THE CITY THAT SAW THE APOCALYPSE- Pripyat, Ukraine
Home to the families of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant, none of its approximately 50, 000 residents have ever returned after the devastating explosion on April 26, 1986. Those who have visited this city as tourists, claim that the clock has stopped running in Pripyat. The cars are still parked as they were on that fateful day, the hospital boards still mention the names of the patients, the rides in the park and the discarded shoes in the playground add to the horror. If you plan to tour the city, you'll have to get a special permit and get scanned for radiation on return.