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Re: Minsk - Мінск - Минск
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2010, 06:48:41 AM »
Love the snaps!!  Just came back from Minsk having spent a month in Belarus  and I loved it  especially Minsk.  Stunning architecture, wide avenues just beautiful.  I grew up in Vienna and I felt so at home in Minsk even though it was -25 when I left!!!!

Can not wait to go back when the spring is here to enjoy the city a bit more rather than just seeing white everywhere!!

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« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2010, 11:25:57 AM »
Love the snaps!!  Just came back from Minsk having spent a month in Belarus  and I loved it  especially Minsk.  Stunning architecture, wide avenues just beautiful.  I grew up in Vienna and I felt so at home in Minsk even though it was -25 when I left!!!!

Can not wait to go back when the spring is here to enjoy the city a bit more rather than just seeing white everywhere!!
Forcast have prognose that spring will come early this time and will be warm! :party0011: :party0011: :party0011: :party0031: Spring is nice, all the girls and women start to undress slowly :) :chuckle:

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« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2010, 08:53:49 PM »
Got a few questions about Minsk, since I haven't been there in years?

1. What's the new name of Masherov Ave(Prospekta Masherova)?(or other major street changes?)
2. Any new hotels open up?
3. Any of you been to the "Mound of Glory"?(went past it on the way from the airport)
4. Is the Musical Comedy Theater still functioning as such.......or was it turned back into a synagogue(which it orignally was)?
5. Does the Camelia cafe(near Minsk 1 airport)still exist?
6. I heard there is an "Alcatraz" nightclub there. Any of you been there??


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Re: Minsk - Мінск - Минск
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2010, 10:17:32 PM »
Been there 5 times, but can't answer any of your questions  :( I'm sure Springirl can answer some !

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« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2010, 01:14:17 PM »
Got a few questions about Minsk, since I haven't been there in years?

1. What's the new name of Masherov Ave(Prospekta Masherova)?(or other major street changes?)
2. Any new hotels open up?
3. Any of you been to the "Mound of Glory"?(went past it on the way from the airport)
4. Is the Musical Comedy Theater still functioning as such.......or was it turned back into a synagogue(which it orignally was)?
5. Does the Camelia cafe(near Minsk 1 airport)still exist?
6. I heard there is an "Alcatraz" nightclub there. Any of you been there??

New name is prospect pobediteley
              depends what is new, Crown Plaza-very modern also new disco there , Victoria, they are in a prosess of building more
             It is still there, what exactly you wanted to know?
             Musical Comedy theater  still functioning and curcus is closed now , it will be fixed in the new modern inside
             plus in opera theater they fixed everything and now it is one of the best stages in europe ( I mean technic constraction)
             Minsk airport now have a new reastarant and night club at the same time, also today on the territory of airport it was a championship in car drifting today,

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« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2010, 01:18:14 PM »
some photos from city day which was held on 11th of september!
Making shashlyk

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« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2010, 01:31:38 PM »
here is some goods  that people were salling

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« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2010, 01:33:28 PM »
here performance of old dance on the territory of one of museums
 PEOPLE,If you want to see more photos of Minsk , U may visite this page:
http://ruadventures.com/forum/index.php/topic,12322.new.html#new

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« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2010, 04:19:37 PM »
Early in this thread, it said that Minsk-1 airport was closed. I was looking at the flight schedules between Moscow and Minsk, and I see that flights scheduled to MHP(Minsk-1)as well as MSQ(Minsk-2)......I presume that the airport had been re-opened between 2008 and today....right??

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« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2010, 02:44:26 AM »
Early in this thread, it said that Minsk-1 airport was closed. I was looking at the flight schedules between Moscow and Minsk, and I see that flights scheduled to MHP(Minsk-1)as well as MSQ(Minsk-2)......I presume that the airport had been re-opened between 2008 and today....right??
it is re-opened, and now functioning ,most of the time it is FSU flights and international flights are from airport -2 (42 km out of Minsk) tiphat

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« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2017, 02:50:18 AM »
I'm not long back from a week away visiting the inlaws. My wife and I took my parents out to Belarus for the first time, taking advantage of the 5 day visa free rule and stoped off for a couple of nights in Prague on the way home.

My parents are well travelled but I wasn't sure what they'd make of BY. As it happens, they both absolutely loved Minsk and enjoyed the experience of rural Belarus. By the time we stopped in Prague, which was teaming with tourists, money exchange shops, souvenirs and other tourist tripe both my parents wished they had spent more time in Belarus. In fact my father told me he would happily visit Minsk again before even considering Paris, Rome, Barcelona or any other European capital now choked with Africans selling sun glasses & grams of coke.

Minsk has moved on yet again since my last visit and it didn't disappoint. Great value for money, fantastic hotels (we stayed at the new Hilton in the centre and it was better than any I've stayed at in the West), clean, safe, modern, very friendly people, great restaurants & bars and plenty to see and do. In my opinion, spending another couple of hundred quid on a flight to Minsk is far more rewarding than heading to the tourist traps in Western Europe.

My folks can be hard to please but they were stunned at how nice Minsk was. It can't be ignored that feeling safe is a factor these days but being able to leave your iPhone on a table whilst having a coffee speaks volumes. It had been discussed on more than one occasion, how good mass immigration actually is. So you heard it here - go visit Minsk and you'll have a great time.

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« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2017, 08:42:57 AM »
I'm not long back from a week away visiting the inlaws. My wife and I took my parents out to Belarus for the first time, taking advantage of the 5 day visa free rule and stoped off for a couple of nights in Prague on the way home.

My parents are well travelled but I wasn't sure what they'd make of BY. As it happens, they both absolutely loved Minsk and enjoyed the experience of rural Belarus. By the time we stopped in Prague, which was teaming with tourists, money exchange shops, souvenirs and other tourist tripe both my parents wished they had spent more time in Belarus. In fact my father told me he would happily visit Minsk again before even considering Paris, Rome, Barcelona or any other European capital now choked with Africans selling sun glasses & grams of coke.

Minsk has moved on yet again since my last visit and it didn't disappoint. Great value for money, fantastic hotels (we stayed at the new Hilton in the centre and it was better than any I've stayed at in the West), clean, safe, modern, very friendly people, great restaurants & bars and plenty to see and do. In my opinion, spending another couple of hundred quid on a flight to Minsk is far more rewarding than heading to the tourist traps in Western Europe.

My folks can be hard to please but they were stunned at how nice Minsk was. It can't be ignored that feeling safe is a factor these days but being able to leave your iPhone on a table whilst having a coffee speaks volumes. It had been discussed on more than one occasion, how good mass immigration actually is. So you heard it here - go visit Minsk and you'll have a great time.

Excellent little trip report, thank you. At the end of it don't you mean to say how bad mass immigration actually is?

Safety is important as well it's probably nice to visit a place that's far less of a western tourist trap.

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« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2017, 02:35:06 AM »
I'm not long back from a week away visiting the inlaws. My wife and I took my parents out to Belarus for the first time, taking advantage of the 5 day visa free rule and stoped off for a couple of nights in Prague on the way home.

My parents are well travelled but I wasn't sure what they'd make of BY. As it happens, they both absolutely loved Minsk and enjoyed the experience of rural Belarus. By the time we stopped in Prague, which was teaming with tourists, money exchange shops, souvenirs and other tourist tripe both my parents wished they had spent more time in Belarus. In fact my father told me he would happily visit Minsk again before even considering Paris, Rome, Barcelona or any other European capital now choked with Africans selling sun glasses & grams of coke.

Minsk has moved on yet again since my last visit and it didn't disappoint. Great value for money, fantastic hotels (we stayed at the new Hilton in the centre and it was better than any I've stayed at in the West), clean, safe, modern, very friendly people, great restaurants & bars and plenty to see and do. In my opinion, spending another couple of hundred quid on a flight to Minsk is far more rewarding than heading to the tourist traps in Western Europe.

My folks can be hard to please but they were stunned at how nice Minsk was. It can't be ignored that feeling safe is a factor these days but being able to leave your iPhone on a table whilst having a coffee speaks volumes. It had been discussed on more than one occasion, how good mass immigration actually is. So you heard it here - go visit Minsk and you'll have a great time.

Excellent little trip report, thank you. At the end of it don't you mean to say how bad mass immigration actually is?

Safety is important as well it's probably nice to visit a place that's far less of a western tourist trap.

I see where you're coming from but I did mean that from what I said. Not sure if its a local or a British thing i.e discussing how good something is doesn't necessarily mean its good at all. I truly believe diversity is a rich ingredient but there's something to be said about western societies compared with more insular ones. Without opening a can of worms here, Minsk is a place where minorities are the minority and you either chip in or ship out. I can't think of a major city in Europe which can rival the respect, cleanliness, beauty or safety of Minsk. I was in Barcelona the week before Prague and both made me want to vomit. 

I could have padded it out a bit more and added photo's and detail but I'm too busy catching up with work since my return!  :snivel:

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« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2017, 04:47:54 AM »
I'm not long back from a week away visiting the inlaws. My wife and I took my parents out to Belarus for the first time, taking advantage of the 5 day visa free rule and stoped off for a couple of nights in Prague on the way home.

My parents are well travelled but I wasn't sure what they'd make of BY. As it happens, they both absolutely loved Minsk and enjoyed the experience of rural Belarus. By the time we stopped in Prague, which was teaming with tourists, money exchange shops, souvenirs and other tourist tripe both my parents wished they had spent more time in Belarus. In fact my father told me he would happily visit Minsk again before even considering Paris, Rome, Barcelona or any other European capital now choked with Africans selling sun glasses & grams of coke.

Minsk has moved on yet again since my last visit and it didn't disappoint. Great value for money, fantastic hotels (we stayed at the new Hilton in the centre and it was better than any I've stayed at in the West), clean, safe, modern, very friendly people, great restaurants & bars and plenty to see and do. In my opinion, spending another couple of hundred quid on a flight to Minsk is far more rewarding than heading to the tourist traps in Western Europe.

My folks can be hard to please but they were stunned at how nice Minsk was. It can't be ignored that feeling safe is a factor these days but being able to leave your iPhone on a table whilst having a coffee speaks volumes. It had been discussed on more than one occasion, how good mass immigration actually is. So you heard it here - go visit Minsk and you'll have a great time.

I am so glad your parents had a great time, Rosco! Minsk is one of the (very few) destinations i still plan to visit. Whomever has been there - loved it. I think it would be quite prejudiced to expect a grown up Westerner not to like Minsk. For what i've heard of the city - of the architecture, tidiness, safety, and last but not the least - people being friendly and nice, it's impossible not to like it. Even more so, that most of us are sick of the dark side of 100% westernized civilization, all the advertising, shopping mentality and so on  (:)
And, judging by Mrs. Rosco, i bet your in-laws are great people.
I envy you on the possibility to travel there - in the best of ways  :)
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