To Promote Thailand
Wan and Mou will represent
the Thais in places of their travel. They will introduce and promote
Thailand; its culture, custom, and values so the people they contact
will have better understanding of Thailand and her people. Wan and
Mou will take with them CDs that show different regions of Thailand,
their lifestyles, food, fruits and handcrafts.
Wan and Mou will promote
cycling as a means of transport. It is not dependent on gasoline,
and therefore, not harmful to the environment. Besides being a means
of transport, it is a great form of exercise. It is also a means
of befriending others with the same interest.
Thai People will adventure with Wan and Mou
in their journey
Wan and Mou invite the
Thai people to join them in their journey. Ittivity will be a opportunity
for Thais to learn about cycling tour, and share Wan and Mou's experiences.
Painting Contest With Little Kids
Wan and Mou will conduct
a painting contest for Thai children. The winners will receive souvenir
gifts from countries where Wan and Mou are.
is a pilot who fly to seven continents. He is known as a "Bush
Pilot". Tom has been travelling for 10 years around the world.
Tom is an inspiration to those with dreams of world travel.
Tom says, "Passion is always a reason."
is Wan and Mou's mentor and friend. He has supported and helped
them with their biking-around-the-world project. He said,
"You can do it!" Those words of encouragement got them started
in realizing their dreams..
Chomrat, is the managing director of Next Step Company
He is the producer of New Explorer (in conjunction with National
Geographic) program on TV Channel 5, which is televised
free in Thailand.
Ms. Naomi Sato
their mutual friend Tom Claytor, Naomi Sato, a pediatrician
in California (USA), "met" Wan
and Mou via email before they started their around-the-world
trip. She followed their progress and encouraged and supported
them via emails and the website. Naomi met Wan and Mou
face-to-face for the first time when they arrived in northern
California in May 2004. From then on, they have been great
friends. She says that because Wan and Mou work as a team
and trust each other, they will be successful.
Mr. Preecha Pimpan
Precha Pimpan is the first Thai who successfully biked around
the world (from Calcutta, India to U.S.A.) 40 years ago. He
still holds the record as the only Thai who bicycled around
the world. He is now the managing director of Jirasartwittaya
School, Ayudhaya Province. His journey was printed in "Preecha:
Jakayan Three Continents". Mr. Pimpan advised Wan and Mou
on how to get ready, what is needed for the trip, and what
they might adventure. He helped them map their route.
following are some of Khun Preecha's advice:
- Be happy when riding
- Know how to maintain your bicycle
- Know your the bicycle well
- Although the bicycle does not need
fuel, the biker does. So feed oneself well
- Always have food in panniers
- Restock before leaving town
- Cycling in Africa is quite dangerous
as there are not many cyclist
- The direction of wind is a key factor
to the cyclist; going against high wind will require more
energy and slow the cyclist