I can’t believe I have not discovered your blog before now. I love this piece. It is so beautifully written and really shows how travel can be such a powerful way to open one’s mind and as a result have a positive impact on the world.
Solutions to these sorts of problems are almost impossible to find. We all just have to follow Ghandi’s advice. Be the change you wish to see in the world. If we all focus on being that, then the world will become that reality.
I love how you said “happiness was not something to look forward to on the weekend but something to be shared between two people over tea” This is why I can never stop traveling and why I always have happiness following me around. It is here right now, not something to be chased down.