Chernobyl (Pripyat) Trip
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For two years I have been thinking about taking a trip to Ukraine to visit the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl NPP. The Chernobyl disaster has always fascinated me and I thought 2013 would be the ideal year to visit, mainly because the buildings in Pripyat are deteriorating rapidly, and I am not sure wheter I will be allowed inside of them in the year 2014,2015.
I was hoping that someone had experience with such a trip and could help me out here, I read a archived /b/ thread about it a few days ago but it didnt completely cover all the questions I have.
My main concern is that none of my friends or family members are interested in going on such a trip. That would mean I would have to travel alone, which does not seem like such a big deal (I'm an adult, 21 years old), but I do not know how safe Ukraine is. I plan on staying three days, the tour lasts two days (Tourwebsite: http://chernobylwel.com/):
PRICE FOR THE 2-DAY TOUR per person 270 €/$350*
* No hidden fees. Price includes: Comfortable transportation from/back to Kiev, Half board genuine accommodation in Chernobyl with traditional Ukrainian food, Helpful guide (English, German, French, Russian, Czech or Slovak), Entry to all 3 safety zones of Chernobyl exclusion zone. A 10% percent discount is given for a group of 4 people or more.
I probably want to use my third day to visit Kiev as I have heard that it is an experience I do not want to miss out on, so my question is how safe is Kiev for someone of my age while travelling alone?
If anyone has some kind of experience with these tours or the country, I would like to hear them so I know what I am in for.
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Hey /trv/, I'm considering going on a 5 day disney cruise that would take us from Miami, to Grand Cayman, Then Cosumel, followed by an unspecified area in Mexico.
I'd be in attendance with 2 dozen colleagues of mine. My issue however, is that I have no idea if this cruise is a good or bad idea. Does Disney actually offer decent cruises? Are these destinations fun? Boring?
My inexperience puts be at a loss here. If anyone would be willing to share advice, I'd really appreciate it!
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Somehow during the last weekend of August/first week of September, I have to make my way from Atlanta to Helsinki the cheapest way possible. The sticky proposes the whole air courier thing as an option but from what I understand, that has generally gone by the wayside in recent years.
Before I do something drastic like consulting a travel agent, I thought I'd come to you guys first to see if you have any tips that would make this trip more cost efficient. I know I'm leaving this kind of wide open but Finland is uncharted territory for me so I'm not sure how to make my way over to northeastern Europe since it isn't as travel-friendly as Western.
Anyway, any suggestions would be great. Also, I realize swimming then walking would be the cheapest way, but it's a little more time sensitive than that so I guess one step beyond that would be nice.
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I am currently building a budget to travel, and until I get on the road, I am looking to make a library on traveling, backpacking etc.
Could you recommend me some good books on the topic? For inspiration, knowledge, tips, information, as well as motivation to travel.
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Hey. My girl and I are going backpacking to Thailand on the 15th. We have our route all figured out. I would just like to know if al the reservation in advance are necessary? I know it's peak season and many hotels are full, but I hate to make a reservation and then not arrive in time, which can happen since it's our first time backpacking..
And also, can anyone recommend best stay at Koh Tao and Kih Phi Phi islands? We're going to about 30€ ($40) per room/night, possibly near the beach, clean and friendly.
Also how are the trains? Are they on time? We were planning with this: http://www.seat61.com/Map-southeast-asia-train-routes.htm#.UKjatOOe9js
We got the train numbers and departures selected and the schedule is pretty tight, I hope everything is on time :)
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Hello /trv/, newbie Brazilian traveller here.
Me and my friends have recently become interested in doing a 21 day backpacking trip around Europe, so I come to you requesting everything in terms of tips, suggested routes, websites, and general information.
Thanks in advance!