Around the world in one day: Shanghai World Expo 2010

I was able to embark on a trip “around the world” during my visit this month to the Shanghai World Expo 2010, which opened on May first and will close on the last day of October.

I spent only less than a day at the Expo, but it was more than enough time for me to catch a glimpse of the culture of many countries.

All for the price of 160 renminbi, or 23 US dollars.

China Pavilion (from Asia)
Nigeria Pavilion (from Africa)
USA Pavilion (from North America)
Brazil Pavilion (for South America)
Russia Pavilion (from Europe)
Australia Pavilion (from Australia)

Selection of pictures explained

It would be tedious to post here the pictures of the pavilions of all countries, because there are hundreds of them. Besides, I don’t have pictures of all of the national pavilions.

For simplicity, I chose a pavilion to represent each continent. The most populous country in the continent represents that continent. That’s my sole criterion.

Even though Russia is both a European and an Asian country, its pavilion was chosen to represent Europe instead of Germany’s because Russia has more people than Germany.

I’ll just write a separate, short blog about the pavilion of Germany, the most populous exclusively European country.

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