Chris Deliso is an American travel author and journalist based in Europe for most of the past 20 years. After achieving an MPhil in Byzantine Studies at Oxford University in 1999, he lived and traveled widely in Southeast Europe, settling in Macedonia in 2002. He has published numerous articles in leading travel magazines and websites over the years, and contributed to over 20 Lonely Planet guides to countries like Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, and Bulgaria. Chris’ fascination with this lesser-visited corner of Europe owes both to his love of history and the unexpected, of meeting unusual people and retelling unforgettable tales. You can read many of his articles on his website.