Chernobyl for New Year darling? February 7th 2019 First question: Is it safe to visit? Well it must be or you wouldn’t be able to. Just don’t lick anything.
Second question: Should you visit? That’s not as easy to answer. Should you visit as in is it straightforward and is it interesting? Yes and yes. Should you visit as in is it the right thing to do considering the millions adversely affected, is it morally right? I don’t really know ... read more
Europe » Ukraine » Kiev » Chernobyl Ukraine was the center of the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kievan Rus was incorporated into the Gran... ... read more
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info