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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.

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 Latest Total Failure in Macedonian Tourism Promotion

December 02, 2008 • 0 Comments Macedonia

As Macedonia prepares to host the European women’s handball championships, local media reports today there has been a total failure to prepare for the event in terms of promotion- despite the fact that the country has had four years to prepare.   In true Macedonian style, all of... Full Story

Megalithic Macedonia: into the Unknown

October 20, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Megalithic Macedonia: into the Unknown

The weekend before last I had the opportunity of visiting Cacev Kamen, the lesser-known cousin of the Kokino Megalithic Observatory, supposedly one of the world's most important, with Dr. Dusko Aleksovski. This Macedonian archeologist has done more work than anyone on the Cacev Kamen site and... 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