Busan

After months of input from you, our families, and the greater CNFK/CNRK team Public Affair's is proud to announce the publication of digital magazine "Korea Bound".  Korea Bound was designed from the ground up to assist new arrivals and those already stationed here in the Republic of Korea.

Click here to download your copy of Korea Bound:

https://issuu.com/usnavykorea/docs/korea_bound_interactive_hq

 

Helpful Information:

Helpful Links/Apps:

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  • USAA Korea Representative 02-3276-2675
  • Korea National Police emergency roadside assistance (English speaking dispatcher) 02-112
  • Helpful Apps:
    • Recreation, Dining and Shopping Apps-
      • Korean Food apps https://www.neonbutmore.com/top-10-korean-foods-apps/
      • Korean recipes on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.endless.koreanrecipes
      • Some food markets deliver, such as SSG in I-Park, https://ssgfoodmarket.com/ (In Korean) If you actually go to the store, buy over 100,000 won in groceries, it equals free delivery in our local area.
      • Yogiyo: Korea's largest food delivery app. Only in Korean, with Google translate and plenty of pictures it may be easy to learn.  No additional fees for app.
      • Gmarket: Online shopping and to-your-door delivery.
      • Map My Hike: This app is navigable on both roads and trails.  It allows you to easily save your hike as it progresses so you can check your trails if you get turned around on a mountain hike, or on the streets of Busan- Like a virtual crumb trail.  You can also share your maps with friends, so if they want to know how to get from point A to the top of Jangsan you can show them the way.
    • Driving in Korea/Travel Apps-
      • Waze: The world's largest community based navigation app includes traffic information and local gas station prices.
      • Daum: Works very well in Korea and includes bus, metro, walking and driving navigation maps.
      • Naver Maps: Also works very well in Korea.
      • Google Maps: Does not have the same functionality as it does stateside (Naver and Daum may work better). It does, however, show you local bus routes (if you click on the transportation icon) and allow you to refer to the "blue dot" as you orient yourself in Busan.
      • Travel highlights via Subway: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1984913
      • Busan City Metro: Shows all subway routes-allows you to save rouhttps://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1984913tes.
    • Language Apps-
      • Ask Ajuma: Through the Kakao app- A virtual concierge service in English.  Fee based. https://www.askajumma.com/
      • https://www.10mag.com/10-of-the-best-free-korean-learning-apps/
      • Google Translate: Translate recordings, audio announcements, screenshots, web-pages and almost everything else. 
      • Learn Korean: Basic phrases in Romanization and Hangual, both visual and audio.  The free version contains emergency phrases, general conversation, directiosn, eating out and more.
    • Useful Apps for Living in Busan-
      • Visit Korea: Official tourism app that connects with maps, suggested tour routes, coupons, local discounts and more. 
      • Dynamic Busan: https://english.busan.go.kr/Main.bs
    • Apps for Connecting with Family/Friends Back Home:
      • Skype
      • Magic Jack
      • Kakao Talk

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