Only In Korea – Cat Cafes

Stephanie loves cats. Ryan loves coffee. It is only natural that we at Hedgers Abroad are known to treat ourselves to an afternoon at a cat cafe from time to time. These specialty cafes are not unique in Korea, as we explored dog cafes, sheep cafes, and Dr. Fish (seen here and here) where fish nibble offf your dead skins cells while you enjoy lattes and smoothies, but they do hold a special place in our hearts as our favorite to visit.
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Only in Korea – New Dr. Fish!

One of the most common requests we get is in regard to a post in our first year for Dr. Fish. People seem to be pretty enamored by the idea of this unique shop and, once it closed, our readers have been begging us for an update on possible new locations in Seoul. There’s some good and some bad in this post, but we are here with the answers we’ve been able to gather. Continue reading

Only in Korea – Dr. Fish

Seoul has many unique and wonderful cafes. This statement, as you surely know if you have visited many, is an understatement. We have been to coffee shops that house live sheep for the customers’ petting pleasure, treehouse cafes with high fort-style construction for booths, dog and cat cafes for when you’re missing your animals back home, and a plethora of other themes that will undoubtedly find a way to fill your needs. Continue reading

Only in Korea – Inappropriate Ice Cream

Of all the parts of Seoul that we frequent, we visit Insadong the most. Maybe it is the street performances by shaman priests, or the eclectic shops that line this arts district, but we always find ourselves returning to the area. Insadong has many blog-worthy aspects, but for this post we will focus on one of the funnier things you might see walking down the street. WARNING: This post contains items shaped like the letter “J.” Continue reading

Only in Korea – Trick Eye Museum

Oh weird and wonderful Korea, you never cease to put a smile on our faces. This weekend we learned that Korea has many museums that are quite unusual.

We have recently noticed that Korea has a bit of a fascination with poop. Our students are constantly drawing swirly pictures of it, we see it featured and socks in cartoon form, and Suwon has a museum devoted to the toilet, called Mr. Toilet’s House. Continue reading