“There is no doubt that the best way to get to know this beautiful island properly is to put your pack on your back and start walking around the countryside. After more than a decade of exploring the hills and valleys we have got to know the topography pretty well, but most importantly we have met many really hospitable and interesting people. One can hardly stroll through a village without beeing greeted with a smile, often accompanied with an invitation to drink a coffee; or through a language doesn’t matter so much as the genuine desire to make you feel welcome the Greeks have a word for it kopiaste. The countryside itself is an ever-open door, thankfully without the rights of way limitations that are commonplace elsewhere. It is for us all to enjoy, endaxi?” – Abstract from p.2 Concerning the west of Cyprus.