Aralsk, Kazakhstan & the Death of a Town

Aralsk, Kazakhstan & the Death of a Town

Aralsk (Aral), Kazakhstan Aralsk, or Aral as it is also known, is a small town in western Kazakhstan. It was a once-thriving fishing port that is now a dusty, desert outpost miles from the shrunken Aral Sea. The town is in a sad state with the only thing lapping at...
BunkArt 2 Museum & Gallery, Tirana, Albania

BunkArt 2 Museum & Gallery, Tirana, Albania

In this article we will discover Albania’s BunkArt 2 museum and gallery located in the heart of Tirana. For those interested in “Dark Tourism” or brutalist communist architecture, Tirana and Albania generally are a top destination. The country is dotted with bunkers...
Karlag Gulag Museum, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Karlag Gulag Museum, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

About Karlag KarLag, or the Karaganda Corrective Labour Camp to give it its nefarious full title, was one of the largest Gulags in the USSR. It was established in 1931 and operated until 1959, 6 years after Stalin’s death. Over 1,000,000 inmates passed through the...
What’s it like to visit Chernobyl?

What’s it like to visit Chernobyl?

How to visit Chernobyl? What’s it like to visit Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident? Read on and find out how you can visit, what to see and do, and what not to see and do! In the early hours of April 26th 1986 during a late night...