Again I went to the Embassy Open House that is held every year in Washington DC. This year since I headed down at the last minute I only wanted to go to places I would possibly go to in the future. The first place I went to was Serbia. I have no plans to go here and thought I was somewhere else but I remembered this place from a previous year. I left soon afterwards but it is always a party here and you will be fed here.
From here I left and started walking towards the Embassies along Masschusettes Avenue. There is a shuttle that will take you to different areas of embassies but I was by myself so the walk wasn’t bad. When I was walking down I pass an Argentine government building and the reason I noticed this time because it was named for a general Belgrano. Belgrano is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires that we went to in 2009.
After a semi long walk and then a long wait in line I made it inside the Austrailian Embassy. While in line people there was handing out samples of food which was cool. Inside you could try out more food including samples of vegemite. Thanks to the heads up from Teri I passed on that. The other cool thing I saw there was they had some of the animals from Australia there including a medium size python one of the handlers was holding.
On the other side of Massachusettes Avenue were 3 embassies in a row Peru, Trinidad and Chile. I wanted to check out the Chilean embassy since I would not mind seeing Santiago. I saw a few animals like alpacas at the Peruvian embassy and you can’t help but hear the party at the Trinidadian embassy.
Wine lovers will love going to the Chilean embassy because they had many different types of wines you can sample and also 2 versions of pisco sour. The also a display celebratating the Chilean mining rescue. I like the display of newspapers around the world talking about the rescue.
The last thing at the Chilean embassy was they had dancers outside performing.
The next to last place I went for the day the Malaysian embassy. This is one of the prettiest embassies I have ever been in.
While I was there I learned 2 important facts about Malaysia, they export a lot of palm oil which is used in a lot of products around the world including Palmotive soap and they also manufacture a lot of rubber which is used in condoms.
My final stop was the embassy of Pakistan. I wasn’t planning to go here since I have been here before but every year they seem to have one of the biggest parties. Here is a pic of a band performing there.