Exclusion Zone

  •  by Alex on  April 26, 2016 |
    Exclusion Zone |

    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant – Reactor 4 Sarcophagus
    Thirty years ago today, the world experienced the greatest nuclear accident in mankind’s history – the meltdown and catastrophic explosion of the fourth reactor block at the V.I Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
    In the following weeks and months, a countless qu […]

  •  by Alex on  September 27, 2013 |
    Exclusion Zone, Exploration, Travelling, Ukraine 2013 |

    Our second and final day in the Zone began at a more leisurely start of 10:45, when we were picked up from the lovely ‘Chernobyl Cottage’ by our driver for the day (who spoke more English than the bus driver from the previous day, and was a lovely chap), and set off for the 30km Zone checkpoint, arriving at 11:00 – ‘Visitors […]

  •  by Alex on  September 25, 2013 |
    Exclusion Zone, Exploration, STALKER, Travelling, Ukraine 2013 |

    Independence Square Metro
    Our day began at 08:15 when we were picked up by a representative of our chosen tour company at our apartment on Ploscha Lva Tolstoho, who delivered us to Independence Square for the 08:45 group meeting at our tour bus.
    Bizarrely for us (but something that seems normal here in Ukraine judging by our other experie […]

  •  by Alex on  September 23, 2013 |
    Exclusion Zone, Travelling, Ukraine 2013 |

    Looking out of Kiev from near the upper Funicular station
    This morning at 5AM my girlfriend and I headed off to London Heathrow airport for our flight to Kiev, Ukraine!
    After an early flight of about three hours, we arrived at Kiev Borispol and managed to get the ‘SkyBus’ to the Kiev Central train station.
    Doing this, a […]

  •  by Alex on  August 26, 2013 |
    Exclusion Zone |

    So, the flights are booked.
    I officially fly to Kyiv in less than a month!
    I’m in the final stages of booking our Chernobyl tours and accommodation now, and in exactly one month’s time I’ll be back home after three days in Ukraine.
    Needless to say, I’m ridiculously excited. This is something I’ve wanted to do […]

  •  by Alex on  August 19, 2013 |
    Exclusion Zone |

    Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been seriously contemplating a trip to the real-life Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
    For a long, long time, the Zone and its history have intrigued and resonated with me – thus, I’ve decided that now is the time to take a trip to the real life Zone.
    I’ve been looking into tour com […]