Visiting Chernobyl and Pripyat


Inside a school in the ghost town of Pripyat.

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident of all time, claiming numerous casualties and affecting hundreds of thousands of people. 30 years later, the site of the accident and the ghost town of Pripyat are popular tourist destinations in Ukraine for those who want to experience something different.

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You Don’t Need Hiking Shoes (and 4 Other Tips for Traveler’s Day Hikes from an Amateur)


Hiking in High Tatras, Slovakia.

Many travel destinations offer spectacular hiking possibilities, but long-term travelers might be worried if they got the necessary gear needed for hiking. Here are few basic tips that can make your occasional hiking trips more enjoyable.

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Slovak Paradise & High Tatras – Trekking High And Low


The High Tatras as seen from the Štrbské Pleso lake.

My trip around the world took a step to more adventurous ground last weekend. I got out of the bigger cities and came to live in a simple farm in the countryside of Slovakia for five nights. During my stay, I had plenty of time to trek around the beautiful national parks of Slovakia.

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Bratislava and Beyond – Pictures from One of the Best Travel Days So Far


I arrived in Bratislava on Tuesday June 7th and I’ll stay here until Saturday June 11th.

Last Wednesday was one of the best days of my trip so far. I hanged out with Slovakian traveler Milan, whom I had originally met in Šiauliai, Lithuania. Here are some pictures our trip around the outskirts of Bratislava.

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Poland – A Land of Awesome People and Weird Politics


Łazienki Park (Royal Baths Park) of Warsaw was a stunning place. Like with most other parks, I found the place by looking for green spots on Google Maps.

I spent one week in Poland from May 28th to June 3rd. Listening to the locals gave me an interesting picture of a country that has suffered greatly in the past and is currently witnessing history in the making.

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