Homyel' Travel Guide

  • Gomel railway station
    Gomel railway station
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    Street bank
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    Hotel Gomel
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Homyel' Things to Do

  • Cyril of Turaw statue

    While walking around the centralpark I found this statue. I asked to the people about this personage. At the beginning I thought he was a greek, but no, he was Cyril of Turaw, a bishop and a saint of the XII century. He also was a prolific writer. He was a great man, indeed.

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  • Sozh River

    Despite being totally landlocked, Gomel offers swimming and relaxing on the side of its river, the Sozh. I`m not sure how clean the waters are, I didn`t risk it!

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Homyel' Restaurants

  • Drink beer without stop

    Piva bes pereriva means Beer without interruption. It also means that the shop is open 24 hours a day. Beer!

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  • Country Cooking!

    Unlike in most of Western Europe, in Belarus you can have a barbeque almost anywhere in the country. Additionally, the country is not as dense with population is most of Western Europe is, so you are more likely to be undisturbed.On this occasion we visited a Dacha, a village house, and walked out into the countryside to a forest to cook Shaskliks,...

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  • Traditional Belarussian Cuisine

    Karchma Budzma is a new Gomel restaurant offering traditional Belarussian village cuisine. The restaurant is located close to the city center, on Privokzalnaya street, and inside is decorated like a Belarussian village house. The decor is nice and the restaurant is cosy.Each evening the restaurant also hosts dancers who, sporting traditional...

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Homyel' Warnings and Dangers

  • Avoid Radioactive Food

    A lot of radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl accident fell around Gomel (See this MAP). Many areas remain in the countryside which may still carry radioactive particles. Food, particularly short stalked vegetables like mushrooms, and fresh-water fish may carry radioactive particles and pose a danger to life.Most cultivated food is grown in...

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  • Water

    When i was in Gomel there was absolutely no problems,but if you go around the country side,expecially in the direction of Chernobyl nuclear plant,it's better that you drink just mineral water.The fields are still not totally washed from the radiations,and anyway we don't eat vegetables from there every day,so our body can have different...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Homyel' Favorites

  • Belarussian Visa

    Most people need a visa to enter Belarus, with the exception of people from the following countries (You should check with you local consulate before travelling for most up to date information): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,...

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  • Belarussian Money

    The currency in Belarus is Belorussian Rubles. Booming inflation in Belarus has lead to a great reduction in the value of Belarussian Rubles, for which there are around 2,800 to the Euro!Despite the offer from Putin, and promising talks since 2001, Belarusia's Alexander Lukashenko recently refused to accept the Russian Ruble as a single currency,...

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