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Country profile:

Location: Eastern Europe.
Borders: Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova.
Capital: Kiev.
Area: 603,500 km2.
Population: 42,539,010.
Currency: Ukrainian Hryvnia UAH.
Succession from Soviet Union: year 1991.

Travel articles about Ukraine

Chernobyl & Pripyat, Ukraine – Surviving the Dead Zone

Chernobyl & Pripyat - Surviving the Dead Zone

Chernobyl is an infamous place in Ukraine that got the world’s attention on April 26th, 1986, when the Reactor No. 4 of its Power Plant exploded. The worst nuclear disaster in the history of mankind caused 400 times more radioactive contamination than Hiroshima atomic bomb launched by the USA over Japan. As the old concrete sarcophagus is slowly collapsing (which had already happened in 2013), a new $1.4 billion dollars / €1 billion euros steel sarcophagus is being built over Chernobyl Reactor No. 4. This huge steel arch-shaped construction is 190 m / 623 ft wide and 200 m / 656 ft long. Today it’s possible to visit the site of the worst nuclear catastrophe which affected mankind. Apart from being a sad place to visit, the Chernobyl tour is shocking, ecologically outrageous, yet historically interesting. Chernobyl Tour Highlights This page is about my trip and personal experience inside Chernobyl Exclusion…

Central Asia Rally – 6500 km / 4000 mi Road Trip Adventure

The Central Asia Rally - Adventure Race into History

Central Asia Rally Have you ever heard about a banger rally? Those crazy car rallies that cross a few countries while driving old or funny decorated vehicles? Well, I’m going to give you my personal insight about one of those unique road trips – the Central Asia Rally. Back in 2012 I participated in such a motoring event as this one. “Road trip adventure from Europe to the heart of the Silk Route.” After participating on the Caucasian Challenge Rally (crossing the Caucasus region at the border of Europe and Asia between the Black and the Caspian seas) a few years before, I ended up participating in another event of the same kind. I invited my friend João Paulo Peixoto to be my travel partner. He has been to all the countries in the world so, for him, the thrill was the experience and not really visiting these countries again. Personally…

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