My first stop on my travels was Godabang (Cat Attic) in Myeong-dong in Seoul. I'd read about this on Tom's blog and just happened to pass a sign for one of its branches after I'd been to the Hello Kitty cafe (yes, I'm reliving my finest afternoon writing this). After finding it I made my way to the sixth floor and slightly nervously entered - I've never lived with cats and I'm actually not an "animal person" at all so I'm always a little scared at first.
After swapping my shoes for slippers in the entrance lobby, paying the entrance fee (for which you get a free drink - it worked out the same price as a slightly expensive iced green tea) and dousing my hands with hand sanitiser I took a seat at a table, connected to the free wifi and got friendly with the super cute kitties. There was no time limit on how long I could have stayed - I spent nearly two hours stroking the cats, feeding them cat food from the back of my hand (scratchy tongues!) and playing with cat toys. The owners were friendly and spoke a little English and despite all the other visitors being Korean we managed to communicate via the shared language of kitty cuteness.
|The Cat Attic is on the 6th floor of this block - next to Pizza Hut!|
|"Requirement of Cat"|
|Iced green tea and wifi.|
|The cat cafe menu - one drink is free as part of the entry fee.|
|Cat in a box.|
|Teddy bear cat - the yellow necktie indicates a "sensitive cat" that can only be patted on the head.|
|Crazy scenes at the Mulberrry sample sale.|
|"I woke up like dis."|
|The entrance to Nyantume.|
|Cat names and characteristics - Chun|
|"What's new for fall?"|
|"Hi. Hello. Hey."|
|Hard at work.|
|Little Chun - my favourite cat - the white paw is the cutest!|