Visiting the Killing Fields – A Journey That Started in 1991

In 1991, my senior year in high school, a teacher gave me an assignment to write a paper on a group of women in San Francisco.  Little did I know that this assignment would impact my reading, living, and travel habits for decades. The women, members of the Cambodian refugee community, were suddenly – and […]

Chernobyl, Ukraine

On April 26, 1986 the worst nuclear disaster in the history of the world was taking place, and no one knew. Not until high radiation levels were detected in countries outside the USSR days after the event would the world learn that reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine had exploded […]

30 Beautiful Abandoned Places

Visiting ruins is a great way to see both recent and ancient history.  This list of 30 Abandoned Places complied by My Science Academy has both.  They all look pretty amazing but the one in this image caught my eye because it’s in Bulgaria.  Makes me want to go hunting for it while I am here!  […]