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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

The Latest Tourist Hot Spot... Literally 

Tourists flock to the dead zone of Chernobyl

Nearly 20 years after the world's worst nuclear disaster, the Chernobyl power plant and the poisonous wasteland that surrounds it has become an unlikely tourist destination.

Day-trippers armed with Geiger counters take guided tours from Kiev through military checkpoints to the doorstep of the reactor. Increasing numbers of adventurers are finding their way into the irradiated zone, seeking the eerie thrill of entering family homes unchanged since they were evacuated at a few minutes' notice, two decades ago

I'd hate to see what sort of stuff is available in the gift shop. So what did you get on your vacation? Oh nothing much... just some lesions and a tail.

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