Stephen Fabes, a junior doctor from London, has spent six years cycling round the world. He has slept in schools, in police stations, in churches, mosques, monasteries and in army barracks – and thinks the world is a much better place than we are led to believe.
You don’t have to read many stories of people getting off the beaten track and experiencing the world at a slower pace to find a common theme–the world is generally full of good people. If you really want to have a true understanding of the world we live in, you simply need to turn off the news, skip the tourist areas, are spend time where people live, work, learn, and worship. There’s simply no way not to come out with a very different view of the world.