If you are a foodie, then you should definitely go to Milan and visit EXPO 2015. The opening took place on May 1, 2015 and the expo will close on October 31, 2015. Every five years, there is a universal exposition with different themes. Every country finds out what they want to display to the public and design its pavilion. In 2010, it was in Shanghai with the theme of “Better City – Better Life”. This time, the theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. So with no doubt, food is the leading role in this exposition.
145 countries participated in EXPO 2015 and most of them have individual pavilions. Since there were a lot of people, I only visited several of them when I was in Milan last weekend. The Spain pavilion contains a lot of videos and photos to display Spanish cuisine like paella and Iberian ham. The China pavilion introduces one of the most traditional food – Beijing Roast Duck.
Actually, besides food itself, it is also very interesting to see the designs of each pavilion. United Kingdom’s pavilion is based on the shape of a bee nest since its topic is to show how bees work and their challenges including biodiversity. Estonia uses wood to build its pavilion and put a lot of swings to let visitors rest. France, as another country famous for its food, uses all kinds of kitchenware to decorate its pavilion ceiling.
It is a pity that I didn’t have enough time to visit Japan and Germany pavilions, which are highly recommended. So if you want to go to EXPO 2015, remember to go there early and have a good rest before that because you need a lot of energy to walk around and line up.