Last Saturday, Erika, Stacia and I hit up Embassy Row in Washington, DC, for the Around the World Embassy Tour, which was part of Passport DC. Here are some of my comments about the embassies that we visited:
Brazil: The Capoeira was entertaining. The ambassador’s residence was beautiful. Disappointed by the lack of food and drinks especially for a country that has such great food and drinks.
Turkey: Great art and booths about the different areas of the country and Northern Cyprus. Wine tasting was not so great, but appreciated. There were some food samples that were ok.
Japan: Cool exhibits, such as the tsunami exhibit.
Chad: You kind of just walk in and then walk out. Super small space, but interesting to learn about a less familiar country.
Cote d’Ivoire: We were treated like queens at this embassy. The financial attache took a picture of us with guys dressed in traditional outfits. We were given a good size plate of food.
Belize: Not impressed. Food for sale. No entertainment when we were there. I think/hope they were still getting set up.
Indonesia: Beautiful building. The stairwell took our breathe away.
Mozambique: Good info. I really want to go to this country.
Peru: Free drinks. Food outside looked good, but they were charging. Llamas were adorable. This is a great embassy to visit.
Rwanda: Supposedly great coffee (they ran out by the time we got there). Beautiful brochure. Not much to the embassy.
Venezuela: GREAT juice! The guava juice was amazing. There was a tour, then juice outside, then music, then a tourism room. Great set up.
Australia: Best overall experience. Got fake tattoos. Did a wine tasting (great wine). Tried some good cheese. Saw some lizards. Great exhibits.
Don’t forget that THIS SATURDAY is Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies’ Open House! I hope to see you out there!