Table A Cat Cafe in Sinchon

Are cat cafes even quirky anymore?  They’re so standard in Seoul now that I hardly ever bat an eyelash at ’em.  Anyhoo, when we first moved to Korea, I was so excited by the thought of feline-filled cafes, but after my first visit to one in Busan I left with a wounded thumb and vowed NEVER AGAIN!  (You can revisit my catastrophic experience here.)  However, Table A cat cafe in Sinchon recently lured me into its cat-covered confines and totally changed my mind.  I mean, could you resist this face?!

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Shopping, Eating, and Sightseeing in Tokyo 2014!

After four days of adventuring in Kyoto and Hiroshima, the time came to say goodbye to our super comfy and swanky hotel room, pack up our suitcases, and board the Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

But with Osaka sitting right in between Tokyo and Kyoto, we just had to swing by for a speedy shopping pit-stop!

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Rooftop Cafe in Hongdae…for Dogs!

As much as I love puppy cafes, they do definitely have a few drawbacks, one of the primary ones being that drinks are always hideously over-priced and usually not very good.  So, I was super happy to find this dog-friendly rooftop cafe in Hongdae last weekend!

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Hangin’ Out in Seoul’s Hello Kitty Cafes!

UPDATE: The Hongik Hello Kitty Cafe has moved!  Click here for a post about the new cafe!

I guess most people are meant to grow out of their childhood obsessions as they age into adulthood.  Before coming to Korea, I tried to make myself more ‘grown up’: got my dip-dye locks cut into a boring bob, bought professional black and white clothes: long, shapeless skirts and baggy cardigans, and gave away most of my brightly-colored clothes and make-up *sob*.  Thankfully, I quickly realized that it’s generally acceptable for fully grown women to wear bright and bold outfits and accessories plastered with cartoon characters here.  And even though Hello Kitty is Japanese, she’s just as popular here as she is in Japan.  Sooo, lucky for me, there are two cafes in Seoul completely dedicated to all things pretty, pink, and Kitty!

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