May, 2010

May 10

The Expo B-list

Since the World Expo is so crowded, I decided to beat the 3 hour lines and check out some of the lesser- known pavilions and see what they had to offer.

Libya had a portrait of a beaming Qaddafi, and not much elseIf murals of Ahmadinejad kissing old people is your thing, then the Iranian Pavilion doesn’t disappoint.Afghanistan’s really optimistic sign. Inside was a few photos and a rug store.I feel kind of bad calling countries out, but I don’t think anybody really believes that Togo has high-speed rail.And of course no visit is complete without North Korea.And no visit to North Korea is complete without stopping by the gift shop for some Kim Jong-il stamps!

May 10

Remains, part 3

May 10

Expo Time!

May 10

Remains, part 2

I went to another demolition site last night to photograph what’s left of a neighborhood near my apartment.

May 10

Biking to Suzhou(and back)

Because of the World Expo, I have off work two days in a row for the first time in months, so yesterday I decided to bike a far as I possibly could. I figured that since Suzhou is a little over 50 miles away I could make it there and back in one day I started off from Shanghai at 9 am and got to Suzhou about 7 hours later. I didn’t have too much time to relax and sightsee as I had to somehow make it back to Shanghai. A little after midnight I finally got back home. I can barely move more than 10 feet right now, but in a good way.

An ad for a new development in Anting. Something about that skyline looks familiar
Could it be? Yup, it’s Baltimore!

Stats for the day
111 miles(179 km) biked
4 liters of water
1 liter of green tea
2 bottles of chocolate milk
3 bananas
1 pear
4 chocolate bars
1 bag of almonds
2 bags of Oreos
3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
418 photos taken

My Route for the day
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