I don’t know why we don’t get out more. Aside from nipping to the shops or market, popping round to see the neighbours or going for our sporadic Bulgarian lessons, sometimes weeks and weeks go by without us really going anywhere.
Is it because we’re content homebodies, happiest pottering in the garden and enjoying views of the surrounding mountains? Or are we just lazy? Is it because I have, you know, an actual job? Or is it because we’re too busy binging on The Handmaid’s Tale? Probably all of the above.
Thankfully, though, every now and then I get the urge to do something. It’s like cleaning. I hate cleaning but I’m occasionally gripped by what I call ‘the cleaning horn’ and set about cleaning the house with impressive vigour. Last weekend I had the same sort of urgent need – but for sightseeing, not scrubbing.
We’ve not seen nearly enough of this beautiful, crazy-ass country we call home. Not even the Central Balkan National Park, the edge of which is shamefully close to where we live. So I’m making it my mission to get out more this summer and see something new every month. Up this month: some waterfalls and a big old bat cave.
About two hours from us, but a pleasant drive with field after field of sunflowers.
Only 20km or so from Krushuna, so worth a look if you’re in the area.
|It's a seriously big bat cave.|
|You can't really tell from the picture, but the black smudges are bats. Honest.|
This was essentially on the way home and we’d been meaning to take a look for ages. By this point, it was late afternoon on a hot, sticky day so we didn’t stay (and the Bulgarians playing booming music from their car stereo didn’t help), but we’d go back and explore further another (quieter) time.