Could it really be possible to visit 40 countries in just one day?
We’d probably all agree that this would be an impossible feat. However, thanks to a special event in Washington D.C. coming up this weekend, you can get a closer look at 40 countries!
On Saturday, May 7 from 10AM- 4PM, over 40 embassies will open their doors to the public during the Around The World Embassy Tour.
During the visits you’ll have the opportunity to “experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries“.
Cultural Tourism DC mentions that during prior years, guests got to see karate demos, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons and more.
Participating Countries: Afghanistan, African Union (never heard of that one), Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, DR, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, South Korea, Kosovo, Libya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Uruguay.
Some Useful Info:
- Embassies are open from 10A to 4PM
- Admission is free.
- Street parking is available but hard to come by at many embassy locations
- Many embassies are within walking distance from Dupont Circle and Van Ness Metrorail stations.
- Bring photo ID
- Embassies on International Drive might have shorter lines since they are larger than those on Embassy Row
- Follow updates on Twitter with @DCCulture and #Passport DC
I don’t know about you but if I was in Washington DC this weekend, I’d be checking out some of the embassies. This sounds like an awesome, fun and free day of exploring!
Have you ever taken part in the Around the World Embassy Tour? If so, what were the events like?
Find out more and get embassy maps to help with the visit here.