20 Things About Minsk

20 Things About Minsk
I was so excited to see my family and friends in Minsk! In this post I decided to share with you guys photos of all the fun things that I noticed during my trip.

#1: A crêpe with my name on it that I tried at the supermarket. The name was made of chocolate. Yummy!

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#2: The most misogyny sauna hat you could imagine. In translation from Russian, “I’m a great cook. I don’t talk too much. I never have a headache.”

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#3: Facial with Lyudmila that I know since I was a teenager. I felt like a brand new after that procedure!

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#4: Door sign at the Chekhov Сafé saying, “Pull. Affectionately.”

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#5: My sister’s inspiration board.

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#6: My #TBT photo with a long bob. Believe it or not, that photo was taken when I was at the first grade.

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#7: This sign says “Technical Break.” Seems like a sales representative had too much fun on a Friday night.

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#8: Breakfast with RG agency where I talked about #StyleSprinter blog and my life in New York.

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#9: The best cheesecake I’ve ever tried outside of the U.S.

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#10: Interview with the Women’s Magazine and a meeting with an amazing Editor-in-Chief Maria Stolyarova.

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#11: Desquacrem Deep Pore Cleanser by Sothys Paris that helped me to get rid of acne when I was a teenager. I’ll always be thankful for that!

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#12: My dog Lilu as a hairstyle model at the pet groomers master-class.

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#13: Canned fish. Traditional New Years Eve dish in the USSR.

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#14: Fancy coffee cups with the images of Moscow and Pisa.

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#15: Advertising of the door supplies saloon saying, “With our services, you can pass through walls.” Russian humor is very straight-to-the-point but I still love it.

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#16: Real tea (not tea bags!) that smells so delicious.

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#17: “The most needed book ever.”

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#18: Contact lenses vending machine.

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#19: Zen recycling area.

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#20: A book about quilling. Surprisingly, I’ve never heard about it in the U.S.

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+ 21: You can buy a hedgehog.

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+22: Espresso café a-la Russe.

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+23: Cross booking shelf where everyone can borrow a book for free. Belarus is a reading nation and I truly appreciate it!

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+24: Belarusian pantyhose. The best pantyhose on the planet earth!

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+25: Snow! While New York was fighting a fake blizzard while the weather in Minsk was perfect and not too cold.

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  • This was such a fun post to look through! I can’t get over how cute little Katya was – and I actually LOL’d at the sleeping sales person!

    I’m so glad you had a great trip visiting your friends and family. 🙂

    xx Kathryn | Through the Thicket

    • Ohhh thank you, Kathryn! I love that picture in pink dress too. My mom made this cute dress for me and I was like, “I don’t like handmade stuff.” Nowadays I have a completely different approach. I would love to wear handmade clothing but I don’t have any. I guess I learned to appreciate things made with love. Actually, I am a DIYer now!

  • reneejessome

    Looks like you had a really great trip! 🙂


  • Wow it looks like you had a wonderful trip! I loved looking at these photos and getting a glimpse into somewhere I’ve never been before. And your picture from when you were younger was very cute!

    From the Desk of J

    • Thank you, Jenny! I love reading other people’s travel posts too. That’s the power of blogging: it allows us to feel that we’ve been somewhere while we are just reading about it on the blog.

  • Style_Me_Annie

    Looks like a great trip!

    xo Annie

    New England Romance

  • Looks and sounds like an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing.

    Eye See Euphoria | http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/maxmara-bold-and-confident

  • I wish I could go to Minsk one day!

    Dolce Kisses ♥


    Bloglovin | Instagram

    • Definitely! It is an amazing city and I highly recommend you to do so!

  • Love that last photo and omg, look at you as a little kid… you were so cute! You are such a beautiful lady now 🙂


  • очаровательная первоклашка!)

    ты столько всего успела за одну поездку в Минск, сколько я за месяц не успеваю)

    уже вернулась? =(

    • Спасибо! 🙂 Да, только вчера прилетела, а тут – опять метель. Жаль, не удалось в Минске встретиться. Как там Париж? ♥

      • жаль конечно, а мы только вчера вернулись
        Париж прекрасен)

  • Have you never heard of quilling?=) Lol, I found out about this technique from American websites =) I like your cherubic little face :3 Шпроты – форева 😀

    • Quilling: Exactly! I supposed to learn it in the U.S. but somehow I missed it!
      Little face: Thank you :))
      Шпроты: Я приехала в НЙ и привезла с собой и шпроты, и гречку – наслаждаюсь! мммммм

  • Color U Bold

    Oh wow you did a lot in Minsk! I’ve never been anywhere outside of the states but girl you make me just want to travel all over the place….I mean tea with out the tea bags! I could never find that where I live…which is the middle of nowhere USA haha! I’ve always wanted to try a crepe never had it and contact lenses machine thats just amazing! Its so amazing what you find in other countries but this is just home for you! OMG you was adorable as a little kid…that adorable face of yours!

    Color U Bold

    • As discussed on Instagram, I believe that you would visit NYC one day (or even live here)! Dream big, girl! I believe in you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • lomokit

    Почему Белоруссия ??? Ну сколько можно , Беларусь .

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