Urban Travel Blog

Author: Chris Deliso

Chris Deliso is a US journalist who has lived in six European countries after studying Byzantine History at Oxford. He specialises in Southeast Europe, contributing to 20+ Lonely Planet guides, such as Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria & The Balkans.


skopje things to do macedonia

Long time Macedonia resident, and Urban Travel Blog’s Balkan expert, Chris Deliso, shares his tips on what to do in Skopje, from culture to cult hangouts…. (Photos by Chris Deliso). Strung along the River Vardar and marked by cultural monuments old and new, Skopje is a friendly and increasingly visited…

The capital of Europe’s youngest country makes for an unconventional city break. Chris Deliso introduces us to the hip bars and live music venues that live alongside Ottoman-era mosques and bazaars in this cosmopolitan meeting point. While still a lesser-visited Balkan city that won’t win many aesthetics awards, Pristina (spelled…