Planning our next adventure

Well we and Plodd are getting itchy feet (or tyres) so we are about to start planning our next trip, we think about 3 or 4 weeks.

So we plan on leaving the Plodd Stop early August and setting off north to a town north west of Bangkok called Phitsanulok it is a nice place to hange out for a day or two, then north east to Khon Kaen before entering Laos at Vientiane. We then plan on going south in Laos to the Cambodian border, crossing the border then continuing south to the capital Phnom Phen we may get to go and see Angkor wat this time but we are not that advanced with our planning yet.

Plodd is undergoing a good coat of looking at, she developed a clunking sound on the steering on our last trip so Jack the mechanic is looking in to that, new brakes pads and shoes all round, full service and new wheel seals, ho and a new exhaust brake that cost a small fortune from Merc UK. The main job to be done is getting the aircon sorted out because Les says she is going know where in this heat (40ish in the shade) in Plodd without it working properly this time.

To give you an idea how hot it gets in the cab of Plodd I took her for a spin for an hour or so last week and the temp gauge inside the cab was reading 51c I had to stop to buy a bottle of drinking water.

Anyway that is the story so far and the Plodd Stop is coming on great.

 

Dave

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Planning our next adventure

  1. Hi Les and Dave
    Nice to hear that another trip with Plodd will start soon. Phnom Phen is worth a visit and Angkor Wat anyway. Should you find time to go further south we can recommend the coast near Sianoukhville. See our report for details.
    We are still in Switzerland, waiting for Fidibus to reach Chile on 27. August. We shall be travelling on 25th to be there on time.
    We wish you both all the very best and happy travels with Plodd.
    Cheers
    Werner & Rosemarie

  2. Hi Werner & Rosemarie,

    It is not like you to be in the same place to long, you must like Switzerland.

    Today we set off on the Orient Express from Bangkok and we are really looking forward to this 4 day trip to Singapore, then we need to get back to get Plodd into shape before the 11th August when we plan to set off to Laos and Cambodia.

    The wall around Plodd Stop is almost finished all that needs doing now is painting.The building plans have just been passed so next week the construction company should start the building work, I have had Plodd Stop added to Google Maps so if you google Plodd Stop (Overlanders) it shows on the map and gives our contact details etc. The web sit is now live but I need more information to put on it. If you have any ideas please let me know as I can not think what to put on, or if you know of any similar places that has a web site so I could copy some of the details.

    When we get to Laos we will be staying in the AV Hotel in Vientiane (we could not stay anywhere else as this is where it all started) where we are going to meet a couple of Overlanders (Richard and his wife) from the UK that used Mrs Spring on the way across China and are now making there way back to the UK again using Mrs Spring again. They contacted us after Spring told them about Plodd Stop but I had to tell them that unfortunately Plodd Stop would not be ready to accept guests until latter in the year.

    We talk about you a lot and your trip

    Anyway hope your flights and meeting up with Fidibus all works out good, and enjoy your amazing trip.

    Dave & Les.
    XXX

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