It has been ages since my last post. You know how it is when life takes you on a ride and you somehow can’t manage to do all of the things you like. Finally, I have some time on my hands and a lot of stories and places to tell you about. Also, can’t wait to catch up with all that has been going on in your lives. Feel free to stop at my comment section below and share your favorite story for the last 5 months, or may be more – I can’t wait to read all of them!
Now, let’s get to the point. Devil’s bridge is a bridge located near the small city of Ardino, Bulgaria. One weekend me, my fiancé (yeah, I’m engaged, I’m gonna be a bride (Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. flashback)) and two of my friends – lovely newlyweds, decided to go on an adventure. Luckily, we had GPS and found the place easily. It is not that far from Ardino – 10 km; from Zlatograd – 40km; and from Kurdzhali – 30km. It took us about two hours and a half to get there from Plovdiv.
We passed by a mysterious and probably haunted deserted village, which I will tell you about in an upcoming post and reached the parking, or at least people used it for that. The path after that is not good for some cars, so most of the people walked 30-40 minutes to the bridge. We on the other hand didn’t have that time, since we wanted to visit Kurzdhali and have some lunch there, and had a Honda CRV, which is tall enough to take upon the challenge of the road, so we got there for less than 10 minutes.
The bridge itself was magnificent. The waters underneath were chilling cold and a small breeze made the still waters seem a little bit distressed. There were a few benches and tables for people to sit, relax and enjoy the view, or make a BBQ and eat there.
We climbed the bridge and stopped at the top. Oh, what a view. Before us – beautiful mountains, behind us – steep rocks. Of course, we climbed on the rocks for a different view of the bridge and managed to see it from every different angle. The sun set the perfect light for the pictures, but the wind made the weather bearable. The mountains and the forest were a fantastic background. The pictures in my head are, of course, much better, because you can’t catch the amazing feeling of being on such a place with your camera.
Interesting fact is the legend of Devil’s bridge. The scientists think that the bridge was built 7000 years ago, but no one has a particular age in mind. Some of them suggest that there was a Roman road on the bridge’s place and that in the Middle Ages the bridge was restored. One of the legends says that a young woman was running away from the Turks, and wanted to jump off the bridge and die. But when the Turks came and saw the bridge they run away. People think that at a certain angle you can see the face of the devil in the reflection of the bridge in the still waters underneath.