Completed a pleasant, interesting, challenging, and successful week in Macedonia. Biked 450 km(270 miles) climbed to 1325 meters elevation, and met many nice interesting people. Between Negotino and the Greek border I met four solo long distance bikers. A man from Netherlands and a woman from Denmark were heading west from excursions all over the world and a German girl whose parents were originally from Greece, biking from Berlin to Thessaloniki to visit relatives. I’ll continue south toward Athens today with over 500 km to go.