A passion project that consumed a better part of three-four years living abroad in South Korea, Changwonderful was created by Heather Zweig and I for the purpose of giving foreigners a better understanding of how to function in the city we lived, and also attempt to curate an appreciation for the city's history and culture.
We output a tremendous amount of blogs, translations, graphics, and videos, ranging from food ordering, to travel, to everyday function. It was the place to go it you wanted to know how to update your visa, when/where festivals were country-wide, or how to sort your recycling. Content was the product of intense research and cataloguing of signage, websites, pamphlets and maps.
In a world where foreigners would often pop in for a year, spend most nights at the bar with other foreigners, and not even try to read or speak the native tongue, our dream was to pour our time and effort into enriching the foreigner lives, and bring a bit more than an easy job and a bar tab.
We were awarded letters of thanks from Changwon's mayor for our efforts. The site lives on today, run by foreigners still living there.