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Dutch cyclist completes near-18,000km overland journey to visit dad in Thailand

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Not sure if or why he highlighted Thai mini-vans... maybe it's just journalism, all traffic on Thai roads are a constant danger, for bicycles I'd say the 10 wheelers with  trailer are more dangerous!

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2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Not sure if or why he highlighted Thai mini-vans

Read the article, he says

 

Thai mini vans are the most dangerous thing, says Dutch cyclist who rode to see his dad in Thailand

 

Yes, roads are a constant danger all over the world, for bicycles the 10 wheelers with trailers.

 

He has very good knowledge on Thai roads and has pointed out what is the most Dangerous.


 

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19 hours ago, possum1931 said:

But other countries drivers are not as bad as Thai drivers, and that is official.

No, it is not official!  Accident stats may be "official" but "other countries drivers not being as bad as Thai drivers" is your generalisation and just your opinion. 

 

I'm sure there are some worse drivers worldwide than some Thai drivers, some Thai drivers are actually good drivers and would be better drivers than many drivers in other countries.

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23 hours ago, damascase said:

That surely sounds more like it!

Not really. Williem is NOT a Dutch name.

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11 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

No, it is not official!  Accident stats may be "official" but "other countries drivers not being as bad as Thai drivers" is your generalisation and just your opinion. 

 

I'm sure there are some worse drivers worldwide than some Thai drivers, some Thai drivers are actually good drivers and would be better drivers than many drivers in other countries.

I would certainly prefer cycling here than in Egypt. Hell, driving on the streets of Cairo makes the driving Bangkok seem exemplary. 

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On 11/19/2018 at 9:11 PM, damascase said:

Quite a performance! Sure he’s Dutch? Or is his name misspelled?

 

Why do you imagine you could ascertain someone nationality by their name?

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1 hour ago, Just Weird said:

No, it is not official!  Accident stats may be "official" but "other countries drivers not being as bad as Thai drivers" is your generalisation and just your opinion. 

 

I'm sure there are some worse drivers worldwide than some Thai drivers, some Thai drivers are actually good drivers and would be better drivers than many drivers in other countries.

Sorry, but the Thai road statistics say it all, and don't even include the people that die on the way or in hospital. That is not just an opinion. At this moment in time Thailand are no 1 in the world according to the statistics. OK the reports could be wrong and maybe only half of the 200 odd cavalry were actually killed at the Little Big Horn.

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8 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

Sorry, but the Thai road statistics say it all, and don't even include the people that die on the way or in hospital. That is not just an opinion. At this moment in time Thailand are no 1 in the world according to the statistics. OK the reports could be wrong and maybe only half of the 200 odd cavalry were actually killed at the Little Big Horn.

Sorry, but they do not support what you generalised originally.

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2 hours ago, Kieran00001 said:

 

Why do you imagine you could ascertain someone nationality by their name?

I am Dutch, and the name in the original text is one that just doesn’t appear in the Dutch databank of family names in The Netherlands. Just out of curiosity about the ‘strange’ name, not because it would make any difference what nationality the guy has. I admire his performance!

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22 hours ago, Bullie said:

Not really. Williem is NOT a Dutch name.

 

Yeah sure, its not like its the name of the King of Holland or anything, is it?

 

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18 hours ago, damascase said:

I am Dutch, and the name in the original text is one that just doesn’t appear in the Dutch databank of family names in The Netherlands. Just out of curiosity about the ‘strange’ name, not because it would make any difference what nationality the guy has. I admire his performance!

 

Well, you must really be curious about this name to have bothered to search for it in the Dutch databank of family names, that or insanely bored.

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6 minutes ago, Kieran00001 said:

 

Well, you must really be curious about this name to have bothered to search for it in the Dutch databank of family names, that or insanely bored.

As I said, curiosity - and 5 seconds to spare to look it up, no big deal. You must be quite bored to question my curiosity, aren’t you?

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7 minutes ago, Kieran00001 said:

 

Yeah sure, its not like its the name of the King of Holland or anything, is it?

 

Indeed, it isn’t.

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1 hour ago, damascase said:

Indeed, it isn’t.

 

Fascinating, did you google the various spellings his name is attributed in the press?

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