Belarus Tourist Traps

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Belarus Tourist Traps

  • Taxi and registration

    To be honest with you, I didn't have any problems in Minsk but that's because I was well informed when I came to this lovely city. However, you should be careful when it comes to taxis. They're pretty expensive, especially if they see you're a foreigner, so my advice would be not to use any taxis. Don't forget to make a registration! if you stay in...

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  • Taxi drivers

    Some Taxi drivers try to cheat foreign tourists:There are thee possible ways of cheating:1. Nightprice at day time2. Fast taxameter3. High price and no taxameter Try to pay a lower price.If this doesn't work. ...You have to pay the money and don't be angry.If you had driven in your home country you would have payed much more. The best way is that...

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  • Belarus Border - DON'T Pay to jump the...

    Going from Poland to Belarus by car we were offered by some Polish guy the chance to get to the front of the queue by giving him $100. The thought of my 5 kids having to endure a long wait made me part with my cash.DON'T GET FOOLED! I was sent to the front of the queue for Polish Passport control then was merged into a single queue for the Belarus...

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  • Visas and stuff

    Gettting a visa for Belarus is not easy. Most western citizens will require an invitation before going to the embasy. This can be taken care of by a travel agent for a fee. In most cases it will be a fictional piece of paper!A transit visa (doesn't require invitation) may be sufficient as it gives 2 days to look around on the way through. That will...

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  • Be careful, the beggers and...

    Be careful, the beggers and street vendors will try to tell you they will die if they don't make any money this week. My brother lives their and I was feeling very sorry for this lady, who said that this man was going to beat her if I didn't buy this coat from her. What I didn't know was that it was her son. She was just trying to get my pity. And...

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  • It's not difficult for local...

    It's not difficult for local people to recognize a foreigner. Taxi drivers, sellers, waiters in cafes expect to get more tips from a foreign tourist, sometimes those expectations are increadibly high. So be ready to bargain. And... Good Luck! :)

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