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  • Belarusian shoes visiting family
    Belarusian shoes visiting family
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  • Bust of Adam Mitskevich
    Bust of Adam Mitskevich
  • WWII Liberation Monument
    WWII Liberation Monument

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  • Why Belarus

    This is how it worked:First I bought travel shoes made in Vitebsk - that was year 2000, and I still wear them.Then my stove went out of order, and the replacement happened to be made in Brest, so far I am quite happy with their customer service.Incidentally my 30-year-old fridge comes from Minsk.So, when I started planning my first outing after two...

  • Belarusian Tourist Office

    Found the site of Belarusian Tourist Office.However, writing to their proved useless.It appears that to get an answer you have to write to someone in particular, like, then they respond quite quickly. Use the address of their director below.eliseeva@belarustourism.byIf you need a guide or a travel...

  • Visiting Minsk

    HiI was in Minsk last year. A taxi to downtown Minsk is about $45 USD one way. There is a bus I believe, and it is much less, but you would have to ask at the airport. The airport is about an hour drive to downtown Minsk. I am not sure where the Hilton is but assume it is near or in downtown.You will find the prices for everything very reasonable,...

  • Belarusian money - Rubel

    The Belarusian currency is called "rubel", though Russian variant of the name "ruble" can be (and is) used with relation to Belarusian money. All Exchange offices and Banks are regulated by government in Belarus, so you can exchange your money really everywhere there you find exchange office, the maximum difference in exchange rates I have seen...

  • "Slavonic Bazaar"

    If you manage to visit Vitsebsk in June, you will attend the traditional "Slav Bazaar" international song festival. visiting Vitsebsk and seeing Mark Shagal Museum and walking in the central park of the city.


    If you imagined Belarus as a country of old Russian cars, fear and poverty, then you were wrong. If you heard stories about Belarus as the "last dictatorship in Europe", you should eliminate them from your memory. Belarus is the last oasis of FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE in Europe. It's a place where people don't accept "values" of the New World Order....

  • Additional fee for foreigners

    When I was leaving the Belarus in Brest it appeared that I had to pay a border fee. The border officer did not want to pass me through without it. I had to be back from the border to pay this fee. The fee costs 6750 roubles (app. 4 USD) and can be bought in the Belarussbank cash desk on the Brest train station. In Jan 2006 the fee was 7250...

  • World War II Veterans

    I have met them when I was walking by river Muhavets. I asked them if I could have a photo of them. They politely accepted that. I tried to talk with them about the war. They were so proud. They did not want to talk about themselves. I wanted to take their adresses to send them the photos. They rejected, with a honorable facial expression,like...

  • Visas

    Poles and EU citizens need a visa to get to Belarus. Fee for a single entry visa for Poles is 6 USD for 2 entries 11 USD (all infos for Poles: in Poland is located in Warsaw on 58 Wiertnicza Street.Here is a link in English with a list of...

  • Visit a Belarussian Village

    I read on another VT page about spending some time in a Belarus Village, well our friends live in a village called Gribino which is so small it wasn't even on my map! We spent 3 days in this village as the guests of our friends and had a fantastic time.There are so many small villages in Belarus scattered between the big towns and life in them is...

  • Little "Hares" and "Squirrels"

    Belarus Rouble is one of the smallest currencies in the world. Todays rate is about 1800 BYR for 1 USD, and it is permanently going down. You can notice long queques to the exchange offices in Minsk. That is how people try to save their poor salary. One guy told me that buying Euro and selling it at the end of the month one can add about 10% to the...

  • When I visited Belarus and in...

    When I visited Belarus and in particular Minsk I was greeted with many different feelings. It is quite hard to imagine a lifestyle that provokes the feelings of yesteryear yet also the resemblance in some ways of an evolving western culture. Fondest memory of Belarus Minsk the capital city and the friendly nature of the people that I met during my...

  • My travel tips for Belarus are...

    My travel tips for Belarus are all limited to Minsk, the capital. Although I visited several other places, I only made day trips and so I simply do not have the experience to recommend anything anywhere other than Minsk. My Belarus travelogue is long because it includes those day trips; but if you are interested only in Minsk, I have excerpted the...

  • Belarus is a paradise for...

    Belarus is a paradise for nature lovers. The country lies in the woody middle of the Eastern Europe. From immemorial times, the forests stayed almost untouched. The landscape is rather flat. Deep straches in the land made by sliding South glaciers during the Glacier Period have turned into the long chains of lakes extending from North to South....

  • I don't consider myself as a...

    I don't consider myself as a beer lover. But I think our beer is worth being mentioned. The most popular brands are Lidskoe, Alivarya, and Krinitsa. The brewery in small town Lida was built in the 1840th. Nowadays it produces the best beer in Belarus 'Nasha Marka' and 'Barkhatnoe'.

  • The first point for a...

    The first point for a foreigner to visit is the capital of Belarus undoubtedly. History of Minsk began in 1067. A remote settlement in the beginning, it flourished as a commercial center in the medieval ages, suffered from numerous wars, invasions and demolitions. Each time it arose from ruins and continued developing its own way. Nowadays Minsk is...

  • Enjoy the nature around you!!!...

    Enjoy the nature around you!!! Belarus has always been known as a country of forests and lakes, there are over 10000 of lakes here and the forests still have their natural, unspoiled beauty. Blue lakes dozing quitely surronded by emerald green forests.


Belarus Hotels

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  • Best Eastern Hotel Belarus

    Bonjour a tous! Hi everyone! For my first time in Minsk in 2010 I was staying in Tourist Hotel,...

  • Hermitage Hotel

    Fancy hotel about 10 minutes walk from the station - officially a business hotel but it's neither...

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel

    13 Kirova str., Minsk, 220040, Belarus

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Bug

    At the beginning of September 2011 we came by train to Brest without having booked any accommodation...

  • Minsk Hotel

    I spent 2 nights at Hotel Minsk on a business trip in June, 2007. The Hotel was as you would expect...

  • Best Eastern Intourist Brest

    "Intourist" hotels always were the best hotels in the USSR. Therefore for any foreign tourist...

  • Orbita

    Hotel Orbita 220092 Belarus Minsk Pushkin Avenue 39 Basic tourist class hotel. Located three metro...

  • Atel Belarus

    For Soviet citizens it was always practically impossible to lodge in a hotel "Intourist". The best...

  • Victoria Hotel

    59, Pobediteley Ave, Minsk, 220035, Belarus

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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