I'm sure with everything going on in the USA with the border crisis that all my readers will assume this article is about South and Central American immigration through the Mexican border. Since I am currently in Romania, I actually wanted to discuss a contemporary issue taking place here. (Again, apologies for missing any comments at the bottom; I cannot view these on my phone as I travel). It began in a small town outside Curtea de Arges, Romania. So far on this Eastern Eur
"Get off the moss - please, don't stand on the moss!" my heavily-accented Russian guide beckons me forward. I look down at the moss that has eaten over the asphalt and I jump forward, having forgotten myself.
Yep. Radioactive moss. You are not supposed to stand on it - it's highly contaminated, and spending too much time dawdling off the paved surfaces in Chernobyl might cause the radiation scanners at the checkpoints to sound the alarm, and then you are at the mercy of the