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Belarus - Minsk Metro Bombing

BELARUS | Tue, 12 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1776]

12 people have been killed and close to 150 injured by a bomb attack on a packed Minsk Metro station. The blast happened during Monday evening's rush hour at Oktyabrskaya station as a train opened it's doors to allow passengers off. Belarus authorities ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, europe, minsk, terror, travel-alert

Health And Safety In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [302]

So, you’ve survived the myriad of border checks, random id checks, the threat of terrorism and driving in the Belarus countryside...what’s the next threat to safety? Radiation and tuberculosis that’s what! The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 on ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, eastern europe, europe, travel-health, travel-safety

Political Unrest In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [220]

Be under no illusions, Belarus is an authoritarian state. Political unrest or dissention is not tolerated and as a foreigner you should stay well away from any political demonstrations, marches or large public gatherings. In late 2010 a pro-democracy ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, eastern europe, europe, politics, protest, travel-safety

Getting Around In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [184]

Forms, paperwork, bureaucracy it’s all part of the Communist dream! Get used to it and make sure all is in order before you arrive. All foreigners whether transiting or entering the country require a visa. If you attempt to transit Belarus without ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, driving, eastern europe, europe, travel-safety, travel-transport

Crime In Belarus

BELARUS | Wed, 15 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [247]

Generally, Belarus is a safe place for travellers. Violent crimes against travellers are rare, however you should always exercise common sense; if you find yourself in a dangerous situation don’t be a hero.  The biggest threat to travellers in Belarus ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, crime, eastern europe, europe, travel-safety

The Great Train Snobbery

BELARUS | Sat, 30 Aug 2008 | By peregrin | Views [398] | Comments [2]

Leaving Warsaw was quite upsetting. I'd just begun to get used to the shush-shush of Polish and to the pronunciation of words when it was time to leave. The first sign of ill-portent was the hunt for stamps. No one in Poland sells stamps- only the office ... Read more >

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