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5 Days Living Hongdae - The University District Of Seoul

5 Days Living Hongdae - The University District Of Seoul

on Jul. 31, 2013 by

Hongdae has a lot to offer to any tourist ranging from awkward Korean cuisine to Soju parties where people literally drink until they drop.

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Living in the center of Hongdae was an absolute bliss. There was always something going on outside my apartment building.

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The building looked quite grimy when I first walked in. I will admit I was a little scared when I could't figure out how to get into the apartment since the landlord was unreachable. Eventually I figured out the special keycode and was able to enter the pad.

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When I first moved into the apartment I was stunned by how boiling hot it was. I couldn't seem to figure out the airconditioning unit. (see video)

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Overall the pad I rented from AirBNB was really good, especially for the location and at $60 per night I had nothing to complain about.

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The nearby subway station had many interesting advertisements ranging from American movie posters to instructions on how to behave on a Korean subway geared towards the Hongdae college kids.

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On my last day I decided to go to Gimpo airport right after a night of clubbing (without any sleep). I packed my bags and left quite early which had me ending up being the first individual at the airport. I had a very relaxing flight from Seoul to Tokyo. JAL is definitely one of my favorite airliners. The JAL staff is very polite, other airliners should take a note from this company.

Next stop Tokyo!

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