Monday, May 19, 2014

Belarus day two - exploring Minsk

Needless to say we slept in a little bit on Thursday after that late night the night before. But once we were out and about we spent the day eagerly exploring Minsk. I'll let the pictures do the talking!

Mascot for the international ice hockey tournament 
Republic Square
Views of the city as we rode the Ferris Wheel
More views of Minsk
Ferris Wheel
We were happy to find a nice Belarusian flag to take a picture with!

Central Children's Park
Military exercises on the square
WWII Memorial and Eternal Flame
A church we happened upon while (unsuccessfully) searching for a car rental company

In the evening we checked out the fan zone outside of the arena and then went back to the hospitality area to watch Belarus play Finland (on the TV only) but unfortunately Belarus lost. We ended up taking a little walk after leaving the hospitality area and ended up sitting on the steps of the Ballet and Opera Theatre, watching the fountain and talking for a while. Eventually we headed back to the hostel, a bit earlier than the night before, hoping to wake up early the next morning.
Outside of the arena with our Belarusian flag!

Ice hockey arena

Our little Belarusian!

Opera and Ballet Theatre

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