Did you have a big fight with your boss and now you are desperately trying to avoid him? Or are you just looking for an excuse to get away? Either way, there are plenty of places you can hide so that he never finds you. Apart from the obvious locations like hiding under your desk and locking yourself in the storeroom or the toilet, I am sure you can come up with something a little more creative. How about deliberately getting trapped in a cave, on a deserted island, somewhere in the middle of the ocean.
Ok, this does sound bizarre, but just think about it. If this ever does happen, you will finally get to enjoy some alone time. Sitting under the fig tree that rests on your cave-home entrance, drinking your favourite homemade mojito without troubling your mind with looming deadlines and other work-related responsibilities.
Then, if your boss ever finds you – although highly unlikely – the only thing you need to do is be prepared to defend yourself. No, not with a duel to the death, but by supporting the statement traveling can make you successful and how it helps you become a more productive employee. Easy-peasy!
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There are many beautiful places you can go to that will make it impossible for your boss or anyone for that matter to find you. This article presents you with a list of the coolest caves in the world where you can hide from your boss.
Let’s check them out:
1. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The impressive Son Doong Cave a.k.a. ‘Mountain River Cave’ is a solutional cave that’s located in the Phong Nha-k Bang National Park in Vietnam. First discovered by a local man in 1991, this cave is considered to be one of the largest in the country. Apparently, though, this cave is a rather expensive place to visit considering that each tour costs about $3,000! Unfortunately, you can only visit this cave from February to August due to heavy rainfall that floods the cave and make it inaccessible.
2. Algarve Caves, Portugal
The Algarve Caves are considered to be the perfect romantic retreat, so if you have an office romance going on you two can both escape from work on a sunny Monday and travel to Portugal! While you are there, you can enjoy the beach and the natural spotlights created by sunshine rays that come through the magical dome-shaped sea caves. If you are up for it, get on a boat from Benagil and explore the surroundings of this rare beauty.
3. Batu Caves, Malaysia
Malaysia’s famous 400 million year old Batu Caves and the temples within are considered to be a sacred place for the Hindu population as they are dedicated to Lord Murugan. If you want to become more familiar with Hinduism, this cave is certainly the place to be as you get to explore a number of stunning statues and beautifully decorated shrines within the immense caves.
4. Sistema Sac Actun, Mexico
What’s better than playing hide and seek with your boss underwater? Otherwise known as the ‘White Cave System’, Sistema Sac Actun is an underwater cave along the Caribbean Coast of Yucatan Peninsula. Currently the second-largest in the world, it contains over 215 km of underwater passages and another 2 km of dry passages. If you are up for a swim, you can get your scuba diving equipment and access this cave through the Gran Cenote.
5. Marble Caves, Patagonia
The Marble Caves are quite different from any other so they’re definitely worth visiting. Famously known as the most astonishing cave network in the world, the Marble Caves offer ground-breaking scenery that convey the impression of some sort of fairy-utopia. The cause of this beautiful effect is the marble pattern that reflects the bright azure colour of the waters of Lake General Carrera.
6. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
The Mammoth Cave is located below the Mammoth National Park and is the longest cave in the world. Even though 365 miles of the cave have already been explored, new areas within it are still being discovered, so it’s impossible to calculate how long the cave passage actually is. Given these facts it seems like a perfect place to hide from your boss.
7. Ellison’s Cave, Georgia
Ellison’s Cave is a distinctive pit cave that’s located in Walker County in Georgia, USA. It’s a dangerously steep cave that extends 12 miles vertically and is considered to be one of the deepest in the country. Unless you are an experienced caver, don’t visit this place just for the fun of it – or straight after work. Instead, make sure that you are prepared with the right climbing equipment.
8. Melissani Cave, Greece
Melissani Cave is located in Kefalonia, which is about 2km away from the town of Sami. Since being discovered, by speleontologist Giannis Petrochilo, in 1951, the cave has become a popular tourist destination. Although it’s a rather small cave, it considered to be one of the most beautiful ones in the world. If you are up for adventure, take the boat and sail for Greece!
9. Mulu Caves, Borneo
The Mulu Caves hosts the largest cave passages in the world. Located in Gunung Mulu National Park, the cave’s Sarawak Chamber is about 2,000 feet long and over 260 feet high. In fact, it’s so large that it could fit 40 Boeing 474 airplanes! How awesome is that? If you want to visit caves, it’s best that you visit around sunset so that you can see the bats flying in and out of the caves searching for food.
10. Avshalom Cave, Israel
Avshalom Cave is quite popular for the stalactites that essentially form the grounds of this rare natural beauty. It is said that these formations date back thousands of years and are now up to four metres long. The cave was discovered accidentally in 1968 and for years its location was kept secret in an attempt to protect the place. The name Avshalom Shoham, is from an Israeli soldier who was killed in the War of Attrition.
All of these places provide the perfect excuse to become a caveman, slack off work and do some wildlife exploration!
I mean, hard work has taken its toll on you and you need some holidays; I totally get it, but your boss won’t! Daydreaming is good -- considering it’s summer too – but traveling to exotic islands while you should be on duty might result in getting fired. So instead of running from your problems, stay there and take it like a real grown-up. Then you will have plenty of time to plan for your next holiday and go visit these caves close up.
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Have you ever been to any of these places before? Let me know which one is your favourite in the comments below…