Peter Root and Mary Thompson died in Thailand


Peter Root and Mary Thompson:

I didn’t know Peter Root and Mary Thompson, but they were two adventurous people cycling around the world. Their life ended in Thailand, hit by a pick-up truck in a province east of Bangkok.

Peter Root and Mary Thompson

This piece of News really saddens me.

London –

A British couple’s round-the-world cycling odyssey ended in tragedy when both of them were killed in a road accident in Thailand.

Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who had been chronicling their journey in a blog, died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thai police said Monday.

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This is a map of their journey.

Peter Root and Mary Thompson

As you can see they have travelled safely cycling around the world until they reach Thailand. There are so many accidents in Thailand involving Thais and foreigners, most of the time riding motorcycles, that I would not dare take the road on 2 wheels. Peter Root and Mary Thompson underestimated the dangerousness of cycling in Thailand.

Driving a car is already very dangerous and I remember the first time I took the steering wheel here. I was so uncomfortable. I had to learn my way through the traffic being particularly vigilant anticipating drivers’ bad conduct on the road.

Peter Root and Mary Thompson

Peter Root and Mary Thompson

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