..is to Bulgaria. I've always pronounced it Booll-gair-ee-yah but one of my colleagues said it's Bul (ryhmes with hull) garia-but then he did go to Cambridge so is probably clueless. I will ask the lovely T when I get there.
I'm staying at the Sheraton Hotel Balkan. I've stayed there before for one night and don't remember anything about it at all except my credit card was cloned about one week after getting back. A coincidence I'm sure.