Recommended Reports – some selected highlights

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Chernobyl: Pripyat #1– Avanhard Stadium, Fairground with Ferris Wheel and Bumper Cars, Palace of Culture ‘Energetik’, Polissya Hotel, Music School – April 2015

The main reason for my trip, apart from finally getting to meet lots of fellow explorers in person rather than online, was to explore the unique abandoned city of Pripyat. As always, click on a photo to VIEW LARGE Over the course of three days I explored a decent chunk of the highlights of what still remains three decades on. I’ve split my photos from this incredible ghost city into four separate reports as follows: 1. Avanhard Stadium, Fairground with…

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Explore #121: Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria – January 2015

I’ve got another one of my XXL supersized reports for you this time – the tale of three days spent up a snowy mountain top in the wilds of Bulgaria to see this little beauty… There were a few sore heads and bleary eyes the morning after our boozy arrival in Plovdiv and my late night explore of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, but we loaded up our hire cars and drove through the uninspiring Bulgarian lowlands towards something far more…

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Explore #117: Castle of Sammezzano, aka Non Plus Ultra / the Fairytale Castle, Italy – December 2014

Explore #6 of the Wet, with excitement Tour. The third and final day of our wintry long weekend in Italy was a traditional pre-dawn start. Our target: an incredible disused ‘fairytale’ castle… History (compiled and rewritten from here, here, and here) The Castle of Sammezzano was originally built in 1605 by Spanish nobleman Ximenes of Aragon. However, the castle truly became unique in the 19th century when Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property, and over the course of nearly 40…

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