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I'm going to Minsk, Belarus. Need traveller's advice.

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1. Posted by minsktrav (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

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Hello! I'm planning to discover Belarus and i start from the capital, Minsk.

My trip starts 15 Sept and ends 23 Sept. I like travelling alone, without different travel agencies foisting their bad tastes on me. But there's extremely little information about Belarus travelling tips. They say it's better to rent an apartment than to stay in hotels that are overpriced. I go by plane and also would like to know what is the best way to get from the airport . Is it possible to find a flat upon arrival?

2. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Minsk airport is relatively small considering it serves a capital city.
You will have no problem finding accomodation of any sort on arrival. There is an excellent little tourist information office just outside the arrivals hall and they speak good english there. I would suggest that you pick up the Minsk Guide which is free from the office then ask a taxi driver to take you to the place of your choice. Its a lovely city as long as you are not there in the middle of winter. The time of year you are going will be fairly warm during the day but jolly chilly at night.

3. Posted by minsktrav (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Thank you very much, BedouinLeo! Your information is very useful to me.
I'd like to specify one thing. Is it true that a flat is better than a hotel? Are the prices in hotels so high? I'd prefer to stay in a hotel, it seems to be more reliable, unless the price is exorbitant :)

4. Posted by minsktrav (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Thank you very much, BedouinLeo! Your information is very useful to me.
I'd like to specify one thing. Is it true that a flat is better than a hotel? Are the prices in hotels so high? I'd prefer to stay in a hotel, it seems to be more reliable, unless the price is exorbitant :)

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

You will be fine justing asking a taxi driver to take you to the nearest 1* hotel. It will cost around 20000 BYR for the taxi and Im guessing around 60000 BYR for a room.