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Today was the last day of our trip. We ate the delicious, but strange, mixture of food that was provided for breakfast. I had never heard of having veal for breakfast, but it was there along with cold fish and all sorts of vegetables, plus all of the things Americans would recognize with breakfast, and more that we would not.
So, today is the first part of the soccer (football) extravaganza. I will be traveling with Victor, his brother Eric and his dad to Ukraine to cheer on Sweden in their first match of the Euro Championship 2012. This tournament is what helps Europeans not go crazy from soccer cabin fever while they wait for the world cup every four years.
... my body had to have another hour of yoga.
As for the steps in other areas:
1) - french - some history study de la France (continuing tomorrow)
- listening to podcasts in french ( Les trois metiers, acheter un biller du train, une histoire) for more than an hour
2) - english - the interview of the vampire, ann rice
- share some files and materials i have on the accents' ...
... tapas bar next door to hotel with a verandah so enjoy sitting out. There’s a chilled out feel to Minsk. It’s all rather relaxing. Loving Minsk.
As it’s Sunday everywhere is shut so walk along the wide boulevards to Maxim Gorky Park. Through the large stone entrance pillars, there’s a stage. With loud music and a girl with microphone. On the floor in front are about a hundred twentysomething girls doing dance aerobics. It’s all ...
... again!) and soon were feasting on a delightful lunch at a Lebanese restaurant.
Next we departed for our whirlwind city tour, starting with a visit to a memorial to soldiers who died in Afghanistan along a river, which also honored their mothers' losses of their sons. We then walked through the adjacent area where original buildings date to 1700's.
As we drove to the former Jewish section, our guides, both ...
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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.