Anyhow on Friday the 4th of October we were collected in the centre of Kiev around 7:30AM.
Our guide was pretty young as well as the group I was put to. None was over 30 while we were from lots of countries. 2 other Germans were there alongside me, Italians, Scottish, English Chinese and one Ukrainian girl form the tour company.
The bus was quiet up to date and comfortable to spend a two hours ride in to the 30km check point of the exclusion zone.
On the road the guide turned on a documentary about Chernobyl which I already saw. So, I had time to view the landscape getting less inhabited the closer you got the the exclusion zone.
At the first check point our passports and entrance tickets were checked, luckily pretty fast since the guide caught one policeman walking by.
It was really crowded. I think at least 20 busses were around us.
After the check we got our personal dosimeter to check on Saturday the amount of radiation we were exposed to. From that moment on my heart didn´t calm down.
Back in the bus our tour guide explained to us that we won´t be going to the big “attractions” right away because it´d be way too busy.
What means seeing a „ghost town “when you are surrounded by hundreds of people.