Thursday, 28 February 2013

Animal Excursions in Seoul: Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this post if you haven't already.

After leaving the sheep cafe we stayed in Hongdae and headed to a nearby cat cafe. It was called Cats Living, and it was right above a place called FUCKFAKE.
The cafe had a very cosy interior, though it took a little while to get used to the smell.

I expected not to like the cat cafe all that much, as I'm more of a dog person. But many of these cats were actually quite affectionate, and they often did much more interesting things than the dogs I saw at the dog cafe.

This one kept rummaging in Angela's handbag.

This one seemed slightly Edgar Allen Poe-esque.
Every good cat cafe should possess at least one grumpy cat.

Finally, for the conclusion of our Animal Outing Day, we headed to Insadong to track down a bird cafe we'd read about on the internet. 
We had to navigate some of the narrow alleys that Insadong is famous for. 
Unfortunately, when we arrived, we found that the cafe had recently gone out of business. This was a little disappointing. However... the alleyway right by the former bird cafe, we heard some tweeting coming from the trees. We looked up... see dozens of tweeting birds perched on the canopies! Former servants of the bird cafe, now free from the burden of serving thimbles of tea to city businessmen, and living their lives in the treetops of Insadong? Probably not. But it's fun to imagine.
And that ended our self-guided, whistle-stop tour of some of Seoul's many animal-themed attractions. If you know of any quirky animal cafes we've neglected, besides the many well-known dog and cat cafes, please get in contact with me. I'd love to know if there's a chicken cafe, or a cow cafe, or even a snake cafe (though I don't think Angela would join me for the last one!).

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