My last night in Italy, I made it to the Expo.
Going to an exposition seemed like such an old-fashioned thing to do. I remember seeing the vintage posters of the expositions in the museum ran by my university. Seeing those posters had always made me want to attend an exposition though and my trip just happened to coincide with Milan hosting the World’s Fair.
The Expo costs less money and is less crowded at night. The Italians had spent a ton of money in upgrading their infrastructure to run trains out to and build the facilities for the Expo. Every booth from each country was elaborate. The theme was agriculture and food. It was more interesting than I thought it would be to learn about each country and to view what they perceived as the best representation of their culture.
For Kenneth and I, Bahrain was our favorite.
It was beautifully simple and classy. A sleek white structure with tropical exotic plants. I heard they were going to reassemble it after the Expo and turn it into a garden center in Bahrain.
We ate Couscous type food and watched the light show at the end. The light show was spectacular! It was a wonderful finale to my trip!