So I decided to head to Macedonia and continue with the original tentative plan. Originally I was going to travel through Bulgaria to Romania, and back down through Serbia to Macedonia and then up the coast to Bosnia, but decided to stay in Bulgaria for 395 days.
Today I am in Skopje, I might head to Kosovo for a quick detour and then back to Skopje and to a couple of places south and cross into Albania.
Since I am continuing with the same travel style, my strongest interest is visiting Bosnia on my way north.
Macedonia is very similar to Bulgaria including the language.
I will be updating soon.