Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: Best Time and Spot to See It

Set your alarm clock tonight. Later tonight beginning at 20:48, a lunar eclipse will appear in view. Tonight’s event is special in that three celestial phenomenon take place at the same time: A super, blue, blood moon! 



What is super, blue, blood moon?
First, we call a full moon a super moon when the moon is at its closest spot in its orbit with Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than usual. Second, a blue moon is the second full moon of the calendar month. It does not actually look blue! Third, the moon passes through Earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse. When it does, it appears to be reddish, which gives it a name blood moon.

The Best Time to See
At 20:48, lighter part of Earth’s shadow starts to touch the moon. By about 21:51, a total eclipse begin to happen and last until 23:8. The peak for total eclipse is at 22:29. Then, it slowly begin to move out of the shadow until 1:10 the next day.
Look out to your southeastern sky. You can observe the super blue blood moon with your naked eyes if there is no cloud.

The Best Spot to See
If you like to see tonight’s moon with a telescope, you can hit Daegu Science Museum. From 20:30 to 22:30, the place is open to public for the moon observation.

Image: Daegu Science Museum


Daegu Science Museum- Super Blue Blood Moon Observation
─Time: 19:30 – 20:30
─Location: Cheonjiin School 천지인 학당
─Price: Free


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Korea Winter Trip | February Events and Festivals in Daegu

It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2018 is coming to an end! Have you all had a great start of the new year? To continue the excitement, we are presenting 4 things in the upcoming month you might want to check out!

Eworld "Boys Over Flowers" Attraction World
Eworld is all about fantasy and February is no different. For this special month, attractions are run by staff who look as if they just came out of a romance cartoons! Moreover, there are mini events here and there for you to enjoy!



Best Insta Shot Couple vs. Solo
─ When? Feb 3
─ How?
Step1. Go to event booth (In front of Boomerang)
Step2. Get your mission
Step3. Take your best photo based on your mission
Step4. Upload on your Insta
Step5. Earn your gift at the boot

Flower Men vs. Flower Ladies
─ When? Feb 10
─ What?
100 men and women will look for their Valentines on Feb 10! If you would like to participate,  you need to apply in advance through Eworld’s facebook page(Your Korean skill needed!) If not, just enjoy what’s going to happened! The event will take place in front of Tambourine.

Family Folk Match
─ When? Feb 15 - 18
─ Where? Dynamic Plaza & Adventure Plaza
─ What?
Ddakji game and yutnori


Hillcrest Winter Festival
 Hillcrest Winter Festival goes on until the end of February. During this period, the entry to the park is free! Even the sledding rink that opens until the mid February is free of charge. Come out to this nature park, fish smelts and roast chestnuts!


─  Date: Now – Feb 18
─  Hours: 10:00 -18:00  on weekdays, 10:00 - 19:00 on weekends (Activities not available on Mondays)
─  Address: 1003, Gachang-ro, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달성군 가창면 가창로 1003
─  Website: http://hillcrest.co.kr/
─  Price:
Winter Festival(fishing smelts and roasting chestunuts): 10,500KRW when purchased on Coupang. On site purchase may be higher.
*Entry free until Feb 28
*Other activities available at the park can be paid on site.


2018 Daegu Wedding Expo
If you are planning for a wedding or interested in wedding industry, check out 2018 Daegu Wedding Expo! Wedding related companies from Daegu and Gyeongsangbukdo province are all at this one place for you to check out from make-up, dress, and photography to venues and honey moon! You will be able to directly consult with experts and book a service you need at Expo special prices.


─  Date: Feb 24 – 25
─  Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
─  Location: EXCO
─  Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
─  Website: http://www.excowedding.co.kr/
─  Price: TBA
*Free if you RSVP at the official website(Korean only)


New Exhibitions at Daegu Art Museum


From lines to landscape
─ Date: Now – May 7
─ Artist: Chun-Mo Nam
─ Work: More than 100 paintings, drawings, installations, videos, etc

Renegades in resistance and challenge
─ Date: Now – May 13
─ Artist: 22 artists
─ Work: Korean Avant Garde works from 1960s to 1980s, Korean performance art from 1967 - 2017

2018 Collection
─ Date: Now – Apr 29
─ Artist: 25 artists

─ Work: 50 paintings, sculptures, photography, installation, videos, etc.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Winter Trip in Korea | Ice Wall @Songhae Park in Daegu

What makes a winter trip special is a spectacular ice view like Songhae Park’s! Songhae Park is a very spacious park including areas surrounding Okyeonji Lake.
 
Near the North edge of the lake is located the infamous Ice Wall! This is obviously winter-only treat when you get yourself out of that warm comforter.



This stunning ice wall created on a mountain cliff is attracting thousands of tourists each day despite the frightening cold weather.


If you would like to make your visit, come to parking lot 3 or 4 and you will be able to access to the ice wall within a few minutes.


If you dare, challenge yourself to climb the Cloud Bridge 구름다리, which generally refers to a bridge that moves when you walk on it. This particular one does not move that much but the height underneath it makes it pretty scary!



On a side note, the park was named after this gentleman, a wildly famous TV personality, Songhae. His wife was from Okpo-ri, where the park is, and it became his second hometown since he could never re-visit his first which is in North Korea.

Sculpture of Songhae

There are more to this park, walk along the trail and you will find Baeksegyo(100-year-old Bridge, the bridge is brand-new tho!), which symbolizes the prosperity and longevity.
 
The trail along Okyeonji Lake
The Ice Wall far in the view across Okyeonji Lake
Baeksegyo Bridge


Come out to Songhae Park! It will be a nice refreshing trip from a urban life!

Address: 136, Okpo-ro, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
Address(KR): 대구 달성군 옥포면 옥포로 136

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hotel Azalea opens at Biseulsan Recreational Center Area! (New hotel in Daegu)

Image: Hotel Azalea

Biseulsan Mountain is one of the most famous mountains for tourists visiting Daegu. Its Azalea Festival, Daegyunsa Temple and a national monument are what visitors are eager to see! Conveniently, a new hostel, Hotel Azalea, opened recently and is available for booking for everyone!
This brand new hostel is a 3-floor building equipped with 78 rooms, Conference rooms, Cafeteria, Noraebang(karaoke), party halls.


Basic Information
─  Check-in: 15:00, Check-out: 11:00
─  Address: 10, Iryeonseonsa-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구시 달성군 유가면 일연선사길 10
─  Contact: 053-610-5700 (8:00 - 19:00)
─  Website(booking available): www.hotelazalea.or.kr *Korean only



Attractions Nearby
Daegyunsa Temple
Image: Eun-Ran Kim


Biseulsan Block Stream, Natural Monument No.435

Biseulsan Azalea Festival

Daegu Science Museum


Okpo Cherry Blossom Streets


Price
Double/Twin 80.000KRW (60,000KRW for teenagers)
Family Twin/Double Ondol/Ondol 100.000KRW (80,000KRW for teenagers)
Delux Double Ondol/ Delux Single Twin 110.000KRW (90,000KRW for teenagers)
Biseul Suite/ Ondol Suite/ Dalseong Suite 160.000KRW (130,000KRW for teenagers)

Double room (Image: Hotel Azalea)

Twin room (Image: Hotel Azalea)
Dalseong Suite (Image: Hotel Azalea)
Amenities

Cafeteria
Cafeteria
Noraebang(karaoke)

Refund Policy
-more than 3 days prior to booking date: refund 90%
-3 days prior to booking date: refund 30%
-2 days prior to booking date: refund 50%
-1 days prior to booking date: no refund


Special Offer
20% off
On weekdays (Sunday – Thursaday)
*except days before holidays
*except July to August


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

10 Indoor Things to do in Winter in Korea(Daegu)

Bitter cold weather is still ahead of us until the end of February. However, we can’t stop exploring! Here are 10 things you can do while staying warm inside. If you’d like to learn more, don’t forget to explore our channel. You can stay with us here on our blog or follow us on Daegu Travel facebook page(click)


#1 Visit Aquarium


Daegu Alive Aquarium
─ Location: Near Dongdaegu Station
─ Address: 24-17, Dongdaegu-ro 25-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 수성구 동대구로25 24-17


#2 Peaceful time at Museum


Daegu Textile Museum
─ Location: Near Daegu International Airport
─ Address: 227, Palgong-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 동구 팔공로 227


#3 Have fun Underground: Shop, eat, coffee and more!: :

Underground shopping area typically has many different famous Korean cosmetic shops.

─ Location: Duryu Station(Line2), Dongseongro Station(Line1), Banwoldang Station(Line 1 & 2)


#4 Shop at a Department Store


Hyundai Department Store 현대 백화점
─ Location: Connected to Banwoldang Station underground.
─ Address: 2077, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 달구벌대로 2077


#5 Make Your Friend B-day Cake

You can also decorate cupcakes at the shop

Micake Cake Decorating Studio내가 만든 미케잌
─ Location: Near Jungdangro Station Exit 2
─ Address: 406-5, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 중앙대로 406-5


#6 Steam yourself at Jjimjilbang


─ Coupon Pick-up Location: Main entrance

#7 Sing aloud at Noraebang aka karaoke

A bar street at Donseongro have a many Noraebang you can choose from.

─ Location: any busy or residential district has at least 1 Noraebang.


#8 Hit a Bowling Alley
  


Fun it Rock Bowling
─ Location: Dongseongro Station or Banwoldang Station
─ Address: 17, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 17 대암프라이빗


#9 Go to a Local Coffee Shop


Crescendo
─ Address: 24-17, Dongdaegu-ro 25-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 수성구 동대구로25 24-17



#10 Try a Vegetarian Dish


Loving Hut-Kyodae
─ Location: Near Kyodae(National Uni of Edu) Station Exit 4
─ Address: 217, Jungang-daero, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 남구 중앙대로 217


Monday, January 22, 2018

E-world Winter Break Festival: Sledding Competition, Fishing Smelts, Roasting Chestnuts and more!


One of Korea’s biggest amusement parks, Ewolrd, is hosting a winter festival! E-world Winter Break Festival continues until this weekend with a variety of events! As a lot of you already know, Starlight Festival is happening until the February. This week will be a great time to enjoy what E-world has to offer. f you are curious, please keep reading!
*All images by E-world otherwise indicated. 


─ Date: Now – January 28
─ Location: E-World
─ Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
─ Address(KR): 대구시 달서구 두류공원로 200
─ Admission(Adult): Entry 18,000KRW/ Free-pass 37,000KRW/Night Free-pass 21,000KRW


#1 Family Sledding Contest
A great opportunity to bond your family together! Join E-world’s family sledding contest! Or, just enjoy the speed sledding! This amusement park has the longest sledding tube lift in Daegu. Take a lift to the top and sled away!


─ Contest: Saturday and Sunday, 15:30 – 16:00
─ Sledding: 10:30 – 17:30 (18:00 on weekend)
─ Location: Cocomong Snow Village 코코몽눈빛마을
─ Price(Sledding): Adult 5,000KRW, Children 4,000KRW
*Free on one-day free pass or yearly pass


#2 King of King Attractions
When a minute hand reaches 12, challenges start at the most famous attractions at E-world. Take a challenge at Mega Swing, Camel Back, Tambourine and Boomerang! It will surely add more excitement!


─ Date: Friday – Sunday, 16:00 – 19:00
─ Location: Mega Swing, Camel Back, Tambourine, Boomerang


#3 Fishing Smelts!
The heart of winter is with us now. That means it’s time to fish some smelts! Try your best to fish as many as you can! You can also cook your delicious snack with the fish you just caught. Roasting chestnuts is also another favorite activity you can do here! 



─ Date: Everyday, 10:00 – 18:00
─ Location: Cocomong Snow Village 코코몽눈빛마을
─ Price: 3,000KRW


#4 E-world Food Battle
Whenever we are out having fun, good food is always the best company! Get a Food Battle Coupon at the main entrance of the park. And challenge yourself


Daegu Travel
─ Coupon Pick-up Location: Main entrance