Saturday, May 9, 2015

Photo Recap: Passport DC - Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House 2015

Great photo-ops at the Embassy of Italy

Travel to Europe is supposed to be a lot cheaper nowadays, thanks to a stronger dollar/weaker Euro. Given today's outrageously long lines for Passport DC's Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House, it appears most Washingtonians still prefer to travel for free. I've been coming for years; but I've never seen lines like this before. There were way over 500 people waiting to get into the Embassy of Belgium before noon. Just up the block, almost the same number of folks were in line to visit the Finnish Embassy. Thank Heaven for the Italians, who put on the glitziest show in recent memory, complete with numerous freebies (including bags of croissants, candies, etc.) Even getting in was a breeze. I was also able to sneak inside the Embassies of Cyprus and Estonia without having to endure long lines. My advice for next year? Pray for rain.

Pizza Anyone?

Free Coffee

Vinegar Samples

Kataklò Aerobic Dancing


Fine art too!


Live music outside Embassy of Bulgaria

Embassy of Estonia

Embassy of Belgium

Embassy of Finland