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TravelPod Member ReviewsIBB Hotel Minsk
Now, not many travelers say to themselves that they want to go to Minsk. However, should you find yourself in this capital of Europe this would not be a bad choice. It is not far from the city center of Minsk, (by bus,) and is not far from the airport.
The hotel is clean, if a little boring. Beware of conferences you are not attending, because the staff is slow at cleaning up after them. Should you want something to eat a a later hour, it is not likely to be received, but there is a chance. The staff speaks enough English to get by, but if there is a speaker of Russian in your group it may help better.
Breakfast is not included, but can be purchased, and it very large and good. Free amenities are provided in the bathroom and bedroom. The rooms are clean and tidy. They remind you of retro hostel rooms, but they will suffice you for your short stay.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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... English. I continue to kick myself for not listening to my grandmother, who was from Grodna, Belarus, just to learn a few words. However, the younger people are willing to struggle with me as I try to order lunch and dinner at restaurants. Like Chicago they dress very practically and stylish. Full length fur coats and matching hats are not uncommon (sorry PETA). Everyone looks warm. I have ...
... one of the university tutors, who seemes to be quite involved in my ideas and eager to help
- need to find an uni professor to share ideas with as well as submitting the work i'll doing for checking (so that this would be an official project under the supervision of one of the professionals)
- have had an idea about structuring the two parts of the work: theoretical and practical; still need ...
... that the Jews of Minsk resisted their oppressors and did not go down without a struggle. The photos also show a UJA ceremony taking place during the time of our visit.
Dinner time! Off to a Belarusian restaurant for a fabulous dinner of chicken encased in crepe bundles, roasted mussels with melted cheese and a meat soup.
Tired like little ones just fed, it was back to the hotel, sleep after writing this blog.
... the wide streets of Minsk lined with a couple of bins on fire, we started to feel that this country wasn’t weird, it was actually really quirky.
The more we explored Minsk, the more we discovered the never ending soviet reminders. Lenin statues, paintings of soviet life, the hammer and the sickle imprinted into the city’s grand buildings, grand, neat soviet architecture, and of course the red soviet start. This country was living in a soviet dream, and yes ...
... just left everything there, stomped it down a bit to tighten it all up, and built away but not sure about that one.
There seemed to be a lot of sports buildings and complexes. One of the world tennis players is a Belorussian I was told but also has a restaurant just in case the tennis doesn't make enough money for them. Many of the sports buildings are in the process of being built or being upgraded. ...