|Heibao - mascot of Expo 2010|
This year, the World Expo is taking place in Milan. Below is an excerpt from the Expo website, detailing the events that will take place:
“Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, is hosting from May 1 to October 31, 2015. 140 participating countries show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 gives everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries” (expo2015.org).
Overall, my trip to Shanghai, and particularly the World Expo, is one that I truly value. The city of Shanghai was enthralling and beautiful – I really enjoyed the urban landscape. Also, the World Expo is a once in a lifetime experience. I encourage all of you to attend at some stage if you get the chance!