Hi and Greetings from near Sydney Australia!
We will be in Poland in a few months and staying with family. We would like to visit my mother's ancestoral home in Pinsk (which was in Poland before WW2). The train from Bialystok to Pinsk apparantly takes 12 - 14 hours! It's only 272kms by road but I was advised that this is not safe and tourists can be held up at the border for hours.
I was thinking of taking the train from Bialystok to Grodno which is about 3hrs and then a taxi for 3 adults to Pinsk which would be about 3 - 4 hrs by road thus cutting down our travel time by nearly half! Any advice on this and a contact for a taxi firm etc. We would do the reverse after a feww days in Pinsk. ( My Polish and Russian went by the wayside many many years ago) regards Ingrid
can anyone help me with a travel voucher to enable me visit belarus as a ghanaian since all the companies online are not helping
I've been hearing a lot about the quality of a few of these expensive hostels in Hrodna. As things stand, I don't think i'll be visiting if these are the only accomodation options :-/
Are there any guesthouses or panzions in Hrodna? Maybe there are people waiting in the bus/train stations offering accomodation?
I really don't want to be forking out anything more than €40 a night but I don't know really. I haven't been to Belarus before and at the moment it looks far from cheap accomodation-wise
I will be going to Grodno, Belarus in early July 2013 for a week (from Washington DC area)
I understand to get to Grodno, it will be best to take ground transportation (train or bus). Trying to decide if I should travel to Minsk, Belarus or travel to Warsaw, Poland. I know both buses and trains are available but would like to know which route is more convenient and easier – thanks
can you take train from belarus straight to belgium,as an tourist in a belarus
We are planning to drive a van from the UK to Minsk and will be crossing
from Poland to Belarus at the Hrodna border. The van will contain items for a baby hospital,a childrens camp and for elderly people. Can anyone advise me on what, if any, paper work I will need to complete - problems or pitfalls I may encounter- and just any general advice. all help appreciated.
Thanks for the tip about not driving. I will be coming from Warsaw in the fall for a day. Am I better off to take the train and deal with the gauge change at the border, or take a bus? Also, my great-grandfather emigrated to the United States from Hrodna in the late 19th century. Family legend has it that he worked on a czarist estate. Is there an old palace/castle in the area? Thank you so much.
How much does the bus from Minsk to Hronda cost? Please answer as soon as possible.
My daughter wants to visit Krakow during her winter holidays. Who knows how to reach Krakow from Hrodna - we need in budget way. Are there buses (minibuses) to Kuznitsa (or Belostock)? And how much are the tickets?
Thanks in advance
I'm thinking about a trip across Belarus in october. I found train connections with Minsk and from there to Grodno, but I was looking for some way of transportation from there to Lithuania, Vilnius or Kaunas (better the first).
From what I found online it seems there's no train connection, so I suppose there are some buses, but since I don't understand Russian nor Lithuanian, it's a bit complicated to find info on the net.
If someone can help me with some links and/or timetables (and prices maybe) I'd be very grateful! :)
Thanks in advance.
We are trying to go from Vilnius to Gdansk and we are trying not to do the overnight buses. I have read that you can get a transit visa through Belarus on that train for only like30, but when I called the embassy in the US they said the books were wrong and that we had to go through the full blown visa process from the United States (which is both difficult and costly). Can ayone help me? thanks