It has been such a thrill to explore a different part of Seoul. As I mentioned, I'm housesitting for friends in Hongdae. The neighborhood centers around Hongik University and reflects the school's artistic focus. Hongdae is considered the heart of Seoul's indie scene -a major contrast from my previous neighborhood which felt relatively suburban and sanitized.
Here are a few snapshots to give you a sense of my new surroundings. Over the next six weeks, I plan to visit many of the funky coffee shops, restaurants, and cool boutiques, so stay tuned.