Laguna Vere: Tbilisi’s Abandoned Soviet-era Sports Complex

Laguna Vere in Tbilisi, Georgia, was once the premier aquatic sports centre in the Caucasus.

Georgia Urban Exploration

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Life in the High-Rise: My Brutalist Holiday in Belgrade’s Genex Tower

A meditation on Brutalism, the occult & J. G. Ballard.

Psychogeography Serbia

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Novi Beograd: The Modernist Architecture of a Yugoslav Utopia

The Modernist towers, high-rises and extraordinary Brutalist blocks of 'New Belgrade.'

Serbia Yugoslavia

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Vila Rebar: Exploring the Secret Tunnels of a Croatian Dictator

The abandoned former home of Ante Pavelić – the man they called the ‘Butcher of the Balkans.’

Croatia Urban Exploration

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Inside Naypyidaw: The Truth About Myanmar’s ‘Ghost City’ Capital

A weekend in the bizarre new Burmese capital.

Myanmar Ghost Town

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

I went looking for Haitian vodou… but amongst the rituals and refugees of the Grand Cemetery, I fo

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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 Soviet Legacy: Inside Cuba’s Unfinished Nuclear Power Station

Crabs, bats and communists, in Cuba's greatest Soviet souvenir.

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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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Welcome to No Man’s Land: Urban Exploration in Transnistria

It doesn't get any more off-the-grid than urban exploration in a country that doesn't exist.

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London Asunder: Six Tales of Urban Infiltration

London as you’ve never seen it before: exploring the hidden infrastructure of the British capital.

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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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