Belarus has been on my radar ever since 2016 when we travelled from Ukraine into Poland. At the time we had hoped to visit Belarus but the visa etc was too difficult for us to incorporate into our travels. Ten years later, Mom and I finally were able to enter Belarus, one of the very last countries I hadn’t visited in Europe. I now only have Iceland, Kosovo and Cyprus left to discover!
Belarus was one of the countries in Europe that’s beauty caught me by surprise. I had expected it to be a very square block and even harsh country. Boy was I wrong! The people we met were extremely friendly and willing to help us.
It’s always a bit nerve wracking to enter a country that doesn’t speak your language and even has a different ALPHABET. This didn’t stop us from having a fabulous time and we actually ended interacting with the locals MORE because of it. Minsk is one of the nicest capital cities all-round with very wide, modern and CLEAN streets.
The Unesco sites we visited in the country were so beautiful, it’s crazy to think I’d never even heard of them prior to this trip. But it certainly wasn’t lacking attention, as it seemed every domestic and Russian tourist in the area was there too.
Inside the Mir Castle compound.
Belarus is a bit trickier to get into than other parts of Europe because a visa is required but in my opinion, if you want to see something off the beaten path, Belarus is well worth the effort!!!
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Reblogged this on maggiethemom and commented:
Belarus was a very pleasant surprise for sure. Someday I would like to go back.
Still on my list, visa is a pain in the a** 🙂
Hahah, yeah, it’s a pain that you haev to get a visa, but it actually wasn’t SO bad, especially for the two day transit. We felt it was well worth it. I was going to post a blog about crossing into Belarus with a car and getting the visa. We got it in about 15 mins in Helsinki, paid to have it done express. Normally I think it would take two days.
Good to know and I will have to take a closer look in to that Belarus visa thing, cause I want to go there, maybe next year
What captivating pictures! The interior is lit!