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August 14, 2009: Homeward

Packing samples On our final day, we get a hearty breakfast of oats, fried field mushrooms, fried potatoes and the ubiquitous pickled cucumber. We head upstairs to pack samples. Even with the whole group involved, it takes us almost an hour to retie all the bags. We collect our socks, pack our bags, the bus and thank our hosts. Team at partisan lake We get in the bus for the journey back to minsk. We stop for lunch at the defence line near Polatsk. There are remenants of the trenches to be seen. We also stop at Khaytn, a village burned to the ground during World War II and maintained as a peace memorial.

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