WHO WE ARE
Together for almost 18 years, being more than 14 married, we are Ana and Paulo. Since 2014, we have lived outside Brazil, with passages through California and London. We currently reside in the Silicon Valley region, close to San Francisco. We've been vegan since 2018 and the “parents” of Luna, an adorable puppy rescued from a dog meat slaughterhouse in Harbin, China. We manage in 5 languages, we have already visited more than 30 countries together and we have plans to expand this list even more!
A-N-A, Brazilian, economist graduated from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with almost 10 years of experience in the financial market. She loves literature, history, art, music, photography, sports, nutrition and is addicted to cinema and travel. In 2015, after completing a Postgraduate Degree in Strategic Decision and Risk Management at Stanford University, in California, he decided to dedicate himself fully to the blog Viajonários. He is responsible for the texts, photos and content of this blog.
Paul, Brazilian and Italian, computer engineer and entrepreneur, graduated from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), with more than 20 years of experience in IT. He loves sports, music, movies and technology. In 2015, he completed his Masters in Business at Stanford University in California. In addition to being a manager at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley, he is responsible for the photos featured in this blog and all technical support and advice.
HOW THE BLOG STARTED
The idea of creating the blog (initially, with the name of Casal California) came with our move from São Paulo to the United States with the aim of studying at Stanford University in California. At the time, it seemed like the perfect time to report the passion for travel and the change in life, habits, environment and everything else that concerns the life of a couple who decided to leave everything behind and face different challenges in a new country. We went through a process of total detachment: car, apartment and utensils were sold; and many personal items were donated during the moving process. This was the beginning of a new life, as we learned to live in a simpler, cheaper way and with far fewer objects. In addition to travel tips, you will find many topics of interest to us that we are happy to share, such as cinema, photography, gastronomy, music, arts and sports.
Want to embark on this adventure with us? You are very welcome!