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Postcard from Chernobyl

In May, following the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps, I headed East to Ukraine to check off one of my “bucket list” items, a trip to Chernobyl.

I took part in a one-day tour of the area, which has been virtually uninhabited since the 1986 nuclear catastrophe that claimed the lives of thousands, and the forced relocation many others in the Soviet period.

From the two checkpoints, to exploring the decaying town of Pripyat, and getting an up-close view of Reactor No. 4 (with the finishing touches being put on the new sarcophagus, adjacent), it was an experience I’ll never forget.

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