Minsk, Belarus

Five Days in Minsk

I have a confession: I was kind of dreading Belarus. As much as I wanted to go and experience it for myself, I was afraid Belarus would be difficult. Throughout the month of December, I got used to the relative comforts and “Western-ness” of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and I wasn’t entirely looking forward to …

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Minsk building

How I Got My Visa to Belarus

I began my quest to get a Belarus visa back in early October.  According to the website of the Belarussian Embassy in the United States, I would need a letter of invitation from a registered travel agency – similar to the invitation requirement for Russia.  On the other hand, rumor had it elsewhere that nothing …

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