What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I'm a fairly fussy eater and eat to live rather than live to eat - but I was blown away on this trip with the high standard and variation in local food - especially that served for evening dinner. Several of the meals turned out more like banquets and the table groaned with the number of local dishes on offer. Vegetarians (which I am not), were particularly pleased. Wine and beer was more than adequate and very cheap. The lunch and dinner restaurant owners clearly put in a huge effort to give us their best..............how often does that happen?
The first day visit into Macedonia was an unexpected pleasure; the final day ascent on the 800m climb over 90 mins in the heat was a real challenge after a previous night's clubbing in a local bar complete with glitter ball!