Until almost 100 years ago Tirana only had a few thousand inhabitants, but under the Communist Regime it grew to half a million people.
Albania doesn’t make the list of the most popular travel destinations. But we had no problems finding enough to do for two weeks!
Recently I was traveling across Switzerland and and made a little detour to Locarno. In April 2019 an unexpected cold front brought half a meter of fresh to the mountains, and so everything turned into a bit of a snow hike…;)
The biggest attraction in the ukrainian city of Odessa is not located on the surface, but below the ground. Welcome to the largest catacomb network in the world!
Towards the end of our trip through the Ukraine we just wanted to relax, maybe hang around a beach for two or three days and do nothing. What a lucky coincidence that we had just arrived in Odessa 🙂
If you ever wanted to start a Total Nuclear War from an actual launch console 30 meters below ground – in this museum you can 😉
During WWII Stalin wanted to keep the supply lines for the Kiev fortress alive at all cost, using two tunnels under the river Dnjepr. Today the ruins of this failed, highly secret project are sinking into the swamps near the city.
Actually we never wanted to go to Lviv. Nevertheless, this was were we fell out of a plane right on the first day of our tour across the Ukraine. And who was to blame? The UEFA!
On April 26, 1986 reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and contaminated half of Europe. A visit to the still highly contaminanted Exclusion Zone around the former power plant