So we are now back at home in Thailand after our wonderful train ride from Bangkok to Singapore on the Eastern & Orient Express and now getting stuck in to getting Plodd ready. We have decided that we will only have just over 2 weeks to spare for our next trip so this is going to be a short one. Plodd has just had five new Michelin tyres fitted, Michelin have been an amazing help throughout our journeys from finding Michelin distributors worldwide, calculating appropriate tyre pressures and at one point even finding us somewhere to store Plodd for 2 weeks or so. So hats off to Dan and his team at Michelin in the UK and Kevin and his team at Michelin in Thailand for all there help.
I have got to get the aircon working correctly before we leave otherwise Les says she is going no where, I can’t see that being a big problem. We have already replaces all the brake pads, shoes and Plodd as had a full service so as soon as the aircon is repaired we should be ready to go.
Our planned start date for the trip will be the 12 August and we will be heading north, stopping at Korat (north east of Bangkok) then up to see our mate Duncan in Khon Khen for 1 night before crossing into Laos, then we plan on stopping 2 nights in the capital Vientiane and meeting up with a couple of other overlanders that are making there way back to the UK, they are using Mrs Spring as there guide to cross China, the same guide as we used,we will then leave Vientiane and head south in Laos for a few days heading towards Cambodia. so that is our plan so far.
There will be more updates as we are traveling so watch this space.