Around The World Embassy Tour Hike, Lunch, Culture, Food & Wine, 8 to 12 Miles

Trail Notes- The Around the World Embassy Tour is a signature event of Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture in Washington DC that showcases embassies from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas, with artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, teachers, and others. See the following photos and get a glimpse of the Around the World Embassy Tour.

Once hikers assemble we will map out a group of embassies to visit. Based on past experience most embassies offer their national treats such as chocolate, beer, wine, food, art, music, product views, live performances etc. Some embassies are just too crowded with long lines while others are better organized. Hike is unlikely to visit all embassies but, a third to half are possible. Sneaker hike in the city with plenty of city stuff all around. Flat hike with a slight hill or two. Bring fun money as some things are free while others require a fee.

Note - The Embassies have divided the event into two consecutive weekends; one is Europe the other is rest of world basically. A total of 78 Embassies participate during two weekends every May.

Participating Embassies

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Embassy of the Argentine Republic  

Embassy of Australia

Embassy of Azerbaijan

Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Embassy of Bangladesh

Embassy of Belize

Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana 

Embassy of Brazil – Official Residence

Embassy of Chad

Embassy of Colombia 

Embassy of the Republic of Congo

Embassy of Costa Rica

Embassy of the Commonwealth of Dominica 

Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Embassy of Ecuador   

Embassy of Egypt 

Embassy of Ethiopia   

Embassy of Fiji   

Embassy of the Gabonese Republic

Embassy of Ghana     

Embassy of Guatemala

Embassy of the Republic of Guinea

Embassy of Indonesia

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq

Embassy of Japan

Embassy of Kazakhstan

Embassy of the Republic of Kenya

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic

Embassy of Mexico 

Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia

Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique

Embassy of Nepal

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Embassy of Pakistan

Embassy of Peru

Embassy of the Philippines

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia   

Embassy of Serbia

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa

Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis

Royal Thai Embassy

Embassy of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

Embassy of Uganda

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia

What to Bring: Bottles of water, comfortable walking shoes, snacks, and other desired gear depending on personal needs. Take plenty of pictures. Pay attention to weather.

Disclaimer: All participants assume total risk for their personal and property safety. Robert's textable cell number is [masked].

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  • Nancy

    I went to the embassies of the Bahamas (with the group), Kenya (with the group), Guatemala (this is where the group and I parted ways), Venezuela, Turkey, Bolivia (wonderful dancing), South Africa, Brazil, the Islamic Center, and then--across town--Ethiopia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, and Ghana (wonderful music). Plus others I have probably forgotten. Never did make it back to Indonesia, unfortunately.

    May 3

  • Nancy

    Looks like you went to very different embassies than I did, Robert. Do you still want me to upload photos?

    May 3

  • Rick B.

    Another perfectly-organized, perfectly-led trip. Too much fun with Embassy food, drinks, dancing. Great company. More fun tomorrow with Hike at Overall Run, and Stonewall Jackson Restaurant --- and Wine!!! Love the DNA of this Group!

    May 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! First time, 21 embassies, good company.

    May 3

  • Robert Q.

    As a group we visited 21 Embassies. Loved the richness of human culture and achievement!

    May 3

  • Joyce B.

    Nice walk today, it was fun to mix it up with meeting new people in the Gtown group. I'm looking forward to next week-end, too.

    May 3

  • Nancy

    Really enjoyed both parts of the walk--when I was with the group and even after we split up. But--better luck next week!

    May 3

  • Robert Q.

    Perfect weather, brilliant hikers, gracious hosts, stimulating conversations and yummy snacks and tasty meals along the way.... Oh did I mention great hikers!

    May 3

  • Wil J W.

    I never got caught up with the group, but started at Dominican Rep. where I answered all questions correctly on a quiz and won a bottle of rum! That's how you start a tour. I also went to Colombia, Peru, Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Bahamas, Philippines and Brazil. Wanted to go to Japan, but the line was waaaaay too long and I just couldn't do it.

    2 · May 3

  • Nancy

    I lost the group in Guatemala--and not because they were passing out beer and rum (at 10 AM)! Just lingered a bit too long, I guess. Oh well.... Made it to some very nice embassies (not the Embassy of Nepal, however) and took some good pictures. See you all next Saturday, then...

    May 3

  • Wil J W.

    If anyone sees this, please let me know where the group is now. Thx

    May 3

  • Rick B.

    Robert,
    I'm trying to plan my parking. Where do you think we'll end up Saturday afternoon?

    May 1

    • Robert Q.

      Hard to say as exact route will depend on lines. I will take a metro to DuPont Circle. Parking restrictions are in full force on Saturdays so driving isn't the best option unless you park at work. There is a GT bus to DuPont.

      May 1

  • Shannon

    I hate to miss this but I have had something unavoidable come up.

    April 28

  • Tammy

    Hi there! Have so wanted to do this but I'll be getting in on a redeye that morning. Doubt I'll have enough energy for entire day but hope to join for latter half. Will you be posting a half way point update? Will change my rsvp if it's not possible (or apologies in advance if slumber takes the better part of me). :) Tammy

    April 27

  • Veronique

    The Peruvian Embassy (Mass/17th) offers pisco (well, has pisco for sale)... This is worth testing... :-)

    April 27

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