02/2001 – 03/2001
First trip to South America (Chile): participation in a camp for poor children and another international camp of the International Kolping Society; as preparation for the trip, learned the Spanish language in 5 days.
02/2002 – 04/2002
Travel by truck through Patagonia from Santiago de Chile to Tierra del Fuego (12,000 km).
During the stay in Chile, trips to central and southern Chile and to Argentina (Mendoza, Northern Patagonia).
07/2003 – 09/2003
Travel by van through the Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Chile from Santiago de Chile to Machu Picchu (18,000 km).
Travel to Buenos Aires with first field research for the doctoral thesis.
10/2003 – 11/2003
Travel by bus and train through Ecuador (4,000 km).
2004 – 2005
During the stay in Brazil, travel through southern Brazil, northeast Argentina and Paraguay.
01/2005 – 03/2005
Travel by car all over Brazil from São Paulo to Amazonia (14,000 km).
2005 – 2006
During the stay in Argentina, trips to the centre of Argentina, to Paraguay, to Uruguay and to the south of Brazil.
07/2005 – 08/2005
Travel by van through the Argentinan Andes (5,000 km).
11/2005 – 01/2006
Travel through the center of South America (Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguayan Chaco, Bolivia, Argentine Chaco, 10,000 km).
12/2013 – 01/2014
Travel by car through Costa Rica and the United States (Florida); Creation of a company in Costa Rica, as a preparation for the future expansion of the group to Latin America.
12/2016 – 01/2017
Travel by car through Mexico (5,000 km).
10/2017 – 11/2017
Market exploration trip to the United States (Miami), Mexico (Mexico City and Puebla), Costa Rica (San José and metropolitan region) and Colombia (Bogotá).