Today we made our way to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. An unremarkable drive except perhaps for the bright autumn sunshine that eventually appeared to push away a morning mist. As we approached Skopje the highway turned into a motorway (or at least a toll-way) though in no way was it European standard. After a few toll stations and lots of pot holes we began to think that the road was more of an employment system for locals. There seemed to be a toll booth every 5 km or so.

We planned to spend the night at a place called Camping Bellevue which seemed from the various internet reports we had read to be attached to a Holiday Inn Hotel on the eastern side of the city.

We discovered that there was indeed a good camp ground there but it was closed for the season. However, the hotel allowed us to park in their parking lot and gave us access to one of their "cabins" (really a detached hotel room) for shower and toilet. All in all a reasonable deal.