Visit Sunny Chernobyl : .. and Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places, Paperback

Visit Sunny Chernobyl : .. and Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places Paperback

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The lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines.

A vast vortex of plastic floating endlessly around the Pacific.

An eerily abandoned town square in a radioactive Ukrainian wilderness.

These are places the tourist boards would rather you didn't see.

The places that don't show up in any guide books. And the places that, six years ago, journalist and film-maker Andrew Blackwell set out to explore. "Visit Sunny Chernobyl" is the wry, funny, sometimes poignant tale of his trip through the world's most degraded environments.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Eco-tourist guides
  • ISBN: 9781847946225



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How does this sound for a vacation: A fun-filled trip to Chernobyl, the site of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents? Or how about a boat cruise down the Yamuna River, India's most polluted river? Don't leave out possible trips to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or a visit to the site of the most devastating deforestation in the rainforest near the Amazon?To Andrew Blackwell, these sounded like delightful trips. He traveled to all of these and more spots noted for being on lists for the World's Most Polluted Places and wrote about them in the book. Blackwell actually seemed to relish visiting these places and his enthusiasm for these trips echoes throughout the book. Not really where I'd like to spend ten days of R&R, I think. Though I will say Blackwell never had to worry about standing in long lines or trying to find an available hotel room.

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