Seoul: Hongdae

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Had the best experience at the Dog and Cat Cafe in Hongdae! ❤ (Bau house- 394-44 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. (Je-il Building, rear entrance, 1st floor). Probably the most student friendly district in Seoul, considering that Hongkik University is a stroll away. I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived at Hongdae which was a couple of minutes away by train. (thankfully) Wasn’t expecting much since it was indeed a “university” district, i mean what could there possibly be in an area filled with students. How wrong was I? The place is bustling with energy, close to exploding with the amount of people wandering around. Not in anyway uncomfortable, it added to the whole atmosphere of Hongdae. The night life which was the best thing about Seoul hands down really elevated my experience in Korea. The bars were so different from anything in Singapore and considering the fact that you could walk aimlessly down the streets added to the easiness of traveling in Seoul. Every part bar in Hongdae had a different concept, some were hawaiian themed, some based on an eccentric rock band. But we finally settled on a tiny bar named after Lucky Strike. Drinks were cheap, considering that the bartender told me that a beer costing $5 was labelled as pricy?! Which is a miracle here in Singapore. The whole bar was covered in lucky strike posters and many signed dollar bills by happy customers.

One of the main intentions of loitering around Seoul alone i.e Joy and I, was to make some Korean friends. But I think the slogan of “the tourist police, your first friend in Seoul” kinda stuck around till we coincidentally met a friend from Singapore. We went out for drinks but couldn’t resist the temptation to CLUB. The one thing u have to do when u come to Seoul is to party! We went to Club MAMA- pretty sleazy but a heck of a lot fun and followed by Club Cocoon! The night ended when the sun rose.. a serious state of shock went I left the building felt like I attended a mass party but it was considered the norm in Seoul!? Wanna party now after typing this…





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