Where I’m At: October, 2017 – Tokyo edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Where I’ve Been Greetings from Tokyo! The month began at Singapore Changi, which set the pace for a busy travel month. It’s been years since I’ve done so much travel, and certainly the most since my […]

Visiting Minsk on the free 5-day visa for Belarus

Borders have a magnetic pull for me, which gets stronger the closer I get. Belarus wasn’t in my travel plans until I looked at a map of the Baltic states. Minsk is practically just down the road from Vilnius, so it seemed logical to visit after my visit to Lithuania. Initially I wasn’t going to […]

Hostel Review: Revolucion Hostel, Minsk – Belarus

Hotel Name: Revolucion Hostel Address: Revolyutsionnaya Street, 16, Tsentralny District, Minsk, Belarus I stayed at Revolucion Hostel in Minsk. I booked it for its location in central Minsk, and I also wanted to stay in a hostel on this trip. I booked a single room with shared bathroom, which worked out at $24.20 USD per […]

Flight Review: Belavia – Minsk to Berlin Schoenefeld

Flight: Belavia B2 891 From: Minsk (MSQ) To: Berlin (SXF) I flew with Belavia from Minsk to Berlin. To qualify for the 5-day free visa in Belarus you must fly in and out of Minsk airport. I arrived with Belavia from Vilnius. For my exit flight I just looked at what European flights were close […]

Flight Review: Belavia – Vilnius to Minsk

Flight: Belavia B2 804 From: Vilnius (VNO) To: Minsk (MSQ) I flew with Belavia from Vilnius to Minsk. I booked the flight with Vayama, which has a simple booking and payment process. Ticket ticket worked out to around 58 Euro. Belavia is the only airline to operate this route. It’s such a short route (196 […]