On the last day of June 2017, seventeen Adeo Web travelers boarded the train to Belarus to explore and experience their neighbor country all together for the first time. Last summer we traveled to Žemaitija and this year we picked a more unusual summer team trip.
Belarus is not the easiest country to enter as you need a visa to travel there, even for a weekend. Although a visa to Gardin city is not necessary, we picked Minsk and other destinations to visit so we needed to arrange a group visa.
We arrived at the Minsk train station late Friday evening and after checking into a hostel the whole team headed to the city center for Belarusian dinner and beer. Minsk impressed us with its beauty at night and its somewhat unusual national cuisine which was full of fat food and burgers with potato pancakes instead of buns!
Minsk was only a short stop for our team and we left to Narač Saturday morning. Narač is a resort next to the biggest lake in Belarus where we rented a summer house. While driving to Narač with our two rented Volkswagen Caravelles we stopped by the ‘World War II Museum’ to take a glance at the artillery and vehicles used during the war.
When we finally reached our summer house it was already dinner time and our hosts welcomed us with extremely delicious food called Shashlik which we also love in Lithuania. During the rest of the day, we visited the Narač resort, had some fun with water bikes in the biggest lake in Belarus, played ping pong and many other games, and enjoyed the company of our team around us.
Sunday morning brought rainfall to Belarus and our plans changed a bit. Instead of driving around the attractions in the western part of the country, we headed straight to Minsk, passing by some villages and shopping for Belarusian goodies.
The most popular entertainment among our team during the trip was a game called ‘Citadels’, and it was played about 10 times during the trip. You can imagine how much time we spent playing as one game takes about 90 minutes or more. This was a new discovery for the whole team and we played it everywhere we went!
This was the first Adeo Web team trip abroad and we really loved it! And we learned that it doesn’t matter to which country you go to, it matters the people you go with. As we saw each other 24/7 for 3 days in a row we got to know each other even better and now we have even more stories to share.