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Elena Plakotaris

on 20 January 2014

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Transcript of Belarus

Exploring Belarus - Day 2
8:45 AM - Wake up at the Crowne Plaza in Minsk
10:00 AM - Light breakfast consisting of a cup of
coffee and tasty dessert at the News Cafe
11:30 PM - Brest Fortress in Brest, Belarus
2:30 PM - Lunch consisting of tomato salad,
chilled soup (
), and stuffed chicken
4:00 PM - Minsk Zoo
8:00 PM - Dinner consisting of meat rolls and rye bread as the appetizer, pork stew (
) for the main dish, and sweet cakes for dessert
11:00 PM - Time for bed
The Basics of Belarus
Capital: Minsk
Population: 9,625,888
Literacy Rate: 99.6%
Death Rate: 13.68 deaths/1000 people
Birth Rate: 10.99 births/1000 people
Currency: Belarusian ruble
Climate: cold winters, cool & moist summers; transitional between continental & maritime
Natural Resources: timber, peat deposits, small quantities of oil & natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel, clay
Population Growth: -0.18%
Main languages: Belarusian (official) 23.4%, Russian (official) 70.2%, other 6.4% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities)
Main religions: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%
Urban Population: 75% of total population
Life expectancy: male - 66.14 years & female - 77.82 years
Major agricultural products: grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax; beef, milk
Major industries: metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators
Welcome to Belarus - Day 1
8:30 AM - Wake up at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Minsk
9:30 AM - Traditional Belarusian breakfast consisting of a sandwhich and coffee
11:00 AM - Gorky Park in Minsk
3:00 PM - Lunch consisting of beetroot salad, cabbage
soup (
), and potato dumplings
5:00 PM - Belarusian State Circus
8:00 PM - Dinner consisting of cold
ham served with rye bread as the
kotleta po krestyansky (
pork chops served in mushroom sauce) as the main dish, and some strawberries for dessert
11:00 PM - Lights out
By: Emily O'Brien and Elena Plakotaris
Final Day of Fun in Belarus - Day 3
9:30 AM - Wake up at the Crowne Plaza in Minsk
11:00 AM - Breakfast consisting of fruit and a cup of coffee
12:30 PM - "Dreamland" - a modern
entertainment park in Minsk

5:00 PM - Lunch consisting of cabbage salad, beetroot soup (
), and chopped beef sausage (
6:30 PM - Head back to the hotel to pack up and check out
8:30 PM - One last dinner in Belarus consisting of cold fish (
) and rye bread as the appetizer, local ravioli (
) as the main dish, and ice cream for dessert
10:00 PM - Say your goodbyes to Belarus and board your flight back home

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