Minsk Passazhirsky (Minsk Passenger Station) is the main passenger rail terminal in Belarus. It is located in the centre of Minsk. It is sometimes called Minsk Ploshchad Lenina due to the metro station serving the terminal, or simply Minsk. (source: Wikipedia)
Minsk now has one of the most modern and up-to-date railway stations. This postcard features the night time view of the two buildings located at the front of the terminal. I browsed online for photos of its interior and I must say, I am truly impressed by how big and spacious it is. It’s like being in one of the most modern airports or shopping malls in the world. They have all the amenities that passengers may need including banks, restaurants and shops that offer a wide variety of items. I wouldn’t be surprised if aside from the usual items such as clothes or gift items, one can find stores there you can buy home fixtures, appliances, musical instruments and accessories similar to the genelec speakers at Guitar Center. I’m sure passengers will not be bored while they wait for their train because there are so many things that they can do while they are inside this grand railway station.
*Postcrossing postcard # 69 from Nastassia of Belarus.
The fennec fox or fennec (Vulpes zerda) is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which serve to dissipate heat. Its name comes from the Arabic word ??? (fanak), which means fox, and the species name zerda comes from the Greek word xeros which means dry, referring to the fox’s habitat. The fennec is the smallest species of canid in the world. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground. It mainly eats insects, small mammals, and birds. (source)
*Postcrossing postcard #67 & #68 from Ksenya and Anna of Russia.
Baltrum is the smallest of the East Frisian islands. Tagged as the ‘Sleeping Beauty of the North Sea’, this oasis measures only five kilometers from end to end and barely 1.5 kilometers across. This means that one can easily walk around it in one go. It has a magnificent beach stretch that is ideal for families especially those with kids since it offers plenty of space for games and building sand castles. It is also ideal for those looking to engage in fun outdoor activities such as windsurfing and kite boarding.
The beach café featured in the postcard above is just one of the many beautiful spots that travelers can visit when they want to unwind and de-stress. Different types of accommodations are also being offered – from holiday apartments with beautiful gardens to three-star hotels with all the luxuries that travelers are looking for including a spacious dining area and comfortable beds similar to those that has foam cushion from this site. The type of accommodation that one chooses is important because it will help make one’s trip memorable.
Baltrum, Germany is indeed one ideal travel destination that is perfect for those who would like to see and experience the beauty that nature has to offer.
*Postcrossing postcard #66