Rila Mountains, Bulgaria

Written by The Bug

I spent a night in a park in a mountain town as when we went to the village, we didn’t realise that there was a religious festival on at the same time. We turned up thinking “Oh, we’ll be fine!”. But we weren’t! Everywhere was booked out!!

We decided that we would just sit in the park for the night until the first bus came. I decided to buy a pizza to boost our spirits. As we were sitting eating our pizza, a stray dog came up and I thought it would be a good idea to get the dog on our side as there were loads of stray dog packs roaming the around the park. So against other recommendations, I fed the dog. It spent the whole night lying next to us in this park and at numerous occasions, it barked and growled at the dog parks who were coming near us!!! It was the weirdest thing ever!

The moral of the story is to always book accommodation at small Bulgarian Villages and feed stray dogs pizza so that they will protect you all night!!

By Cameron