So yes, I (Nate) am in Bulgaria in the town of Veliko Tsarnovo, which is the closest town with hotels to the town where Marin is living. The attendant for the adoption agency in Bulgaria informed me that his name is pronounced "MAH-r̃een", with the accent on the first syllable. We have been pronouncing Anelia's name correctly - "Ah-NELL-ee-a" - but also mispronouncing the capital Sofia ("SOH-fyuh" is correct).
Tomorrow I will get to take a bust to the village where Marin is and meet him for the first time. I am really excited, and I am forcing myself to stay awake until 9pm tonight so I can switch to this time zone and get the most from my time with Marin and Nellie.
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