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BELARUS, Minsk

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Minsk – To be honest, I didn’t have much expectations before I went to Belarus. It is actually so close to my home country Austria, but I did not hear from many people that they have been there. Main attractions of Minsk are mostly located in the city center, which is in my opinion very safe 🙂 

Things to know before you enter Belarus – There are some important infos you should know, since its not “that” easy to get in.

  • You can only enter via airplane/flight (not via bus or train – unless you have a visa before)

  • At the airport you can get your health insurance

  • As my knowledge, you can stay up to 30 days now in Belarus

  • Don’t swear in public! 

  • Don’t get drunk in public!

  • Pictures are allowed but now everywhere! Watch for signs

 

TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION 

The cabs from the airport to the city center are pretty expensive. Check the bus schedule since its way cheaper via city bus 🙂 In Minsk we stayed in an beautiful Airbnb, and highly recommend it. The hosts were super nice, friendly and recommended us lots of things.

Minks absolutely blow me away – Beautiful big buildings & super clean. Like there are no chewing gums, cigarettes or anything on the streets.

Get a city map from a tourist information or maybe online and explore yourself 🙂 Pretty much everything is in walking distance.

 

FOOD

Fried brown bread with a very yellow sauce to dip – I could not find it online how it is called but it was really delicious. 🙂 Very good salads, pizza and cold platters, for sure everyone will find something they like.

 

PLACES TO SEE

» “Zybitskaya street” in Minsk for Nightlife – lots of bars and cafés
» Olympia Stadion
» “The View Restaurant” – Rooftop bar/restaurant with amazing view over the city
» The Gates of Minsk
» Cat Museum – ( if you have small kids haha)
» Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War
» Victory Square
» National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
» Public Market (no pictures are allowed there)
» Church of Saints Simon and Helen – also called the “Red Church”

 

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