I have some sort of weird attraction to dark tourism.
A place with a dark past is strangely appealing to visit, as you get to experience something completely out of the ordinary, something amazing and terrible, something utterly mind-blowing.
Rob and I visited Prypyat and Chernobyl during our time in Kiev. The photos we got were haunting – abandoned townships and schools, crumbling buildings, and soviet propaganda. We rented a geiger counter to test the level of radiation, which was so high in some areas that it was melting the snow.
I’ve also got a post on how to travel inside the exclusion zone, which includes some answers to FAQs about the Chernobyl tour.