Midwinter Minsk: Socialist Modernism in the ‘Soviet Florida’

Getting lost in the Soviet architecture of a Belarusian Winter Wonderland.

Psychogeography Belarus

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The Bad Place: Slime & Foreboding at the Grmeč Spomenpark in Bosnia

The abandoned Yugoslav monument where toads go to die.

Bosnia Psychogeography

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Fidel Castro & the Curious Case of Freemasonry in Cuba

Hammer, sickle, square and compass.

Travel Cuba

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Syrians of Metelkova: Street Art & Refugees in a Slovenian Commune

Drinking beer with the victims of ISIS at an autonomous commune in Ljubljana.

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Urban Exploration in Saudi Arabia: An Interview with WATA

The risks and rewards of trespass in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Myth & Memory in the Balkans: The ‘Spomeniks’ of Former Yugoslavia

37 monuments in 30 days, and what I learned along the way.

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After the Siege: What I Learned in 18 Hours of Sarajevo War Tourism

Meeting the survivors of the longest siege in modern military history.

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A Day Trip to Daksa: Visiting Croatia’s ‘Island of Ghosts’

The abandoned island that Dubrovnik wants to forget.

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Climbing All Over the Massive Modernist Architecture of Cuba

Concrete and daiquiris on a tour of Havana's big, bold, brutalist beauties.

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Skopje’s ‘Colourful Revolution’: Fighting Tyranny with Street Art

A glimpse at the ridiculously photogenic revolution happening in Macedonia right this minute.

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Nuclear Tourism: Exploring the Unfinished Chernobyl Reactors

Contemplating 'disaster tourism' inside Reactors 5 & 6 of the Chernobyl Power Plant.

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Getting Lost in the Forests & Folklore of North Kazakhstan

Myth and misadventure on a hiking trip to Burabay National Park.

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Skrunda-1: Exploring a Soviet Ghost Town in the Forests of Latvia

Now left abandoned for 15 years, this secret city once guarded a key Soviet radar facility.

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A Field of Blackbirds: Dark Tourism in Kosovo’s Former Conflict Zones

Visiting battlefields, monuments & political flashpoints, 15 years after the end of the Kosovo War.

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The Mystical Origins of the Kukeri: Bulgaria’s Strangest Folk Festival

Sun gods, mystery cults, ancient initiations... this bizarre festival is older than you might think.

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The Bohemian Blog

The Bohemian Blog is an alternative travel journal, dedicated to exploring the bizarre, the macabre and other secret wonders of the world.

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Darmon Richter

Darmon Richter is a travel writer, tour guide and researcher, with a particular interest in ideological architecture.

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