Ugly truth

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Why locals love it?

First to say, it's as local as it may ever get. It may not be fancy or pretty, but if you want to see the truth - here it is, right behind the big glass windows. You may either hate it or love it, but it's the soul of the city - and you can't stay ignorant to the bar on the first floor.

Why you should visit it

Old soviet-styled department store with amazing interior and the motley crowd of visitors: dirty hobos, artists, crazy people, local celebrities, students, professors - everybody gets together. Other perks: the cheapest and tastiest desserts in town (and cheapest alcohol too). Head here if you're broke (if it's even possible in Belarus).

Special tip

I admit it, you may not like it if you're very squeamish or love the fancy rich life. But it's the local life of an average person here, so be fair.

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Check out the sandwiches with salmon or caviar in first floor. As announced more than basic but yummy and the pricing is really fair ! You are visiting Minsk ? Take a look here - and keep eyes opened for a part of reality.
Stefan traveller January 8, 2017

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