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 companies and pricing, and feel that as this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I should do it properly, so I’m planning to go to Kiev with my girlfriend in September before we go back to University.
From Kiev, we’ll be going into the Zone with a group tour for the first day, to get the normal ‘tourist’ experience and see the basic sights and locations.
That night, we’ll stay in a small cottage hotel just outside the Exclusion Zone while the rest of the group are taken back to Kiev.
The next day, we’d be picked up by our tour guide for a private day tour of the Zone.
This gives us the opportunity to pick and choose the sights we want to go and see (excluding things like the ‘Rossokha’ vehicle graveyard and DUGA-3 radar that are off-limits (yes, I asked!)), and, according to the tour company, even though it’s technically not allowed, explore some of the buildings in Prypiat!
As you can imagine, I’m extremely excited. I intend to take an obscene amount of high-quality photographs, and hopefully will actually gather some reference material to use for the creation of Redux content!
Is there anything in particular you’d like to see photographed?