***** Warning!! Some of the pictures in this blog post are not suitable for younger audiences!! *******
Rumour had it that there was a Penis Cafe in Ulsan so some friends and I decided to investigate. It seemed a deliciously shady way to spend a rainy, dreary Sunday afternoon.
The only problem was that we weren’t quite sure where it was. Never mind, we thought. Once we get close, surely someone will be able to give us directions.
We got off the bus in the general area of the cafe. Turns out we were about 5km away from the cafe but as luck would have it, we had accidentally discovered one of the 12 Scenic Sights of Ulsan – The Seombawi Standing Rock. The rock itself was pretty but was essentially a large rock in the river. It was apparently the place to be on a rainy Sunday though. There were families having picnics, a large crowd excitedly playing foot volleyball, and a mad geriatric karaoke contest.
Bemused, we found ourselves a cab and continued on our quest. Amazingly, the cab driver had never heard of the Penis Cafe, but he was wiling to drive along until we found what we were looking for.
And find it we did!
Inside, the decor was certainly happy to see you.
The chairs came in a variety of “sizes”
The bathroom door was thrilled you had stopped by, and even the sugar bowls were excited you had visited.
The Penis Cafe was funny in a sleazy, seedy kind of way. There was even a sketchy porn peep show in the dark, dank basement. Too bad… under the right management, it could have been a quirky, cheeky place to visit. As it was, we just felt a bit dirty…
The owner seemed quite taken by my height and as we left, he handed me his card and told me to call him sometime. I wasn’t sure if I should be flattered or not. On the one hand, I’m sure he was a very nice man. On the other hand, I feel quite certain that his predilection for penis statuary and peep show porn would have very quickly come between us.
I’ll leave you with some more pictures of the cafe…