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... 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 ...
... but now is a church again. It had a small shrine in the corner of its yard with a replica of a bell from Nagasaki that supposedly was found in the ruins after the atomic bomb that ended WWII. There is a very small Japanese flag that flies on this shrine as well.
In the center of the square is a large belled dome with a swan sculpture on it. They have a lot of swans in Belarus. White swans like people ...
... train. The next man doesn't seem to take too long, maybe 3 minutes before he is handing money over and getting his ticket. The woman has disappeared and I get about as close to the man as I can without standing on his feet but the woman comes back and I have to let her go first as she was there first and I really hate to get yelled at in Russian. Even though I don't understand the language, I know when they are cussing me.
I should ...
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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.