Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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.

Macedonia's Village Tourism

July 03, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Balkan Travellers recently carried a short story on plans to develop rural tourism in Macedonia. I have had discussions with m,any people about this recently here in Skopje.

The feeling is that there are many different small projects going on, but no real organization or overarching national... Full Story

Big Railroad Blues

June 26, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

The train can be so fun. Yesterday I found myself riding the rails in Greece advising a Bulgarian Turk from Shumen, in Macedonian, about the best way to get to Novi Pazar in Serbia via Skopje and Kosovo. Talking to people is worthwhile. Which makes it sad when they don't exist.

'...Giati... Full Story

Bulgarian Surprises, Part 2

May 23, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Now that people are starting to come from the Dnevnik article about me to comment on the first part of this post, it looks like high time for me crank out the second part. And so- we begin.

Up from Devin through Shiroka Luka to Smolyan, the Rhodopi conifers all obediently in rows, trying to... Full Story

Bulgarian Surprises

May 11, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

In the latter half of 2007 I had the opportunity to cover large swathes of Bulgaria while researching the new Lonely Planet guide to Bulgaria. Here is the link, it is available as of May 2008. Buy it and use it and send them nice mail commending the two fine authors involved (heh heh).

While... 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