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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Goodbye to March 2013

This month flew by. It started out on Koh Phangan for a PADI IDC and I've been at home for the rest of the month.

The weather was great this month,the first week saw an occasional shower and a bit of rain but after that it was blue sky galore and each day became warmer and warmer. It's been really hot indeed! A good month for sun seekers.

Beach vendor on Choengmon Beach

Beach vendor on Choengmon Beach selling food

Good food was had on Koh Phangan at Caffe del Moccha and on Samui at a couple of regular spots, like Juzzapizza in Fisherman's Village and Siripoca in Bang Po, two places that stand out.

It's also time to try to get as many signatures for stopping the oil drilling near Samui with this petition and yesterday saw the First Charity Samui Midnight Run in Chaweng, in which I came second in my age category. 

A good month overall that came with a little private twist when we found out that my wife is expecting our third baby.

Now it's time to move on though and look forward to the April version of 2013.

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Camille

First Charity Koh Samui Midnight Run, race night

Promptly at midnight the runners for the 5km and 10km runs as part of the Samui Midnight Run were sent on their way! My guesstimate was that around 600 runners gathered out of which maybe a 150 were running the race in both categories and the other 450 were there to enjoy the 5km fun run and dress up and have fun! A very good turn out for this first time event.

First Koh Samui Midnight Run, start and finish

Start and finish in front of the Reggae Pub

I participated in the 10km run and ended second in my age category in a time of 54'25.1 which is not really a great time for my standards but considering the time of the day and the still very humid conditions, not too bad.  
This was my second Midnight Run that I participated in, a year and a half ago I ran the Bangkok Midnight Run.

First Koh Samui Midnight Run, before the start

My friend Stuart who ran the 5km and me before the run

The while event was well organized including the registration, except the finish was very chaotic with a big traffic jam/clog up in front of the finish line when I came in. I had to wriggle my way through cars, bikes and a few people on feet.
It was fun to run through Soi Reggae and Soi Green Mango though!

First Koh Samui Midnight Run, 2nd spot

2nd spot

It was a fun event although it's not easy to run at that time of the day! It's good to see this event on Samui's running schedule especially considering that the Samui marathon seems to have been cancelled and is off the Samui running agenda.

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; 31st March, 2013

Today's weather;

The sun is already shining relentlessly over Koh Samui this morning! There are a few clouds though but let's see and wait how long they can hold their ground. Current temp at 7am is 27C

In case you missed it, yesterday I posted about a petition to stop the oil drilling around Koh Samui, please visit here and sign the petition.


2nd place in my age category last night during the first Charity Koh Samui Midnight Run 

Yesterday saw a very warm day with a max temp of 31.5C

The forecast predicts more sunshine to come but come Friday, we should get heavy overcast but no rain.  

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Camille

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Stop the oil drilling petition

Danai Thongsin, a long term Thai resident on Koh Samui, a Nonthaburi native who has been working for almost a decade at a Samui hotel is asking the Ministry of Energy to suspend coastal offshore drilling around the island as well as near Angthong National Park, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, as reported by me earlier this week here. He started an online petition via Change.org 

Stop the Oil Rig!

Stop the Oil Rig banner

You can help by signing the petition and Danai and the Save Samui, Phangan and Tao network will submit their signatures to the relevant agencies and companies next month. 

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Camille

Samui Midnight Run, registration

This afternoon it was time to pick up the race number and the T-shirt of the Samui Midnight Run. Mission was completed successfully and now the difficult choice comes, what to do next?

Samui Midnight Run, Registration at Reggae Pub

At the Reggae Pub this afternoon

Normally I'm vast asleep comes midnight, so do try to take a nap now or stay up all the time? I did a midnight run once before in Bangkok and I had the same problem! A nap seems like the right thing to do though.

Samui Midnight Run, Registration desk

Registration desk

Loading up with some carbs is next on the schedule and after the nap I will cook spaghetti in order to load up on some carbs before the race.

Samui Midnight Run, Shirt and BIB

Shirt and BIB or race number

I'm looking forward to it and hope I an get some pictures tonight, in time for an update tomorrow morning! It seems al well organized and you can still do last minute registrations at the Reggae Pub in Chaweng.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th March, 2013

Today's weather;

It's blue again but there are a couple of clouds over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 26.8C

Tonight at midnight thstart signal will be given for the Samui Midnight Runsigning up can be done from 2pm onward in front of the Reggae Pub in Chaweng. Will be great to see you there!

Chaweng Lake, part of the Midnight Run route tonight

Chaweng Lake, part of the Samui Midnight Run route tonight

Yesterday was hot day once more with a max temp of 31.7C

It's looking bright and sunny for next week although by next weekend we still may have some  overcast.

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Camille

Friday, 29 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th March, 2013

Today's weather;

Happy Easter to all of my readers!

A thin cloud layer covers the sky over Koh Samui a little bit but is also currently being evaporated by a beaming sun. It's going to be steaming hot again. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

Tomorrow is the Koh Samui Midnight Run. It's not too late to sign up today at Zazen in Bophud or New Star resort in Chaweng or alternatively tomorrow as of 2pm in front of the Reggae Pub in Chaweng. See you tomorrow night!

Pagoda overlooking Chaweng

The pagoda overlooking Chaweng

Yesterday saw another hot day with a max temp of 31.3C

It's looking bright and sunny for next week although by next weekend we may have some more overcast.

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, 28 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th March, 2013

Today's weather;

It's a little bit cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but already very warm. Current temp at 7am is 28.3C

Just two more days to the Samui Midnight Run in Chaweng. Saturday at midnight the start signal will be given for a 5km and 10km run. You can sign up online until tomorrow or sign up Saturday from 2pm onward in front of the Reggae Pub.

Sunset in Choengmon 27-03-13

Sunset in Choengmon yesterday

Yesterday was very warm again! max temp reached 31.8C

The forecast shows more of the same, sunny and warm to hot days for 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

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui again. Current temp at 7am is around 27C

Just 3 more days before the Samui Midnight Run starts Saturday night, still time to sign up or show up!

Please read my article about the oil drilling around the islands that I posted yesterday (my 3.000th post).

Tamarind from our garden

Tamarind or Makaam from our garden, it's is an essential souring ingredient in the central Thai variant of kaeng som, a sour curry. Our tamarind is the sour version and not the sweet version that can be found

Yesterday was hot again although parts of the day were cloudy. Max temp reached around 30 to 31C

There are more sunny and warm days ahead of us for 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

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Oil fields around Koh samui


Here's my 3.000th post on my Samui info blog and although that in itself is cause to celebrate and a   milestone, unfortunately the topic that I address this time around is one of great concern and might affect us in the future of our beloved Koh Samui.

It’s now confirmed by a representative of the Ministry of Energy that oil drill projects around the islands will begin their exploration process in April 2013. The nearest point from Samui's shore is less than 40 kms, only 36.7 kms from Koh Phangan and also less than 40 kms from Koh Tao.

According to the EIA report, which states that the areas that are in biggest danger are Bophud and Maret in Koh Samui and Baan Tai in Koh Phangan. 

Oil fields around Koh Samui, march April 2103
On the picture we can see 4 areas for drilling, the lot B6/27 is PTT, the next lot named Salamander Energy is supposedly a Chevron daughter, which unfortunately has the worst reputation when it comes down to accidents and spills and there’s lot G6/48 by Pearl Oil and CEC (NuCoastal) also mingles in.

It is our final call after a more than 3 years fighting through legal channels via Administrative Court and National Human Rights Commission and demonstrations around the island. Please address this to as many people as you know  to help spreading words among friends.

Oil fields around Koh Samui, march April 2103 English version

The risk is out there and we all can help. Just think about what happened in the Gulf of Mexico not too long ago! If anything would happen with these rigs, the coast from Songkla all the way up to Pattaya would be devastated and Thailand’s tourism industry would be in tatters.

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 March, 2013

Today's weather;

It looks like it's going to be very hot today, there weren't even any morning clouds around Koh Samui this morning! Current temp at 7am is 26.9C

On a side note, my next post will be my 3,000th post on this blog! An impressive achievement, even if I say so myself!

Wat Plai Laem

The 7 days of the week, each day with a different Buddha image and Wednesday is even divided into day and night time. This is to make offerings for your day of birth and every temple will have this. This picture is taken at Wat Plai Laem 

Yesterday was steaming hot, max temp went up to 32.2C and it's not even April!

The next 7 days are looking like Samui is going to simmer a bit more in the sun!

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, 25 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th March, 2013

Today's weather;

One more a blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui. All cloudy bits that are around in the mornings completely dissolve during the day and it's just steaming hot. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Wat Plai Laem new sermon hall in progress

The new sermon hall at Wat Plai Laem is making some good progress

Yesterday was hot, so hot it drains all power out of you for doing something. Max temp reached 30.6C

For the next 7 days you better have sun lotion at hand, although I think it will be just way too hot to hang out on a beach during the day time.

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, 24 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th March, 2013

Today's weather;

Another blue sky prevails over Koh Samui this morning with currently a very thin cloud layer at some places. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C
Today's update is a bit later then usual because I just got back from a 2 hour run around Chaweng and back. Don't forget, next Saturday night is the Koh Samui Midnight run!

Chaweng beach underwater clean up

Chaweng beach underwater clean up yesterday, sponsored by the THA (Thai Hotel Association)

Yesterday saw a very warm day with a max temp of 31.1C

The next 7 days promise more of the same, warm and sunny 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

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd March, 2013

Today's weather;

The by now familiar blue sky that has been reigning over Koh Samui for the last week has a few more clouds than other days but it still promises to be another sunny and hot day! Current temp at 7am is 27C
Later this morning I will participate in an underwater beach clean on Chaweng beach

Road between Chaweng and Choengmon

The road between Chaweng and Choengmon

Yesterday was very hot once more! Max temp reached 31.2C

The forecast for the next 7 days; get your sun lotion 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

Friday, 22 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd March, 2013

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up again around Koh Samui after a few more clouds were around at the crack of dawn. Current temp at 7am is 26.4C

Wat Plai Laem

All the building at Wat Plai Laem look splendid at the moment with a blue sky in the background and the sun beaming on them

Yesterday was once more hot! It's so hot it takes all you strength and energy during the day time. Around sunset it's really nice though, when the temperatures comes down. Max temp reached 30.3C

The forecast for the next 7 days still looks splendid, plenty of sunshine and blue skies ahead of us!

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, 21 March 2013

Food on Wheels; Kuaitiao soup, an all time fave

Kuaitiao soup ก๋วยเตี๋ยว is indeed an all time fave of many Thai people and comes in many different flavors and with a variety of different noodles.
It can be found pretty much all day long although during the evening a lot of kauitiao stalls seem to open up for a simple yet delicious Thai dinner option. Oh, and it's cheap! 

Kuaitiao soup cart

The kuaitiao soup cart 

A bowl of kuaitiao goes for about 25 to 30 Thai Baht. It's also easy to order, just walk up and point at the noodles that you would like to have, the rest will sort itself out!

Kuaitiao soup cart close up

A close up to some of the ingredients

Personally I prefer the yellow noodles with a very thin powder layer on them. You can also get rice noodles, thick and wide noodles, green noodles, plenty of options to try out a variety of dishes all based on the same theme.


Kuaitiao soup cart in action

The making of........

This kauitiao cart came to the back of our house to serve some people who were working in our garden. It was just hauled in from the road whilst it was passing by. Thailand in all it's convenience!

Kuaitiao soup cart full view

Full view

This cart is the classic setup, motorbike with side car. It's ingenious how many different utensils are build into the basic frame, like gas tanks, big soup tanks and more smaller details. Fascinating and sometimes worthwhile checking out.

Kuaitiao soup car on Koh Phangan

Kuaitiao soup car on Koh Phangan at the Phao Chao temple party

On my recent visit to Koh Phangan I bumped into a bigger version on the same theme, a pick up car converted into a kauitiao field kitchen! Busy as always and a fave by both Thais and Westerners alike.

Kuaitiao soup car on Koh Phangan

A closer look into the kitchen

A few years ago I already wrote about a similar set up on Koh Samui. This mobile soup kitchen on Koh Phangan also had plenty of seating arrangements so people can sit down and enjoy their kauitioa.

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; 21st March, 2013

Today's weather;

Blue is the word! Once more a warm day with blue skies is in the making around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 25.3C

Sunset at Seatran walking pier in Bang Rak

Sunset at the Seatran pier in Bang Rak yesterday

Yesterday was hot! Period! It was a nice relief to go to the movies at 2pm and sit in a big air conditioned room watching a children's movie. Max temp reached 30.3C

The forecast remains good, warm and sunny weather for 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

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Temple party Bophud

Last weekend saw the end of a week long temple party at the Bophud temple. It's that time of the year again and the various temples around the island will have temple parties, so plenty of time to go and visit one.


Interesting light displays can be seen at various locations

The parties offer lots of things for sale, cheap clothing, (junk) food and plenty of other attractions like games for young and old.


This is build from sand and for twenty Baht you could buy a bucket with sand and make your own small sand hill and stick a yellow flag in your hill. This habit comes from the 'old' days when you were supposed to bring something to the temple and on Samui many people brought sand, so things could be build.


A great sample of Thai (junk) temple food, small and round sausages that go by the name of Sai Klog


This small wheel was one of the rides and games to choose from


It was crowded and busy

Our daughter danced with other classmates and many parents came to see their offspring from various age groups. It was a fun evening out and especially if you have never visited such a temple party, it's well worth the visit for it's smells, views, tastes and the experience!

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; 20th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A clear blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui and we better get ready for another really warm day. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C

Bang Po beach

Bang Po beach on Samui's North coast

Yesterday was sunny and warm with a max temp of 30.4C

The next 7 days should be sunny  and warm!

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, 19 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up around Koh Samui with some scattered clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 27.9C

Big Buddha paved road

If you things every day, you don't notice them anymore. This happened to me with the road to Big Buddha, early on this year it was paved and I forgot about it until yesterday and here it is!

Yesterday saw blue skies and it was very hot, it's actually so hot that it almost knoks you out just sitting around! Max temp reached 30.3C

The forecast remains good the next 7 days with clouds but no rain predicted for Friday and Saturday.

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, 18 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A near perfect blue sky is looking out over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

Bang Po beach


Yesterday saw plenty of sunshine and mainly blue skies with occasionally some clouds. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast hasn't changed much for the next 7 days, plenty of blue skies and sunshine are ahead of us.

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
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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A blue sky is beaming over Koh Samui and it looks like another hot day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

Chaweng lake roundabout

The roundabout at the corner of Chaweng lake has been completed and in all fairness, it looks good

Yesterday was hot with a little bit of wind thrown in. Max temp reached 30.8C

Sunshine with warm days are ahead of us for the next 7 days, enjoy!

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, 16 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui with a current temp at 7am of 28.7C

Fishing in Bang Rak

Fisherman in the Bang Rak area

Yesterday was once more a very hot day although a little bit of wind showed up but it dodn't cool things down. Max temp reached 31.8C

The forecast predicts blue skies and warm weather for 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

Friday, 15 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th March, 2013

Today's weather;

The Koh Samui sky is shaping up in blue with some scattered clouds this morning and a current temp at 7am of 28.3C

Sunset Bang Rak walking street

To keep the sunset theme going just a little bit more, walking  street at the Seatran pier last Wednesday

Yesterday was hot and everything is working towards next month when the temperatures will be well over the 30-tees each day. Yesterday max temp reached already 31.8C

The forecast some increase in wind today and over the weekend but still with clear, blue skies and warm and sunny 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, 14 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A near blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 25.9C

Sunset at Big Buddha

It' sunset galore at the moment, this is yesterday at Big Buddha

Yesterday was another warm day but there was a lot of cloud cover during the day. Max temp reached 29.7

The forecast didn't change much, the next 7 days should be sunny and warm.

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, 13 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th March, 2013

Today's weather;

It's another blue sky with some clouds in it day building up over Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

Sunset on Koh Samui

Sunset near Plai Laem yesterday

Yesterday was a warm and sunny day although at times there was quite a bit of clouds in the sky. Max temp reached 29.5C

The forecast still looks good for the next 7 days, plenty of blue skies and sunny 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

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A warm day is in the making, like it typically is this time of the year with mostly blue skies around Koh Samui and some clouds littering the sky. Current temp at 7am is 28.7C

Bang Rak, fishermen preparing for a days work

Fishermen in Bang Rak preparing for a days work

Yesterday was sunny and warm. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast for the next 7 days looks good, plenty of blue skies with sunshine ahead of us.

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, 11 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A nice sunny day is shaping up around Koh Samui in a blue sky laced with some clouds. Current temp at 7am is 28C
It's good to be back home again!

Bang Rak fisherman going out to the ocean

Bang Rak fisherman going out to the ocean

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day with a few clouds in the sky. Max temp reached 29.7C

The forecast for the next 7 days is nice, sunny and warm!

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, 10 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th March, 2013

Today's weather;

Just like yesterday, a blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Current temp at 7am is 28C

The PADI IE went very well yesterday and all of my students passed the exams and are now PADI Instructors.
Later today I will take the ferry back home to Samui again.

Thong Sala, Koh Phangan

At the roundabout in Thong Sala on Koh Phangan

Yesterday was a warm day and sunshine all day long. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast is still looking good with 7 sunny days in a row predicted.

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, 9 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th March, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui and Koh Phangan looks like 'the works', blue and no clouds in sight. It's going to be hot today! Current temp at 7am is 27.5C
Tomorrow's afternoon ferry will bring me back home after having been on the road for a month.
Last night I had another great Italian meal at Caffe del Mocca in Chaloklum.

Koh Phangan mountain roads

Winding roads through the Koh Phangan hills, between Haad Salad and Haad Yao, beautiful views but don't be mistaken, these roads are very dangerous. Two days ago a Western couple was killed on a motorbike because a car crashed into them. Drive safely, don't drive drunk and keep alert!

Yesterday saw more clouds then I expected during the morning but it stayed dry and it was warm around the islands. Max temp reached 29.5C

The forecast shows sunny skies and warm over the next 7 days. Enjoy!

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, 8 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th March, 2013

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui and Koh Phangan with a current temp of 28C at 7am.

Yesterday the PADI IDC on Koh Phangan was completed and this morning the PADI IE or Instructor Exam will start, a two day program.

Koh Phangan, Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party souvenir, found stuck on a tree 

Yesterday it was a nice an sunny morning but during the afternoon Samui saw some rain and Phangan stayed dry all day although there were some afternoon clouds. Max temp reached 29.4C

The forecast looks great, 7 sunny days in a row are predicted.

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, 7 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2013

Today's weather;

During this last day of the current PADI IDC on Koh Phangan we have the sun back on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan although there's still plenty of cloud cover. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Thong Sala, Koh Phangan

The Royal Thai Navy vessel 713 sitting on land in Thong Sala on Koh Phangan. Not sure if it's meant to be a museum or if it's waiting to be sunk in a controlled way

Yesterday saw a promising start of the day with some sunshine but before noon it already rained and that held on till very late during the evening, varying in strength. Max temp reached 28.6C

The forecast still predicts clear skies and sunny days for the next 7 days, let's hope it for delivery!

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Camille

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th March, 2013

Today's weather;

This morning it's still cloudy but the clouds are lighter of color compared to yesterday and the sun is trying hard to break through over Koh Samui and on Koh Phangan. Current temp at 7am is 28C

For two days in a row I have been visiting the Caffe Della Moca in Chaloklum, the most Northern part of Koh Phangan and the food was as usual outstanding and well worth the drive over the hills on dark and mostly unlit roads! This is one of the best Italian restaurants I know in Thailand! 

Phao Chao temple party, Koh Phangan

The Phao Chao temple party on Koh Phangan finished two days ago already but here's one more picture of the Temple grounds

Yesterday it rained almost all day long except during the evening when it dried up again. Max temp reached 28,3C

The forecast looks good, a bit of wind still during this morning but sunny days should be heading our ways for the next week.

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, 5 March 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th March, 2013

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui and just right now some very dark clouds move over Koh Phangan although it's still dry. Current temp at 7am is 24.8C and at 7.20 we have the first shower of the day.

Some important news from the Nathon City Facebook page; The new undersea transmission line from mainland to Maenam substation was already tested, and ready to officially operate on 15 March.
Now let's cross our fingers that this will run smoothly!

The PADI IDC on Koh Phangan reached the half way mark, just a few more days before the candidates' exams start.

Koh Phangan mountain view Haad Son

View over Haad Son on Koh Phangan

Yesterday saw some sunshine during the morning but after noon more clouds slowly moved in and during the late afternoon we had some rain. Max temp reached 29.8C

The forecast for the next 7 days is looking good, this morning possibly some rain, tomorrow the last day with stronger wind and after that it should be fairly sunny.

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, 4 March 2013

Welcome to March 2013

March is usually a very good month if you want to soak up some sun and is excellent if you want to avoid the busy seasons.
The last 6 recorded years on my blog show excellent conditions except in 2011 when towards the end of March and during early April we had some extremely out of season flooding on the island.

Chaweng early morning

Chaweng early morning, a few months ago, where the Central shopping mall will be in a year or two. The view has already changed drastically

The start of the month is excellent and it's all leading up to the heat of April! Enjoy this month if you find yourself on Samui and keep checking my posts!

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; 4th March, 2013

Today's weather;

Another blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui and Koh Phangan although there are a few smaller clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Sunset on Koh Phangan

Another sunset on Koh Phangan

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day although it was a bit cloudier then previous days. Max temp reached 30.2C

The forecast looks good, the wind is dropping and there should be plenty of sunshine during 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