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Hidden Macedonia: The Mystic Lakes of Ohrid and Prespa [Hardcover]

Christopher Deliso


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Book Description

Nov. 1 2007 Armchair Traveller
The tectonic lakes of Macedonia, Ohrid and Prespa, are among he most ancient and enthralling in the world, abundant in rare wildlife and the seat of mediaeval kingdoms, richly endowed with sacred shrines, mysteries and watery legends. In this unprecedented account of a circular summertime journey tracing the lakeshore through three countries, Greece, Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, the author seeks out the spirit of the lakes through encounters with fishermen, philosophers, archaeologists and snakes.

Penetrating the surface of everyday life and also revealing the deep historical wounds and controversies that still manifest in this long-coveted land, this heartfelt travelogue is also an evocative and at times riotously funny chronicle of travels in one of the most stunning and historically significant areas in Europe- one that remains, however, still largely to be discovered.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing; 1 edition (Nov. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905791046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905791040
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 12.6 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,147,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'There is a quirky charm to this attractively presented book.' -- Martin Davis Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Christopher Deliso is an American travel writer and journalist based in Skopje, Macedonia, who has been exploring and living in the Balkans and Mediterranean Europe for almost a decade. He has published numerous travel articles in newspapers, magazines and web sites around the world and also writes for Lonely Planet on the Balkans and Greece.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Splendid Little Journey Aug. 6 2007
By Jason B. Miko - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While many vacationers are jetting off to the likes of London, Paris or the Caribbean, Chris Deliso opens the window on a small, relatively undiscovered part of Europe, and reveals a delightful region of beauty, charm, culture, history and warmth. The lake region of Macedonia, which includes the enchanting lakes of Ohrid and Prespa, is made available to us through this brief travelogue in which Deliso travels with both companions and his family, stopping in little out-of-the-way villages and hamlets in Greece, Albania and Macedonia. Written in an easy, almost laidback style, Deliso throws in archeology, history, art, flora, fauna, geography, gastronomy, culture and a host of other subjects as he takes his readers on bumpy roads and across the placid lakes, spending time with the hospitable and warm folks who live there. Before you're halfway through the book, you might find yourself booking a trip to Macedonia to discover for yourself a unique and unspoiled part of Europe still unknown to most Westerners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Jewel Aug. 28 2007
By Sonja B - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
It was such a pleasant surprise to discover that someone was bold enough to write about the ineffable beauty and spirit that is Macedonia, and particularly its lakes - and succeed in it. As soon as I received my copy of Deliso's Hidden Macedonia, I wasted no time getting into it, and found that I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it. Poetic, vivid, anecdotal and factual - truly a book I recommend to anyone who dares risk or cares to know or is curious, inclined for whatever reason, to ponder (and wonder) over a bit of land in Europe deeply steeped in history, and so naturally almost forgotten - hidden - but for Deliso's careful archaeological, historical eye for things mystical. Deliso's circular journey through three countries in the name of two lakes, Ohrid and Prespa, is one you won't forget. I'll go as far as saying that you should judge this book by its cover.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift March 21 2013
By #somanybooks,solittletime - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It arrived within the given time frame. This was especially important as it was being used to plan a honeymoon. It contains all the information needed to plan trip details.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Macedonia Jan. 25 2013
By Amy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I tracked down a copy of this book before I moved to Macedonia in August 2012, and I am very glad I did; I thoroughly enjoyed it as a travelogue and as an introduction to a place that I would soon be calling home. An image that particularly stands out for me is that of Snake Island - I don't know if I will make it there before I leave Macedonia, but I will always have a vivid image of it in my mind because of this book. When I arrived in Skopje last summer, I also recognized different aspects of the culture that I had read about in the book - one that comes to mind is about the illegal and delicious lake trout that still manages to get caught and sold and eaten. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in this part of the world, if you enjoy a good travelogue, and if you are drawn to places that don't often make it onto the typical traveler radar.
3.0 out of 5 stars a book for every greek to read Jan. 3 2013
By MR MACEDONIA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
it is worth a read.it is good to read about macedonians in greece and albania.it shows a glimpse of people lives around the lake

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