Seoul Trip 2015: Day 3 ~ Around Hongdae [★]Sunday, June 07, 2015
After visiting You Are Here Cafe, we went around to explore the area around Hongdae. It's the place in Seoul pretty known to have a younger crowd because of the universities nearby. It's also the place to hang out if you like to go to bars and clubs. Nightlife is very energetic in the area.
We knew this day will mostly involve walking (as we have specific places in mind to visit) so it was heaven-sent that we came across this store selling sneakers for only ₩10,000!
Our feet were already hurting because we were wearing boots for the past days. We decided to buy the sneakers. Actually most of the locals wear one, as these kind of shoes are really comfortable. You'll know a person is a tourist if he/she has boots on. Haha!
I only had the GPS as guide so we just walked along the streets of Hongdae.
We walked up to the front of Hongik University! If only we could enter the campus, I would have loved to explore the area also.
|Hongik University is one of South Korea's top universities for fine arts students.|
|clips from Love Rain (left) and Gentleman's Dignity (right) shot at the Hongdae playground|
|another scene from Love Rain at the playground|
Hongdae Free Market
And then there's the Free Market event at the Hongdae playground, wherein students and street artists put their works on sale.
|There were lots of cute stuff on sale!|
"Eat Your Kimchi" Alleyway
We were actually searching for the famous "wall painting street" at Hongdae, but failed to find it. But we saw this nice alleyway instead!
I felt this area looked familiar. When we got home, my thoughts were confirmed as this is the same alleyway in one of Eat Your Kimchi's videos!
|screenshots from Love Rain at the Four Seasons House|
|our samgyeopsal meal! yey!|