Looking for tickets or info for the Get Happy Tour 2018 featuring Bowling for Soup, Army of Freshmen and The Aquabats?

This domain name was used for the Get Happy Tour back in its original run around 10 years ago, when I used to do work for BFS and AOF. However, for the past 5 years it has been used for my travel blog as I never thought we would have another Get Happy Tour and I didn't want it to go to waste.

But as a favour to two bands who have done a lot for me over the years, and so you don't miss out, ticket info is:
O2 Presale: 10am on 25 September
General Onsale: 10am on 27 September.

Tickets available from ticketmaster.co.uk and bowlingforsoup.com


Archive for September, 2013

My Chernobyl Blog is online

September 1st, 2013 No comments

I’m happy to post that my blog from my recent trip to Ukraine to visit Kiev and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone that I took with Regent Holidays is finally online.

This blog is taken straight from my notes that were written while in the country but took a while to type up due to how many photos I needed to sort through and due to how busy I’ve been at work.

I found the trip to be hugely worthwhile – not only because it was a unique destination but because of how much I saw and learned on the trip. I took some amazing photos, met some amazing photos and just learned so much more than I ever thought I would.

The trip blew my mind because it destroyed all my perceptions of the area. As mentioned in my last daily post of the blog for this trip I expected the trip to all be about death and destruction but it’s actually all about life. The trip showed me how the point of a trip is to learn about the disaster but also about how nature can reclaim whatever we do to it and I found this very powerful and humbling.

This post is mainly for the benefit of my Facebook link app, and search engines, and so to make sure they all link up here is a photo from the trip plus a list of the things we saw.

Me at Chernobyl

Me at the new Sarcophagus that is being built at Chernobyl

Some of the sights we saw during our trip to Kiev and Chernobyl are:

  • Kiev
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Pripyat
  • Nature
  • Store
  • Schools
  • Leisure Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sports Stadium
  • Inside the buildings
  • USSR
  • Radiactive Hotspot
  • Hospital
  • AK-47
  • Shooting Range
  • Cathedral
  • Cave Monastery
  • Khreschatyk
  • Funicular
  • War Museum
  • Soldiers

I tend to find that blogs are incredibly useful when planning a trip so that I can find out what it’s truly like to visit an area. Hopefully you’ll have found this blog useful – feel free to send me any questions you may have about a trip to Chernobyl or feel free to just send me a message to say hi. I don’t write these blogs for recognition or credit I write them for my own records and to help people but it would still be good to hear from you!

To view all of the blog entries from this trip in date order please click here.

To contact me please click here.