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It was just a reminder of how poorly equipped the country's military is.
I didn't know much about Klaus Iohannis before he became my president, so I followed him around for a month.
So far, eight of the deceased's lovers have tested positive. Dozens more are currently awaiting their results.
Thousands of ex-pat Romanians helped Klaus Iohannis defeat incumbent Victor-Viorel Ponta in an election that centered around accusations of widespread government corruption.
In this month's presidential elections, only 161,000 of the 4 million people who make Romania's diaspora have been able to cast their ballots.
"What's happening in Ukraine now matters to criminals from Bogotá to Beijing."
Children are freezing in tents in the middle of Romania's capital due to a decade-old law and a massive public-housing crisis.
Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, homosexuality was outlawed and never discussed—having the wrong kind of intercourse could lead to interrogations and prison time.
It sits at the end of a steep dirt road in Transylvania and you can ascend to the top and take in the surrounding countryside. As one guy I spoke to said, "It's not every day you get to climb so high up in a giant head."
I was attacked by an angry mob in a Romanian forest.
Gone are the communist days when Romanian parents only visited pools to clean the lice off their children's heads. Băile Felix, once a Soviet trench filled with meat, is now a big, wet mall.
First they surrounded me, and then they started booing. They said that I am an agitator, an instigator, and that I have been brainwashed. Then they pulled me by my bra and told me to "Get the fuck out of here, you sleazy cunt."
Come and meet its angels.
Unless you're into police brutality and an enforced lack of medical attention.
"Why would you do that to a house that doesn't belong to you?" asked Andy Pascali, a Bucharest resident who seemed more bewildered than angry that his cabin in the mountains had been spirited away by unknown vandals.
Some places are simply too hard to reach with a basil branch.
I went to a prom held by an elite high school in Romania and chatted with the girls about their dresses, their plans for the future, and how they prepared for the big party.
It doesn't look like Romania has what it takes to fight Russia in the event of WWIII.
One of the EU's most dysfunctional countries has come up with a surefire solution to all of its problems.
Situated in the southeast of Romania—right on the Black Sea coast, near the border with Bulgaria—Vama Veche has been regarded as a bohemian, non-mainstream tourist destination since communist times.
Sorin Lupaşcu began DJing in 1974, when he had to record dance music off the radio and hold parties at local high schools, and worked his way up to manning the decks at Eastern Europe's biggest open-air disco.
I first took photographs at a Romanian fairground in 2008, in the city of Rosiorii de Vede. I hung out with the people who make their living from following the fair: merchants, grill masters, and craftsmen, all of whom were covered in a mixture of glitter…
Nothing says Eastern Bloc chic like kitsch porcelain figurines, acrylic wall carpets, religious icons, and communist paraphernalia.