Y’all. Amid my craziness, I totally forgot to tell you about my journey to the Slovenian embassy about a month ago. One of the coolest things about living
in, near, within a 50-mile radius of D.C. is the plethora of opportunities, at hand. Want to visit the monuments on any given day? Done. Want to spend the night at an embassy? Coming up. Want to meet and be kissed by the Prime Minister of Ireland? Roger that. Seriously, it happened to a friend, recently.
So, when the opportunity arose to visit the Slovenian embassy (I’m a quarter Yugoslavian/Slovenian y’all), I jumped on the chance! As expected, I had no idea what was going to happen once we arrived at the door. So, in case you’re thinking about crossing the United States borders for the evening, here’s a sneak peek into a night at a foreign embassy…
The night started with a little happy hour while they were getting things ready for us. I believe the beer was actually from Bulgaria, but the wine was Slovenian!
The main event of the evening started with a little speech from the Slovenian ambassador followed by a short video of the country. This was cool for me since I don’t come across too many pictures or videos of Slovenia. It’s such a beautiful country, and I think, if I ever make it there some day, this will definitely be one of my destinations. I mean… right?!!! The video was followed by a little concert by a Slovenian opera singer. For future reference, I think this part of the event varies depending on which embassy and/or which organization is hosting, so expect it to change depending on the country!
Finally, we embarked on my favorite part of the evening. FOOD! And, there was lots of it. I honestly couldn’t tell you the names of all these dishes, but it centered around my favorite type of cuisine: comfort food. Seriously, I think I’m destined to live in this country. Additionally, we tried something I was quite familiar with: potica! That’s pronounced POH-TEET-ZAH. It’s this bread (dessert?) that my great-grandmother used to make for us by scratch – over the course of two days, by the way. We were some lucky great-grandchildren.
And, of course, it never hurts to have a great date. ;)
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*Have you been to an event like this before?? Tell me, tell me!