A landlocked country in Eastern Europe, Belarus is very welcoming to visitors. The scenery and the attractions will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. The tiny towns and villages are still reminiscent of life in the Middle Ages and the national parks contain forests that have been untouched for centuries.
With more than fifty routes for tourists to enjoy hiking, cycling, boating, fishing and hunting, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors of Belarus. There are hotels and health spas, with waterfalls cascading into indoor pools, featuring the best in relaxation. Depending on the time of the year that you visit, you may get to experience one of the many music festivals that take place here every year.
Minsk, the capital of Belarus, dates back to the 10th century and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Most of the buildings in the city are very modern having been built since the Second World War. Nightclubs and casinos abound, so it is not hard for you to find a place where you can enjoy yourself after a day of sightseeing. One of the remaining historic buildings that is worthy of a visit is the Cathedral of the Holy Ghost. Here you will see a remarkable collection of icons from the Moscow Academic School. Stroll through the botanical garden and enjoy the old-fashioned rides at the Cheluskintsev Park. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Belarus, then you should visit the National Museum of Culture and History.
There are many opportunities for shopping with shopping malls, markets and boutiques. At the markets you will be expected to barter with the vendors and they will be insulted if you pay the asking price. The new hotels in the country are well-maintained and have all the amenities you would expect to find in the Western World.