotel the Palace Add : 대구광역시 남구 봉덕3동 688-1번지 Tel : 053-471-9911 Website : http://www.hotelthepalace.co.kr/ Email : no - online reservation system Room rates start at 99,000won

Near Camp Walker Clean and Friendly

Prince Hotel Add : 대구광역시 남구 대명2동 1824-2번지 Tel : 053-628-1001 Website : http://www.princehotel.co.kr/ Email : prince@princehotel.co.kr Room rates start at 105,000won

Western and Korean rooms available

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HOTEL GUIDE Suseong Gu Area Hotels 10 min from Dongdaegu station

Daegu Grand Hotel Add : 대구광역시 수성구 범어1동 563-1번지 Tel : 053-742-0001 Website : http://www.taegugrand.co.kr Email : concierge@daegugrand.co.kr Room rates start at 240,000won

One of the top hotels in Daegu

Hotel Inter-burgo Add : 대구 수성구 만촌동 300번지 Tel : 053-6027-171, 173 Website : http://hotel.inter-burgo.com Email : feel20c@inter-burgo.com Room rates start at 330,000won

Daegu Casino is open!

Hotel Ariana Add : 대구광역시 수성구 두산동 200-1번지 Tel : 053-765-7776 Website : http://www.ariana.co.kr Email : arianahotel@nate.com Room rates start at 110,000won

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Pairing Gruyere cheese cake or Classic gateau cake or New York cheese cake

Coupon for 1+1 coffee or cake will be offered to a customer who purchases drinks.

Americano = 7,000won

(2000 coupons)

A mug with TWOSOME's logo will be given during the event period with more than 12,000-won purchase.(for the first 500 people)

A cup of Americano (regular size) will be offered for free with the purchase of the brunch menu.

Deulan-gil

Dusan Intersection

Jisan, Beomul Police Offcie

Air Park Suseong Lake

A TWOSOME PLACE - Suseong branch 814, Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu

TEL 053.767.2337

Padong Intersection

Suseong Hawaii Hotel Suseong

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This is a great issue with articles about North Korea and KoreaBurn

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