Allow myself to introduce… myself

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I am Rafa- The Worldly Man.
Worldly as in the sensual not spiritual side of life. And also because I travel, explore and adore the world. And Man because well, I am a man 😉

My life so far has been a series of adventures with never a penny to my name. I have been to more than 40 countries and lived in several of them (Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Canada, Spain, Ireland). I just kept going for what I liked and following the opportunities that came up, without money or a plan. So far it’s working out alright 😉

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Joined the Guatemalan army for a day- (they gave me a rifle!) and Racing toads in Australia

My youth was in New Zealand where I was madly into playing music and acting. I played the bass guitar in jazz and rock bands. And generally showed off on stage, with or without clothes.

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Rock’n roll show-off in the year 2000! (I am the kid with the red bass guitar) and modeling (like my “blue steel” look?)

Then I got really seriously into Buddhadharma (aka Buddhism) so I studied with Buddhist masters going wherever I had to to find them (obviously India but best place is Canada). I spent months at a time in meditation retreat practicing what I was taught- basically just me in a hut in the forest sitting on my bum all day for months at a time. (Obviously no talking to people, using phones or writing on Steemit).

At some point I really loosened up. I wanted to travel, have adventures and meet amazing women. I did!!! I Traveled to more than 45 countries- by helicopter, hitchhiking or on chicken buses. Slept anywhere from streets to occasionally some very nice hotels. And wrote endless amounts of poetry that will probably never be read.

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With beautiful girls and a beautiful moustache!

Having hit my thirties I seem to have gotten serious again. I’m finishing my PhD in chemical engineering. How heavy is that?! But then again I live 10 minutes walk from the beach in Spain, so maybe it’s not so heavy after all 😉 And I still travel like a lunatic! Some 15 countries per year or so…

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At work… and at play in Spain

Anyway, so what I really like is nature and travel, stand-up comedy- usually watching but just began performing, and I am excited about the future of blockchain technologies. I still don’t have any money- but I got some Bitcoin now!!!
Oh, and I love green smoothies (please don’t call me a hipster!) 😉

Life is so exquisitely gorgeous, messed up and mad. I am thrilled to be alive!!!
Lots of love from the Mediterranean,
Rafa

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Ukelele joy in Plaza Espanya, Barcelona

If you want to connect, you can find me at:
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medium.com/@theworldlyman
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