In 1985, one of my travels brought me to Rio de Janeiro and it immediately felt like home.
I was so impressed by the warmth of the Brazilians and the fantastic nature that I decided to stay for a while in Rio.
As chance would have it, I met my wife Marion after a short time and we are still happily married today.
If you want to live and settle down abroad (and not only there!), having a loving partner who supports you in every situation is a great help.
Back then we founded our first travel agency, the RIO EXTRA TOUR.
Tourism played a minor role at that time so we focused on cooperating with airline crews, like Lufthansa, Swissair, Alitalia and British Airways.
Soon after that, we started organising our first trips through Brazil and South America and worked as an income agency for German promoters.