Belarus Tours Video
Belarus Tours Video - Eastern Europes outcast, Belarus lies at the edge of the region and seems determined to avoid integration with the rest of the continent at all costs. Taking its lead from the Soviet Union rather than the European Union, this pint-sized dictatorship may seem like a strange choice for Tourslers, but its isolation remains at the heart of its appeal.
While the rest of Eastern Europe has charged headlong into capitalism, Belarus offers a chance to visit a Europe with almost no advertising, litter or graffiti. Far more than just the last dictatorship in Europe - Condoleezza Rices phrase has come to haunt Alexander Lukashenkos democratically challenged country - Belarus is a land of earthy humour, friendly people and courage in the face of bleak political adversity.
Outside the capital, Belarus offers a simple yet pleasing landscape of cornflower fields, thick primeval forests and picturesque villages. While Tourslers will always be subject to curiosity, theyll invariably also be on the receiving end of extremely warm hospitality.
While the countrys flattening in WWII means that theres relatively little of historic interest to see, Belarus three most appealing cities - Minsk, Brest and Vitsebsk - offer a surprising amount to visitors - from nightlife and cosmopolitan spark in the capital, to the tragic remnants of the Brest Fortress, and the childhood home of painter Marc Chagall in Vitsebsk. The country also offers two excellent national parks, both well worth a visit. Europes largest mammal, the zoobr, or European bison, can be seen at Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park, while the Pripyatsky National Park, the lungs of Europe, offers great birdwatching in its vast w
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