Want China Times
By: Scott Pursner
Two globetrotting Nepali cyclists are currently in Taiwan, travelling the island as part of their
mission to promote world peace and brotherhood in 153 countries over 15 years.
Lok Bandhu Karki and his friend Janardan Khanal, arrived in Taiwan 5 days ago. This is the 115th country the two have visited on their journey, which began 10 years, 6 months, and 20 days ago, said Karki. The two are not affiliated with any religious organization, nor are they part of any political organization; they just seek peace through dialogue and cycling, he said.
Their mission to promote world peace started back in 2003, when Karki, who was a teacher of math and sociology at the time, felt troubled by the the state of global affairs, particularly by events in East Timor, Myanmar and the Congo. He decided to dedicate himself to becoming an envoy for peace. He spent a year and a half hiking through 67 of Nepal’s 75 districts. The support he received along the way spurred Karki to take his message overseas. On December 7, 2004, he began his international mission with three friends, including Khanal, who previously worked as a farmer. They traveled with their bicycles first to South and Southeast Asia where two of their teammates dropped out for medical reasons. [FULL STORY]