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Nightlife in Hongdae - Seoul, Korea

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Hongdae is the place to be during the evenings in Seoul, this student rich district has everything to offer from laidback lounges to hole-in-the-wall bars. Get drunk with a few locals over a few bottles of Soju and some strange Korean snacks.

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Before arriving in Seoul I reserved myself an apartment from AirBNB in the center of the Hongdae district.

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Hongdae is the university town of Seoul where many bars and clubs can be found. Many students swarm the streets late at night until the early morning.

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I found bars in Hongdae that are open 24/7 - they basically do not close so you can literally drink and feast until your body caves in.

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My friend Joeun and I found a really cool bar above some stores with some of the most awkward stairs I have ever seen. It would be impossible for many people to enter the bar (see video).

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During the evening you can see many street performers and musicians in downtown Hongdae, they create a cozy atmosphere especially on a rainy day.

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Hongdae is also popular for its fried street food ranging from fried pork, beef and vegetables to spicy pork intestines (Chitterlings).

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I also found a crazy karaoke building where you can look into the karaoke rooms from street level. Some rooms had a childish bedroom layout with bunkbeds and stuffed animals, it looked absolutely hilarious.

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One of my favorite breakfast places was definitely Paris Baguette which serve some of the best quality bread I have ever had.

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How can I leave out the Hello Kitty Cafe, it was located in a side alleyway. Unfortuntely, I didn't have enough time to go inside, I will save that for next time.

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On my last night I asked a waitress at a restaurant to recommend me a popular dish. She served me Spicy Eel and honestly I have never eaten something so spicy, half way through the dish I had stop eating because my stomach was in serious pain.

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