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I've spent the majority of my Asia adventures in China, where I studied all four summers of high school and worked during the Shanghai World Expo. Now, I live in Hong Kong. I've traveled to Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan for business, and visited Thailand.

Now You Can Pretend You Visited the World Expo

The time has come for me to bestow all my valuable Shanghai World Expo 2010 knowledge that I have accrued gradually over time on you....

Detachable Sleeves and Facial Visors

As the temperature rises here in Shanghai, the amount of clothing being worn by foreigners visiting the Expo dwindles. Long pants become shorts, t-shirts...

Where in the World Do these People Live?

When you walk through the Shanghai expo, the big name pavilions really jump out at you. They're easily recognizable, they have 7 to 9 hour...

Did You Lose a Child or a Shoe? – The Curse...

Most people have heard of Mandarin and Cantonese- those two languages that are both technically Chinese, but completely different. Well, those are only two of...

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Leave: Two Very Different Educational Systems

If you are going to attend a college meeting in America during your junior or senior year, I can confidently predict some of the admission...

A Moroccan Market

Here are some photos from the Moroccan pavilion - spices, jewelry, candles, ancient scripts...anything and everything in their market!  

The Poor Worms at the Silk Factory

I went to a silk factory about a week ago and do you know what I learned? They have to kill the silk worms...

Adventures in Walmart and Noodle Eating

If you've never been to a Chinese Walmart, you need to. They are nothing like American ones. I can't assume that no American Walmart...

Visiting the Kyrgyz Republic

Although most countries at the World Expo have their own pavilions, some of the smaller countries share a building. Both Africa and South &...

A Lithuanian Drunk

Last night, the USA Pavilion hosted a 4th of July party for all the USA staff inside the pavilion. We closed down the pavilion to visitors...

Burundese, Chinese, and Me

When Francois (read how I met Francois) invited me to attend Burundi's National Day, I guess I didn't really think what that entailed. But...

Pats of Butter for You and You

If you are ever planning on starting a business in China, I'd strongly suggest learning about the Chinese culture first. Some of the gimmicks that are...

Some Pavilion Pictures

The following African pavilions are not part of the African Joint-Pavilion. They each have their own building. Unfortunately,  I haven't been able to visit...

Off to Burundi in the Morn!

Yesterday after work, I had some free time so I headed off to the African Joint-Pavilion. Unlike other countries that have huge buildings to themselves, the...

The World on One Bus

Going to work every morning, I take the World Expo staff bus.  All the other pavilion workers do as well, so you get quite...
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