I’m in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria at the Egg School, aka syntax camp. The school is being held at American University of Bulgaria, formerly the local communist party headquarters, now a fully functioning campus with a baseball team, gay and lesbian task force meetings, and productions of Our Town. It’s, like, 100 degrees here. The showers in our hostel don’t work. I’m facing a 12-hour train ride back to Romania on Saturday. Other than that, everything’s fine and now I am going to go have a nutritious dinner of goat cheese and Pepsi-Cola.
PS 2015: The American University of Bulgaria appears to be thriving at “providing first-rate American education in the heart of new Europe.” It has expanded beyond the CP headquarters to a purpose-built campus. Egg School still exists too, same folks, held most recently in Debrecen.