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.

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