Ratamka is situated 9 miles (14 kilometers) west of Minsk, the national capital.
Should you feel the need to broaden your horizons beyond Ratamka, you'll quickly discover that the surrounding area has a number of cities, attractions and landscapes waiting to be explored.
A good way to really get to know a place is by learning about its past. While in Belarus, be sure to see the area's fine castles. Enjoy a little local culture with a little sunshine and fresh air at the region's fascinating open-air museums, gardens and open-air exhibits.
Belarus is a good place to visit to get outdoors, get active and feel winter's cold embrace. When the mercury drops, follow the locals and spend the day skiing or snowboarding. De-stress like the locals in the Belarus region. Try wildlife watching and cycling while you are here.
For many of us, exploring new places is as much about cuisines as it is about taking photos of sights so make the effort to try the food for which this area is known. Cooks in this region regularly use cabbage and pork in the food they cook. Halubtsy (meat wrapped in cabbage leaves) and machanka (thick soup) are much-loved local specialties worth trying. Belarus dishes such as kulaga (thick drink made from berries, flour and honey) are also a good thing to try. Those who don't drink alcoholic drinks will want to order miaducha (honey drink), a beloved drink in Belarus.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Ratamka, head to the nearest major airport situated in Minsk, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east.