Cat Cafe

I went to Seoul for the lunar new year this break. Though many businesses were closed for this holiday, it is one of the biggest cities in the world, so naturally there is still a lot to do.

One of the highlights of my trip was going to this cat cafe, Cats Living, which is located in the Hongdae district. I’ve been to one in Ulsan and in Daegu, but I’d have to say this one is the best.

All kinds of cats were there, from folded-ears, to short-haired, to long-haired, to Persian, to domestic, to striped to solid. It was quite the place to get the samplings of cats. Some of them were lazy, but some ran around the entire place, being finicky and picking fights with their feline companions.

At a place like this, one can pick up one of the cafe’s many toys and try to play with the active ones. Another option is to just sit with the mandatory beverage you must consume to be at one of these cat cafes. Or, you can just sit around at a table or the floor, and wait around for one of the cats to make its way towards you for some stray pets.

I really felt like I was in my natural element. It is certainly one of the best features of living in Asia.

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