I am really glad that our group had the opportunity to experience the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Seeing all of the creative facades put together by countries from around the world was a truly amazing sight. The only complaint was that the lines were very long, upwards of six hours just to enter a single pavilion. Even though the waiting times were absurd, it is understandable given the population of Shanghai and the intense marketing campaign surrounding the expo. Having an unlimited access pass to that place would be one hell of a gift, but without one, it would probably take a month just to take in everything it has to offer. The theme of the expo, "better city, better life" was a hopeful and promising one, and many countries put together bright and optimistic exhibitions showcasing their dreams for the future. Hopefully these aspirations will be fulfilled.