In 21st century Bucharest, to go out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a risky financial investment. Ovidiu, an unassuming high school teacher, never could afford it. Looking for a source of income more substantial than a teacher’s salary, Ovidiu plunges into a fabulous world – the beggar mob.
Important context: In the early 2000s, 3 million Romanian Lei was around 100 USD–the average monthly salary in Romania. It was a considerable amount.Read More »