Meet the dogs of Chernobyl

by Julie McDowall, The Guardian …Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community  Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone – mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog... Read more

【旅遊籽】災區遺蹟開放搞導賞團 遊客朝聖打卡勝地

Nicole Chan Hoi Lee| 陳海利 Reporter Apple Daily TRAVEL 【旅遊籽:心導遊】 自2011年開始,切爾諾貝爾正式開放給合法旅行團導覽。沉重悲痛的歷史場所,輻射危機存疑的領域,每年依然吸引數以萬計的遊客本着好奇朝聖,荒廢的遊樂場、泳池及學校成了熱門的打卡勝地。Timur已擔任核電廠的導遊七年,被問到用核爆炸遺址牟利,算否發死人財,他立即斬釘截鐵地反對!「這是一場嚴重的災難,很多人受害,正因如此,我們有必要向世界展露這地方,不作隱瞞。世上仍有不少國家採用核能發電,它的潛在危險需要被正視。」人類無法百分百控制核能,切爾諾貝爾正正警示了後果。昔日的課室人去樓空,未開幕的摩天輪慘變「鬼城」,一步步踩在瓦礫上前進,這一堂歷史課來得刻骨銘心。「這兒不止有災難的痕迹,也凝結住昔日蘇聯統治的日子,展示多少人為掙扎和辭世,多少人為第二次爆炸而犧牲,去拯救歐洲和更多周圍的人民。」 Read more

Excellent, Informative, Professional…everything you need!

I was hesitant about visiting Chernobyl. I suppose everyone is. You can read things on-line and think about it a million times, but if you do decide to go then I can only urge you to book with SoloEast. We went as part of a group on 6th October 2017. Fish_LON Level 6 Contributor TripAdvisor member since 2011 Edinburgh, United Kingdom At every point they were professional and friendly.... Read more

In Ukraine, a radioactive nuclear ghost town near Chernobyl is a hot destination

By Cheryl L. Reed The button that could have started a nuclear holocaust is gray — not red. I learned this after climbing into a nuclear rocket command silo, 12 floors below ground, and sitting in the same green chair at the same yellow, metal console at which former Soviet officers once presided. Here, they practiced entering secret codes into their gray keyboards, pushing the launch button and turning... Read more

Visiting Chernobyl – 30 years after disaster

Visiting Chernobyl is high on anyone’s list who is interested in dark tourism, but with its uniqueness and haunting images, it is drawing increasing curiosity among all travelers visiting Ukraine and nearby. In 1986, the Chernobyl power plant disaster was the largest nuclear disaster in the world, killing and affecting the health of thousands (to millions – the data vary wildly) and creating a 19 mile exclusion zone that... Read more

Chernobyl Tours: Visiting A Nuclear Disaster Area

What’s it like to visit Chernobyl today? Despite what you might expect, it is actually quite easy — and safe — to go the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Starting from Kiev, Ukraine, you’ll see the infamous failed reactor, explore haunting abandoned buildings, and hopefully learn a bit about this critical moment in world history. Many people do not know that it is even possible to visit Chernobyl, so I wrote... Read more

Viator’s Top Rated Award 2017

SoloEast Travel IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR TOP CUSTOMER RATINGS Congratulations! You’ve achieved Viator’s Top Rated Award, distinguishing you as an outstanding provider for the world’s leading tours, activities and attractions booking platform. You’re part of a select, high-performing group to receive this honor, thanks to your consistently impressive ratings from Viator and TripAdvisor customers around the globe this past year. Read more


直播切爾諾貝爾核電廠遊歷 香港廢墟攝影師:佢哋無諗過返唔到嚟

切爾諾貝爾核電廠於31年發生爆炸事故後,四周從此成為無人之境。一名香港攝影師早前到切爾諾貝爾核電廠遊歷,其間在一個討論區內圖文直播,惹來網民哄動「追post」。發帖的廢墟攝影師Steven接受《香港01》訪問時指,旅程中不少地點現況反映居民是匆忙離開,「無諗過成世都返唔到嚟」。 Steven到切諾貝爾核電廠隔離區,趁機進入醫院等建築物拍攝。(受訪者提供圖片) Steven在討論區開帖直播遊歷切爾諾貝爾核電廠的情況,即時獲網民關注。旅途中他不時上載現場圖片,又留言描述核電廠廢墟實況,有網民擔心他在「玩命」,更多人勁讚帖文「高質」、「留名睇直播」,十天後已累積逾2,000個「正評」,網民「洗版」式討論長達32頁。 Read more