Favorite thing: Do you consider to bring your dog to Belarus, you need certificate for Rabbies vacination. Are you EU-citizen you have to make an EU-passport for your dog. When you arrive to the border and when you leave Belarus you have to pay a fee of 15000 BYR - about 5 Euro. A veterinarian look your dog and make a certificate to pass the border.
Maybe you are like me, you have to check your email sometimes. If you have your Notebook you can join the net by telephone. The broadband is not so developed and it is not all who can use it.
But if you want the net to work normally, you should pay a visit to the internet café at Telegraph Street. When you walk from Leninska Square towards Karl Marx street, you have the internet cafe at your left hand at the 1st floor. There is really many computers, but ask for the best and one with latin characters. The price is about two euro per hour.
When we decided to go to Grodno by car, the big question for me was: Is it possible to have lead-free petrol? My car is only for lead-free petrol. But no problem – in Grodno they have all what you need.
You find a wide selection of petrol stations, where you can buy both green, octane 95 and normal petrol, octane 92,95,98. You may have gas, diesel and carwash – and the price are in 2007 about 1 US $ per litre green octane 95. Carwash:5 US $ luxury mechanic and personal wash
Since we don`t have plenty of places to withdraw cash yet, here is the list of all Hrodna cash-mahines (''cash-machine'' in Russian is ''bankomat''):
The link is very long and as you can see I splited it into 5 lines. It`s so long cause I had original Russian page translated with electronic translator on-line.
The original page can be found here: http://www.belcard.by/list.html?region=7
St. Petersburg....970 km
Favorite thing: Hrodna is located on the Neman river about 15km from the border of Poland and about 30 km from the border of Lithuania. It has some more than 300 thousand population. Hrodna has one of the largest concentrations of Catholics in Belarus. It is also a centre of the Polish culture, with the majority of Belarusian Poles living in the city and its surroundings.
Favorite thing: These banknotes are the Belorussian 1 and 5 rubles. To buy a bottle of local beer you'll need about 1800 rubles :) Get ready to lug around an ounce of paperwork in your pocket just to shop for groceries.