Crazy Daredevil Vacation Tour Destinations On Slavic Grounds

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For a great deal of foreigners the idea of traveling the bumpy Slavic roads is an adventure on its own, whereas others think that even crossing the street on the Balkans will put you in a life threatening situation. Little do these people know there are far more thrilling and dangerous destinations on Slavic grounds, suited only for the extremely bored daredevil adrenaline junkies who are longing for a truly crazy vacation.

Volcano tours in Russia

When you think of the largest country on the globe, you’re bound to come across some pretty interesting things, such as the fact that it has wildly varied relief and climate. Despite what some foreigners wrongfully believe, Russia isn’t a bleak and deadly freezing spot. As a matter of fact, there are over a hundred volcanoes on Russian soil and not all of them are extinct. Several companies are offering up-close tours of different volcanoes for the most thrill-hungry adventurers out there. They don’t come cheap, though, so be mindful of your spending.

Radioactive tours of Pripyat

Speaking of thrilling adventures, it’s no secret that the radiation released from the explosion of the Ukrainian power plant Chernobyl won’t disintegrate anytime soon. Fortunately, in this day and age the radioactive zones aren’t as lethal as they used to be a few decades ago. Surprisingly enough, most tourist plans are as cheap as € 100 euro, so if you have that whole post-apocalypse dystopian vibe going for you, Pripyat and its surroundings are exactly the daredevil destination you’re looking for. Just don’t expect to see a three headed deer or zombie-like hillbillies on your way.

Chilly tours of Auschwitz I and II

The grim history of the concentration complexes known as Auschwitz I and II sends shivers down the spine of Slavs and non-Slavs alike. Gruesome events took place in these halls during the German occupation of Poland and the ominous deeds of the Nazis still haunt the buildings on the camps’ territory. Various parts of the concentration camps and the extermination facilities are open to public tours, including the infamous gas chambers and inmate sleeping grounds. Average people would find these tours repulsive.

The coldest rural tour in Siberia

Oymyakon is famous for being one of the coldest and yet permanently inhabited regions on the planet! Should you think you contemplate braving the freezing weather conditions of the harsh Siberian climate for your next vacation, opt for Oymyakon. The village and its surroundings will reward you with vivid memories for a lifetime. The path to the rural settlement actually requires trekking on a zimnik – a frozen river which becomes a fully functioning ice road during the snowy months. The ice cap reaches around 2 meters in depth and the temperatures above the surface are at least -50 degrees Celsius. In other words – yes, it really is frigidly cold!

Nuclear bunker tours in Nowa Huta

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nowa Huta’s underground plan, legend has it the nuclear bunkers under this Krakow district are more than 250 and chances are not all of them have been discovered. They were constructed during the mid-1900s when the Cold War threatened to expand into a full blown World War III. Fortunately for the entire planet, that didn’t happen, but the idea of having so many state-of-emergency shelters was comforting. Some of these bunkers are open for visitors and have notably low admission fees (the exhibitions organized by the Muzeum Krakowa cost around € 10 euro).

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