As surprising as it might be, this blog is not just about the Milan Expo, but will also involve my other travel, as well as general ramblings. This post will be about my home airport, Zurich Flughafen, and the lackluster airline lounges contained therein. As any experienced traveler knows, not every airline, and not every … More Airport Lounge Review: Swiss Panorama Lounge, Zurich Airport
Occasionally, there is a country that becomes a perfect storm of misfortune. Nepal is one such country. Run as a feudal monarchy for centuries that stifled development, it is crippled by massive poverty (over half the people live on less than $2 per day). The vast majority of the people are subsistence farmers or overseas … More Milan Expo 2015- Nepal: A Perfect Storm of Misery
The UK is facing somewhat of a dilemma. While it, along with other countries, recognizes the extravagance and wastefulness of the Expo, it still wants to participate. Thus, while other countries like Canada and Australia have pulled out, citing high costs, the UK is still in, just with a reduced budget of £6 million. Faced … More Milan Expo 2015- The UK: A Hive of Shiny Metal
Near the Brazilian pavilion, there is the unassuming pavilion of the Czech Republic. Built in an efficient and environmentally friendly modular design, it welcomes you with its quiet inoffensiveness. (Source: ArchDaily). Look at it! It looks like a generic office building. Certainly not like the work of people who once built a church out of … More Milan Expo 2015- Czech Republic: Kafka Was Here
Brazil has a bit of an image problem. It is the fifth largest country by population and the seventh largest economy by purchasing power parity (ahead of France and the UK), it has the third most advanced industrial sector in the Americas, but all anyone can think about when it comes to the country are sports, … More Milan Expo 2015- Brazil: The Bouncy Net of Innovation
Imagine, for a second, that you are ruling a country. Your country is rich in oil and diamonds, and was once famous for feeding not only itself but also its neighbors. And yet, it had been at war for as long as anyone can remember. The countryside is devastated and littered with land mines, and … More Milan Expo 2015- Angola: The Shiny House O Presidente Built
As we all know, Belgium does not exist. It is a myth created by the New World Order for its nefarious purposes (and, apparently, because people in global conspiracies can get really, really bored).The Belgian pavilion at the Expo proves this, because how else is it possible that an exposition dedicated to outrageous waste in … More Milan Expo 2015- Belgium: A Giant Conspiracy?