Daily update from Ukraine 12/11/12

Hello Chernobyl.

I never thought I would ever go to this place but today I fulfilled a dream.

We all know what, where, how and why so I will not explain the history but what I will say is: I would recommend this place to everyone.

You can see the new casing being built for  reactor No 4 as the one housing it now will no longer work efficiently by 2016. This means the builders have to complete the project on time and we all know, no matter what country you come from that this is an impossible task for all builders.

The food in the canteen is amazing, they really know how to feed people in Ukraine and as anyone who is interested in this places knows, all the food is brought in.

Over 3,000 people work here and some older Ukrainians have returned to there homes and have lived in Chernobyl for years. These people have their own currency….. moonshine 🙂 you have to love the spirit of these people.

The place is also home to horses, lynx, wild boar, vipers and wolves, so if you are just as interested in the wildlife, I suggest you pick a time of year you are more likely to see these things. Although maybe avoid breading season. I was lucky as I saw a wild horse and they have not been seen by the guides for a long time because it is getting colder.

I would also like to add that if you would like to see this place, sooner is better than later as they believe that none of the building will still be standing in a few years to come. There was a large section of the school in Pripyat that collapsed this time last year and some tourists fell through the floor in one of the other buildings, which just goes to show how unstable this place has become.

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About Samara Pearce

Ukraine 1933 & 2013

2 responses to “Daily update from Ukraine 12/11/12”

  1. redheadukrainian says :

    Cool trip! Moonshine always worked in Ukraine.

    • samarajadephotography says :

      Yes it seems the more rural you go the greater chance you have of using moonshine currency. Great if you make your own moonshine 🙂

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