Ready for the Expo

Trip Start Dec 02, 2011
Trip End Dec 02, 2012

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Friday, June 8, 2012

This weekend, I'm going to the Yeosu Expo. I've always wanted to go to a World's Fair, and this one was too close to pass up. Of course, it's not one of the big exhibitions, those are every five years and the previous one was just last year in Shanghai, but I'm still really excited. I love reading about the original expos from over 100 years ago.

I'm not actually sure what there is to do at a modern World's Fair. I went to the Expo website, but it didn't really provide much of actual details. I think there are soccer playing robots and a giant digital screen ceiling, but that's about all I got out of it.

Although the Expo is in Yeosu, I'm staying in a hotel in Jeonju, about an hour and a half from the Expo by train. I saved well over one hundred dollars that way, and all I have to do is get up a little earlier in the morning. I should be able to make up some of that time by eating breakfast on the train.

My hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the train station. I thought I'd have the receptionist call a taxi in the morning to save time, but she wasn't at all friendly. I brought an electronic copy of my hotel voucher, which the voucher clearly said was acceptable, but she was really irritated I didn't have a paper copy. Sorry I didn't bring my printer with me to Korea. I suspect if she spoke English, I would have gotten quite the talking to. So anyway, I'll walk to the station in the morning or flag down a taxi on my way if I see one.

The room itself was standard Korean motel room, but it definitely had a "romantic" theme, with hearts and love written in several locations. It was basically the same as the other rooms I've stayed in. I guess I have to admit now the line between love hotels and regular mid-range motels in Korea is pretty non-existent.

I didn't explore Jeonju at all, because I want to get to bed early so I'll be bright and ready for the Expo in the morning.

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