THE PASSENGER, female, Chinese
THE DRIVER, male, European
THE HITCHHIKERS, open, max. 3 at once (local heroes or guides)
THE PRESENTERS, open (Influencers tell their target groups about the journey)
* "Steady" in the sense that these two characters travel through the whole journey. If it is not possible to find two actors/influencers with a time budget large enough, the actors can change with the seasons. For the drives in China a Chinese license will be needed. It might be reasonable to let one of the hitchhikers drive during the final etaps.