It’s about time I talk a bit about Seoul, and post a few pics. Where to start? I’ve hit a few major areas now and taken loads of snaps.
I’ll start with the area in which I’m living – Hongdae. It’s right near a couple of universities, so it’s very arty, studenty and social. There are a heap of very creative cool buildings, hip or funny cafes, bars and restaurants, bohemian and funky boutiques, and just lots and lots of young people. A little like Harajuku but without the alternative bent…you DON’T see anyone dressed much out of the ordinary here. I wore an orange skirt with a pink vinyl biker jacket and magenta/purple tights and scarf…and people took photos of ME!
Here are some pics for you (click on any to see it bigger):
Then there’s the establishments with funny names, ahem… (Fuckfake???!!)
And the novelty cafes such as Hello Kitty…
….and the Charlie Brown Cafe
I got a few pressies at this great little novelty store Artbox, that sells things in pretty colours, again with a hello kitty etc bent..
And how about some of the thought provoking and/or amusing graffiti?
There’s sooo much more to show you about Hongdae, but that’s enough for now. I highly recommend coming here if you visit Seoul, and even staying in the area itself.
* Creative buildings in Hongdae & Seoul
* An olde worlde Versailles/dolly kei type tea place in Hongdae
* The malls of Myeong-Dong
* Outfit pics and new purchases!
* Fab boutique accommodation in Hongdae
* Gig write-ups & pics (there’s a punk gig tonight, & a paddy punk & folk festival the next 2 nights, both in Hongdae)