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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.

Dark Tourism Kosovo

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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.

Travel Bulgaria

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WMDs in the Florida Keys: The Abandoned Nike Missile Site HM-40

Alligators and urban exploration on my first trip to the US of A.

Urban Exploration USA

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Storming the Bastille: A Look Inside Romania’s Doftana Prison

Exploring the abandoned prison where a Romanian dictator once languished in solitary confinement.

Urban Exploration Romania

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Cuba’s Revolutionary Trail: From Che Guevara to the Missile Crisis

Exploring the story of Cuba... as told by its battlefields, monuments & museums.

Dark Tourism Cuba

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Yaks, Monks & Nomads: A Road Trip Through the Tibetan Plateau

Visiting Buddhist monasteries in the remote grasslands of the Tibetan Amdo region.

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Welsh Alchemy

An allegorical journey through the mountains and mine shafts of North Wales.

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The Hill of Crosses: A Monument to the Defiant Spirit of Lithuania

A unique pilgrimage site, which survived centuries of oppression under Imperial and Soviet rule.

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The Ruins of Daugavpils Fortress: A Little Piece of Russia in the Baltics

Peeling back the layers of history at an abandoned Soviet military school in Latvia.

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In the Belly of Byzantium: The Subterranean Spaces of Istanbul

Underground tourism amongst the ruins of the Byzantine capital.

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An Occult Psychogeography of Hawksmoor’s London Churches

The ultimate conspiracy theory tour – starring Boadicea, Jack the Ripper and Pharaoh Ramesses II.

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MiGs, Stars & Magic Books: A Brief History of Trespassing in Moscow

An illustrated guide to urban exploration in the Russian capital.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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