When planning my bike ride to Brasov, Romania I began searching for fun things to do in and around the city. It was then that I stumbled across a website asvertising a 10-day class where you could learn to paraglider. I’ve had never done any paragliding before that moment, but I thought it would be a whole lot of fun to learn to fly. So I coughed up the substantial class fee and a few days later found myself soaring through the air with my paragliding instructor, Robert Gyorgy. After no more than a minute in the air, Robert handed the controls of the paraglider over to me and I flew the thing myself for more than half the flight.