Belarus Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Belarus
Hello and welcome to our Belarus travel blog. You will find all our Belarus blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Belarus travel blog because you are considering a visit to eastern Europe, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Belarus. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Belarus.
Our Belarus blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Belarus: An impressive dose of Combat and Propaganda Art at the Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum, one of Minsk’s most impressive museums.
When travelling in Belarus, if you visit Brest, make time to visit the Museum of Railway Technology where retro-style Russian locomotives are on display.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.
An overland travel itinerary for independent travellers: travelling from Lithuania via Belarus to Poland, taking in some off the path destinations.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.
A guide to visiting Brest Fortress, a 19th-century Russian citadel, with imposing Soviet-era architecture, monuments and statues and an ancient fort.
Things to do in Minsk, the capital city of the Republic of Belarus. Travel tips for Minsk – including a walking tour of the sightseeing highlights of Minsk.