On our third day (and last for my cuzzy) in Korea, Myeongdong (명동) was our first stop! With the little research on Korea that I did before our trip, I had imagined Myeongdong to be like Shibuya in Japan (or maybe Shinjuku), just as I had compared Apgujeong to Ginza in my mind.
After Hongdae, we headed over to Ewha's Women's University (이화여자대학교). The area is super popular for shopping, with tons of affordable fashion stores catered towards the young crowd. All of the streets are lined with clothes, shoes, accessories, cafes, hair salons, nail salons, and food!
Hongdae. HONGDAE. 홍대. This is my spot. Totally my kind of place to kick it at. There is food everywhere. There are bars everywhere. There is great shopping. There are street performers. Seriously, never a dull moment at this place.
On our second day in Korea, we headed over to Dongdaemun Market (동대문시장), which is Korea's largest wholesale and retail shopping district. It's famous for having anything you can think of wanting to purchase. Literally everything. And it's open 24hrs!
On our very first full day in Korea, we went on a mission to find this super sick shopping center made completely out of shipping containers. Common Ground is Korea's first shopping center of it's kind, designed by Kolon FnC, located in the Gwangjin district of Seoul.