Exploring the toxic ruins of the town of Geamăna in Romania

Among the lush forest of the Apuseni mountains of Transylvania, with no signs of human population in sight, it seemed impossible that what we were looking for could be nearby: The cyanide laced artificial lake created in the seventies as a dumping ground for the waste of the nearby Roșia Poieni copper mine. And especifically, the ruins of the town of Geamăna which use to lie in the middle of the valley which is now a toxic swamp.

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Packing for a 6 month trip with only cabin luggage

When embarking on long term travel, what you take with you will make a big difference on the experience. In this article I look into the packing list, tips and lessons learned for going on a several month trip with only cabin luggage / hand luggage, all this including items such as laptop, camera, tablet and sleeping bag.

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