The roads have so far been quiet but they were busier around Minsk. A car sped up a slip road on the Minsk ring road and tried to speed in on Jon's nearside. The car wasn't powerful enough and after skidding on the wet road surface, he hit the concrete crash barrier and ended up facing the oncoming traffic.
The third incident was provided when we arrived in Minsk Jon got stuck in some sand, I felt useless as Mike and Linda helped dig out the sand from under his wheels but there weren't enough shovels to go round. We were staying at a friend of a friend's house in Minsk and after we dug Jon out they suggested we park on his front drive.
We were invited into the house and given home made wine, chocolate and coffee. In order to avoid unknown meat based snackes Linda said we were all vegetarian. Andrei and his wife were horrified. They feared for our survival without meat but gave us sliced cucumber and tomatoes as nibbles. They are a lovely couple with a beautiful house which she has designed herself.