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Christopher Deliso

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



Lode Desmet

To Be Continued ...


June 08, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria


To Be Continued ...

Yesterday a hole appeared in our street. In the pockmarked Bulgarian capital Sofia that’s not such an exceptional feat. But this one dug itself in the asphalt right in front of our entrance gate. And that’s less common !   I mean : if there’s a whole long street available, why would that... Full Story



Christopher Deliso

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



Lode Desmet

Blind & Old Shatterhand


May 21, 2008 • 0 Comments Bulgaria


Blind & Old Shatterhand

I once lived under the honest impression that the people in the Balkans loved Westerns.   A lot of shooting has been going on here – and I guess that this fact unconsciously played on my (creative) mind when I was trying to interpret the name that so many restaurants in the region here... Full Story



Christopher Deliso

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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