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Chernobyl 2

We seen a memorial of all the little villages within the Chernobyl area and I was very surprised to see how many there were. Some people have returned to the 30km zone, of course, like us all, they wished to return home. Next up we went to visit the nuclear power plant, just looking at it drew back memories of happened in April of 1986 and the Soviet Union’s leaders reactions to it. Believe it or not, when the blast…

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Chernobyl

I know I’ve missed a few countries (will get back to them, I promise!) but with so many people asking about our experience, I feel I need to write my blogs on Chernobyl first. We chose to visit this area as the history has always moved me, the disaster happened the year I was born and our local community welcomed children that were evacuated from Pripyat (city close to the Nuclear disaster site) every summer. You need to visit Chernobyl…

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Htee Kee crossing and Kanchanaburi

The border at Htee Kee was an interesting experience, we were stamped out of Myanmar and then we crossed the six kilometres of no man’s land to the Thai border! Our taxi man, chatted to the guards like old friends and he drove us the six kilometres for 7000 kyat extra ? We were super happy we didn’t have to walk as they were armed guards facing into the ditches posted every 100 metres for the whole six kilometres! The…

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Battambang-hidden gem of Cambodia

We arrived at the bus station just outside Battambang to be bombarded by tuk tuk drivers yet again, we were drawn to one guy with a kind face and a sign advertising fifty cents anywhere in town. To go with him was one of the best decisions we have made on this trip, his name was YaYa and was the funniest, most genuine guy ? He took us to a cheap hotel and gave us lots of info on what…

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