A Nuclear Disaster That Bankrupted A Global Ideology
If you haven't already seen the series titled “Chernobyl” on HBO, then go ahead and watch it.
It will clear up a bit of the mystery of this place, and perhaps inspire you to come as well.
After the series released, tourism jumped from just 15,000 visitors per year to over 70,000 per year.
A few additional articles and research pointed out that the extent of the damage and chaos done by the Chernobyl reactor, bankrupted the Soviet Union, both Morally and Financially.
Ultimately, the Chernobyl Disaster was one of a few reasons that caused the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Photos From Chernobyl
Ultimately, this was my second time in Chernobyl, the first being 3 years ago.
By this point, the giant metal dome was finally covering the reactor. Also, our guide allowed us to visit the rooftop of an apartment, to see the scope of Pripyat, and how the trees has taken back all of the territory.
Photos From A Secret Nuclear Bunker
Back in Kyiv, my buddy found a tour guide who adventures through secret underground tunnels and bunkers as a hobby.
In this case, he was offering to show us what he found in the center of Kyiv, that was at one point a Nuclear Fallout bunker in the soviet era.
Bonus: The Tunnels Under Kyiv
Our guide also took us on a tour of some underground tunnels built under Kyiv before the days of communism.
These tunnels were actively (and sometimes even today), used for extracting certain materials.
He mentioned that we would be visiting only about 2 kilometers of tunnels. The entire system itself is over 100km.
Whether you are visiting Kyiv to enjoy the city, or to go on an adventure through Chernobyl, underground Nuclear bunkers, and hidden tunnel systems, you will find plenty of things to explore and see.