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Morelle Smith

The Silence of Lorna

June 10, 2009 • 3 Comments Kosovo

The Silence of Lorna. I don't get to see many moving coloured pictures. But I was in this one, right from the start. It looks so familiar, this Belgian city, its traffic, its buses, its unremarkable streets. I was there, riding on the buses, walking in the streets, lulled by its very... Full Story

Christopher Deliso

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

Christopher Deliso

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

Christopher Deliso

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

Christopher Deliso

Belfast Paper Invites You to Byzantium

December 05, 2008 • 0 Comments Turkey

Interesting. A Belfast newspaper has taken up as an organizing principle for travel the whole theme of the Byzantine Empire (since much of the content revolves around Turkey, I have to put it in the 'Turkey' category, no offense to the rest).

It does an admirable job of mentioning far-flung... Full Story

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