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Forum: Russia
Aug 8, 18, 9:07 am
Replies: 78
Views: 13,223
Posted By bcmatt

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs now...

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs now acknowledges the change on their site: Visa-free entrance for FAN ID holders till the end of 2018 - FAN ID - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian...
Forum: Russia
Jul 18, 18, 7:04 am
Replies: 78
Views: 13,223
Posted By bcmatt

Putin announced it at a press conference, but it...

Putin announced it at a press conference, but it has not actually been made official yet. A bill has been put forward in the Duma - looks like it should be passed by the end of the month.
...
Aug 10, 17, 5:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By bcmatt

Travel by bus or train on a KLM ticket ...

Travel by bus or train on a KLM ticket

https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/plan_and_book/ticket_information/travel_by_train_on_a_klm_ticket/index.htm#p4

They will not know whether you actually...
Forum: Europe
Feb 23, 17, 12:15 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 10,667
Posted By bcmatt

By end of first week it was 1100:...

By end of first week it was 1100: http://euroradio.fm/en/more-1100-foreigners-visit-belarus-first-week-visa-free-regime

Some suggestions that the visa free period could be extended to two weeks...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 30, 17, 4:32 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 8,542
Posted By bcmatt

I was surprised to see how many I had (17) when I...

I was surprised to see how many I had (17) when I actually checked!

Canada
USA
Peru
South Africa
China
South Korea
Japan
Kazakhstan
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By bcmatt

I can confirm you have to start from ZWE to go to...

I can confirm you have to start from ZWE to go to AMS because they will seek confirmation that your ticket from ZWE to AMS was stamped when you are at Schiphol. Upon return you can pick up your...
Forum: Europe
Jan 9, 17, 8:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By bcmatt

Belarus lifting visa requirements

From next month visitors from 80 countries (including EU members states, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ) can stay up to five days visa-free if they fly into MSQ.
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Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By bcmatt

Having actually flown this route in January (but...

Having actually flown this route in January (but to KIX not HKG), I can say it is not too bad at all. On the downside, no you cannot select seats or check in online - but nobody can. On the other...
Feb 25, 16, 12:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,910
Posted By bcmatt

This has not gone unnoticed elsewhere! ...

This has not gone unnoticed elsewhere!

http://belarusdigest.com/story/ukraine-crisis-will-turn-minsk-regional-airline-hub-23610
...
Feb 24, 16, 12:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,910
Posted By bcmatt

Another vote for Belavia (B2). Simple and...

Another vote for Belavia (B2). Simple and straightforward. No bells and whistles, but get the job done. Plus they have probably been adjusting the schedule to fill the gap in the Kyiv-Moscow market...
Forum: Russia
Feb 20, 16, 5:03 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,189
Posted By bcmatt

Best Russia holiday destinations beyond Moscow and St Petersburg

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/feb/15/10-best-russia-holiday-destinations-beyond-moscow-st-petersburg
Forum: Travel News
Nov 6, 15, 8:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,536
Posted By bcmatt

Rumour has it on Runet that this is some sort of...

Rumour has it on Runet that this is some sort of retaliation by the head of the aviation committee for the demise of Transaero, which was run by his relatives. Committee head has since done a runner...
Forum: Europe
Nov 3, 15, 3:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By bcmatt

Belarus: airline hub in Eastern Europe?

LHR - AMS - FRA ... MSQ? ;)

http://belarusdigest.com/story/ukraine-crisis-will-turn-minsk-regional-airline-hub-23610
Replies: 541
Views: 91,445
Posted By bcmatt

I just took one of those ex-Germany trips (from...

I just took one of those ex-Germany trips (from DUS) to get the final miles I needed for Gold. I went to HEL as it was most convenient for me; slightly cheaper but slightly less miles that IST. Plus...
Forum: Europe
Jun 2, 15, 2:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By bcmatt

With regards to Minsk, a good place to start are...

With regards to Minsk, a good place to start are the free guides from In Your Pocket: http://www.inyourpocket.com/minsk

The official country portal will (of course) possibly overhype some of the...
May 3, 15, 11:21 am
Replies: 53
Views: 9,190
Posted By bcmatt

AMS-LHR KL 5 Jun Windsor LHR-AMS KL 8 Jun ...

AMS-LHR KL 5 Jun
Windsor
LHR-AMS KL 8 Jun

AMS-CDG-ICN AF 14 Jun
GMP-PUS KE 15 Jun
Busan
PUS-GMP KE 17 Jun
Seoul
ICN-FCO-BRU AZ 21 Jun
Mar 22, 15, 5:51 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,076
Posted By bcmatt

South America AMS-MAD-GIG IB 12 May Rio de...

South America

AMS-MAD-GIG IB 12 May
Rio de Janeiro
GIG-AEP AR 17 May
Buenos Aires
EZE-MAD-AMS IB 20 May
Forum: Europe
Sep 5, 14, 5:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By bcmatt

Yes you will need a visa; a good PDF guide for...

Yes you will need a visa; a good PDF guide for visitors to Minsk is available at http://www.inyourpocket.com/data/download/minsk.pdf

I'm guessing when you say first class you are referring to the...
Jun 22, 14, 1:16 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,163
Posted By bcmatt

Norway AMS-BGO KL 03 Jul OSL-AMS KL 06 Jul ...

Norway
AMS-BGO KL 03 Jul
OSL-AMS KL 06 Jul

Chile [for the first time]
DUS-MAD-SCL IB 13 Aug
SCL-MAD-DUS IB 20 Aug
May 15, 14, 4:49 am
Replies: 62
Views: 7,235
Posted By bcmatt

Ukraine

LHR-KBP BA 20 May
KBP-LHR BA 29 May
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 11, 14, 3:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By bcmatt

Most people don't have two passports, but it is...

Most people don't have two passports, but it is not impossible to get. However you can't get one just for the fun of it, you have be able to justify why you need two e.g. letter from work confirming...
Jan 23, 14, 12:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 15,301
Posted By bcmatt

Barclays cash machines in both terminals:...

Barclays cash machines in both terminals: http://ask.barclays.co.uk/branchfinder/

Maps on the Gatwick web site which should give you an idea where cash machines are located:...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 21, 14, 7:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,256
Posted By bcmatt

I did it back in October 1994(!). Worth breaking...

I did it back in October 1994(!). Worth breaking up the journey up rather than going straight through - the novelty does wear off. I had time to finish reading War and Peace. Lake Baikal region an...
Forum: Russia
Aug 12, 13, 3:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By bcmatt

Museum is near the fortress:...

Museum is near the fortress: http://www.brest.rw.by/social_sphere/brest_museum/exposition/ (in Russian). Open 10/11am to 5/6pm (depending on time of year) - closed Monday.

BTW it used to be the...
Forum: Russia
Aug 11, 13, 9:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By bcmatt

Train station, a Railway Museum IIRC and of...

Train station, a Railway Museum IIRC and of course Brest Fortress/War Memorial [http://www.belarus.by/en/travel/belarus-life/brest-fortress]

Brest can also serve as a gateway to the Belovezhskaya...
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