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Expo Milano

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. Read the rest of this entry

Seeing Seattle

I booked a bed at the local American Hotel HI in the Asian side of Seattle. Being the friendly hostel veteran that I am, I quickly made friends with another solo traveler – a really sweet girl from Uruguay who was traversing the U.S. after her study abroad. We checked out a local noodle shop and then walked to the harbor. Next door to the hostel was also a dessert shop. It was so colorful that you just had to walk in. The shelves were lined with beautifully decorated cake slices of every flavor. The menu also included every kind of Boba Tea you could imagine.

 

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