September 2015 - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Seoul {South Korea}

cat attic seoul

What should a cat lover do when in Seoul, South Korea? Visit a cat bar, of course.

A cat bar is a sort of coffee shop where you can play with a dozen resident cats. The bars were created for people who live in apartments where pets are not allowed, but they are equally popular with tourists regardless of whether or not they have cats at home.

One of the more popular cat bars in Seoul is Cat Attic which has now several branches across South Korea.

Before entering Cat Attic, you need to take off your shoes and disinfect your hands. Once you've ordered your food and drinks, you are ready for some serious petting and playing. Do not wake them up when they're tired, though. In that case, you can just chat with your friends or browse the internet while the cats sleep at your feet.

Cat pictures: Bart Vodderie

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cat attic south korea
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koyani tarakbang
cat bar seoul
cat bar seoul south korea
cat bar south korea
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seoul south korea cat bar
south korea cat bar
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seoul south korea cats attic
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cat attic seoul
cat attic seoul south korea
cat attic south korea
sphynx cat
spynx cat bar
cat attic cat bar

Other cat bars in South Korea here and here.

visiting cat attac in seoul

Cat from Hobbiton {New Zealand}

hobbiton hobbit house

Any fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit here? Then you'll probably know that you can visit 'real' hobbit houses in New Zealand as part of the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. The place even has a name: Hobbiton.

hobbiton movie set tours

The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a drive through a picturesque sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai ranges. You can then visit the hobbit houses, the Green Dragon Inn, the mill, and the party tree.

real hobbit house

When visiting the Shire Hobbiton, make sure to be on the lookout for Pickles. He's the calico cat that lives in and around the hobbit houses.

hobbiton new zealand

More info and pictures of Hobbiton and the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour are available at TripAdvisor.

hobbiton pickles

If you want to stay a while, you can check into one of these nearby hotels or inns.

pickles hobbit cat

hobbiton cat

Cats from Pampaneira {Spain}

kissing cats

The village of Pampaneira, in the Spanish Alpujarras, is still a largely unexplored destination. Yet almost all the travel photos of this mountain village have three things in common: picturesque whitewashed houses, magnificent views of the surrounding hills, and... cats strolling down the alleys. While these cats may not be Pampaneira's main tourist attraction, their omnipresence is definitely an advantage. 

By the way, if you're in Pampaneira, you should also visit the nearby village of Capileira and its cats

pampaneira spain
pampaneira spain
pampaneira spain

angel cats
heartwarming cat pictures

Cats from Saint-Josse-ten-Noode {Belgium}

kattencafé brussel

Belgium may be small, but it already counts two cat cafés. The newest one, Mangakat Café, opened only recently, in February 2015, in the Brussels' borough Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. I stopped by yesterday and ended up reading cat manga the entire evening in the company of six adorable felines. 

As the name Mangakat suggests, this is not your usual cat café. In fact, it's equally a manga café. They have a large selection of several types of manga that you can read for free while enjoying a drink and a piece of pie. 

Of course, Mangakat Café has its fair share of cat manga, too. They have my absolute favorite, Plum, but I ended up discovering and reading new ones, such as Oh My Cats! and Nyanpire

mangakat cafe
manga cafe belgium

 The Mangakat Café is located in a gorgeous heritage building and gives you the impression that you're in someone's living room. It's super cozy, to say the least.

They have six cats: Yomi, Luz, Yuki, Lord, Sophie, and Domingo - all adopted from the pet shelters Veeweyde and Animal sans logis. They're a combination of young and old, but they have all been chosen based on their sociable behavior.

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ginger cat cafe
cats cleaning plate

On the food and drinks front, you have a large selection of tea and the usual drinks, as well as quiche and pie. 

Tip: order quiche if you want some serious feline attention!

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plum manga cafe
oh my cats
cat cafe manga cafe
chi manga cafe

 At walking distance from the metro Botanique in the center of Brussels, Mangakat Café is also situated in the same building as De Ultieme Hallucinatie, a restaurant famous for its Art Nouveau decoration and vintage train seats. Ideally, you take an apéritif at the cat café/manga café first and then head downstairs for a meal at De Ultieme Hallucinatie. However, chances are you'll want to spend your entire evening at the Mangakat Café. 

cats cafe belgium

P.S. Have you seen our post on the cat café Le Chat Touille in Brussels?

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