20 Mar Students Life in Belarus
First of all, if we briefly mention what I have to say about Minsk, as you know, Minsk is the capital of Belarus and the most developed city with the most population. In general, students make up the majority of the population. For this reason, it is a city where you will have difficulties in terms of both educational opportunities and accessible facilities. I was there for a three-month summer course. I can say that I am in a different country, even for a single day, I did not feel uneasy. It’s a safe country. In terms of transportation, the subway is only located in Minsk and there are two different metro lines and the transportation vehicle you will use will be the metro, and you can actually get transportation with a metro card for a cheap price of around 30 rubles per month, ie 80 cents per one ride (копеек = our penny system). At the same time, you can get on the buses in the city, if your metro card type is suitable, or you can buy tickets from inside the bus. It would not be wrong to call Minsk a people who live with Russian traditions, food and Russian language. As for the question of whether the country is an expensive country, it may be possible to explain as follows. They produce everything themselves, both as cosmetics and food, rather than buying them from another country. Packaging does not prioritize factors such as advertising, so the prices are generally affordable. There are also markets where you can buy everything for cheap. You need to be in contact with people to improve your language, so the markets are a good experience for this. Since the number of local students staying in the dormitories is very high, it is very easy to talk and practice in Russian with everyone there and make friends. Outside on the street, people like to be friendly. Except for young people, no one is good at English, but young people usually know or try to learn. I would like to point out that it is really a place for smokers to take care of itself because it is very cheap and it is very possible to get into it. I said that the city is very safe, and apart from that, it is a city that does not sleep at night, especially in the street where bars have entertainment venues, it is very possible to see people playing music and dancing. People are very respectful to each other in every way and in this respect you can really feel the feeling of being in a European country. Since they continue the Russian traditions in terms of food, cafes such as refectory and restaurants often have restaurants, most of which sell local dishes. For this reason, it is cheap and easy to taste Russian food that you are are curious about, the university in the center of the city, even the furthest place is not far away. As a communication, I can say that with the Belarus line, you get an incredible 30 GB of internet for cheap. I used western union for money, but you can withdraw money by attaching your own debit card to the bank. My advice is to take your winter coats with you. Likewise, Their schools are really developed in terms of education, the teachers speak English and most importantly, they are quite familiar with foreign students so they know how to go against them. Also, there are many parks and water resources in the city, even though they do not have a sea, they even built an artificial sea. Parks, jogging paths, bicycle paths are very popular and people spend most of their time there in good weather. By the way, it is possible to visit other cities by traveling by train. The trains are quite nostalgic and traveling is cheap and enjoyable. Brest is one of the most visited cities. Brest has many places that can be of great spiritual significance during the German war. Minsk is a city that has preserved its historical texture in general and it is also in Brest. It has many places to visit and enjoy. I don’t think it would be wrong to say that speaking Russian is the only country where you can do all this cheaply, living the Russian culture. If you have time, go stay a long time.