After a couple of weeks of abstinence, Catalina couldn’t resist using drugs any longer. She wrote: “it’s too late, I’m a drug addict and there is nothing left to do.”

After a couple of weeks of abstinence, Catalina couldn’t resist using drugs any longer. She wrote: “it’s too late, I’m a drug addict and there is nothing left to do.

Catalina and Bruce Lee (center) are seen during a blackout. Before the arrival of Bruce Lee, the de-facto leader of the tunnels, the tunnels were only lit by candle.

One Girl’s Tunnel Life: Under the Streets of Bucharest

Catalina, 17 years old. After being abandoned at birth, she grew up in an orphanage, then lived on the street and in Bucharest's tunnels since age 12.

Catalina, 17 years old. After being abandoned at birth, she grew up in an orphanage, then lived on the street and in Bucharest’s tunnels in Romania starting at age By Massimo Branca.

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