Mike's Daegu Page
"An often passed-over city"
We initially heard about Daegu from a young man who had spent several years of his life teaching English at a university there. When Ciara and I were considering teaching English in Korea, we just assumed that we would go to Seoul, because it was the capital city and the only city whose name we had ever heard. This man convinced us to consider Daegu, and we are very glad that we did.
Daegu is South Korea's third-largest city, and is nestled in a basin surrounding by green mountains. Although this city is bigger than Toronto, it doesn't feel like a sprawling metropolis. Indeed, one of the remarkable characteristics of this city is its homogeneity. The whole city seems to be composed of semi-downtown neighbourhoods. There are no skyscrapers to speak of, and the downtown core is really just six square blocks of clothing stores.
This is not to say that the city is uninteresting or repetitive. Daegu holds many secrets for those willing to search, and those who are open to trying new things.
"Christmas in Daegu"
Here is a typical Christmas decoration as seen in the streets of Daegu. So scary...