Travel blogs about Ukraine

Touring the Chornobyl exclusion zone a generation later

The former USSR, now present-day Ukraine, has held humanity’s top dark tourism destination and a sought-after destination on my bucket. The 30km “Chornobyl Exclusion Zone” in northern Ukraine has largely been off-limits after the human-made disaster in 1986. Nevertheless, a growing community of dark tourism enthusiasts seeks out sites associated with death, disaster, and tragedy to confront mortality and contemplate human existence’s …

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