Almost exactly a year ago, I left Korea. For the 2 years that I lived in Seoul the neighborhood Hongdae was my home, a place I willfully spent countless hours in its cafes, bars, restaurants and alleys. It's by far my favorite place in all of Korea and this video kind of serves as my farewell love letter to probably the best place I'll ever live.
I just finished a write up on Hongdae, my neighborhood here in Seoul, for Gadling. Hongdae is easily my favorite place in Korea. I really lucked out with an apartment right next to the station. In writing this piece there was really so much more than I wanted to include, such as the women's clothing shop that I live right off or, or the fact that so many Korean soap operas are constantly filmed in the area during the warmer months. There's a lot to this place that I'll hopefully touch more on in the future. You can read the whole piece by clicking here.