YUMBO’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY

For many people, Ecuadorian chocolate is the best in the world. That’s why the Tandem Ramble did not want to miss out on a great opportunity to meet a local producer. Yumbo’s Chocolate factory gave us a unique experience private tour of their production line, that you should definitely include in your visit to Mindo […]

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THE KOREAN TEMPLE STAY PROGRAM

It’s 5.30 am, you just woke up from your good night sleep and from the near distance, you hear the sound of the drums BOOM, Ba Ba Ba, BOOM. You just through a glimpse to your neighbor lying next to you silently asking ‘is it really already time to wake up?’. Less than 5 minutes […]

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PARAGLIDING IN QUITO, ECUADOR

“Run, don’t stop. Just keep running. After that, it will all be tranquillo.” That’s what we were told by Alexander Tapia, who operates as a paragliding guide with the Parapente Alta Go Group. There is no reason to be scared with this man, after 30 years of running off cliffs, he has certainly well earned his […]

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HITCHHIKING JOURNEY FROM GERMANY TO SOUTH KOREA

In June 2016, I decided to quit my job as a physical therapist in Switzerland. Partly thinking that making all that money makes no sense and I should be somehow spending my life differently. My girlfriend, now almost-wife, got a job offer as an English teacher in South Korea. The decision to travel across 2 […]

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THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF WEST KAZAKHSTAN – MANGYSTAU

Are you planning to go to Kazakhstan? This means you might already be interested in the off-the-beaten-track travels. Even more so, will be the Western region called Mangystau. Believe me, you will not regret your decision, though be warned, this area is not touristy so either be prepared or courageous or best both. If you […]

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HORSEBACK RIDING

There are plenty of physical, mental and emotional benefits of horse riding. Even if it looks quite easy there is far more to it than only sitting on the horse and giving simple instructions. You will certainly improve your body awareness, balance, and coordination. If you are on a horse for the first time you […]

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THE ART OF SERENDIPITY WHILE TRAVELING

If you are on a day trip or an around-the-world journey, you need to accept that things don’t always work out the way you planned them. It is very important to see every mishap as an experience. Traveling is like a roller coaster ride. If you panic, things will get worse! Learn to enjoy the […]

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THE PEACE CORPS EXPERIENCE

Background On October 14, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy presented a challenge to the 10,000 University of Michigan students gathered at the student union. How many of them would be willing to serve their country and support the cause of peace by living and working in the developing world? Six months later, on March 1, […]

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PARAGLIDING

Valle del Cauca is a well-known location to all paragliding fans. We had the chance to fly paragliders over this impressively beautiful valley. Our starting point was a 1000 m mountain close to Rodanillo, Colombia. We packed all our equipment and went up by car. After the clouds cleared we were instructed by the 2 […]

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GOLF

Everyone should at least once try golf. This sport, considered by many to be reserved only for the rich and wealthy, is really worth to give chance. If not for the love of sports, you should definitely do it for the sake of experiencing what it is all about. On the very last warm days […]

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