# On the next 26th April it marks 35 years since the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl happened in Ukraine. It is considered the worst nuclear accident in history, both in terms of casualties and costs.
# I had the chance to visit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant a few years ago, when I went for the first time to Kiev, in day tour to Pripyat, nowadays a ghost town.
# I must admit how strange I felt that day: in fact, it is kind of morbid to visit a place known for such tragedy… however, it was truly an enriching and emotional experience.
# I had the chance to enter the Chernobyl exclusion zone at Dytyatky official checkpoint and visit what is left of Pripyat, an empty city conquered nowadays by nature.
# In this group tour, I visited some local schools and sports pavilions, the iconic amusement park and the Pollisiya hotel. We also had the chance to visit the town hall and the unique Palace of Culture.
# Despite the danger, these days there are still people living in the Exclusion Zone. Our tour guide explained to us these persons refused to leave their houses and their lands, even knowing they would be directly exposed to the radiation.
# As I wrote, it was an enriching and emotional experience. We even had the chance to have lunch at the Chernobyl Power Plant canteen with the workers. In a word, it was an unforgettable experience and these next days I will share some photos with you, hope you find it interesting!
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