Expo 14 was be held in Quigdao, China, it's a class B horticultural exposition, not recognized by the Paris based International Bureau of Exposition (BIE), the sanctioning body. However, it's still worth a side trip for those planning a vacation into China. The Chinese knows how to put up a show, as they did previously with the Olympics in Beijing and a world's fair recently in Shanghai.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.