Tag: Eastern Europe

A Short History of Hostels in Ukrainian

I only stayed a couple of days in Belarus and then took a night train to Kiev in Ukraine. (Where are all these countries? Here’s a map) Lonely Planet books tend to exaggerate, and the chapter on Ukraine is particularly

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From Melbourne to Minsk

After Lithuania, I went to Belarus, one of the last surviving communist countries.  It’s a dictatorship where the KGB is still active and spies on people. Minsk was almost totally destroyed during the war and had to be completely rebuilt. 

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Baltic Banquets

I went to quite a few interesting restaurants in the Baltics. In Tallinn I had dinner at Old Hansa, a medieval restaurant.  They prepare authentic medieval meals.  I had a game selection – boar and elk with barley and vegetables.

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