There is always somebody on the tour to ask this question to our guides: What was the craziest thing that happened to you while guiding a tour in Chernobyl. So, here is one highlite from our guide Ludmila: We had a private tour for two young men from the Netherlands. One of them was a sailor.
Two years ago, the only prejudice and reason for not going to Chernobyl zone was simple: ‘It’s not safe. It is radioactive. There are mutants’. Last year there became another reason not to go to Chernobyl: ‘The War in Ukraine’. Both reasons are true to some extent. Traveling to Chernobyl is not safe – just like traveling
Originally my first trip to Chernobyl in 2008 was planned to be a big event with a lot of friends on board. I was already looking for a van for 10 people to get to Kiev instead of taking a train. Suddenly, a few weeks before departure we were left with only 3 people, the others being stopped by their parents,
Cold morning, the fog lies still above the meadows. In between the trees wooden houses can be seen; derelict and overgrown by bushes and grass. Some of them already collapsed, for thirty years now nobody is living there. Once a village with 1500 inhabitants is Parishev, now almost an empty place. And when the last
The answer is as travelling to any other country if you follow rules and stay away from restricted ‘no-go’ zones. Ukraine is back on the rails but as we all know situation on Ukrainian eastern border is quite tense. We strongly do not recommend travelling across regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, that’s for sure. Ongoing
Can a place, which changed the path of humanity by its catastrophe, connect people? Chernobyl and the zone, which was formed around the Chernobyl powerplant, in 1986, are prime examples of how places change, if people don’t live there for decades. Nature reclaims the pride of communism and thousands of foreign tourists flow into the
Chernobyl exclusion zone became a unique ecosystem and it remained also a unique neighbourhood of people who love the zone – inhabitants (so called selfsettlers), workers and you – tourists. CHTOA is connecting these stakeholders in order to prevail the Chernobyl zone for future generations. With this mission in mind members of CHTOA support voluntary
Why Soviet authorities erected a statue of Prometheus near Chernobyl power plant Prometheus monument at the time of the town’s construction. image source: Pripyat.com Constructing the Nuclear Plant at Chernobyl Before accident, nuclear power plant was seen as the safe and cheap energy source for the future. The town of Pripyat was one of several