As you may be aware, not all countries have their own pavilion at this year’s Expo. Some countries have been grouped together in Clusters – groups of smaller pavilions with a particular theme.
The first Cluster we’ll explore is the one dedicated to Cocoa and Chocolate, which includes the nations of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Gabon, Ghana, and Sao Tome and Principe. Recreating the tropical and subtropical zones where cacao trees grow, the inside of this cluster feels like a jungle. The atmosphere is warm and humid, with sunlight shining through. Each pavilion is of a similar size and colour, and visitors can learn the stories of cacao from each country. Inside the cluster, there’s a dedicated area for tasting and relaxation, where demonstrations take place, and also an events area. Perfect for the chocoholic Expo visitors!