Tag Archives: Minsk
The three ex-Soviets all make intriguing destinations. Armenia I have been to Armenia once and had a wonderful time. I arrived by overnight train from Georgia, at one point sharing our compartment with a blind cat! We actually arrived on Armenia’s Independence Day so we’re able to gatecrash a great party. As well as the […]
Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!
Continuing my personal countdown of my favourite European capitals…….. 30 Tirana Albania’s capital should maybe ranked higher by me purely because it is in Albania. However, objectively speaking there is not a great deal to do there. Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to their national warrior hero, is the interesting hub and home to an excellent museum […]
This photograph was taken in Minsk in 2013. Although Communism has officially ceased in the former Soviets, the attitudes still remain, especially in the older generation. This was never more apparent than when we visited the capital of Belarus where we encountered some of the most unfriendly people ever on our trips, especially in the […]
In 2012 I travelled to Minsk by train from Kaliningrad and amongst the fabulous things to do in the Belarus capital was a visit to the circus. The performance was great, but just as memorable was the purpose built venue and the fabulous statues that adorned its outside. Take a look…. You can read more […]