Around 60 percent of rural Romania doesn't have a public sewage system.
At 18 years old, Tică Darie helped fight off a mining conglomerate that planned to turn a Romanian village into a cyanide lake.
"If your family isn't open to it, of course you have to hide who you are."
"If I could, I would cut all my tattoos out with a blade."
August in Romania hasn't been this hot since 1951.
The United Nations may not formally recognise the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.
"I expected things to be quieter backstage, but they weren't at all."
The Romanian border is completely safe – as long as the weather holds.
In the Romanian town of Targoviste, they get their manes did, pull carts and do some complicated hops.
People in Romania aren't buying and killing their own pigs any more, a fact the merchants at the Brănești pig fair can't escape.
So, of course, thousands of people took to the streets of Bucharest to protest.
The biggest stars had nicknames like "the Butcher" and "The Barber", while my manager wore grenades on his belt.