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Foreigners Share Their First Impressions Of Belarus. What Were Yours?

When you come to a country you’ve never been before, first impressions are something that you’ll carry with you during your trip and after it. BelarusFeed decided to ask its readers about their early memories of Belarus and this is what they said.

Love and hate.

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Minsk National Airport is the first thing most of the tourists travelling to Belarus see when they got off plane.

No wonder, why so many of our readers recalled the very moment they found themselves in a small but cozy airport.

foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

This highly useful guide around Minsk airport will tell you where to find cash exchange and drug store, buy a SIM card, have a snack and depart to the city.

Touristsless

Despite Belarus extended its visa free regime for up to 30 days, for many it still remains terra incognita.

Read also: Minsk is the best city you’ve never been to, review by experienced travelers

So, if you are tired of crowds of tourists and longing for some privacy, you know what your next destination should be, right?

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Patriotic

Red and green flags are everywhere? Don’t get too surprised.

It’s probably that time of the year when the Belarusians celebrate some national or governemental holiday.

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However, it doesn’t exclude the fact that the Belarusian love their country, they just show their feelings the other way.

Bureacratic

Paperwork is one of the most common associations that comes to mind of Belarus visitors when asked about their first impressions.

foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

Not so long ago BelarusFeed decided to find out what kind of bureaucratic difficulties tourists may face when coming to our country.

We accompanied the French man on his way to the citizenship and migration office and wrote an article afterwards to help our readers get through this tiresome process.

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Clean

You arrived from a big city and can’t understand how is it even possible to have a city with two million citizens so clean?

Read also: 3 minute guide on tips and things to do in Minsk, by Australian magazine

Well, you are not alone here, foreigners usually describe our extremely clean and neat streets as a visit card of our country.

foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

The cleaninliness phenomenon can be explained by innate tidiness and need for order.

Others believe it’s due the abundance of trash cans everywhere and tireless work of street sweepers.

Loveable

If you’re coming with an open heart you will easily fall in love with the country… or even find real love for yourself. You don’t have to take it on trust.

Just read the comments below and decide for yourself whether you should drop everything and book tickets on the next flight out to Minsk or not.

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foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

Random facts

A mysterious country far away with deafening metro, lots of new fashion-forward cars and snow.

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 foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

foreigners in belarus

Josh Polivka recalls his first visit in December 2014. It was freezing, lots of snow and… no luggage.

Read also:  Warning! After watching these 7 videos you’ll want to stay in Belarus forever

Exploring new countries is rarely about comfort, it’s about having an adventure, getting as many stories as you can get and just enjoying the moment.

So even bad travel experiences can be good for you!

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Can you recall what your first impressions were like when you came to Belarus? Share with us in the comment section!