I’m Ruohan Wang, a student from China. This year is my second year in Belarus. So I’d like to tell you about my favorite means of transport in Belarus. As we all know, there are many different modes of transportation here, such as buses, taxis, bicycles etc. These are very common means of transport, they are also very popular in China. But I want to tell about a kind that is not popular in China—subway.
“What attracts me most about Minsk underground…”
In Belarus I give my preference to subway because it’s very convenient. Metro stations are all over Minsk and I can take it to wherever I want to go in the city. It is also fast, it only takes 30 minutes from the student residence to the university. The price of subway is only one tenth that of a taxi. What attracts me most about Minsk underground is its stations. When I was in China, for me the subway was just a means of transportation made of steel which is cold and fast. But when I came to Minsk, I found that every subway station was built differently. Some stations have many patterns on the wall that symbolize national customs of Belarus, some of them have bright lights, modern decorations or monumental statues.
“…Every medal has its reverse…”
Also I would like to draw your attention to some disadvantages because every medal has its reverse. When the subway is running, it makes a lot of noise, which makes us unable to hear people around us or call friends. This often troubles me.
“…protect yourself during this special period”
Nowadays novel coronavirus is spreading all over the world. When we take the subway, the chance to catch the infection will also increase. This is harmful for our health. So please protect yourself while traveling by underground during this special period.
Ruohan Wang, a 1st year student,
international journalism department
Polina Nedvetskaya, proofreader