Touring Chernobyl and the surrounding areas has always been an item on my bucket list. I’ve watched almost every documentaries about the disaster, the after effects and lessons learned.
Strangely, some of my closest friends had the same interested in visiting Chernobyl, so we decided to meet in Kiev and embarked on an amazing journey that took us through the history of the events of April 1986 and into ground zero.
Even after 30 years of clean up, much of the area has been untouched due to the slow decay of the radioactivity. The animals run wild, all tagged to track their movements and population as nature begins to reclaim the ghost town that was once a bustling city.
Interesting fact that I learned while touring Chernobyl: The New Safe Confinement structure effectively contains the radioactivity of reactor 4 so well that standing outside of the structure for 8-hours would yield exposure to less radiation a passenger receives flying to Kiev.