For people who also want to go, here are some tips I want to share with you.
Beware: You need extra permission to fly a drone so ask your tour operator.
Better go for 2 days &spend a night in 1of 3 Chernobyl hotels.
Nearest you can get is about 400 meters. So you can see the reactor and sarcophagus very clearly.
If you carry a Geiger counter, you'll notice radiation levels are lower near to reactor than at some spots further away.
Yes. In Chernobyl city (13 kms from Reactor Nr 4) about 7000 workers live on and off for max two weeks a month. They work in shifts at plant &keep public services running in Chernobyl area. Nevertheless, Chernobyl feels like a ghost city.
Everywhere there are trees and bushes. There are deers and foxes and if you are lucky – as we were - you'll see wild horses.
No, you won't come back glowing in the dark. According to the Ukrainian authorities it is not dangerous to visit. Radiation levels are acceptable.
Nevertheless, don’t touch anything, wear closed shoes and long sleeves.
Buy a souvenir at one of the tourist shops at exclusion zone's entry point. I threw away my clothes after my Chernobyl visit.
This is obviously not ur average holiday destination. It's where world's worst nuclear disaster happened. Over 130.000 people permanently lost their homes.
In Chernobyl city Ukr's last Lenin statue @ 34 sec &only open church @ 39 sec.
The enormous structure @ 1.14 min is Duga radar installation, located inside the exclusion zone: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duga_radar
If you have any question, let me know.