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Peace Corps Thailand Welcome Book - June 2013

Peace Corps Thailand Welcome Book - June 2013

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Peace Corps Thailand Welcome Book - June 2013 'CCD' thwb493.pdf
Peace Corps Thailand Welcome Book - June 2013 'CCD' thwb493.pdf

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Aug 15, 2013
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05/07/2014

The transportation system in Thailand is good and convenient.
One can travel to and from sites to other towns, including
Bangkok, via air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses or, on
a few regional routes, by trains (with sleepers) or airlines.
Transport within towns is typically by a covered pickup with two
rows of seats or by bicycle. Car transportation arranged by a
school or office is sometimes available to schools that are difficult
to reach by bicycle. Driving or riding as a passenger on a
motorbike is strictly forbidden.
Finding a consistent means of transportation can be challenging,
especially in the early months of service. The Peace Corps will
provide you with a monthly transportation allowance. A mountain
bike and bicycle helmet are also provided to each trainee and
Volunteer for travel to offices and schools, for errands, and for
pleasure. Thus, trainees and Volunteers are expected to be
comfortable riding a bicycle 5 to 10 miles per day. The bicycle
will be the only mode of transportation during pre-service training
(PST) for daily travel between homestay accommodation,
language, and technical training sites. Because PST is usually in a
large town and in villages, you may be riding along four-lane
roads, as well as rough asphalt roads in the villages. Bike training
for the local context will be provided during the first week in
Thailand.

PEACE CORPS | THAILAND WELCOME BOOK

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Peace Corps requires that Volunteers wear helmets whenever they
are on a bicycle. In addition to a helmet, Peace Corps also
provides the following bike accessories:

Water bottle

Flat tire patch kit

Headlight

Taillight

Bicycle tools

Lock (key lock)

Mudguards (fenders)

Other bike accessories are available at reasonable prices locally.

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