And yes, we did it! We could pass the Belarussian border for a while, although there was some ‘little problem’ with my family name. As usual!! 😛
The visa had ‘CASSORAN’, as you can see.
So H, E and S almost stayed in Poland… But the woman at the border, after several phone calls, could arrange it (with a pen!) and told us: ‘Welcome in Belarus’. 🙂
Finally HESP could cycle in Belarus through small roads in the forest, could eat in Belarus in a quite strange place with all plastic plates and glasses (except for the beer bottle) and could even visit ‘Father Frost’!! Have you ever heard about him? His name is Ded Moroz and he’s a kind of ‘Papa Noel’ or ‘Santa Klaus’ but for the Eastern countries… We had to learn some sentences in Belarussian to talk to him, but any of us could remember when we had this huge and kind special man in front of us. Probably this place is full in winter, because in the midle of July we were almost the only visitors… I have to say that I’ve enjoyed more visiting this Father Frost than ‘our’ Papa Noel in Finland. 😛
While cycling we saw an oak tree that is 600 yo and a pine tree of 350. Both quite impressive!
We were all riding KROSS bicycles, a Polish brand that E and H have also at home (Xmas present), nice and good bikes!
Of course we had to find some geocaching too…
Eating in Belarus 🙂
The way to Ded Moroz
The 600 yo oak tree
The 350 yo pine tree
At the Father Frost place there are many nice wooden sculptures, here some of them:
We still don’t understand the meaning of this sign… (no smoking, no drinking…?)
Everyone of us with our horoscope:
And E and H with the one of…
We miss Xispa and Xispon (or Rocky), so when we see cats we love touching them and playing for a while… Here 2 Belarussian cats 🙂
A funny detail. We asked to a Belarussin cyclist to take a picture of us. She said she loves Barcelona, but look at her belt pouch! 😛
Nice journey in Belarus, but we will come back some other time to visit properly this beautiful country!