Red Corner: Party like a Bulgarian

Even when I visited Varna, Bulgaria in 1991, less than two years after communism fell, the town was a lot of fun.

Situated on the Black Sea, the resort town was a popular vacation spot during the Cold War for those living on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Its popularity quickly faded with the opening of the border, however, as locals began exploring the rest of Europe and leaving the Black Sea coastline to those who couldn’t afford to go anywhere else.

Well, according to an article by Adrian Mourby of The Independent, Varna has returned to the spotlight and is now gaining popularity as a raging party town. “I’ve never met a people with such a zest for life,” Mourby writes. Sure, 70 cent beers probably influenced his perception of the locals a wee bit, but I’m still going to take his word for it and possibly return one of these days.