My first trip to Belarus was in 1999. A lot has changed there until I returned this May. What didn’t change was that Belarus is still under the regime of Lukashenko, which has the not quiet that nice reputation as the last true remaining dictator in the heart of Europe.
What hasn’t changed this time was the warm welcome from my dear hosts. Although I met different people this time. And while it was not hard to meet nice people, it was quiet difficult to encounter plastic chairs in Belarus. Some more on plastikstuhl.de.