Sofia Bulgaria has an interactive museum called the Red Flat where you can learn what life was like in communist Bulgaria in the 80s. In this vlog, we have breakfast at Cake Lab and then take a tour of the Red Flat.

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These are the places we visited on this vlog:
Cake Lab

The Red Flat (Everyday life in communist Bulgaria)

Travel Vlog #94 | Sofia, Bulgaria | Filmed December 2021

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  1. Keep in mind that this apartment is very cool and all but it doesn't really represent the typical 70s and 80s apartment design in Bulgaria. It's located in an old historic building and in the center so the architecture and apartment design are a bit more dated and vintage compared to the typical apartments that you could find in the apartment high-rises and suburban neighbourhoods. The red flat is inside a building built long before the communist occupation of Bulgaria and the interior and room positioning is more like a 1930s-1940s style. During the 80s the typical apartments looked much more modern. The typical living room and kitchen were bigger than that one and the bathrooms were also much more modern and cleaner than the one in the "red flat". The tv is pretty small for the era and the couch and sofas are vintage and again not a typical design for the 70s and 80s. Nevertheless it's still a great idea for a "museum".

  2. Hi, yes, I remember growing up in 80's Bulgaria. The TV and radio only played pop-music and no other music styles were allowed.
    Having a VCR player was considered a luxury and only some families had them (mine didn't).
    Coca Cola was almost impossible to find unless you had connections. Bananas only came imported around Christmas and were 20 times more expensive than apples 🙂
    There was a store called Corecom that sold foreign goods, toys, foods etc. but only people with foreign currency could shop there and most people only had local currency. That store was a bit like going to Disneyland for everyone. My mother somehow managed to get me some Kinder chocolate eggs from there with a surprise toy inside.
    Shhhhhh !!! Don't tell anyone she had foreign currency, lol.

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