About Us

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” Paulo Coelho

Road to happiness

Our friends call us Tarci and Salva. Tarci was born in Recife, Brazil, spent most of her life in Brasilia and left her home country in 2007 to study and work in the United States and then Mexico. Salva was born in Fiesole, Italy, spent roughly 9 years of his life in his Dad’s country (Italy), 9 years in his Mom’s country (Nicaragua) and the rest in the United States, Switzerland and traveling in Latin America. After a successfull career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals we decided to take a break from the corporate world to travel across Asia and Africa.

The purpose of our journey in Asia is to learn more about how different cultures in Asia nourish the body, mind and soul. We are planning to take several courses in preventive medicine and holistic healing.

Then we will travel by motorcycle from Cape Town to Cairo raising awareness on malaria and creating a knowledge platform to fight this deadly disease. Malaria kills almost 1 million people per year,  mostly children.

Tarciana is a marketer by training and has spent the last 8 years working in different industries doing what she knows best – business and marketing. Salvador is a scientist by training and has spent the last 9 years working in Competitive Intelligence in healthcare.

We plan to leverage our work experiences and education in our upcoming travels. This blog is meant to serve as a communication channel between us and our families and friends. Other visitors are welcome to read about the Trip We Love.