After vainly attempting to get a visa out of the evil Russian consul in Ljubljana, I have given up my hope of going to St. Petersburg, Russia for my birthday in late May. So I’m going to the Ukraine, a country I haven’t seen before.
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Control Room
I’m going the cheapest way possible through Krakow, to Polish border, then from Lvov to Kiev. Maybe I will stop in Odessa on the way back, but I don’t think I have time to see the Crimea. I’d better hurry if I want to get out of there before the Eurocup hordes descend on the place.
Anyway, in Kiev I’ll have the opportunity to tour Chernobyl for a day. It’s supposed to be very interesting, but at nearly $200, very very expensive for a starving artist like me. To give you perspective: I travel on an absolute shoestring, and I’ll be spending less than $200 on the whole rest of the trip. But this may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance.