Belarus, Land of a thousand lakes
Belarus is Otherwise Known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes
Belarus, the land of a thousand lakes and saturated with rivers is sometimes referred to as “the blue-eyed country”! Steeped in history, the people of Belarus love to weave tales and fables of old around many of the wonderful natural water offerings of this interesting country.
Chances are you would land in Minsk, the Capital of Belarus which was almost completely obliterated during the Second World War and has since been rebuilt showcasing exquisite botanical gardens.
The Naroch is a wonderful summer resort offering numerous holiday homes, boarding houses, hotels and more for the locals and tourists to enjoy. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling to Belarus as a tourist, this is the perfect place to hang your hat. The Narock is home to golden beaches, placid sailing, diving, fishing, boating and so much more, and the local cuisine is to die for.
Other lovely places to visit are Braslay and Lake Syityaz which have fabulous attractions for the intrepid traveller. Sailing to the light of the moon is unusual and somewhat ghostly, gliding silently on the glass-top lakes.
Huge rivers abound, and navigating these is both pleasurable and interesting. Some of the names of the rivers are the Dnieper, the Nyoman, the Western Bug and the Pripyat, all of which are easy enough to navigate.
Well-situated in the middle of the continent of Europe on the Baltic and Black seas, Belarus is neighbour to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and the Ukraine.
Lovely old churches, beautiful countryside, castles, and more make Belarus a wonderful destination to visit. So if you are into exploring forests, gathering mushrooms, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, love historical buildings and more, Belarus is for you.