Belarus general information
The country in Europe where the official language is Belarusian and the currency Belarusian ruble (BYN), this is Belarus.
Not only is Minsk the capital city, but it is also one of the most popular tourist destinations by far.
There are other major cities like Borisov, Soligorsk and many others where you can travel during your journey to Belarus.
During your travels around Belarus, you can taste Draniki, Kletski, Tsibriki, Sashni, Zhurek and many other local delicacies.
If you arrive at Minsk National Airport (MSQ) in Minsk, which is also the biggest airport in the country, and you’re going to any other city, no worries. Belarus is well connected so it takes a maximum of a few hours to reach other cities.
Belarus uses Belarusian ruble (BYN). Therefore, we advise you to exchange money prior to your trip for the best rates.
Nowadays, almost 9.26 million residents live in Belarus.
The official language of Belarus is Belarusian. However, travelers will also usually hear Ukrainian as these are the languages of the largest international communities within Belarus.
Belarus is bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia.
Weather in Belarus
Belarus has temperate continental climate which is the same as in the rest of the countries in that part of the world. If you travel to Belarus during the summertime, then you don’t need to pack warm clothes with you as the weather is usually pleasant and sunny. Although if you plan to come in August you might want to take a light sweater with you as it can get a bit chilly in the evenings. Nevertheless, when you’re going to Belarus we recommend you to check the weather forecast before your trip to be prepared for any situation.