17.06.2010 - 17.06.2010 27 °C
Of course when we booked to 'do" the Yangtse, we did not realise the Expo was even on but thought since we were here we should at least attend. Naturally with a population of 22000000 people + an expected 7000000 visitors 1 day was useless. However we had a lovely day. We dedicated the day to visiting the Aussie pavilion. They are doing well and one of the best 10 pavilions there by all accounts, attracting 55000 vivitors per day. Did get into some of the smaller pavilions as the queues were not as horrendous . By late afternoon, we were both "stuffed" so left for home. Apparently in the evening the lighting is something to behold but we were too tired to last the distance.
Did recover enough to go to a "real" Chinese Restaurant. Thought that it may cost us a bit 'cos it was so old etc. however it was very reasonable and John even had a bottle of Tiger Beer and the total bill only came to about $20.
The problem was we could not find anything we were prepared to eat. Did not fancy Braised Bull Frog, Stir-Fried Eels, turtle, sea cucumber, shark-fin, drunk chicken. I finished up having beef and mushrooms - not very adventurous eh?