Monthly Archives: January 2014

Snow clearance trains on the Russian Railways

My visit to Russia was in the middle of winter, so everywhere I went, snow was covering the railway tracks. So how do the Russian Railways keep them clear?

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Journey to the world’s deepest metro station

On my trip to Europe I paid a visit to the world’s deepest railway station – Arsenalna (Ukrainian: Арсенальна) on the Kiev Metro in Ukraine. At 105.5 metres below ground, the trip back to the surface takes some time! The odyssey starts at platform level, when you step off the train.

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Where can I take photos at Chernobyl?

If you ever decide to travel to Chernobyl, you will probably want a few happy snaps to remember your trip by. Thankfully taking photos or shooting video won’t be an issue in most places – but a few restrictions do apply.

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Driving through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

These days visiting the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is simple – just sign up to a guided tour, and you’ll get taken to within 300 metres of the entombed reactor core. So what else do you see on the way?

Famous ferris wheel at the abandoned Pripyat amusement park Continue reading

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