|Clockwise from top: Mexico, Spain, Qatar, Coca Cola|
Click on "read more" to, well, read more about each of these pavilions...
First of all, the Mexican Pavilion, designed in the form of a corn cob, the base of the Mexican nutrition. I would have liked more emphasis on the fact that Mexican cuisine was declared UNESCO World Heritage and also more about its amazing food and of course conscious choices. Instead, there are 3 obsidian sculptures and some pieces of mexican artisanry, a nice video about Mexico and interactive stands where you can learn more about the country.
There's a gourmet restaurant in the top floor with prices varying between 7 and 25 euros (pris fixe menus at 30/37 euros) where we had a delicious meal - but portions were smallish.
But my favorite part is the ground floor bar selling margaritas, beer, tequila and yummy tacos al pastor, one of the food I miss the most. So I'll be visiting the Expo very often to have some tacos, while it lasts!
Prices are bit expensive for my expectations, but the bar is a nice area to hang out and relax in between pavilions with a glass of chilled wine. - oh! and if you can afford it, a tray of jamón ibérico at the exhorbitant price of 40€ per 100 grams!
Their pavilion focuses on the brand, its history and how they produce locally to reduce costs and environmental impact, they are also supporters of exercise and many sporting events and they also show how they recicle the plastic bottles to make new bottles or other products, even t-shirts.
I'm taking my time to visit them all so, 'til the next post with more pictures of other pavilions!