In spite of the fact that weather in Belarus is getting cold and rainy you can always see bright and positive people all around. There are several effective ways to fight bad mood in autumn. First of all bad weather is not an excuse for staying at home! You should visit as many events as possible and get connected with people. Luckily Minsk clubs are especially crowded in September because many people come back to the country after summer vacations. Secondly you should pay more attention to the physical condition (healthy food, good sleep, exercises). Keep in mind that Minsk parks are extremely beautiful in autumn and great for walking, jogging, cycling...
Few people in Minsk don’t know charismatic old man walking around the old city. 66-years old Kazimir surprises and rejoices passers-by with his extraordinary outfits and exclusive canes, likes to be photographed with gawkers. Charisma is a distinguishing feature of the future European club scene artist. He constantly speaks extempore verses. Seven months ago, this legendary man discovered a new role for himself - grandfather Kazimir became a fashionable DJ! He updated his image with glasses, cap, leather jacket and exclusive black boots with studs. As a Dj, Kazimir tries to be aware of all trends in club music; his 8 grandchildren help him with it.
Minsk is a quite new city, there’re few buildings left older than 60 years because its 80% was destroyed during the World War 2. Directly after the war the Hero City was totally rebuilt by the most famous soviet architects in monumental USSR style. Such architecture in the city center gives Minsk an incredible charm.
There’re a number of buildings of 1950s on the main 5 km long street – Nezavisimosti ave. It starts from Nezavisimosti square and finishes at Vostok district. Halfway are October Square, Victory square and Yakuba Kolasa Square. Walking there it’s worth seeing the Government house, KGB headquarters, City council, Main Post office, Palace of the republic, GUM warehouse, Palace of Culture, House of officers, the residence of the President.
Of course, every bar or club has its own top of popular drinks. It always depends on the category of a venue – it can’t be surprising that in a student bar beer is more popular than cognac or cocktails, and on the contrary, beer hardly can be seen in a fashion club where the accent is made on expensive and prestigious drinks.
A lot of young people got used to relax at a nightclub – music, shadows, alcohol and beautiful moving bodies all around create an excellent atmosphere. At Friday and Saturday nights all clubs are usually overcrowded.
Partying at a nightclub means not only drinking and dancing, but also socializing with people, making acquaintances with the opposite sex. For those young people who are looking for a dating, disco is a pretty common place. But going on a nighttime adventure, giving smiles and glances, one must identify its final goal. It’s widely known that club parties are not the places where people are searching for love of their whole life and trying to organize their family life. On the contrary – free love is possible sometimes. Men and women meet, drink and dance, enjoy spending time. Nowadays it’s a very popular scheme of relationship.
It’s very common to smoke in bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and most public spaces in Minsk, that’s why most of these places have special areas for smoking. So if you enjoy drinking coffee or beer while smoking a cigarette, there will be no problem doing it in a cafe or restaurant. At night you can meet lots of smoking people in bars or clubs also drinking cocktails or shots. Because of wide spreading of smoking some Belarusians can’t imagine their rest without a cigarette:
Unfortunately most of the world’s population doesn’t even know where Belarus is situated, and those who have heard about this country associate it only with Russia. However, this modest country gave the world a great number of famous people – artists, musicians, writers, sportsmen.
Names of Belarusian sportsmen are well recognized everywhere. Just think of Olga Korbut – four time Champion in gymnastics, Igor Zhelezovsky – six time World Champion in skating, Vitaly Sherbo - who won 6 medals on Olympic Games in gymnastics, Nelli Kim (gymnastics), Vladimir Volchkov (table tennis), Max Mirnyi (tennis), Maria Sharapova and Viktoria Azarenka - world’s famous tennis players, and many others. It is them who did their best to establish the name of Belarus on the world’s summits. All in all, Belarusian athletes have won 156 Olympic medals over the course of Olympic history, including 80 gold ones.
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