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    Pripyat street view. Wow!

    Just found this:

    Яндекс.Карты

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    Кровососов видел?
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    Каких кровососов?
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    Well I am just in this area and I decided that I was NOT going to go to the Chernobyl museum, or visit "Pripyat" on a tour.
    I saw a rather good documentary about it on TV, and I remember from my childhood when it happened.
    That's enough - I don't want to gloat in it, and I think what happened was extremely tragic.
    Apparently there is a higher rate of some cancers in this part of Belarus and lots of people lost their homes.

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    İ feel the same , Dana. Yesterday I watched that new terror movie based there...that´s enough for me. But read that there is a blooming tourism there.

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    I guess there will be another version of "Pripyat" in Japan now, after the Fukushima disaster...

    Not sure if there was a city for the power plant workers there, similar to Pripyat, but no doubt they will close off certain areas that are contaminated...
    I do not regret not visiting that city when I travelled past. I still think it is creepy and very tragic. Not my idea of a nice place to visit while on holiday!

    Not far from Chernobyl is a fairly large and very pleasant city called Gomel, which is on the Belarussian side of the border. There is virtually no tourism there at all, despite the city being very nice indeed and having interesting tourist attractions and a very long history. Some people there were affected by Chernobyl, but you wouldn't think so from looking at the city itself which was newly renovated.
    I recommend visiting there instead of Pripyat!

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    Well , you made me curious about Gomel ....you check it out at google earth , but not visiting. As I had a brother that died with cancer when he was a child , I try to avoid any potential carcinogenic influence , even been surrounded by wi-fi , cellphones ,chemicals...
    Isnt there any exclusion zone at Belarus side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULO JAN View Post
    Isnt there any exclusion zone at Belarus side?
    Yes, there is. By the way, it is explained in the film "radioactive wolves", posted in the "Russian Cities" section. The film is in English with Bulgarian subtitles and there is a Russian version. It's worth seeing.

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    Gomel was very charming because it had a large and very nice and well kept park stretching across the city. It is located on a river called Sozh and the river area had been newly renovated with a piazza and some nice sculptures and other features. The people are very friendly and helpful to strangers.
    There are some old historical buildings, like a palace, as well as a rather impressive circus and ballet.

    Gomel has a bit of an "old style" Eastern European feel to it because there is hardly no commercialism visible, other than a few restaurants and shops on the main street. Yet, it is modern in that it is mostly newly renovated across town, so everything looks spic and spam - the impression is not old-fashioned or outdated. The whole experience is rather unique - very few towns in Europe are like that nowadays.

    I happened to be there over the 9 May holiday which was a big festival across town. Everyone was in party mood with parades, picnics, outdoors dancing and a carnival.

    I asked some local people about the affects of Chernobyl. They said that there was basically no affect, however a TV program that I saw told a different story and said lots of people there had cancer of the throat.

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    Thank you so much for the description of Gomel. For a latin like me , is usually dificult to capture what means an "eastern european feel" but I think I got it.

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