Lamest Pavilion: Lebanon. With Iraq coming in at a close second (apparently China did the pavilion for them...thus it was all cheesy Arabian Nights stuff).
Celebrity Encounter: Suprisingly few foreigners were there, thus in the Pakistan pavilion we were noticed and had a conversation with a V.I.P. who apparently was in charge of Pakistan's pavilion...still trying to figure out who he was. He complimented us by noticing that as Texans we didn't have accents. ha.
Pavilions Avoided: Saudi Arabia (all day wait), India, South Korea (also long waits), America (apparently lame...it looked lame). Also, China (you had to have a special pass to go in...lame).
Weirdest Moments: Both Leslie and I were flirted with on a global scale. Have you ever been asked by a Yemeni boy to write your phone number on his arm? Awkward.
(The outside of Iran's Pavilion)
(Guess which country? Venezuela. Definitely interesting to see how people presented politcal systems/issues)
Other Pavilions I Was Excited to See: Mongolia (represent!), Palestine, Libya, North Korea (because when will I be able to visit either Libya or North Korea easily?)
(North Korea...the truth seemed just a tad bit obscured...shocker)
Before Shanghai hosted the Expo, I can't say that I paid attention to it...China really upped the ante. If you get a chance, definitely check out a World Expo....cultural festival on a massive scale! Seriously, I have realized during my time in China how much diversity truly is a gift, and it was so sweet to be there! I almost cried when I saw Arabs....