I first started planning my trip to cover several confluence points in the south of Belarus in the middle of 2006. However, I managed to actually go there in January 2007.
My plan was to find all the remaining confluences in the south of Belarus, starting from the one most eastward, i.e. 52°N 30°E. I left Warsaw by train on 10th January in the evening, crossed the border in Terespol on the Bug river.
In Brest I changed trains to the one to Homel. I reached Homel on 11th January at 6:30 am. From there, at 8:30 am I set out by a mini-bus through Retshytsa to Khoiniky. I got off the bus in a place, where the road cut the 52nd parallel.
At 10:00 am I started my march to the West. The forest I walked through was really diverse. On my way I passed marshy alders, dry birch woods, peat bogs, swamps. I had to go round some of those. At 11:00 am I reached a non-electrified railway between Vasilyevitshy and Khoiniky. I reached this place at 11:10 am. This point is located in beautiful birch woods, where, here and there, you can find oaks and marshy hollows.
When I was going back it started raining and it was extremely windy. After I got to the railway again, I walked along it to the north to the village of Osovo.
There, at 1:40 pm I got on a train to Khoiniky (there are two a day). I got to Khoiniky at 2:00 pm. From there I wanted to go on foot to Mozyr, taking the P35 road. 5 km outside of Khoiniky I hitchhiked all the way to Mozyr. I was there at 4:30 pm. I spent the night in the “Pripiat” hotel. A double room cost $10! In the morning I set off to 52°N 29°E.