Friday, 28 November 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th November, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui enjoys a thin cloud layer and it looks that we may have some sunshine today. Current temp at 7am is 25.1C

It's good to be back home again and spend time with the family before I take off again this coming Monday, Moalboal, Philippines bound.

Lipa Noi

A decommissioned wooden boat in Lipa Noi, which by the looks of it, has been there a while

Yesterday saw dry day around Samui with a few bursts of sunshine. Max temp reached 30C

Tab Lamu

A decommissioned wooden live aboard boat in Tab Lamu, which has been there for a few years!

The forecast is looking good, mostly dry for the next seven days and possibly some sunshine after the weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny this morning around Koh Samui but there are still plenty of clouds out and about. Current temp at 7am is 25.9C

In Khao Lak we had a successful PADI IE yesterday and this morning there are a few clouds but it's also sunny. Current temp at 7am is 23.9C

This morning I will travel back to Koh Samui.

Flowers

Dried flowers which make for delicious and healthy juices

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny morning around Samui with some rain during the late afternoon. Max temp reached 30C

In Khao Lak we also had a sunny morning but just before noon we had a first shower only to be followed by some very hard and lots of afternoon and early evening rain, lots more compared to Samui. Max temp reached 32.3C

Sweets at Khao Lak market

Sweets at Khao Lak market

The forecast is looking steady. A mix of cloudy days with some sunshine and possibly a quick shower.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Samui Challenge, Sunday 30th November, 2014

This coming Sunday, 30th November 2014, the Samui Challenge will be held.

It's a bicycle Ride for the King' 87th Birthday Anniversary

Starting point is at the Nathon Pier and the ride will go to Phuttha Chedi Laem So Priest's Campsite and the total distance is 18 km or 11 miles 

It will be held from 7.30 to to 12pm

The Samui Challenge

ร่วมปั่นจักรยานเฉลิมพระเกียรติพระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว เนื่องในโอกาส มหามงคลเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา ๘๗ พรรษา ๕ ธันวาคม ๒๕๕๗

วันที่ ๓๐ พฤศจิกายน ๒๕๕๗
เวลา ๐๗.๓๐ น. - ๑๒.๐๐ น.

สตาร์ทที่ท่าเรือสะพานกลางหน้าทอน - วัดพระเจดีย์แหลมสอ
รวมระยะทาง ๑๘ กิโลเมตร

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with an occasional sun beam coming through. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

In Khao Lak there's a thin cloud layer bit it looks like the sun may break through later. Current temp at 7am here is 24.2C

Wat Nara Charoen Suk in Lipa Noi, Buddha statue

A Buddha statue at Wat Nara Charoen Suk in Lipa Noi

Yesterday saw a dry day around Samui with a max temp of 30.5C

In Khao Lak it remained almost dry, instead of the usual daily afternoon downpour, there were just a few drops. Max temp reached 32,5C

Tsunami memorial Khao Lak

The new Tsunami memorial in Khao Lak

The forecast looks fairly good for this time of the year, cloudy skies, occasionally some sunshine and a shower is always near as well, but nothing too serious at the moment.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui with a few sunbeams but there has also already been some rain this morning. Current temp at 7am is 26C

In Khao Lak we have a thin cloud layer and the sun trying to break through. Current temp at 7am is 24.1C
Today the two day PADI IE or Instructor Exam starts for my PADI IDC candidates starts.

Wat Bophud grounds

Some old style Thai houses next to the Wat Bophud grounds

Yesterday saw some hard rain around Samui during the afternoon. Max temp reached 31C

In Khao Lak we had the usual nice morning and some hard rain around 4pm. Max temp reached 32C 

Ban Nam Khem

Road sign on the water collection pot in Ban Nam Khem, near Ban Muang and Takua Pa. I visited the tsunami memorial there yesterday and will write something come 24th December with the 10 year memorial

The forecast is looking good, more sunshine and less rain over the next 7 days!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Monday, 24 November 2014

Food on Wheels; Drinks in Takua Pa

Today I had an afternoon off in Khao Lak, in-between the PADI IDC and the PADI IE and I decided to drive to Takua Pa, a city that became famous after the 2004 tsunami, because of it's hospital where many injured found their way and for the identification center after the tsunami, which was located just outside of the city in Ban Muang. The cemetery where all unidentified foreign bodies have been buried is opposite the identification center. More on this come 26th December, with the 10 year remembrance ceremonies.

Food on Wheels, Takua Pa

The view on the whole car and the sales area

Driving around the city, it turned out that it was a lot less picturesque and a lot smaller than expected, so I was basically on my way out when my eye caught this month's entry in the Food on Wheels series!

Food on Wheels, Takua Pa

Frontal view

In front of the local Utthayan Phra Narai park was this van, parked and ready to sell it's drinks! A brilliant concept, similar to a van selling sweets in Osan, South Korea.

Food on Wheels, Takua Pa

Rear end view

Simple and easy, on any hot day in Thailand, and there are many of those, it'a nice to have a cold, refreshing drink. The lady with this van can accommodate that! And some snacks to go with it as well.

Food on Wheels, Takua Pa

The actual drinks on sale

It's mostly drinks for kids and non alcoholic drinks that are available. A nice variation to the theme in Thailand, we've seen the drinks but not the vehicle and well worth to be added to this series.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy around Koh Samui this morning but with plenty of blue spots and a bit of sunshine thrown in. Current temp at 7am is 26C

In Khao Lak we have completed the November PADI IDC and this morning we have a nice and sunny sly with some clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 23.7C

Fisherman's Village

Fisherman's Village near the pier

Yesterday saw a bit of rain around Samui with a max temp of 31C

In Khao Lak there was a nice and partially sunny morning but around 4pm the daily rain came down pretty hard and lasted for at least an hour and a half. Max temp reached 32C

Khao Lak

Current afternoons and early evening in Khao Lak, plenty of rain!

The forecast predicts a few sunnier days around Samui with not that much rain. Enjoy and a good time to get everything dry again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and it won't surprise if we see some rain later today. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

I'm today in Thalang, Phuket where I participated in an 11.2km mini marathon. My time was 56 minutes. It's partly cloudy here with a current temp of 25.5C

Wat Nara Charoen Suk in Lipa Noi

An over sized drum at Wat Nara Charoen Suk in Lipa Noi

Yesterday saw about 18mm of rain during the day time come down on Samui. Max temp reached 30C.

Here in Phuket, 28mm rain came down yesterday and mostly during the early evening. It was almost torrential with lots of thunder thrown in as well. Max temp reached 33.2C
There was heavy rain from the moment I left Khao Lak yesterday, around 5pm all the way into Phuket.

Thalang Hospital in Phuket

Thalang Hospital in Phuket, view from my hotel room

The forecast predicts rain today, followed by a few supposedly dry days and possibly even some sunshine. After a few days we might encounter some rain again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny around Koh Samui this morning although there are also some clouds out an about. A good moment to dry everything again! Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

In Khao Lak we have a cloudy sky with just a few blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 25.1C

North Chaweng

View over North Chaweng from Kao Hua Juu Pagoda. Part of the airport strip can be seen as well

Yesterday saw a dry day around Samui with a max temp of 31C

Khao Lak saw for a change some hard rain during the late afternoon/early evening. Max temp reached 32C

Tab Lamu

A fishing boat leaving Tab Lamu harbor on our way back in after the open water dives of the current PADI IDC

The forecast predicts cloudy days with some rain until Monday and after that it may be a bit sunnier and less wet!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Friday, 21 November 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st November, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning with a few blue spots and the sun fighting hard to break through around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

In Khao Lak, we have a lovely blue sky with a few isolated showers. Current temp at 7am is 23.7C

Raja Ferry, Lipa Noi

Looks familiar? If it does, you've probably been to Thailand before! Plastic chairs, cheap tables and a counter to get some food, a typical Thai restaurant. This one is near the Raja Ferry pier in Lipa Noi

Yesterday saw a dry day for a change around Samui with a max temp of 30.7C

We also had a dry day in Khao Lak with a max temp of 31.3C

Khao Lak

Rainbow over Khao Lak yesterday later afternoon

The forecast hasn't changed that much, cloudy skies and some rain but early next week, there may be a bit of relief on the amount of clouds.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille