I guess not many people are attending the Expo. Not as many as Korea had hoped, anyway. Various branches of government offices are required to buy so many tickets and my wife kinda-sorta volunteered to do so at her workplace.
I was surprised by how close Yeosu is to Busan. I looked at Google maps and asked for directions- it would have sent me way North to Daecheon before returning South to the expo for a travel time of over six hours. Instead, we drove it in under two-and-a-half.
Getting there was pretty easy although we didn’t see any Expo signs on the expressway (number 10, if you are curious). Once near the location we found signs for the Expo -go straight, and for Expo parking -turn right. We turned right and drove through the grittiest industrial area I have ever seen. There were a lot of signs for parking and that was the only thing that eased my fears that I was heading into a scam.