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Meet an Expo Enthusiast: Daniel González Fernández

Daniel González Fernández is an Expo Enthusiast from Seville, Spain.



Daniel was about 10 years old when he begged his mother to take him to Expo 92 Seville.

Expo 1992 Seville set a passion of Expos in Daniel that remains to this day. He has attended 5 Expos: Seville 1992, Lisbon 1998, Zaragoza 2008, Milan 2015, and his latest, Dubai 2020.


His favorite?... Of course his hometown, but Expo 2020 Dubai also exceeded his expectations, and now ranks at the top with Seville.


 Daniel x 3 in front of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Daniel x 3 in front of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Daniel enjoys the architecture and organization of Expos. He spends lots of time photographing pavilions and sites around the Expos and, as long as he attends, he doesn’t care if he visits alone or, even better, with someone who is an enthusiast like himself. In the future, he would like to work at an Expo assisting with customer service or logistics.


Daniel at the Water Feature, Expo 2020 Dubai
Daniel at the Water Feature, Expo 2020 Dubai

Expos bring many memories. For Daniel, visiting an Expo is always a memorable experience, but if he had to choose, he would stick with the feeling of visiting an Expo for the first time. It is something that remains in your memory: The long time waiting for that moment, and once you are in... it is magical! The first time you see the buildings, the highlights, the festive atmosphere, and memories to come.


Daniel and Jesús at the South Korea Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai
Daniel and his friend Jesús in front of the South Korea Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Speaking of memories, what about souvenirs? Daniel enjoys collecting T-shirts, pins and books from the Expos he has visited. His favorite souvenir: a stuffed Curro, the mascot of his beloved Expo 1992 Seville!


Daniel and Jesús in front of the Hungary Pavilion when they gave Expomuseum Co-Director Jason a tour of the Expo 1992 Seville site in 2020
Daniel and Jesús in front of the Hungary Pavilion, when they gave Expomuseum Co-Director Jason a tour of the Expo 1992 Seville site in 2020

When asked if there was anything else he would like to add about his Expo experiences, Daniel didn't hesitate: ”See you in Osaka!”


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