Travel Blogs from Minsk
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.
... I don't know whether it's connected to your jumping all the time, so that the contents of your head (there're some in my head, i believe) are shaking violently. It's much easier just to kick a person with your mind switched off, but it's not what helps you to win, I think.
- focus on improving the speed of the contrattack (practise and improve my reaction)
- don't attack if I don't feel like doing it, catch the opponent's movements in progress (when he's just ...
... doing sport orienting in the forest for the 1st time in my life. About 12-13 km running around in the forest, having almost drawn in a boggy swamp, where we got lost... but at the end it was fascinating to think what we had done.
5) My 1st time rowing and trying kayak-paddling. It needed too much balance i could provide after the 12 km of orienting.
6) It was the 1st time ...
I knew it was going to be a sleepless night on the train. I left it to about half midnight before trying to go to sleep. It's hot and stuffy so prod the provodnitsa and show her the translation of "too hot". Obligingly, she switches on the AC and soon find that I need all the blankets on me as it's like being in a blast chiller now. Train is very noisy, very rocking and a rolling and there's far too many annoying squeaks emanating ...
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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.