Chernobyl, Ukraine March 16th 2012 – In a whistle stop week on the Journey of Discovery, a trip to Chernobyl was the haunting highlight of a route intersecting all the intriguing urban hubs of Eastern Europe and Ukraine.
It’s more than 25 years since the world’s worst nuclear accident in Chernobyl, yet still no one has been allowed to take private vehicles inside the 30 kilometre exclusion zone surrounding the crumbling reactor number four. Until now.
Rolling through this deserted district was in stark contrast to the spectacular sights the Journey of Discovery has enjoyed over the rest of this week – leaving the glitter of Milan behind and heading through Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, L’Viv and Kiev as the clock ticks up 8,000 miles towards Beijing.
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