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Destination: Belarus. An essential travel guide.

WHY TO VISIT BELARUS

Currently in full expansion, tourism in Belarus will enable you to discover a country with large parts as yet fairly untouched by human influence.

Deep forests inhabited by a profusion of wildlife, lakes and rivers, nature is to be found everywhere in this country due to the small density of people.

Minsk, the Capital, has several museums and monuments representative of Soviet architecture, imposing and severe; the Republican Palace, the Theatre, Lake of Tears.

You could also visit the Chagall Museum at Vitesbsk as well as his childhood home.

The areas in the south, from which all human activity has just about disappeared since the Chernobyl disaster, therefore represents a huge and undisturbed nature reserve which can be a source of absolute pleasure in every way.

Source: http://www.thebesttimetovisit.com/

WHAT TO SEE IN BELARUS

Top destinations in Belarus are:

  • Minsk
  • Brest
  • Gomel
  • Polotsk7Grdno
  • Mir
  • Vitebsk
  • Nesvizh
  • Mogilev
  • Navahrudak
  • Lida
  • Pinsk

WHEN TO GO TO BELARUS

Weather in Belarus

Best period to visit Belarus is from June to October.

Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Belarus

Source: http://www.belarus.by/

HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH BELARUS

by plane, main airports are:

  • Minsk
  • Brest
  • Gomel
  • Hrodna
  • Mogilev
  • Polotsk
  • Vitebsk Vostochny

by train

by car

GENERAL INFORMATION ON BELARUS

country entry requirements: for not EU nationals, passport + visa

health tips & vaccination: Avoid drinking tap water and eating food products coming from the south east of the country, areas which were extremely affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe. No vaccination needed.

local currency: Belarusian ruble

local time zone: GMT+2 (+3)

electricity: type C and F (220 V - 50 Hz)

mobile phone operators:

WHAT TO DO IN BELARUS

typical food in Belarus

  • Borshch (soup made with beetroot, served hot and with sour cream).
  • Hribnoy sup (delicious mushroom and barley soup).
  • Kotleta pokrestyansky (pork smothered in a mushroom sauce).
  • Dracheny (a local tasty potato dish with mushrooms).
  • Draniki (potato pancakes served with pickled berries).
  • Mochanka (thick soup mixed with lard accompanied by hot pancakes).
  • Vereshchaka (thick pork soup with beer or Kvas accompanied with buckwheat pancakes).
  • Pyzy (potato dumplings in a form of knobs with meat mince).
  • Kishka (sausage made og pork meat and potatoes).
  • Lazanki (creamy triangle- or rectangle-shaped pasta eaten with pieces of fatty pork sausages, melted cheese or sour cream).
  • Zrazy (rolled thin slices of beef, flavored with salt and pepper and stuffed with vegetables, mushrooms, eggs and potato.).
  • Mazurka (roasted almond spongy cake).

souvenirs from Belarus

  • Linen cloth and good
  • Slutsk belts
  • Straw figurines
  • Cristal and glass items
  • Ceramics
  • Wooden items
  • Valenki, wool boots, or wool hats
  • Vodka and liqueurs

SIMPLE DICTIONARY

Hello: добры дзень (dobry dzień)

Goodbye: да пабачэння (da pabačennia)

How are you?: Як вы? (Jak vy?)

Thank you: Дзякуй (Dziakuj)

What is your name?: Як цябе зваць? (Jak ciabie zvać?)

How much is it?: Колькі каштуе? (Koĺki kaštuje?)

Sorry: прабачце (prabačcie)

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