Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chernobyl Diaries

The fine folks at Atomic Nerds linked to this excellent site.  It is the travel diary, with lots of good pictures, of a Ukrainian woman who goes through motorcycle trips through the contaminated area around the Chernobyl reactors:

Dad is nuclear physicist, and he has educated me about many things. He is much more worried about the speed my bike travels than about the direction I point it.

My trips to Chernobyl are not like a walk in the park, but the risk can be managed. I always go for rides alone, sometimes with pillion passenger, but never in company with any other vehicle, because I do not want anyone to raise dust in front of me.

Go read it.  You will learn a lot.

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