🇧🇾 Whilst wandering through a remote forest in Belarus I saw an old gate post and then soon after stumbled into an abandoned cottage where the inhabitants had seemingly left in a hurry leaving their belongings behind. Well I did what anyone would do; opened a bottle of Soviet champagne and took a look through the things I had found.
The Village That Disappeared 🇧🇾
🇧🇾 Allow me to share with you some of Belarus’ history; Khatin and the story of the village the invaders wiped off the map, Studenka where Napoleon’s Grande Armee met a watery end and the story of the European Stork who call Belarus home every summer. Oh and of course we found time for a quick look at a small town’s ‘wall of hotties’. This is part 1 of a two part journey.
Lost In No-Lockdown Minsk 🇧🇾
🇧🇾 ‘Would I like to go and visit an abandoned Soviet pioneer camp?’ my friend Niall asked me. Well what a daft question. Of course I would! And so we set off across no lockdown Minsk in search of a bus out of town and ended up completely lost. But that’s a good thing because it meant we met some random Belarusians on the streets of the capitol including a certain famous actor…