Photos of Men Punching Bags and Shooting Things at a Romanian Carnival
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Photos of Men Punching Bags and Shooting Things at a Romanian Carnival

Photographer Gabriel Botezatu visited Vacation Village and took photos of the men getting henna tattoos and punching bags.
September 1, 2016, 4:30pm

This article originally appeared on VICE Romania.

When talking about European seaside resorts, a lot of tourists complain about the fact that there is absolutely nothing to do there except relax on the beach all day and go clubbing at night. But that's because they don't know the joys of Vacation Village—a massive carnival that takes place near the Mamaia resort, on the Romanian Black Sea throughout the summer months.

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Like all carnivals, Vacation Village is the kind of place where you can stuff your face with sugar-filled treats, while riding creepy carnival rides that have probably been on this world longer than you have. In the evening, you can choose between watching a music concert or trying out the local cuisine, which, as you can see, consists mainly of grilled meat. And then there's always the option of creeping around, taking photos of the miserable men, who have been forced to get henna tattoos and punch bags by their children or significant others. This summer, I opted for the latter.

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