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Commissioned Graffiti

Here are some pictures of the commissioned graffiti in Changwon and the map of how to get to it. Courtesy of Coby Zeifman. Commissioned Graffiti in Changwon, South Kore Do you know of some more? Send us a message with details!  

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Seobu Sports Center

Excited about the upcoming Winter Olympics? Korean star Kim Yuna will probably dominate the figure skating competition, and if you fall in love with her like the rest of the country has, perhaps you will be inspired to try your hand (or foot) at ice skating. Changwon doesn’t get much …

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Greenhouse Bakery in Dogye

Do you miss bread? I’m not talking about 빵. I mean baguettes and ciabattas, whole wheat and rye? Stop settling for the overly-sweet, limp and insubstantial breads and pastries of [insert conglomerate-owned bakery franchise here] and check out Greenhouse (그린하우스) in Dogye-dong. Under the skilled hand of an award-winning member of …

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Post Office

The Post Office in Korea is very helpful and useful if you have some basic Korean. If you are not confident in your Korean, the best advice is to tell your coworker what you need to do and ask them to write a note for you. The employees at the …

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El Loco

UPDATE:  NOW LOCATED ON SECOND FLOOR AS THE SAME BUILDING AS O’BRIENS El Loco is a Tex Mex restaurant in Jungang-dong in Changwon. They have burritos, tacos, and quesadillas along with some strong drinks. The prices are pretty inexpensive and the flavors are closer to what you’d expect of a …

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Kayaking around Changwon

Kayaking around coastal areas is very exciting.It’s a pity that we can not find good kayak programs and rent shops in South Korea. However there are a few kayak shops near Changwon. In the summer season there are marine leisure schools in Changwon. Kwanganri Marine Leports Center in Busan opens all year round. When persons …

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Language Exchange in Changwon

Language Exchange is popular in big cities. The Language Exchange is good for both learners. By attending the Language Exchange, learners can feel comfortable in many situations. Koreans who learn English don’t feel shy any more. Expats who learn Korean meet good friends who tell them good expressions. Unlike big cities, a …

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Support Your Local iDIY Professional

I dropped a phone. The screen broke. The back screen broke. A beautiful pane of shattered touch-screen glass all over a classroom. A thousand shards in a fingertip. Apple products aren’t that hard to repair yourself. The guides at www.ifixit.com are comprehensive and unsoiled. Here’s the typical end-user experience of …

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Shots!

Written by Collette Lee One of the nicest parts about working as an expat in Korea is that we have ample opportunity to see parts of the world we otherwise might not have had the chance to visit. However, it is generally a good idea to avoid catching something that …

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