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Tropic Blunder: Three Tales of Exotic Non-Adventure

Why the Dominican Republic, Singapore and the Bahamas are my least favourite places in the world.

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RAF Upper Heyford: Chasing Cold War Ghosts in Rural Oxfordshire

A tour through the remnants of the former largest fighter base in Europe.

Cold War Urban Exploration

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From Serbia With Love: Belgrade’s Abandoned Sugar Factory

Rust, grime and a few surprises inside a 19th century Serbian sugar mill.

Serbia Urban Exploration

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The Ancient Ram Inn: A Visit to ‘England’s Most Haunted House’

Poltergeists, ritual murder & a live-in succubus – the 1000-year-old pub with a ghostly reputation

Dark Tourism UK

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Inside Objekt 221: An Abandoned Soviet Stronghold in the Crimea

Deep beneath a Crimean mountain lurks a derelict nuclear facility that died with the Cold War.

Cold War Urban Exploration

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The Socialist Street Parties of Cuba, North Korea & The Former-USSR

Because no one throws a street party like the Communist Party.

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Alexandra Palace: Place-Hacking An Abandoned Victorian Theatre

Spatial politics, an abandoned theatre, and a midnight climb to the rooftops of North London.

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Encountering Haitian Vodou: The Grand Cimetière of Port-au-Prince

I went to Haiti in search of real vodou… but ended up with more than I bargained for.

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Urban Exploration in Manchester: Rooftops, Drains & Arches

A tale of ropes, waders and security run-ins, on one wild night in the Northern Capital.

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A Moldavian Massacre: Exploring The Ruins of The Chisinau Ghetto

From the former ghetto to an abandoned synagogue at the heart of Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery.

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Dark Tourism in Turkey: Visiting The Tombs of Istanbul

What Turkish cemeteries tell us about Florence Nightingale, Freemasonry and the Ottoman Caliphate.

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The Coral Castle: Masonic Mystery in the Sunshine State

The thousand-ton folly of a Latvian eccentric, who claimed to know the secrets of the pyramids.

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Hunting for Crocodiles in Bristol’s Dreadnought Drain

After a reported crocodile sighting in Bristol, I ventured down into the sewers for a closer look.

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Homeless in Havana: How a Travel Disaster Showed Me the Real Cuba

Arriving in Cuba alone, with no money and no plan, was more fun than you might expect.

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What it’s Like to Spend 32 Hours in The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Ghost towns, radiation & the ethics of ruin lust.

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The Confectioner’s Dungeon: A Brief History of the King’s Cross Ice Well

A beautifully preserved Victorian ice well, hidden for more than a century beneath central London.

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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 freelance writer and photographer; an experienced urban explorer and self-confessed dark tourist.

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