Category Travel

Chernobyl comes to Google Street View

Within the past week there has been an update to Google Street View which has seen the town of Pripyat in Northern Ukraine added to the street view line-up. This town, on the border with Belarus, is the site of the famous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which Pripyat-Street-Viewexploded in April 1987 causing the evacuation of over 40,000 residents living in the town at the time. At that time, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union and Pripyat is a city frozen in time, where propaganda posters can still be seen in the streets.

The street view images were taken in June 2015 and it can be seen that much of the town has been taken over by various trees and greenery, making it difficult to make out any detail of the abandoned buildings. The Pripyat Amusement Park can be explored, which is home to a ferris wheel...

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National VideoGame Arcade, Nottingham – Review

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Selfie outside the arcade

This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while but never actually found the time to do it, I visited the National VideoGame Arcade in Nottingham back in mid-December and thought it might be a good idea to write a review about it. I went there with the Autism Matters group. The arcade itself is located on Carlton Street in the city centre of Nottingham and of course, one of the first things I did upon arrival at the arcade was take a selfie outside on the street in front of the building.

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Another trip to Center Parcs

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Well, I’ve just got back from another holiday to Center Parcs (Whinfell Forest) with Live Life Services. I originally only intended to go on Friday and drive back to Teesside on the Saturday, but someone dropped out of the trip so I managed to go for the full weekend for a discounted price of £100. I thought why not, since I had no other commitments. Overall it was a good trip, albeit getting off to a poor start. I actually enjoyed this trip more than the previous one a couple of weeks ago, as there were less people it meant I ended up with an en-suite room to myself.

Friday

I awoke on Friday morning at around 9am or so and packed the last few bits in my suitcase, of course I left my earphones and towel at my Dad’s house, so I had to drive over there and get those before heading over to...

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Prague, Center Parcs and a new job

I haven’t updated for a while, been extremely busy recently. I visited Prague a couple of weeks ago and had an enjoyable time there. I saw loads of the city and even visited the Prague Zoo which was great. I’ve also just got back from Center Parcs Whinfell yesterday and once again had a great time. In fact I had the time of my life and can’t speak highly enough of Paul Tillotson and Live Life Services, which is the group I went to Center Parcs with.

We spent most of the time swimming but also played a bit of snooker in the Sports Plaza. We were going to play golf but the weather was rubbish and rained for most of the weekend...

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