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Backpacking in Belarus: Top 5 Sights in Bobruisk

Backpacking in Belarus: Top 5 Sights in Bobruisk

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“We’re in the army. Now. Woah oh we’re in the army.” – Status Quo. I find it hard to believe that it has been nine years since I backpacked my way to the unknown and non-touristy city of Bobruisk in …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Belarussian Porridge in Bobruisk, Belarus

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It’s a long time since I wrote anything about Belarus (even though I once wrote a chapter for a book on my trip there). And as it’s yet to feature on my Friday’s Featured Food series, I thought it was …

The bleakness of communism…living differently in similarity

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I found myself exposed to the innocence of communism a few times. I had never seen Eastern Europe before the wall came down. But I had savoured the drab, greyness of a growing Varshava in 2005. I also strode my …

Five Nil and you still Don’t sing! Belarus 5-0 Northern Ireland, in Bobruisk

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I had watched the Northern Ireland ladies team in May 2007 in Gillingham, Kent. They lost 4-0 to England and played with passion and pride against full-time professionals. Me and a few of the lads sang our hearts out, completely …

White Russia (Bel -a – Rus) – Where the hell is Bobruisk??

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The short answer is Bobruisk is a very sublime and extremely bizarre city in the eastern part of Belarus (White Russia). The real answer is that the day I left Moscow for a flight to Minsk (which I favoured due …