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Korea Daejeon Dunsan

18 November 2022

The new part

Dunsan in Daejeon

I need to compare notes to the last time I was here, so let me do that quickly by hitting search on my website and clicking on Daejeon.
OK, last time I was here I wrote about missing the actual city centre until fairly late in my stay. I stayed in the west near the hot springs, and generally headed to the far east to the train station, missing the new part of the city in the middle.
This time I am staying in the new part of the city in the middle.
Last time when I visited the new part of the city in the middle it did not look as new as it does now, I suspect some of the new parts are now ever newer.

I am glad we got that out of the way.
I am confident I saw most of Gwangju, and I am now also confident that the new part of Daejeon is just generally more modern looking than Gwangju. More finance less arty. More mall less Korean Tiananmen Square massacre equivalent memorial.
Well that is my first impression of my second visit to Daejeon. I am good at talking in circles.

Today was the weakest day of pics.
Tomorrow is a hiking day, but I do not want to go to the national park on a Saturday, so now I must choose a secondary less busy option and leave the national park for Monday.

Korea-Daejeon-Dunsan - Here is a shiny new mall. I do not think it was here when I was last here. If it was I did not take a photo of it and I feel as though I would have. I

Here is a shiny new mall. I do not think it was here when I was last here. If it was I did not take a photo of it and I feel as though I would have. I certainly included some photos of surrounding streets last time.


Korea-Daejeon-Dunsan - The streets around my hotel are bright and colourful. But quiet as it is still early on a Friday. Korea is a very late country, street stalls often do

The streets around my hotel are bright and colourful. But quiet as it is still early on a Friday. Korea is a very late country, street stalls often do not start up until 9pm.


Korea-Daejeon-Dunsan - This is just your average Samsung store in Korea.

This is just your average Samsung store in Korea.


Korea-Daejeon-Dunsan - Another example of a modern looking street. The pedestrian crossings are a bit of a nightmare though.

Another example of a modern looking street. The pedestrian crossings are a bit of a nightmare though.


Korea-Daejeon-Dunsan - And for my dinner, I did not go straight to the Galleria basement, although I did walk through there and I am sure I will end up there at some point.

And for my dinner, I did not go straight to the Galleria basement, although I did walk through there and I am sure I will end up there at some point. Instead I went for some Korean / Hawaiian fusion with the bulgogi poke. Such healthy.


Korea-Daejeon-Dunsan - Final pic for this evening, I wandered away from the city centre and enjoyed the tree lighting with lasers that lined most streets.

Final pic for this evening, I wandered away from the city centre and enjoyed the tree lighting with lasers that lined most streets.


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