Tyson´s Travels

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The Gateway to Hell – Turkmenistan- September 2017

Deep in the deserts of Turkmenistan lies a flaming crater. A cavern collapsed accidentally by Soviet geologists during exploration the methane gases coming from the hole were lit to prevent … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

A Building Fit for a Dictator? – Baku -August 2017

Dame Zaha Hadid is the world’s foremost female architect. Born in Iraq she later became a British citizen and was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. I had never … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

In the Footsteps of Stalin at his Spa – Tskaltubo, Georgia 2017

The radon-carbonate mineral water of Tskaltubo in Georgia used to attract 125,000 Soviet elite a year. With the fall of the Soviet Union the number of tourists dropped to virtually … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hiking Georgia – August 2017

The Caucus could be some of the best hiking in the world. It has it all; high peaks, glaciers, quaint ancient villages and medium distance routes. Trouble is most of … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Bank of Georgia Building – Tbilisi August 2017

Built in 1975 by the Soviets, this 18 story building appears to be cascading down the hill. A concept referred to as Space City Method it allows vegetation to grow … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Master Levine’s Divine Tunnels – August 2017 – Armenia

Underneath a house on the outskirts of Yerevan lies an unlikely series of holy tunnels. Started in 1986 they are the work of one man who toiled until his death … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chernobyl – Holiday in a Radioactive Zone – August 2017

Anyone with half an education will know a little about this Soviet catastrophe that shook the world. Not only was it the world’s first big nuclear disaster, which caused clouds … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Duga – Soviet Woodpecker – Ukraine – August 2017

If you have ever seen the Divergent movie series you might have remembered the absolutely ridiculous fence that surrounded futuristic Chicago. It’s actually a nod to a fascinating piece of … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kinshasa – an Accidental Experiment DRC -July 2017

Ever wonder what chaos would look like? If you were to organize such an experiment what would you do? Perhaps start with an African city of 11 million. Remove all … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Nunnery at St Anne’s- Brazzaville, Congo – July 2017

“I still need a toilet,” I said to the guide for the third time in twenty minutes. “Ask the nuns,” she said. We had just shown up at a nunnery … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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