This seemingly innocent conversation starter has taken on new dimensions in our age of increased mobility and migration, and it's one that proves tricky for writer Kapka Kassabova to answer. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, she emigrated with her family to live in New Zealand at the age of 17. Today Kapka lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In the 1920s the daughter of the Duke of Kent and granddaughter of Queen Victoria came to this small Black Sea town, 40 miles north of Varna. At that time its only attraction was the chalk cliffs rising from sea, reminiscent of Dover.
Forget white elephants, homemade jam and draughty town halls, the International Women's Club of Sofia is a modern, dynamic force - and they're here to help you settle in
Violin virtuoso Vasko Vassilev is just as at home on his red Chopper as at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House