The Man

My name is Rafa – I was born on an island in the South Pacific and grew up full of desire to taste the fruits and dirt of the world…
Since buying a one-way ticket to Australia in 2004, I have hitch-hiked and helicoptered across more than 45 countries: I have slept in the streets and in luxury hotels, I have experienced the loneliness of traveling alone and found romance on the road, I have seen both tragic suffering and great human compassion. Above all, I have always felt the outer exploration of travel to be only half of the journey…

This is a blog dedicated to sharing my journey of growing as a man through discovering the world: traveling with curiosity, purpose and passion; working, hustling and investing; exploring this mad and beautiful planet with mad and beautiful humans; becoming The Worldly Man.

(And yes, I know the name is grandiose, but what would you call this- the ambitious but no-better-than-anyone-else person who just happens to be male? And maybe I am a bit grandiose anyway)