It’s remarkable, every ex-Soviet Union country
I visit I can still feel the remains of the great empire it once was. The
Soviet Union left its mark on these nations’ architecture, politics, food, and
even its culture. Scattered across 15 different countries you will find old
military equipment, structures reminiscing a villain’s layer, dictator statues,
Gulag work camps and of course the taste of dill on everything you eat. It is huge,
fascinating and you will often find you are the only traveller in the area.
This is the former Soviet Union and one of histories most fascinating times!
Equipped with my Geiger counter I ventured deep into
Chernobyl’s “Zone”. Every so often I would enter a room and the Geiger would
alert that Radiation levels are dangerously high. This is a trip like no other
I have undertaken before. It’s otherworldly, wandering the apocalyptic lands
between radioactive forests, massive power plants, desolate villages, and
dilapidated cities. Those who wander the area as they please are known as
“stalkers” by locals. As a stalker, you have absolute freedom to explore this world’s
end. I had been in search of a unique travel experience and becoming a nuclear
disaster explorer has been nothing short of amazing! Grab a Geiger detector and
gas mask and join me as I venture deeper into the Chernobyl disaster zone!