Bradt Travel Guide to Belarus
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.