First Belarus welcomed a BBC photographer, who was absolutely taken aback by the country’s beauty. And now it’s Peter Santenello’s turn to get surprised and fall in love with the country no one expects too much.
Peter Santenello has started travelling since 2002 and just couldn’t stop. In the past 17 years, he visited Asia, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and other undervalued continents and countries.
He admits that his purpose is to break stereotypes about countries Western media usually portray in a negative light. Well, obviously, Belarus is one of them. Remember, we still have the image of “Europe’s last dictatorship“?
“I’m here to convey to you and the world why so many of these people and places are gems, and might even have something special that the West doesn’t,” writes Peter.
In his new 19-minute video about Belarus, Santenello briefly spoke about the consequences of World War II for Belarus, admired the Minsk buildings and the city’s infrastructure.
But something tells us it took him a lot of effort to find at least a remotely unsafe place.
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