Chernobyl

Exactly 2 years ago I spent 2 months in Europe, visiting family & friends and trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life. This is the time I first considered going to visit the site of the (then) largest nuclear accident – Chernobyl. Instead, I used those few days in a…

Babyn Yar – the horror at Kyiv

Babyn Yar (or Babi Yar) At the end of September of 1941, the Nazi occupiers of Kiev in the Ukraine put up notices to say that all Jewish residents of the city were to report at 08h00 on 29 September with their papers, valuables and basic clothing. “Translation of the document: All Jews of the…

A Tale of Various Cities – Part I: Dubai

10 days that felt like 3 weeks – proving again that the act of “living in the moment” while travelling is so very good for you. I am physically tired, but mentally recharged and stimulated after so very many impressions.   It was always going to be interesting, combining Dubai, Kiev and Chernobyl. The reply…