Monday, June 29, 2009

The UN Memorial, Busan

I always feel a little patriotic when I see the New Zealand flag here. 
34 NZ soldiers died in the Korean war and we were actually one of the first countries to respond to the call for help from the UN, sending the highest number of soldiers per capita to Korea.
It was also lovely to met up with Julia my friend from Dunedin and Richard - who both live in Changwon which is close to Busan. Lately, I have been so spoiled with being able to see friends from home.
This monument is so lovely, the stone is sourced from NZ and it is representative of the woman's moko (facial tattoo) and the strength they had when their men went to and died at war. 
My two Dunedin friends from home bonding.

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