Seriously I wouldn’t work in Daegu ever again. It is a small minded town, and if you think they are xenophobic in Seoul or Pusan it is much worse here as it is in boon dock towns.
I have lived in Seoul and Geyonggido province. I have experienced tensions in the formerly mentioned but it is much worse here. In Seoul or Geyonggido I never had problems if I approached women in café’s restaurants or bus stops etc. Here in Daegu I have had women look at me in utter shock or they have walked away very quickly.
In Seoul or Geyonggi province I met more people, male and female Korean and non Korean very easily. In Daegu it has been quite the opposite. People here in Daegu congregate in clans. In Seoul or Geyonggido it has been the opposite.
In Daegu I am treated like a complete outsider when I am out on my own. In Seoul or Geyonggido it is the opposite. Seoul and Geyonggi-do is more liberal and nobody cares much about what other’s do.