All posts tagged: Chernobyl

Dark Tourism. A Fad Or A Favourite?

You may, or may not, have heard of this most recent growing trend. If you have then you probably watch Netflix. If you haven’t then you are probably sat there wondering what on earth Dark Tourism can possibly be. Let’s start at the very beginning. The dictionary definition of ‘dark tourism’ is; dark tourism noun tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death and suffering. Ok. So now we know what it is, but the question remains. Is it ethical? Moral? Right? Well that could be debated for a long time, it is not for me to say whether it is or it isn’t. What I can do though is show and tell you about the history and the places that dark tourists want to visit. So, here goes. Rich In History We as a species have forever been morbidly fascinated with all things related to death. Go back to the Roman Empire and the Gladiator arenas. Think about the crowds of people that used to gather to watch an execution. Even today, in …

Alternative travel

Alternative Travel – Off the Beaten Track

It is the responsibility of every traveller to visit the cities like Rome, Paris or New York. But there are hundreds of places all over the world seemingly unnoticeable or even sinister. Many of them are the true treasures, while many the jams for adrenaline-seekers. Nevertheless, it would be a great loss to miss them. Let us show you a few of the alternative travel destinations.   Chernobyl A trip to a place that underwent a nuclear explosion sounds at the very least wild. However, tens of thousands of tourists choose Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone as their destination. Departure to this land is definitely scary. But there is something fascinating about the post-apocalyptic landscape of this abandoned city. An explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant took place in 1986. It was a catastrophe, unlike anything the world has seen so far. Even the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not nearly as toxic as the one in Chernobyl. This incident was given the rank of Level 7, the highest at the International …