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One of the more novel border posts that I’ve visited in the world: a canal and lock.
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There’s something particularly exciting about walking from one country to another. All I’ve done is keep putting one foot in front of the other in the same land. And, yet, I’ve crossed a liminal space into a new world: from Poland to Belarus; from visa-free to visa-required; and from the EU into the Russian sphere of influence.
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Belarus is one of the places I’m most excited about on this journey. I’ve heard about a complex history, a reviving sense of national identity, and welcoming locals who have a foot in both the East and the West. But there’s not much written about Belarus from a travel perspective, and the most recent guidebook I found is over 5 years old. This part of the world is changing quickly, so I’ll be seeing it with very few preconceptions or expectations. Which is very exciting.
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