Eating out is sheer bliss in Macedonia, with hearty three-course meals likely to cost little more than £10 per head.
Starters include ordever – a mezze of grilled peppers, creamy, salty cheese, pitta bread, and salad.
And save room for syrupy baklava.
Choose from local Macedonian wines. Red wines are usually better than white ones.
There are also local breweries offering reasonably-priced beer.
Water is safe to drink and there are public drinking water fountains in most public places.