A landlocked country in Eastern Europe that wasn’t really ever on the travellers must-visit list. The main reason used to be a really difficult tourist visa. Until now. With many nationalities now visa-free, Belarus was suddenly put on a map.
So what is there to see or do? Well, naturally most visitors fly into the capital of Belarus Minsk and start their journey there. Think Stalinist architecture and emerging art and cafe scene. The monumental KGB Headquarters looms over Independence Square. After a few days in Misk head out to the country on day trips – check out the very cool 16th-century castles Mir and Nyasvizh. If you love trains you might even head west and explore the city of Brest, a different vibe to the capital.