The Anonymous Widower

It’s Got Easier To Visit Belarus

I’ve visited Belarus before, as I wrote in this post called Belarus.

I enjoyed the trip to see England in qualification for the World Cup.

The outstanding thing I found about the country was the friendliness of the people. And that included the police! Before the match, they made sure that all fans could frantenise and exchange banners and greetings.

The Times today has a two-page travel article about cycling in Belarus. Tom Chesshyre enjoyed it.

He mentioned that there is now a five-day tourist visa waiver, which was introduced last year. That surely would be a lot easier than the Stalinist bureaucracy, I had to fight through at the embassy to get my visa in 2011.

I shall now return to Belarus.

February 10, 2018 - Posted by | Transport |


  1. I’ve been to a few old eastern-bloc countries and always found the people charming. The people in the former DDR seem a lot friendlier than West Germans too.

    Comment by mauricegreed | February 11, 2018 | Reply

    • I’d tend ti agree. They often soeak better English. In countries like Poland and Hungary, they are also very happy to cook gluten-free, as the Russians controlled the flour and made it expensive.

      Comment by AnonW | February 12, 2018 | Reply

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