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Jinhae Map

Here is the beginnings to our Jinhae Map! Use the link below to see the full map, and all the wonderful information on how to get there. If you have things to add, please send us a message! Thanks! View Jinhae (진해) in a larger map

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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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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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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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Paryongsan Stone Pagodas

One of the many great hiking places in Changwon. Thanks to Coby Zeifman for the pictures. Map below. Pictures (with story) originally posted here. View Paryongsan Pagodas in a larger map

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Cafe Hau: Interview

CAFÉ HAU is a great coffee shop with a purpose here in Changwon. I sat down with Cecile Hwang and GyungHee Moon to ask them some questions about this unique place. View Cafe Hau in a larger map Café Hau is a great place for coffee. What is your history? …

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Cafe HaU

  If you haven’t been to Cafe HaU before, you are in for a refreshing treat. Cafe HaU is one of the nicest cafes in Changwon with a great selection of hand drip fair trade coffee. They use Kalita pots to brew the delicious coffee and you can taste the difference. …

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A Day Trip Out Of Town

If you have done some research on Changwon, you will have heard of Mageumsan Hot Springs. The distance may have frightened you, but let me assure you, a trip out to the hot springs is a trip worth taking, if not for the healthy baths, then perhaps for the views. Mageumsan is located …

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Two Hidden Parks Near Yonji Lake

Yongji Lake is a great place to enjoy Changwon’s lovely scenery. With its soft track, foot massage path, and of course the light show, Yongji Lake seems to have everything. But did you know that there are two parks next to the lake where a person can also sit, relax, …

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Movie Theaters in Changwon

Paul Hyland, master of all things movie, gave us this gem that everyone should know. “If trying to find a website for movie listings, just link to www.google.com/movies and it will bring you immediate listings at the cinema nearest your location, and tell you if it’s in English or Korean. …

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Changwonderful Hot Tip #1

This map has it all. Really. If you are new to the area, or starting to look for new places to explore, check out this fantastic map. Have some places to add? Open up the map in a larger view (below) and send a message to Steve. He generously opens …

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How to Transfer Money

Eventually you will need to transfer money in Changwon. Maybe you will want to run in a foot race. Or you will want to rent a pension. Or you will want to buy something. Anyway, when this happens, do not panic. It is quite a simple thing to do. And …

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OBGYNs in Changwon

When it comes to Lady Parts, it is nice to have someone who speaks English. Below is a compilation of the known English speaking women’s doctors in Changwon. Click on the blue pins for more information. If you have any more recommendations, please send us a message on our facebook …

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Cats and Dogs

Many people find themselves with a wonderful ball of fur while here in Changwon. We have collected the hospitals in the area where Veterinarians are known to speak English. ** At the moment we don’t have any emergency numbers. When you visit your veterinarian, please ask about numbers and prices for …

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Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. Finding a costume in South Korea takes a little more planning than back home. We have compiled a list of options for you. If you have another place that has Halloween goodness, please let us know on Changwonderful’s Facebook. Sunny Smart Shopping Sunny will help you …

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Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine is an alternative to a doctor visit for many minor problems foreigners face. There are many places all over Changwon and Korea to help with muscle pains, digestion, stress,  etc. They are also extremely inexpensive. When I had back pain, my co-teacher suggested going to the Oriental Clinic …

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