No need to travel to far off lands
In our modern days, many people — young and elderly alike — complain about being bored. They have nothing to do, nowhere to go and have little money to travel far away. I’d like to propose my own recipe for making life much more interesting
Since my student years, our family has been fond of travelling. At present, we are ‘discovering’ our native Belarus — jointly with our children. We surf Belarus’ Globe Internet portal (or other sources) to find an interesting destination for our short trips.
Foreign tourists will find routes to their liking
Not long ago, we visited Vidzy and were very impressed by the local Roman Catholic church. Previously, we have been to Mir, Nesvizh, the Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the Berezinsky Reserve, Slonim, Polotsk and the memorial complexes of Proryv (Breakthrough) and Khatyn. Sometimes, we didn’t wish to drive ourselves, so we would take an organised excursion; we visited Lida Castle in this way. I would advise anyone to visit this place. You will enjoy the unique building and will love the Jagaillo Wedding performance (staged by the Lida Local Lore Museum staff).
We visited the Strochitsy Architectural-Ethnographical Museum several times — spending a whole day there. It’s a pleasure to enjoy the local wooden architecture, participate in national customs and taste the Belarusian cuisine. In winter, we visit Zyuzya Poozersky in the Postavy forests.
Sometimes, we call our friends, create a company of 6-8 and travel like VIPs by mini-bus. A trip like this is not a problem for our family budget, it always brings us a lot of joy and pleasure and our children are always excited about each new trip.
Victor Zaichenko, Minsk