Discussion in 'The Bar' started by jdwhatever, Apr 19, 2016.
Chernobyl is great. Better than GoT this season
Ready to go. Water temp is still a little chilly at 71.
Looks good, crystal clear and all ready for summer.
It looks interesting, will watch but don't think taking the tour is on my travel list.
From Kiev: Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Tour with Lunch
Explore the post-apocalyptic landscape of Chernobyl
Take photos of the abandoned buildings and see wild animals in the streets of Pripyat
Find out the truth and learn the myths about the 1986 nuclear disaster
Visit high-security facilities such as the New Safe Confinement building
Personalize your itinerary to suit your preferences
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Kiev, and then journey to the site of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents to explore Chernobyl and the abandoned town of Pripyat in complete safety. Create your own itinerary of the poignant attraction and see only what you want on a fully personalized experience.
Get access to the Exclusion Zone of the decommissioned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, built by the USSR military soon after the disaster in 1986. See the remains of the nuclear reactors and the abandoned buildings of the ghost town of Pripyat. Discover the site of the secret Duga radar system, and visit the New Safe Confinement structure, built to contain the remains of reactor No. 4.
Talk to some of the people that now live in the exclusion zone and get more information than you could ever get on the internet!
@Sloppyjoe was just there this year or late last
That I was
One of the best things I've experienced. If you are fascinated by the events and history and are ever in kiev, do a tour
Is it totally abandoned and open to any person brave
enough to go in?
Full Disclosure: I stole that
writing style from the King.
Wait how are there trees I thought it would be a dead zone for a hundred years?
I'm starting to think Chernobyl was a False Flag.
The plant is a active cleanup site. Only scientists and clean up crew are in the building working. You can get special guided tours around some of the plant, but they are harder to come by.
Workers have a 1 week on 1 week off or some schedule similar to limit their time in the exclusion zone.
There are a few dozen permanent residents still in a small town near the border of the exclusion zone who went back after the disaster but they are all older people. Nobody younger then 65. No Male or female of child producing age were allowed to go back to live permanently.
Foliage and animal life is thriving, but the years of steady radiation has dramatically changed the DNA of plants, insects and mammals. Half the bird population has disappeared and the half that remains has various deformities.
So a day trip is not going to mess you up permanently, but spending long long periods of time in the area might be a poor idea.
Not to mention the most poisonous object on earth is resting in the basement of the reactor. The "elephants foot" which was a molten glob of melted reactor core, fuel, sand, and boron which melted through the steel and concrete and settled in the lower section of the reactor building. It remains to this day and is the most toxic thing on the planet.
I'm not a big vacation guy, but if I were to take a trip anywhere it might be to Chernobyl
Crazy though, I couldn't imagine wanting to go back there and live next to the site. I wonder what makes people do that?
As soon as you’re done with Hawaii that is.
Kiev itself is worth a visit. Beautiful city. I've been there with my wife and spent a couple weeks myself for a soccer match and to go tour Chernobyl. Super easy to get around on the subway. People are generally nice and most speak some English so it means you usually get what you ask for in a restaurant.
Dont make substitutions because they will not understand what you want.
The people living there are not too close to the plant. You might be thinking about pripyat, the city a mile or so away. Nobody lives there.
The village where people live now is nearly 1p miles away.
Pripyat is the ghost city that everyone thinks is Chernobyl. The plant is actually called the Vladimir I Lenin nuclear power plant. But it's near the town of Chernobyl so its commonly called Chernobyl.
I'd probably do Chernobyl first, there's actually something to see there.
Ok, that makes a little more sense if they're far enough away to not be exposed why not? Rent is probably cheaper than most places.
they are the last ones allowed to live close by. when they pass away, thats it.
Tomorrow I'm going to check out farm boys, it's a restaurant in walking distance of my new office. Looks like they have a nice selection of burgers there.