Bradt Travel Guide to Be­larus

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Nigel Roberts Bradt Pub­lished: Oc­to­ber 2018 Price: £18.99

This is a re­vised fourth edi­tion of Roberts's guide to Be­larus and it is worth read­ing even if you have no in­ten­tion of vis­it­ing the coun­try just yet.

Roberts writes: ‘A visit to this de­light­ful coun­try re­ally is one of those life-defin­ing ex­pe­ri­ences', and it would ap­pear that the coun­try has had a great ef­fect on him since he first vis­ited in 2001.

Re­laxed visa re­stric­tions mean a city break in Be­larus’s fas­ci­nat­ing cap­i­tal Minsk has never been eas­ier, and it is one of those coun­tries that is slowly be­ing dis­cov­ered by tourists. There­fore it is still pos­si­ble to ex­pe­ri­ence el­e­ments of life as it was lived in the days of the So­viet Union, as well as Be­larus’s emerg­ing na­tional iden­tity. So this is an es­sen­tial guide to trav­el­ling within Be­larus, but it is much more than that too.

The reader ben­e­fits from Roberts’s years of Be­larus­sian ex­pe­ri­ence, but it is his in­ter­est­ing and in­sight­ful anec­dotes about life in the coun­try that make this guide stand out. These re­flec­tions make it more than just a guide book that will help you with your travel plans.

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