We started off the day with getting another quote for a customised drawer for the chaibles from another local workshop - and this quote came in at $130 less than the previous!!! So we said YES. The workshop was run by a friendly man named Than. It will take 7 days to customise the drawer (which will be strong enough to hold 180kg of chaibles!) and we just bring the truck back to him when the job is 70% complete - then his staff will fit it inside the truck! We are happy with the plan and the materials they plan to use! And I may have asked for an obligatory cheesy handshake photo ;p
We then went to suss out the options for the design of the outside of the truck. We went to a local printing place that offered sticker printing at $10 per square metre - however the artwork is not guaranteed to withstand the harsh sun and usually only lasts 1yr before fading significantly.
We then went and checked out another business called Colourhouse Prints which offered full vehicle vinyl wrapping aswell as other sticker printing services. Their products are designed to last up to 3yrs in the weather conditions and they also offer a design service. Their prices were incredible reasonable compared to that of the same in Australia....we are talking a few hundred dollars here, as opposed to THOUSANDS of dollars in oz! Insane!!!! Now that we have some prices, we are going to take some time to work with Jimmy and work out exactly how we want the outside of the truck designed and what colours to use, etc. This truck will be seen on the streets of Siem Reap and will likely attract attention and hopefully future donations and support so we want it to look bangin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next up was a pit stop for some local lunch. Jimmy took Adrian & I to this humble roadside stall with 3 local cooks serving up an array of options from this tiny set-up: Cambodian porridge, fresh spring rolls, fried spring rolls, 3 different types of noodle dishes, deep fried bananas, deep fried potato, steamed local yellow and white potato, and some tasty coconut desserts that looked like poffertjes! I also got a yummy avocado and passionfruit fruit shake to accompany lunch :)
After lunch we took Jimmy for some more driving time outside of the city, then he drove us back into town thru a hectic busy market!!!!!!!!!!!! He did well, he is getting used to driving the car very quickly!!!!!!!!!!! After that we all headed home for a little rest, then Anna and I went to the gym and met Jimmy there. It was super busy, at 8pm!!!!! After gym Adrian, Marty and Javi picked us up on the scooters and we grabbed some local noodles and rice takeaway and headed home to chill and watch a movie.