About Raw Safari



Hi!  I’m Manny.

I’m an excessively tall person with no fixed address, a twisted sense of humor and itchy feet.

I’m hitchhiking my way around planet earth.

My mission is to live a nomadic life, write stories, make videos and meet humans.


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I started traveling full-time in 2013.

The more time I spent on the road, the more it started to feel like home.

In the last few years I’ve hitchhiked and couch-surfed my way across more than 25 countries. I’ve roamed around Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, The Americas, The UK, India and Morocco.

I live and travel on a low budget. I often sleep in my little tent so I don’t have to pay for accommodation. I recycle food from supermarket dumpsters so I can eat for free.


Raw Safari.

This blog is mostly about storytelling but it’s also about sharing useful information.

Seeing the world on a small budget you need to have the right equipment and a confident attitude. But you also need to have the right information.
I wish I’d had a mentor when I first hit the road. It would have been great to know someone who had done the things I wanted to do and could give me some advice and guidance.
I want to share with you what I’ve learned about low-budget adventure. That’s why I started the Raw Safari blog. I figured out a lot of things by trial and error, and I hope I can make it a bit easier for you.

If you want to see the world without spending big bucks, start by checking out my e-book; The Travel Hackers Handbook. You can download it for free here!


We are all explorers.

Every person discovers the world anew by traveling in it.
Roaming the planet, I learn about my home and my species. I get to experience new cultures and share stories with people I meet, wherever I go.
I love the way life on the road forces me to evolve.

Happy trails amigos!



(Above: hanging out with Cannabis Band in Krabi, Thailand.)
(Below: exploring the desert in a hatchback. Morocco, 2013.)

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(Above: playing blues in Chiang Mai, Thailand.)
(Below: taking a dip with my hosts in Pasto, Colombia.)



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