I was planned to climb up Torfeno Branishte for a spectacular view of the Boyana Waterfall that is located in the countryside of Sofia. But unfortunately I didn't make it because it was getting dark earlier and I believed that it would be quite dangerous to stay in the forest so I decided to go back after reached about 1/3 distance. And which is why I am making this post blog to tell you that if you planned to do so, you'll have to get there earlier especially in the winter time. It should be fine in summer because the sun will set a lot later.
I would also suggest that you should wear a pair of strong hiking boots, enough clothes with a waterproof jacket/coat to keep you warm and steady. It was super slippery and all I wore was a pair of trainers... You can imagine how painful it will be if you fell down, which I did...
That was the only picture that I took with the forest before heading back to where I started. It's still a very good experience of hiking, even though I didn't manage to see the waterfall... Okay I honestly try to persuade myself that it's okay not to see the waterfall... although I know it's going to worth it. If you can make it there, just please don't let me know how amazing it is. I would certainly cry all day long.
There's a church near the starting point to the waterfall and I think you could also check it out. I found this church unusual because this could probably the only church that I have seen which is located inside a garden, or I would say, a "forest", which also makes it less like a church. It feels like a house with a garden to me, to be honest. What do you think?
If I'd ever have a chance to go back there, I'll have to finish what I have started this time! I promise!