20th Jul 2012 - A South Korean Summer...
Last night out in Daegu
So this Friday night will probably be our last night out downtown. Next weekend is Jisan rock festival and after this most of our friends are off on their holidays so this was the last time we would be out as a group.
Downtown Daegu is another world once the sun has set. It’s hard to describe the scene but I will try! It is like a feast for every sense – neon lights and flashing lights everywhere, loud music pumping out from every shop, bar, club and even cars, the smells of garlic and meat sizzling away on the bbqs and the crowded streets where you can’t help but brush past hundreds of people! It is quite a scene! We have become quite used to this and will probably miss it when we have gone; certainly a night out in Plymouth will seem very peaceful in comparison! I have taken some pictures to try and show the essence of downtown but they don’t really do it justice it is a mad, busy, luminous mass of streets with 6 stories of colourful bars and Noraebangs at every corner!
We went to the usual bars where the majority of foreigners congregate MF bar, Thursday Party bar, Traveler’s bar etc and had quite a fun night. Everyone has different plans for the summer and is excited about having a break after the last 6 months of endless work so it was a fun atmosphere. There are some decent photos although excuse the shiny faces it is really hot and humid so that doesn’t work well with makeup and dancing around!
We ended the night outside Go-Go which is a little bar that sells cocktails in a plastic bag that you hang around your neck – very convenient if your dancing or walking around – I am so going to try and introduce these back home I think they will be a massive hit! The bar was also giving out free sparklers and fireworks which was very random but quite fun – although giving fireworks to young and drunk foreigners maybe not the best idea, some bright spark (no pun intended) threw his firework onto the roof of a nearby building, at this point we decided to leave them to it and hit a club before going home, maybe I am getting old but throwing fireworks around isn’t my idea of a good time!! Oh well it was a fun night overall and we even felt a bit sad thinking we won’t be having this experience of the bars and streets in Daegu at night time again. Koreans certainly know how to entertain themselves and there are endless cafes, bars, restaurants and singing rooms all open 24 hours a day pretty much, this seems to be quite the norm in Asia I wonder why it doesn’t catch on in Europe as much.