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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2019, 10:02:19 AM »
Hammer,

If one or both of your flights is with Lufthansa and you want in-flight entertainment  you need to download the app, beforehand.

You cannot download it on board.

Have a good one.


Do you mean for the mobile phone? The long leg of the trip from Seattle to Frankfurt is with Condor. The shorter leg is with Lufthansa
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2019, 12:12:27 PM »
Yup..mobile (cell) phone or tablet..

Sorry, cannot help re Condor
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2019, 12:18:03 PM »
Condor is tied in with Lufthansa.

Wife flew Condor into Frankfurt from USA on her trip to Ukraine.

No complaints.

Condor's primary business, prior to this year starting flights to-from USA, has been taking German tourists to Turkey, Egypt, etc.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2019, 07:36:22 PM »
Have a great trip Hector.  I am interested in what your wife picks up as far a political views of the residents.  My daughters piano teacher and her mother are from Belarus.  They spend about 50% of the year in their home there.  Next time I see them I will ask about their opinions on the politics.  They are not likely to be afraid of speaking honestly.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2019, 09:28:39 AM »
We, we made it to Minsk! Spent the last 2 days unwinding and had dinner with Olga's Dad.


Today spent most of the day with Yuliya, Olga's classmate. She had visited us in Seattle a few years ago. We had lunch at a nice German place called Gaststätte. Excellent food and I got to try my wife's favorite dark beer Kozel.  I have to admit its now my favorite dark beer!


The weather is absolutely beautiful here. 72-78 degrees average!



« Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 09:30:22 AM by Hammer2722 »
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2019, 09:42:42 AM »
Way neat.

In Ukraine, they took the tanks off the monuments to use against the Russians in the latest conflict.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2019, 12:38:54 PM »
Way neat.

In Ukraine, they took the tanks off the monuments to use against the Russians in the latest conflict.

One of my wife's friends has son, a reserve officer in Army.
He has never been called up.
When asked why . . . answer was his specialty was Supply Corps . . . and there are no supplies to manage.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2019, 09:53:08 PM »
The weather is absolutely beautiful here. 72-78 degrees average!


That's the temperature in the Seattle area today. You're missing out on the weather here. Come back!
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2019, 12:33:50 AM »
That's the temperature in the Seattle area today. You're missing out on the weather here. Come back!


Actually Billy, my wife thinks we brought the weather here from Seattle with us. Prior to arriving here, it had been raining quite a bit. Now, its just beautiful!
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2019, 01:46:48 PM »
So, I've been back from Belarus since the 6th. We spent most of the time visiting friends and family. Eating out and at dachas. Most of the photos I'll be posting will be from the WWII museum in Minsk. It was was quite awesome and I highly recommend it to those who are interested in WWII history. I'll post the photos a few at a time over the next several days/weeks..
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2019, 07:02:39 PM »

I love WWII history. Can't wait to see the photos!
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2019, 07:22:11 PM »
haha...
how much do they charge these days for you to be allowed to take pictures inside?
you do realize that this money goes into the director's pocket, right?

for some reason, the museum doesn't want to mention the holocaust
probably because it's too upsetting...

TONS of military museums in Moscva!
my new favorite is
http://www.museum-arms.ru/
the Armament Museum in Tula is about a 2 hour drive from SE Moscva...
VERY cool...
and hands on
you are allowed to pick up some of the pieces!!!!!
no other museum will let you do that!!!

5 floors of stuff to see - plus factory tours and MORE in the same area...
past there and you get into fun Gopnick territory where you have to travel in packs!!


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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2019, 11:04:47 AM »
haha...
how much do they charge these days for you to be allowed to take pictures inside?
you do realize that this money goes into the director's pocket, right?





I visited the museum two years ago and took photos throughout. No charge. Just no flash allowed. They also have an iPod like device that will give English explanation of the displays.


My two cents,
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2019, 08:06:59 PM »
haha...
how much do they charge these days for you to be allowed to take pictures inside?
you do realize that this money goes into the director's pocket, right?

for some reason, the museum doesn't want to mention the holocaust
probably because it's too upsetting...

TONS of military museums in Moscva!
my new favorite is
http://www.museum-arms.ru/
the Armament Museum in Tula is about a 2 hour drive from SE Moscva...
VERY cool...
and hands on
you are allowed to pick up some of the pieces!!!!!
no other museum will let you do that!!!

5 floors of stuff to see - plus factory tours and MORE in the same area...
past there and you get into fun Gopnick territory where you have to travel in packs!!
Krimster, you are talking about Ukraine. Belarus does not operate that way. I paid nothing extra to take photos and the cost was about 5.00 for the museum. Well worth the cost in my opinion.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2019, 08:08:10 PM »

I visited the museum two years ago and took photos throughout. No charge. Just no flash allowed. They also have an iPod like device that will give English explanation of the displays.


My two cents,
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You are correct. They also have some of the displays now written in English under the Russian.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2019, 05:04:53 PM »
Finally started to get my pics in order. These are all taken at the WWII Museum in Minsk:

1st pic: Me and the Boss...


last 3 pics: Taken outside
« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 05:29:12 PM by Hammer2722 »
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2019, 07:13:14 PM »
1st pic: Me and the Boss...


I see you and you're looking good but where's the boss? The real boss...your significant other.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2019, 07:36:07 PM »
I see you and you're looking good but where's the boss? The real boss...your significant other.


She did not want to be photographed at the museum. The tour was mainly done just for me.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2019, 11:34:50 AM »
More pics
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2019, 10:48:53 AM »
Hammer, have you been to the Panorama in Sevastopol?

Magnificent layout of an actual battle scene, like a couple of your pictures.
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2019, 10:55:51 AM »
Hammer,

All you'd have to do is grow a droopy mustache and you'd look just like Stalin!
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Re: HEADING TO MINSK, AGAIN!
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2019, 06:44:17 PM »
Hammer, have you been to the Panorama in Sevastopol?

Magnificent layout of an actual battle scene, like a couple of your pictures.


Unfortunately, I have never been to Sevastopol. Spent my Crimea time in Yevpatoria. They did have a small military museum based on the Crimean War though. They too had a Panorama scene but a small one.
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« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2019, 11:49:35 AM »
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