5 Days in Hongdae: Seoul's University District
Hongdae has a lot to offer to any tourist ranging from awkward Korean cuisine to Soju parties where people literally drink until they drop.
Living in the center of Hongdae was an absolute bliss. There was always something going on outside my apartment building.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!