IN THIS second episode of “Adventures in Mongol Rally Land,” Leon Logothetis goes a little farther off the path. While driving from London to Mongolia during the rally, he and his partner-in-madness Steven Priovolos dabbled in a little extreme tourism by taking a detour to Chernobyl.
Car trouble delayed their arrival, but kind mechanics recognized good guys when they saw them and got the duo back on the road. At Chernobyl, the Geiger counter was off the charts, potentially contaminated mosquitoes nipped at their necks, and the boys beat a hasty exit to Kazakhstan. As night fell, Leon and Steven camped in the wilderness, risking an encounter with gun-toting bandits that patrolled the roads at night.
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