Places associated with the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Linking locations connected to Chernobyl and HBO’s miniseries If like us, you’ve been watching HBO’s recently-aired, and utterly riveting miniseries, Chernobyl, you might be wondering about the filming locations. If you’ve travelled in the region, you may also be...

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Former secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne, Latvia

Līgatne is situated in northwest Latvia, 25km from Sigulda and 29km from Cēsis. The local Tourist Information Centre lists quite a few reasons to come and visit their town and I’m sure they are all valid ones but our one inducement to visit Līgatne was to go on a...

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The Sniper Tower in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our visit to Mostar's infamous Sniper Tower The first time we visited Mostar we didn’t manage to get inside the Sniper Tower. That was the summer of 2014 and while standing outside the abandoned building pondering our options, we were hassled by a couple of drunk guys...

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The Best Day Trips from Kiev in Ukraine

Suggestions for excursions from Kiev including how long they will take Whilst Kiev has more than enough things to see and do to keep most visitors happy for a few days or more, we know that many of you enjoy a day excursion or two. Some travellers start to feel...

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Abandoned Croatia: Brestovac Sanatorium

Situated on the outskirts of Zagreb, Brestovac Sanatorium is a dilapidated and atmospheric set of ruined buildings that looked particularly enchanting on the lovely autumn day we chose to visit the place. Many abandoned buildings we explore have stories attached to...

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Lesser-visited places in the Baltic States

Getting Off the Beaten Track in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia The three countries that constitute the Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - are very popular tourist destinations these days. This is particularly true of the capitals. If you visit either...

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What to do in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This isn’t going to be an overly long post because, if truth be told, there isn’t that much to do in Jajce but this pleasant central Bosnian town is certainly worth an overnight stop if you are travelling on public transport around the country or, a couple of hours of...

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What to do in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the administrative capital of Republika Srpska, an autonomous region within the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina that is predominantly Serb in ethnicity. Even though Banja Luka is the second city,...

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