Last night I attended a kickoff event for the Passport to DC (http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/ ) week. It was at President James Monroe’s house which is now the Arts Club(http://www.artsclubofwashington.org/) of DC. The Balkan Quartet performed a repertoire of traditional Balkan music from Serbia. This is just the first FREE event for the next couple of weeks in DC. It was nice to be in a small crowd in a historic place and listen to music that makes you feel like you’re in Serbia. The new Serbian Ambassador Vladimir Petrovic hosted a small reception afterwards and it was nice to have some Serbian wine and ask him how he like’s DC.
This is why I love DC and just when you think that you have done it all, I find a booklet for the Passport for DC events. I have outlined what embassies that I want to visit tomorrow out of the 33, the ones with music and food have me interested and the Embassy of Iraq that is my first on the list.
So the economy has most cutting back on travel, may I suggest you strap on your walking shoes, grab a water bottle and head out the Embassy open house tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm. People say American’s do not like to learn about other cultures but I beg to differ, let’s prove them wrong and go add value to your life.
I am so happy to be inspired to blog about something different then the government!