Afternoon in Myeongdong

On Friday afternoon, Domingos and I took the 421 bus to Myeongdong to go to Andong Jjimdak. We had been wanting to try the dish jjimdak for a while now – it’s a spicy and delicious blend of chicken, vegetables, potatoes, and glass noodles. The chicken was incredibly tender, even though we opted for the higher-priced boneless version, and the spice level (we asked for medium) was perfect.

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Afterwards, we finally went to a cat cafe, something I’ve been wanting to do since the first day we arrived here. Friday afternoon was apparently a good time to go – there were only a couple of other customers in the cafe. Most of the cats were very chilled out, sleeping on the heated floor or in one of the many nooks all over the room. Before entering the cafe, you take off your shoes and put on a pair of provided slippers so that you don’t track in anything that could make the cats ill. You are handed a big plastic bag to put your coat and other belongings in, and you pay an entrance fee. The entrance fee also covers one drink, so it’s really just an expensive coffee (8,000 won) with cats. Here are some of the residents of this particular cat cafe:

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After leaving the cat cafe, we explored the huge Lotte Department Store nearby, which reminded me of the big flagship Macy’s in NYC. Then we caught the bus back home and had a relaxing evening after our exhausting afternoon.

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