The population of the Republic of Belarus is less than 10 Million people. But our country is really multinational. In a small country live together Belarusians (81 %), Russians (11 %), Poles (4,9 %) more info
This time country homestays open their doors to hundreds of tourists, showed their houses, described the services offered, attractions around their B&Bs and of course offered something special to taste. The action involved local tourism administration, craftsmen, folklore groups. more info
The term ‘quest’ is now familiar to homestay owners
In the beginning of May Vidomlya rural settlement hosted an unusual training . The participants got acquainted with an innovative and quiet popular tourist product – questing. Quests are a sort of educational and informative getting one's bearings. After theoretical introduction training participants implemented their knowledge on practical experience: while walking around Vidomlya they defined the key points for a quest, tips and hints, directions. One can say that at the end of the day Vidomlya dwellers already had the first version of quest. more info
Renovation of Christmas traditions on farmsteads
On the 9th of January 2010 on the "Ganka" farmstead (Vologin district, Minsk region) there has taken place a presentation of "Christmas evening" dedicated to traditional belarussian winter holidays - 'Koljady' and Christmas. The owner of the "Ganka" farmstead Anatoly Ganets and the owner of the "Borok" farmstead Ales Los united their efforts in implementing their creative idea. The event has become a real creative rural tourism laboratory. Christmas evening united closest friends and was full of surprises, sharp images and impressions. All participants had a possibility to admire a Christmas puppet show - traditional belarussian "batleika". In compliance with traditions 12 dishes appeared one by one on the table. The end of the evening was full of songs and dances to the music, played on old belarussian instruments - pipe, violin, horn.