Chernobyl ~ Inside The Exclusion Zone

Touring the exclusion zone at Chernobyl was a day I won’t forget.  It is overgrown, thriving with wildlife and vegetation and has an eerie beauty throughout.  Hearing the stories of the people and seeing the abandoned areas is an emotional experience. On 26 April 1986 a systems test resulted in […]

Umm Where Did My Train Go? With My Shoes?

Being the adventurous gal that I am, I booked the 15 hour long train from Budapest, Hungary to Kiev, Ukraine.  My global train pass covered me to the Hungarian border and I had to pay for a ticket once I got into Ukraine.  The direct overnight train was fully booked […]