International aura awareness day
I don’t know where I stand on auras having never seen anyone with a rainbow, or even a halo, surrounding them. Of course if the people who make Ready Brek are to be believed it’s easy to achieve. A bowl or two of gooey instant porridge and we are all set to glow like a resident of
is more theme park than nuclear disaster zone. You can take tours of the area
which includes a visit to the Nuclear Power Station, a little sightseeing of
Reactor 4, a visit to Pripyat (the highlight of the trip apparently) and sightseeing
of ‘The Dead (Ghost) Town’ with its
swimming pool area, Ferris wheel, amusement park, river boats, abandoned buildings
and school. Unfortunately, due to the hazardous radiation levels around it the , a cemetery of military
machineries, is currently unavailable, which is encouraging. village of Rossokha
Of course, it’s all perfectly safe or so they say. At the end of the tour you pass through the Dytyatky check-point where your radiation is checked and you are deactivated. Of course, along with your camera to take pictures you are allowed a personal dosimeter to measure exposure to your very own personal ionizing radiation.
Now I don’t know how you feel about disaster tourism, but as far as I can see it isn’t so very different to slowing down on the motorway to stare at the crash on the opposite carriageway. I’m sure that there’s an argument to say that it’s all very worthy, that it’s history, that people go to show respect rather than out of idle curiosity, but if I’m honest I think that is mainly nonsense and I have to question what it does for your aura.