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About The Christopher Deliso Blog

This blog celebrates the singularities and unexpected revelations of the Balkans. That is on the good days. Other times there is just news from the 'industry' and my opinions on it.

Four Clicks to Olympia...

April 29, 2010 • 0 Comments Greece

Thinking of heading out to famed Olympia, in the heart of Peloponnesian Greece this summer?

This contest allows you the chance to stay for free- courtesy of the local hotel chamber.

The town (and rest of Greece) is amply covered in the new Lonely Planet guide to Greece, for which I wrote... Full Story

In Macedonia? Help Plant Some Trees

March 25, 2010 • 0 Comments Macedonia

If you happen to be anywhere in Macedonia on Tuesday, 30 March, and would like to make a positive contribution to the country's ecological future, then help out with the mass tree planting organized by the Day of the Tree (Den na Drvoto) non-governmental organization. Visitors are warmly... Full Story

Lonely Planet Western Balkans guide is here!

June 09, 2009 • 0 Comments Macedonia

Lonely Planet Western Balkans guide is here!

The brand-new Lonely Planet Western Balkans guide is finally here!

I spent much of last summer and fall researching the Macedonia chapter of it.

It is a big improvement on the previous edition across the board, representing 7 countries, with great photos and text.

Please help spread... Full Story

Macedonia's New CNN Tourism Ad Gets Domestic Criticism

December 26, 2008 • 0 Comments Macedonia

Macedonia's latest tourism ad for CNN and other international television networks was officially presented at an event on Wednesday at Skopje's Museum of Contemporary Art. It began running on Christmas; in fact, I saw the first one at 12:05AM on CNN.

The spot cost the government 190,000... Full Story

The Time-capsule Approach to Skiing the Balkans

December 06, 2008 • 0 Comments Serbia

Oh dear. It seems the Independent does not like the skiing much in Serbia. Or Bulgaria.

It's these sorts of lukewarm plugs (British newspaper reviewers particularly seem to delight in the ambivalence of the damning recommendation) that are so hard to understand. I think it has to do with an... Full Story

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Christopher Deliso

Christopher Deliso

Chris is an American travel writer and journalist, author of travel guides on the Balkans for Lonely Planet, and travel articles for Travel Intelligence and Hidden Europe Magazine. He is the director of the Balkan news website