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A walk around Hongdae

A walk around Hongdae

As one of the famous tourist’s spots, Hongdae is always busy especially when the sun starts to set.

Without any specific destination, we started walking to explore Hongdae.

This building looks like from medieval era. It's somewhat a museum, gallery and restaurant all in one place.
This building looks like from medieval era. It’s somewhat a museum, gallery and restaurant all in one place.
Hongdae streets are lined up with Clothing shops, Restaurants and Bars.
Hongdae streets are lined up with Clothing shops, Restaurants and Bars.
Around the corner is the Honggik University =)
Around the corner is the Honggik University =)
We were really tired from walking around Hongdae when we passed by Hakata [하카타] and caught by the really realistic food display. We popped in (glad we did) and we were mesmerized with the Japenese-Korean fused dishes. A must-try! We even returned at this place thrice. Thats how really great the food was.
We were really tired from walking around Hongdae when we passed by Hakata [하카타] and caught by the really realistic food display. We popped in (glad we did) and we were mesmerized with the Japenese-Korean fused dishes. A must-try! We even returned at this place thrice. Thats how really great the food was.
The exciting Trick Eye Museum also resides along the busy Hongdae area.
The exciting Trick Eye Museum also resides along the busy Hongdae area.
Kdrama and Kpop stuffs are also available on the shopping districts of Hongdae. This store caught my attention because of Kim Soo Hyun's poster hanging outside =) [One of my fave korean actors].
Kdrama and Kpop stuffs are also available on the shopping districts of Hongdae. This store caught my attention because of Kim Soo Hyun’s poster hanging outside =) [One of my fave korean actors].
One of the stores selling Kpop items such as posters, photo cards, calendars, bag tags, towels, socks and more (all that you can imagine).
One of the stores selling Kpop items such as posters, photo cards, calendars, bag tags, towels, socks and more (all that you can imagine).
Cafe's are also side by side in Hongdae. It's like every corner there's a cafe.
Cafe’s are also side by side in Hongdae. It’s like every corner there’s a cafe.
Fashionable clothes are also for grabs at cheap prices. The only downside is it only fits a petite body =) as it is patterned on the skinny built of Koreans. You're lucky if you have small body built. My advise... lose weight before shopping clothes in Korea. =) [That is what I will do next time...ㅋㅋㅋㅋ]
Fashionable clothes are also for grabs at cheap prices. The only downside is it only fits a petite body =) as it is patterned on the skinny built of Koreans. You’re lucky if you have small body built. My advise… lose weight before shopping clothes in Korea. =) [That is what I will do next time…ㅋㅋㅋㅋ]
I bought clothes from this pretty lady. She is so charming, friendly and warm. I even asked to take photo with her and she willing accepted. =) 귀엽다!
I bought clothes from this pretty lady. She is so charming, friendly and warm. I even asked to take photo with her and she willing accepted. =) 귀엽다!
Cute ID holders, keychains and varieties of phone cases are also sold in Hongdae for very cheap prices. Your eyes will get confuse because of the wide varieties to choose from.
Cute ID holders, keychains and varieties of phone cases are also sold in Hongdae for very cheap prices. Your eyes will get confuse because of the wide varieties to choose from.
Funky bonnets, hats, bracelets and scarfs are lined up on the streets. We were able to buy a 5,000 won per bonnet and got free bracelets =).
Funky bonnets, hats, bracelets and scarfs are lined up on the streets. We were able to buy a 5,000 won per bonnet and got free bracelets =).
Personalized wood carving service is also available. The work was really amazing.
Personalized wood carving service is also available. The work was really amazing.
Selca sticks are also sold for 5,000 won each and of course moreeeee fancy phone cases and phone key chains.
Selca sticks are also sold for 5,000 won each and of course moreeeee fancy phone cases and phone key chains.
Character and Kpop socks with upto 50% discounts. The material is really good. We bought about a dozen of socks. They are so cute... can't resist!
Character and Kpop socks with upto 50% discounts. The material is really good. We bought about a dozen of socks. They are so cute… can’t resist!
Of course, Street food are really famous in Hongdae. Sweet, spicy, salty, cold, steaming tasty food are available here.
Of course, Street food are really famous in Hongdae. Sweet, spicy, salty, cold, steaming tasty food are available here.
From kimbap, squid, hotdogs, bbq, hotteok, mandu and twigims. You will get full with your 5,000 won.
From kimbap, squid, hotdogs, bbq, hotteok, mandu and twigims. You will get full with your 5,000 won.
I spotted Eatyourkimchi Studio =) by accident. I don't think the crew is there thou.
I spotted Eatyourkimchi Studio =) by accident. I don’t think the crew is there thou.
Cassy spotted Hyunsik standing outside the Chimaek Restaurant =). We said Hello and kept walking. ㅋㅋㅋ
Cassy spotted Hyunsik standing outside the Chimaek Restaurant =). We said Hello and kept walking. ㅋㅋㅋ

We had a very interesting 8 hours walk (I think more than…) around Hongdae streets.  We actually didn’t notice the time passing as there’s tons of stuffs to see and experience.  It’s a good way to exercise during your travel in Korea.

A video will be posted next related to our walk.  Watch out for it!

Don’t miss and experience Hongdae for yourself on your visit to Korea.

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