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104 PORTRAIT ANDREAS AND SANDRA VAVELIDIS ENTHUSIASM FOR GLASS When Sandra and Andreas Vavelidis met nine years ago, they were quickly attracted to one another by a great passion: for skydiving and particularly for one another. The sociologist and the qualified heating and plumbing technician quickly realised that they wanted to turn their hobby into their profession and establish their own skydiving site. And not just anywhere, but on the island of Rhodes. The Greek roots of Andreas Vavelidis certainly played a role. Nevertheless, the couple recall that “it was quite naive to simply pack their bags and head off to Greece.” The ideal location was quickly found, but then began the long wait for approval to convert the former military airfield into a skydiving site for enthusiastic tourists. Sandra and Andreas Vavelidis were sent from one authority to the next. This not only took a PSI Journal 8-9/2016 www.psi-network.de A straight path not always leads to the desired goal. Choosing a new direction at the right time may well be more successful. Sandra and Andreas Vavelidis belong to those people who chose a new direction and thus went their own way. A particularly successful way that they still like to go – even though they did not manage to turn their hobby into their profession. lot of time, but also forced them to think about how they could earn a living until the skydiving site went into operation. GLASS PRODUCTS FOR TOURISTS “A friend gave us the idea to sell glass products with engraved 3-D photos of tourists. We leased an appropriate machine and wanted to get started,” recollects Andreas Vavelidis as he recalls the beginnings. The only hitch in the matter: The friend who

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