First off, sorry to be hogging up the forum here...my plans for Belarus keep getting complicated!
I have an American passport. For my first destination of my trip, I will arrive in Moscow where I'll stay less than a week. I then fly from Moscow to Minsk, where I'll be for four days. Then, I take the train to Lithuania. After a week and a half in the Baltic states, I'll be taking a bus from Tallinn, Estonia, back to St. Petersburg, Russia.
I knew that the train between Russia and Belarus…
Looking forward to my trip to Belarus! Got a few question, though:
How safe is Belarus and Minsk in particular? I'm planning to take some train journeys that leave Minsk early in the morning (and arrive back in Minsk late at night) and I would prefer to walk to the train station (I'll be staying in the center, so it wouldn't be far), but if it's dicey around there, or anywhere in the city center, especially around "off hours," I'd take a taxi.
How are taxi drivers in Belarus…
Hi Belarus experts,
Planning a trip to Minsk, Braslav Lakes Region, Narochanskii and Viciebsk in august. Do you think it will be possible to find a place to stay (hotel, guest house) without any pre booking? Minsk would have many options but most accommodations in Braslav Lakes area seems fully booked for august. I hope there are some guest house/ dacha owners who don't list their properties on web and can be reached by asking around.
I speak some Russian to get by, what if I hop off the bus in…
I arrived to Belarus Today with bicycle and plan to ride here next 12 days. I registrated in first hotel. I don't understand how I should collect all (9) stamps? There is simply no room on that paper.
On Tuesday I sent my VISA application to London's Embassy. I sent everything including VISA support documents and cash to pay for VISA fee. They got it on Wednesday at 11:00. Today I received a card from the Royal Mail that my parcel is to be collected from their collecting point. I know it's from them. They sent it back to me the same day at 15:00. I don't get it. Would they send it back immediately if there as something wrong?
First off, sorry if this question has been asked (I know a lot of visa questions have been asked), but I haven't seen this exact permutation of this question, so I'd figure I'd ask.
I'm in New York and will apply for a visa at the Belarusian consulate here. However, I see various sites (including official ones) with somewhat differing info, so I figured I'd ask here.
1) Do I need to go through a travel agency to get an invite letter for the visa preparation? Or can I book a hotel and ask…
A few weeks ago I made some hotel reservation in Minsk, and the owner decided to send me invitation. He demanded advanced payment. I decided to wait and check other options. I decided to apply (today) for 10 day VISA (no invitation). I booked a room at Garni Hotel for 9 days and applied with their confirmation (signed and stamped).
The guy from previous hotel asked me today for money. I cancelled that reservation and he threatens me to go to Embassy (which?) and that I will not get any…
I am travelling from Vilnius to Minsk by train and the on to kiev by train with one night in Minsk. I'm a UK resident. For getting a visa in London, I will visit the embassy. Does anyone know if I need a letter of invitation? The embassy suggests I don't as there is a 'simplified visa process' mentioned here:
But it then asks to attach a lot of information for the inviting party. Can this be done from the hotel we stay in?
Does anyone know if…
I am from Turkey and planning on taking a trip to Belarus in the first week of July, for 3 nights. My destination is Lida Hotel, in Lida.
Can you suggest me a website where I can find timetables of buses that I can use both from Airport to Minsk and Minsk to Lida?
Thank you very much!
Also, which option would be the best to exchange u.s. dollars for BYR? Airport exchange offices ?