Friday, 27 February 2015

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby

This month edition of; Food on Wheels; Shake it baby. It sometimes becomes hard to find an original item for this series and this month I had to go back in time for almost a year to find this beauty from Phuket!

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby the front view

After the Mobile burger tuk tuk from April last year, here is it's neighbour, the Shake mobile. In a super small mini van, almost the size of a stamp but still with an engine and a drivers license is required, from this vehicle you can buy fresh fruits shakes and juices.

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby with a look inside

Inside of the vehicle you can fins a small fridge, an ice cube holder and a  small seat and not too much else since by now the inside is full!

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby

The front view

It's amazing to see what people come up with as ideas for things to sell and it makes me wonder how many of them can make a living out of this. I can only hope for the best for this entrepreneur!

Food on Wheels; Shake it baby

The 'other side' of the vehicle

This particular market is each Tuesday near Chalong circle on Phuket at Homepro town in case you're interested. Plenty of other food on sale there and other bits and pieces that warranty a visit.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th February, 2015

Today's weather;

Another blue sky is shaping up this morning around Koh Samui although it's a bit hazy so early in the morning. Current temp at 7am is 25.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th February, 2015

It's a good time for weddings and we were invited to a big wedding at Phru Chaweng or Chaweng lake yesterday with about a thousand guests, tonight we will attend another wedding at a different location

Yesterday saw a nice blue sky all day long with a max temp of 29.4C

The forecast has not changed much, nice and blue skies are expected for the next seven 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

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Escapology in Lamai

Escapology in Lamai is an escape game which is located at the Beach Republic hotel in Lamai. We were invited last weekend and with a group of six we were locked up in a room, with the task to get out within 60 minutes. Easier said than done!

Escapology in Lamai

One of the banners outside of Escapology in Lamai premises at the Beach Republic

There are two games to choose from, the 'The Cuban Crisis', which we played and 'Shanghaied', a challenge we need to tackle and sort out soon! 
With 'The Cuban Crisis' a team is tasked with the urgent quest for clues from Cold War Soviet intelligence; during 'Shanghaied', solving puzzles earns coveted freedom from the clutches of the evil pressgang. Each of the adventure games is set in a series of themed rooms, with detailed puzzles, riddles and clues. 
You can play the game with 2 to 6 people and there's a minimum age of 7 years old.

Escapology in Lamai

The entrance

The games are a lot of fun and it was a lot more challenging than we expected. The staff is there to help in case you need it or request, but you are penalized with a time deduction in your game plan for each hint you receive. We needed two hints to get ourselves out of the rooms. Teamwork is of importance though and some clues are tricky but slowly and bit by bit hints and clues come together.


Our Escapology group

When clues start coming together, they will help you finding keys or lock combination numbers, only to find even more locks that need unlocking. Be warned though, some of the apparent clues may just be there for decoration use only, which can be misleading and add to the overall fun and confusion.

Escapology in Lamai

With staff, Khun Tat on the right and Khun Sugar on the left 

The locations is great and the staff was very nice and helpful, kudo's and thanks to them! The price is also good and it gives you an alternative to get away from the beach or 'another' shopping spree, let alone during a rainy day.
Visit their website fir more information about pricing and opening hours (from 10am with the last game starting at 7pm) and one great offer is a 50% discount when you have a Sunday brunch at the Beach Republic.

What are you waiting for, go on and join the fun and see if you can beat the record for getting out!

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; 26th February, 2015

Today's weather;

A nice, almost perfect blue sky is hovering over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th February, 2015

Choengmon beach, on Koh Samui beaches umbrellas can be rented and food can be bought sold by vendors, on our island there are no strict restrictions for what you can or can't do on the beach, like there currently is on Phuket

Yesterday saw a nice blue sky in the morning but during the afternoon some parts of the island were covered under clouds, although there was no rain. The 'feel' temperature is also rising, it feels hot during the afternoons although the max temp 'only' reached 29.1C

The forecast predicts more of the same for the next seven days, blue skies and a slowly rising temperature, day by day.

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, 25 February 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th February, 2015

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky s shaping up again over Koh Samui this morning with plenty of clouds hovering early morning over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th February, 2015

Sunset over Fisherman's Village beach and seaside buildings, as seen from Juzza Pizza

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day and slowly the temperature are rising and it feels warmer again. Mac temp reached 29C

The forecast didn't change much, plenty of blue skies coming over the next seven days, making this a nice and dry February version.

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, 24 February 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th February, 2015

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky is shaping up around Koh Samui with a few scattered clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th February, 2015

Buddha statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.4C. Slowly it's becoming a little bit warmer.

The forecast for the next seven days is looking good, mostly blue skies will be hovering over Koh Samui.

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, 23 February 2015

New Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened

The new Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened and it took almost 3 years to the date for it being built and completed. 

New Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened

A view from the outside

There was a big ceremony yesterday at the temple and for a few days there will be a small evening fair at the temple grounds. Especially around sunset a great time to visit.

New Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened

A Buddha statue inside the new Sermon Hall

The Sermon Hall will be used for the day to day temple dealings and will hopefully see and witness lots of activities.

New Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened

All is set up for the ceremony

Wat Plai Laem is a great destination to visit, it has so many great statues and buildings on her premises and easily my favorite temple on the island, besides being our families home temple as it is. Not that I'm biased!

New Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened

The seat for a monk during the ceremony

New Sermon Hall at Wat Plai Laem has been opened

Tables with names of people who donated substantial amounts of money to build the new Sermon hall, at both sides next to the entrance

On your next visit to Koh Samui, check out the temple grounds and some other temples around the island, each temple is fascinating and worthwhile visiting, each in it's own right. Enjoy, there are plenty of temples around Samui island!

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; 23rd February, 2015

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky sky is shaping up over Koh Samui with just a few scattered clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd February, 2015

Sunset over Big Buddha, this picture is now also the cover photo of my Koh Samui Facebook page, check it out

Yesterday saw  some scattered clouds during the morning but a straight, nice blue sky during the afternoon. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts the next seven days to be dry and sunny, with some clouds thrown in for good measure. 

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, 22 February 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd February, 2015

Today's weather;

A slight delay with today's update since I just completed a 26km run this morning and just got out of the shower. A blue sky is shaping up nicely this morning with a few scattered clouds around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd February, 2015

Hin Ta getting all worked up at Hin Ta Hin Yai in Lamai

Yesterday saw a nice and cool day with plenty of sunshine. Max temp reached 29.2C

The forecast predicts very blue skies for the next couple of days and mid week a few clouds may move in. Rain looks like a distant memory!

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, 21 February 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st February, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui with a bit of a breeze. Current temp at 7am is 27.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st February, 2015

My occupation as a PADI Course Director also led to me helping out in the local hyperbaric chamber in Bang Rak for well over 14 years now

Yesterday saw a partially clouded day with moderate temperatures and a high of 28.3C

The forecast predicts today being the last day with a breeze for the next coming seven days although there my be some cloud formations.

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