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Gomel (Belarusian/Russian: Го́мель; also transliterated as Homel) is the second largest city in Belarus, and is the capital of Gomel Oblast.



Russian or Belorussian. Younger locals do have a grasp of English but speak clearly and slowly.

Get in[edit]

By train or car from Minsk, Kiev, and Moscow.

Get around[edit]

Trolley buses and normal buses in Gomel are plentiful. The main bus station is located directly outside Hotel Paradise, but, also in the same location as the main train station. A single journey is very cheap, approximately 2500 Roubles ($0.30).

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There is a fantastic military museum about one km from Hotel Paradise which charges no more than 2usd entry. A fantastic collection of aircraft, uniforms, weapons and even a stream train.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Located in one corner of the Gomel market is a shop selling Gomel chocolate and confectionary. If you didn't think Belgian chocolate could be beaten you must try the delicacies from here. One word - beautiful. Expensive but well worth it.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Plaza is a superb, upmarket, nightclub. Drinks are expensive but the atmosphere is fantastic. A great night out. Remember you'll pay extra for a table.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Homel, (next door to train station). Nice room, good location. Dialup internet available from room. Staff spoke good English. If you are willing to have a basic room these are available for as little as $20 per night. $60/single.  edit
  • Hotel Paradise (Парадиз Отель), Privokzalnaya square, 1 (The second floor of the Gomel hotel, it's on the left side of the square outside the train station if you come by train.), +375 (232) 77-41-11, [1]. Nice and friendly hotel in the centre of the city. The rooms seemed to bee quite new and were nice and clean. Most of the staff speak english very well and were very helpful. The hotel is located just outside the train station and just a short walk from the main street.  edit

Stay safe[edit]

Gomel is a very safe city. You would have to be very silly to get into trouble. Don't flash your cash. People in Belarus are not as well off as westerners. Do not jay-walk, the police will have a word with you.

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