Thursday, January 18, 2018

AIRBNB: beginner’s tips to smart traveling – Daegu, South Korea

If you are looking for a cozy and special trip to a new place, try using Airbnb to find your accommodations! There is no difference when you plan to travel to Daegu! Airbnb offers more than 300 home located in Daegu. Here are some our beginner’s tips!



AIRBNB Tips
1. Drag around Map
When you search for “Daegu”, it displays a list of homes on the left and a map on the right. If you drag around the map, you can find homes in that area, which can be more convenient than looking up an area on search box.


2. Use Filter
Like many other sites, Airbnb provides many filters to ease your search! Set price range, type of homes you prefer, etc!

3. Review & Refund Policy
Reviews are always helpful in choosing a right place to stay. Check the number of reviews, how the reviews are! Also, there are 3 levels of return policy at this platform: Flexible, Moderate and Strict. Flexible cancellation policies let you get full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before check-in.


AIRBNB in Daegu
1. Near Dongdaegu Station
─ Price: Mostly around $28 - 36
─ Attractions: Shinsegae Department Store, Alive Aquarium, Kim GwangSeok Street, Bongsan Art Street, Dongseongro, Yangnyeongsi

Splendid Nightscape at Daegu $36


2. Near Downtown
─ Price: Mostly around $38 - 47
─ Attractions: Dongseongro, Dongseongro Café Street, Bukseongro Tool Street, Hangchon Cultural Center, Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Museum, Gyodong, Daegu Department Store, Hyundai Department Store, Lotte Department Store, Kim GwangSeok Street

FLOATE HOUSE $42/night

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

[Korean Wave] World Delicacies You Can Enjoy in Korea │America

[Korean Wave] World Delicacies You Can Enjoy in Korea │America

Korean wave started with K-pop and K-dramas and now it has expanded to K-culture! For those of you who are traveling to experience Korea, trying local international foods can give a great insight into its culture! 

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AMERICAN
Jackson Burger 잭슨버거


Jackson Burger is well-known to locals living in the area. Its cafe-like interior and comfy seats are what people love about the place. Of course, the food is what they are most known for. Jackson Burger provides two sizes of petty: 120g and 200g. This place also offers draft and bottle beers.

─  Hours: 11:00 – 24:00 (22:00 on Sundays)
─  Address: 24, Joam-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 조암로 24
─  Attractions Nearby: CGV Wolseong, Lotte Department Store Sangin



Oily Burger 오일리버거


This cute little store offers its famous Oily Burger and Double Cheese Burger. Its menu also includes Tropical Burger that has pineapple toppings and Avocado Burgers. Coke, milkshake and draft beer are available for drink.

─  Hours: 12:00 – 21:00
─  Address: 23-1, Gukchaebosang-ro 125-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 국채보상로125 23-1
─  Instagram: Click here
─  Attractions Nearby: Dongseongro, Gyodong, Bukseongro


MEXICAN
VASCO 바스코
  

Vasco is located on the Dongseongro Café street. It’s a great place to go when you crave for good Mexican food. A little surprise on the menu is Galbi Taco and Kimchi Carnitas Quesadilla! Have they sparked your curiosity? ;)

─  Hours: 11:30 – 21:30 *Break time: 15:00 – 17:00 closed on Mondays
─  Address: 53, Gongpyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 공평로 53
─  Attractions Nearby: Dongseongro Cafe Street, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park


Black Taco & Grill 블랙타코앤그릴


Moving on to another great Mexican food place is Black Taco & Grill near Gukchaebosang Memorial Park. Besides its great food, It is very famous for its fancy vibe and bar. If you hit the place during its Happy Hour (Mon – Fri 11:30 – 15:30 except holidays), you can get 20% off for Taco, Burrito and draft beer.

─  Hours: 11:00 – 24:00(2:00 on weekends)
*close on Mondays, break from 15:00 16:00
─  Address: 5, Gongpyeong-ro 8-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 공평로8 5
─  Attractions Nearby: Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, Dongseonro

Monday, January 15, 2018

PLAN YOUR SEOLLAL HOLIDAY| KTX, train ticket booking starts on Jan 16 in 2018


Seollal, One of the biggest Korean holidays is coming! During Seollal(lunar new year’s day), Koreans scattered throughout the peninsula travel to gather in one place to have quality time with family. Because of that, it is VERY difficult to find a train or bus ticket during this holiday season. For those who don’t plan for family gathering, it is a perfect time to travel around Korea, especially Daegu!
The booking for Seollal tickets(Feb 14 – 18) starts on Jan 16. *booking for trains bound to other areas may vary.






CHECKLIST
✔You need to have KORAIL membership. Make sure you sign up in advance.
✔Up to 12 tickets can be purchased.
✔Up to 6 tickets can be paid at each transaction.
✔No discount applicable

 

BOOKING SCHEDULE
First, they release tickets on January 17 for a limited time and on a selected platform. In order to book for this time, you need to get prepared to have your Internet ready or wait ahead at the station. Total, 203 train stations around Korea have Seollal tickets ready!
*Small stations may not sell Seollal ticket on Jan 17.
*Let's Korail website is available in Korean only.
Then, on the next day from 4pm, the usual platforms—app, website and stations(including machines)—are available for booking.
 


REFUND POLICY
Until Jan 21: Free(online), 400won(Station)
Jan 22 – 2 days before departure: 400won
– 3 hours before: 5%
– before departure: 10%
– 20 min after departure: 15%
– 60 min after departure: 40%
– before arrival: 70%
*Refund possible only at station after departure