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Thursday, March 27, 2014

[Cafe/Press Article] Lou Hol; the delightful coffee shop in Daegu

If you fancy expanding your horizons then why not jump on a subway and head to a different area of Daegu. Located a short walk away from Wolchon station is the delightful coffee shop LouHol.



Calling this place a coffee shop is an understatement. It not only makes delicious coffee but also serves tempting and unique food such as authentic home made pizza served by the slice, American candy such as Reece’s, 3 Musketeer bars and even delicious cookies and cakes.



The coffee shop was create mainly to serve it’s customers a good cup of Joe but over the years has quickly grown into an exciting hub of education and entertainment.

The array of English games will keep people busy for hours. If board games aren’t your thing there is always the pool table and array of English books for you to curl up with in a corner.

The coffee shop also functions as a place for Korean kids to take English influenced classes such as Art, Games days and story writing so if you know of any kids that would love to spend a few fun filled hours learning while they play then this is the place for them.





If you want to brush up on your board games or just indulge in your favourite candies then head over to LouHol where the friendly staff with make you feel more than welcome.



How to get there:
Leave Wolchon Subway station from exit 4. Walk straight and turn right at the first junction. Keep walking straight until you see a fork in the road with a Paris Baguette at it’s centre. Take the road to the left and follow it. You will walk past a grocery store on your left but keep walking until you see a row of stores and restaurants. LouHol is located on the 2nd floor.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursday 10:00 – 22:00
Wednesday & Friday 10:00 – 19:00



Contact:
637-5527 / 070-8654-5527


Address:
910-2 Sangin 1(il)-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu





Monday, March 24, 2014

[Notice] 2014 Foreign SNS Supporters Recruitment

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[Foreign SNS Supporters Recruitment]
Daegu metropolitan city government is inviting foreign SNS supporters who will help run Daegu social media international channel(blog and facebook of 'Touch Daegu') and promote it.
We want people to work with passion and interests in online social activity.
Apply now and make 'Touch Daegu' together!
 
-Applying PeriodMarch 24(Mon), 2014 - April 2(Wed), 2014

-How to Apply: Fill out the attached application form and e-mail us to (globaldaegu@gmail.com)
                       : Save the name of your application file as 'foreignsupporters_yourname.doc'

-Working Period: Appointed date~ April 30, 2015

★Download the application forms here: http://bit.ly/1hcUgIF
★Download the applicant's written oath here: http://bit.ly/1hAjtR0

-Requirements
    -Foreigners who are currently living in Daegu
    -Those who are Actively using social media including facebook
    -Those who have mobile devices available for real-time communication

-The Volume of Recruitment: Total of 50 people

-Activities
   -Do online activity related to 'Touch Daegu' blog and facebook(e.g. Comments on the blog and facebook page, Sharing articles or statements, Inviting friends to the facebook page, Delivering the latest news about Daegu, etc.)
   -Participate in the main events hosted by Daegu government
   -Accomplish monthly mission which are updated on the private facebook group of 'Touch Daegu'

-Benefit 
    -Win commendation for excellent activities by the mayor of Daegu at the year-end event
    -Every online supporter will be issued a uniform
    -The most remarkable supporter will be rewarded per each quarter

Friday, March 21, 2014

[Announcement] 2014 Foreign Blog Press Announcement


Congratulations to all successful applicants and thank you everyone for your participation! We will contact to new foreign blog press individually by e-mail.

*Since Foreign Online Supporters is decided to extend the recruiting period, the announcement of recruiting online supporters will be postponed. I apologize that and ask that the applicants of online supporters bare with us for just a little longer. Thank you.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

[Restaurant/Press Article]Boccaccio Brau at Hotel Arianna in Daegu

The hats and gloves are finally being left at the back of the cupboard and spring is arriving which bring with it not only cherry blossoms but new Daegu arrivals. It’s the time of year when Daegu is lucky enough to greet many new foreigners to its city limits.
There are many great places to visit in Daegu but if you are looking for a special way to celebrate your arrival (or just the end of a long winter) why not head to a Daegu institution.


Boccaccio Brau at Hotel Arianna (호텔 아리아나)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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If you have been in Daegu for a while you may be familiar with this place or maybe you have heard people talk about it but aren’t too sure about the details.
Boccaccio Brau is a restaurant and brewery at the base of a hotel. On Saturday evenings a special evening is held. The evening starts with you paying a one off price. You are then entitled to drink and eat as much as your heart desires.




The food choices are vast from fresh crab and steaks to sushi, pizza and pad Thai. There is also a selection of desserts. The drinks provided include three types of draft beer (Stout, Honey Brown Ale and Weizen), Max, white wine or red wine and of course soft drinks. You get your glass at the start of the night and just keep filling it up until closing time. The servers are very friendly and will never question the amount of visits you make to refill.




As well as the wide range of food and bottomless drinks there is live entertainment.
A 6 piece band sings English classics as well as modern day hits and will have everyone up on the dance floor.



The benefit of this place is that it can cater for large groups and birthdays. Long tables can be booked before hand to make sure you can squeeze all your friends in.
During the week the Boccaccio Brau also functions as a restaurant and bar but Saturdays you can get this great deal and pay a one of price and it includes your drink.
The price for the night is 29,000 won for adults.

If you do have small children there is a play area and also a nanny cam showed on TV screen in the restaurant for you to see what those little critters are up to.
The Boccaccio does get busy so make sure you book ahead. The booking agent speaks quite good English and they are always very accommodating.

If you are looking for a place to meet up with your new friends and party the night away in style then this is the place for you.



Address:
27, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
대구광역시 수성구 동대구로 27 (두산동)

Telephone number:
+82-53-1330

Website:
 www.ariana.co.kr (Korean only)

Opening times:
Weekday Lunch (Mon - Fri)      Server Time 12:00 - 15:00    14,500won    Kids: 9,900won
Weekday Dinner (Mon - Thu)   Server Time 17:00 - 21:00    29,000won    Kids: 13,000won
Weekend Lunch (Sat, Sun, Holidays)   Server Time 12:00 - 16:00    26,000won    Kids: 13,000won
Weekend Dinner (Fri, Sat, Sun, Holidays)  Server Time 17:00 - 22:00  31,000won  Kids: 13,000won

How to get there:
Take the Green line to Beomeo subway station.
It is a 20 minute walk from here and a taxi will cost you around 4,000 won
Most taxi drivers will know where Hotel Arianna is.
If you do decide to walk Beomeo subway station from exit 3 and walk straight for about 20 minutes. You should walk past a Homeplus and it is another 10 minutes after that. It will be a large hotel on your right.
To get to the restaurant you will need to walk through the bakery located at the base of the hotel and go down the stairs.


Buses: 400,814, Seosung 1-1 (수성), 402








Monday, March 10, 2014

[Cafe/Press Article] Blue Oven Cafe




With Paris Baguettes and Tous Le Jours sprinkled every few blocks in Daegu. homemade treats are a rare find. One of the best brownies I’ve had has been in Blue Oven. Located in Daemyeongdong, off Apsan Cafe Street, Blue Oven is a sweet treasure to find. The robin’s egg blue exterior is easy to spot, and the interior is a perfect cozy spot to hang out with friends for an afternoon. From sugar cookies, to macaroons, this shop has a decent variety of decadent sweets to choose from.






Yun Hyejeong, the baker and owner of the 5-year-old shop, is self-taught. I was impressed with her rich brownie a la mode. The coconut cream cake is a customer favorite, that goes well with the always simple yet loved Americano. 






For today’s visit, I had the milk tea latte. Ask them for no sugar, as the drink is really sweet, and adding a slice of cake to it could be overwhelming.  The red velvet cupcake has an interesting minty frosting on it, not cream cheese, but it still gives it a good taste. Come to Blue Oven for lunch and have a taste of their paninis, sherbert, waffles and their variety of cakes and cookies.


[Blue Oven Cafe]
Tel: 053-624-0804 
Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
 Address: 870-5 Daemyeong 9-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu (대구 남구 대명9 870-5)






Monday, March 3, 2014

[Notice] 2014 Foreign Blog Press and Online Supporters Recruitment


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[Foreign Blog Press and Online Supporters Recruitment]
 
Daegu metropolitan city government is inviting foreign blog press and online supporters who will help run Daegu social media international channel(blog and facebook of 'Touch Daegu') and promote it.
We want people to work with passion and interests in online social activity.
Apply now and make 'Touch Daegu' together!
 
-Applying Period: March 3(Mon), 2014 - March 16(Sun), 2014
-How to Apply: Fill out the attached application form and e-mail us to (globaldaegu@gmail.com)
                       : Save the name of your application file as 'foreignpress_yourname.doc'
-Working Period: Appointed date~ April 30, 2015
-Announcement: 19th of March, 2014(Wed), the recruiting result will be notified individually and posted on our blog and facebook as well
★Download the application forms here: http://bit.ly/1hEUc7x
★Download the applicant's written oath here: http://bit.ly/1hAjtR0
 

-Requirement -Foreigners who are currently living in Daegu (Applicant's visa should be valid until April, 2015)
                     -Those who have one or more digital multimedia devices of their own (digital camera, digital camcorder, etc.).
                     -Those who currently runs their own blog and/or facebook
                     -Those who are able to go out to cover stories at least one day per month and to submit appropriate articles for 'Touch Daegu' on a weekly basis. 
-The Volume of Recruitment: 5 People
-Activities: Write more than 3 articles each month
Participate in appointment ceremony & workshop(once) and group reporting days(4 times)
-Benefit: Paid for writing submissions per each quarter
             Given a priority in invitation at the events held by Daegu government
             Win commendation for excellent activities by the mayor of Daegu at the year-end event
 
-Requirements -Foreigners who are currently living in Daegu
                         -Those who are Actively using social media including facebook
                         -Those who have mobile devices available for realtime communication
-The Volume of Recruitment: Total of 100 people (50 foreigners & 50 locals)
-Activities -Do online activity related to 'Touch Daegu' blog and facebook(e.g. Comments on the blog and facebook page, Sharing articles or statements, Inviting friends to the facebook page, Delivering the latest news about Daegu, etc.)
                -Participate in the main events hosted by Daegu government
                -Accomplish monthly mission which are updated on the private facebook group of 'Touch Daegu'
-Benefit -Win commendation for excellent activities by the mayor of Daegu at the year-end event
            -Every online supporter will be issued a uniform
            -The most remarkable supporter will be rewarded per each quarter