A pretty simple breakfast was included at the hotel, but that's ok because it was free. We were going to catch the 3pm bus to Kosovo so had the morning in which to sightsee. We decided to catch a local bus out to Matiki Lake, about 30 mins away. We met Nicola, an Aussie girl, at the hostel who was doing the same so travelled out that way together. The trip was out of Skopje & through a few towns & villages. We arrived at the lake to an amazing landscape full of thick green forest & green waters, nestled amp St the canyon walls. We hiked along the trail that ran along the edge just loving the beauty of mother nature. We could only walk for an hour before having to head back to catch the 1.30pm bus back into town. We did have time to stop for a beer at the cafe on the waters edge before making our way to the bus stop. We arrived just after 1.30 & hoped that it hadn't come before. Thankfully it hadn't but when it arrived we had a bit of a chuckle. It was an old yellow dodge with wooden seats as benches. As we bounced along, because the suspension had all but gone many years before, the front passenger had to keep pulling the door closed as it wouldn't stay closed. After about half the trip the driver stopped on a back street & everyone got off. We tried to ask what was happening but he just kept saying "5". So we stood around for another 10 minutes after he drove away wondering what to do. Eventually we wandered back to a main road & were lucky enough to get a cab who dropped us back into town. He couldn't understand English but I managed to to direct him with my gps. At the hostel we grabbed our packs & got to the bus station in time for the 3pm bus. We pulled out & had a short trip to the border where we got through pretty quickly. Jac & I had to use our second passports to enter Kosovo as we have to travel through Serbia when we leave, & if they see the Kosovo stamp then they may deny us entry. Silly Serbs. The drive through Kosovo to Pristina was through lovely mountainsides along a dubious road, but at least the drivers are a little safer here. We got through the mountains then along the plains through lots of Kosovovian villages. You can see that they don't have a lot of money, but I guess that comes with being the newest country in Europe. The going was pretty slow as a result of how crappy the roads were. For an 89 km trip it ended up taking us 2 & a bit hours. Anyhow we arrived at the bus depot & decided to get our tickets booked to Sarajevo for tomorrow as this would be the hardest leg to organise. We found an info both & it took a while to explain that we have 2 passports each so we could go into Serbia. Finally he understood & then convinced the ticket man to sell us tickets, because this guy didn't want to know us. Eventually success & we are now booked on the 2.20pm for tomorrow. This only gets us to Novi Pazar & there is an interconnecting bus from there, but they couldn't tell us the time, so we will just see what happens. From the station we grabbed a cab up the hill to our hotel & checked in to what can only be described as a stereotypical 1 star eastern European hotel. We headed back out to grab some dinner & got caught in the rain but thankfully it didn't last too long. We'd found a nice restaurant on trip advisor so headed down for big feed of steak; best feed of the trip so far. From there it was on to the Newborn sign which has flags from all the countries that recognize the legitimacy of Kosovo (yep Australia was on there). We then headed through the centre of town which is pretty tiny. There were people everywhere which was nice at 9pm on a Sunday night. There were a few performers so we stopped & watch a lady from Buenos Aires who did a sort of comedy acrobatic skit. At least we could understand her but not many others in the crowd could. From there we headed along the rest of the street. We did notice everyone looking at us, guess they don't get many western tourists here. From there it was back home & bed time to prepare for the long day of travel tomorrow.