The little cars that whizzed around the 5.28 square kilometre site were a very comfortable place for staff to
grab a quick nap between jobs.
More than 1.7 million volunteers worked tirelessly at the Expo,
so deserved a little nap from time to time.
Over 73 Million people visited Expo, the crowds were huge, the queues were long,
the sun was hot so the benches in the shade were popular napping zones.
Six new subway lines opened in the two years before the start of Expo, making transport to the
site easy and cheap. Many people, who would never get the opportunity to travel to far flung places,
got to have a taste of many countries in one day...tiring stuff.
There were also many performances, street parades, international food stalls and gardens to look at!
With pavilions of 246 different countries and international organisations to see, many took the
opportunity to recharge before having their Expo passport stamped with a 'visit' to another country.
Maybe they were waiting for their 'queue holder' to let them know they were close to entering
a popular pavilion. University students made money by holding spots in the long queues
for people, saving them from standing for hours in the sun.
There were a few grassy areas to relax on too.
I went to Expo a few times myself and it was exhausting, fun...and at least the air was clear and clean!