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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Goodbye to May 2015

It's time to say Goodbye to May 2015 at this last day of the month. My goodbyes are coming from Dumaguete in the Philippines, where a PADI IE is about to take off tomorrow, although the IE location is in nearby Dauin

The weather as 'May' as it can be, lots of sunny days but laced with plenty of tropical showers, or sometimes a bit more than just a shower. There were plenty of hot days as well, especially in the beginning of the month, with some days easily peaking towards 35C 
A very typical May I would say.

Goodbye to May 2015

A 'Yak' at Lamai Temple

This month saw me enjoying my last two weeks at home after a five week spell at home, which was very enjoyable.
There were lots of events around the island this month, but most I couldn't report about, since I was travelling and away from the island. A few things that I did write about though were our visit to Coast Bar & Grill in Chaweng, I can highly recommend their Sunday brunch.
Remember the 'baby' reticulated python we found in our garden, after it ate 4 of our chickens over a few weeks!
We also went to a big Koh Samui style wedding and last but not least, check out my 'Food on Wheels' post about hand carried somtam.

As already mentioned, I'm in the Philippines, where I conducted a PADI IDC in Moalboal this month.

Looking forward being back on the island, late next week and see you all next month!

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 May, 2015

Today's weather;

A slightly delayed update, due to the fact that I run my first trail half marathon in Sibulan in the Philippines. On Koh Samui it's a bit of a mixed bag, some clouds but also the sun trying to shine through. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

Today I'm in Dumaguete in the Philippines, which is really near Sibulan, or rather, Sibulan is near the big city of Dumaguete! It's sunny here with a few clouds and current temp at 8am local time is around 30C

My trail half marathon went well this morning, it was tough, with some very hard and steep hills, but I managed to finish 8th overall in a field of around 60 runners, in a time of 2 hours and 21 minutes.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st May, 2015

This is where the walking street is each week in Lamai

Yesterday was nice and warm around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st May, 2015

The ferry to Sibulan, Philippines, something that's also very different compared to Thailand, in the Philippines you find heavily armed guards all over the place

The forecast is showing a slight change, more cloud cover over the next three days and than it should clear up again, There's still the odd chance of a tropical shower here and there.

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, 30 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th May, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is looking gorgeous with a nice blue color and some clouds over the ocean. Be prepared for a hot day! Current temp at 7am is 26.8C

It's my last day here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, under a nice blue sky I will be moving to Dumaguete today. Tomorrow I will be participating in my first trail half marathon in Sibulan, a good 15 minutes North of Dumaguete. Current temp just before 8am local time is 28C

This Monday and Tuesday I will be in Dauin for the PADI IE and Wednesday I'm off to Manila for a PADI meeting.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th May, 2015

Making merit or 'tamboon' at Big Buddha

Yesterday saw a very hot day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33.8

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th May, 2015

The main road at Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days. Mainly blue skies and and still an odd chance of a tropical shower. 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, 29 May 2015

Food on Wheels; Somtam on the move

It's time for another episode of the Food on Wheels series, and although I'm in the Philippines right now, I picked this item; Food on Wheels; Somtam on the move. Partly because at Panagsama beach near Moalboal, where I am, there are not so many options to catch for this series, hopefully later when I visit Dumaguete or Manila, there will be more options available.

Food on Wheels; Somtam on the move

The Somtam seller with her carry on pole fro over her shoulder, with two heavy baskets at each side

This addition to the series is actually about food by foot rather than wheels. Earlier this months whilst driving on a bike through Chaweng, I saw the classic somtam seller sitting next to the road, selling her goods, bbq'ed chicken or catfish and somtam. 

Food on Wheels; Somtam on the move

One basket has the bbq and the meat and fish or the 'khao niao ping' (bbq'ed sticky rice)

It's a heavy load that she's carrying around and it was part of my daily food, way back in the days when I was working at a resort outlet of a dive center during the first couple of years that I lived on Koh Samui. Each day various somtam sellers  walked by on the beach and for 30 or 40.-THB you could get a somtam with some meat and bbq'ed sticky rice. My girlfriend at the time being, who later became my wife, often visited me around lunch time and we happily munched away together.

Food on Wheels; Somtam on the move

The other basket has all the ingredients for the somtam (papaya salad)

When I drove by, I knew I had to stop and tale some pictures for this series. First of all it is displaying some very traditional food and secondly it's also carried around in a very traditional way and thirdly, for my own nostalgic reasons.

Food on Wheels; Somtam on the move

A view over the scene of selling somtam

Hope you enjoyed this addition to the ever growing series of 'Food on Wheels', this is addition #70, and hope to see you back next month with another variation on this almost never boring aspect of living in Thailand and South East Asia in general. 

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; 29th May, 2015

Today's weather;

A glorious blue sky is hovering above Koh Samui this morning, possibly the start of a prolonged period with sunny skies. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines it's fairly cloudy although the sun tries hard to break through. Current temp at 8am local time is already 31C.

All diving has now been completed, the last three days were all about diving, teaching PADI Specialty Instructor courses around the Moalboal dive sites, including Pescador island.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th May, 2015


Yesterday saw a dry day around our North Eastern corner of Koh Samui where we live, but in other parts of the island up to 16.4mm of rain came down, so a rather wet day indeed! Max temp reached 34C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th May, 2015

Chili Bar in Panagsama, Moalboal, Philippines, one of my fave hang outs here

The forecast is looking good, sunny days and a lot less tropical showers are predicted over the next ten days! Go out and enjoy and don't forget the sun lotion for your own protection, if you lounge around at one of the island's beaches or when you drive a motorbike.

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny over Koh Samui this morning, although there are some clouds looming over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have a similar sky, nice and sunny with clouds hanging over the ocean. Current temp at 8am local time is 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th May, 2015

Lamai beach road

Yesterday saw a a nice day around Samui island but in the early evening there was a lot of rain in our part of the island and some parts of the island may have had some daytime showers. Max temp reached 33.4C, it was hot!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th May, 2015

Panagsama beach sunset getting under way, near Moalboal, Philippines, taken whilst getting out of the water after a dive on the local house reef

The forecast is telling us that the wind is dying down, although there may be a period of very strong wind this evening, but as of tomorrow there should be sunnier days and tropical showers might come back late next week. 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

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sun is breaking through over Koh Samui this morning. It looks like a nice day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

At Panagsama beach, near Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a blue sky but with clouds surrounding us. Yesterday we had a few showers. Current temp at 8am local time is 31C

The current PADI IDC in Moalboal for May 2015 has been completed and now we started various other instructor level courses, today and tomorrow I will be diving.

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

Big seating Buddha statue at Wat Plai Laem, early in the monring

Yesterday saw a some very strong and hard wind around Samui island, which must have made the Samui Regatta participants happy, and some parts of the island must have had quite some rain, up to 13mm. Our part of the island, the North Eastern corner remained dry however. Max temp reached 33.4C

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

Bakery shops are everywhere in the Philippines, this one is in Moalboal. The goods they bake are very sweet and loaded with lots of sugar, not necessarily my style or very healthy!

The forecast predicts a slow decrease in wind and clouds, so more sunshine is on our way, but there's still the chance of tropical showers.

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 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy around Koh Samui this morning but the sun is still beaming through the cloud openings. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines it's mostly blue skies but a bit hazy. Current temp at 8am local time is already a stunning 33C.

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

The natural harbor in Ban Bang Khao

Yesterday saw a sunny and warm day around our part of Samui island but other parts of the island may have had some tropical showers. Max temp reached 34.6C

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

Downtown Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts cloud cover for the next ten days with strong wind and hard rain for a short while later today and very strong wind next Tuesday. Don't be surprised by tropical showers.

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 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's fairly sunny around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 28C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have a hazy sky but the sun is heating and it looks like the clouds will evaporate soon. Current temp at 8am local is 30C

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

A holy tree near Hua Thanon and a small building is build around the tree

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with partial overcast. Max temp reached 33C

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

Breakfast view at Panagsama beach, Moalboal, Philippines

The forecast hasn't changed much, fairly cloudy skies can be expected for the next ten days, with occasionally a tropical shower thrown in.

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 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

It looks nice around Koh Samui this morning. The morning sun is out and about and there are just a few scattered clouds in the sky. Current temp at 7am is 28.4C

At Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have a nice and sunny sky and it looks another nice and hot day is in the making here. Current temp at 8am local time is 30C

The PADI IDC here in Moalboal reached the half way mark and we're already heading towards the completion of the course by now.

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

Fishing boats in Plai Laem near Big Buddha

Yesterday saw a nice and very warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 34.5C. There was no rain at our part of the island but there may have been an isolated shower at other parts of the island.

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

Filipino restaurant at Moalboal market in the Philippines. Seats and tables are available in the back and you choose your food from the pots and the pans on display, a good and cheap option to eat

The forecast still shows some strong(er) winds, cloudy skies and occasional tropical showers or sometimes an extended version of a tropical 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

Saturday, 23 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny around Koh Samui this morning with some cloud formations over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 27.2C

Back at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a very hazy sky, which I expect to loosen up once the sun heats up and evaporates the thin cloud layer. Current temp at 8am local is 30C

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

A holy tree near Chaweng Lake. Picture by Joe Clasby

Yesterday saw a warm day around the island with a very hard tropical late afternoon/early evening tropical shower at parts of the island. Max temp reached 33.5C

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

At the other end, in the Catholic Philippines; a Maria statue in Panagsama near Moalboal

The forecast shows that the wind is picking up with some strong wind and heavy showers possible on Monday and Tuesday and next weekend. The sun should still be out occasionally though!

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 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui this morning with the sun breaking through in cracks of the clouds. Right now they're not thick cloud layers. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C
Don't forget to check out the Samui Bike week, today and tomorrow, opposite the Lamai IT complex.

At Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we also have a partially cloudy sky with a thin cloud layer. Current temp here at 8am local time is 30C

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

Coast Beach Bar & Grill at Chaweng, nicely located at Centara Grand Beach Resort, as seen from the beach

Yesterday saw a lot of rain during the morning, Bang Rak and Chaweng got full throttle, but Plai Laem where we live was relatively dry and only had a bit of rain. Almost 20mm came down but the afternoon saw sunshine again. Max temp reached 32.8C

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

A trisikad in Moalboal, Philippines. A common and popular means of transportation around the Philippines.

The forecast shows the wind picking up as of this afternoon/evening and a strong-ish wind remains ours for the duration of the Samui Regatta and the next ten days in total. it will be fairly cloudy and be aware of those pesky tropical showers.

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 May 2015

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks luscious and blue and it looks like a hot day in the making. Current temp at 7am is 28.3C

In Panagsama beach in Moalboal, Philippines, we have a few scattered clouds and it's a bit hazy but here we also have a hot day in the making. Current temp at 8am local time is already 30C

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

The girlie bars at Lamai's beach road, where each weekend the free Muay Thai fights take place

Yesterday saw a hot day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 35.7C

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

My breakfast view at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is showing mostly cloudy days over the next ten days with hard wind coming in Friday evening accompanied with some rain but after that we're back to occasional scattered tropical showers.

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th May, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks gorgeous this morning with plenty of blue in it. Current temp at 7am is 28C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we also are enjoying a nice blue sky and warm early morning temperatures. Current temp at 8am local time is 29C
Here's another blog post I wrote about the current PADI IDC in Moalboal.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th May, 2015

A coconut truck with two monkeys on it at the hill leading to Nathon. Old style Samui in a modern jacket

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny and very hot day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 35.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th May, 2015

Sunset at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast shows us hot days, strong wind and occasional tropical showers for the next ten days. Just in time for the Samui Regatta!

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th May, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is partially clouded this morning with some sun beams peeking through but I do expect it to stay dry. Current temp at 7am is 28C

At Panagsama beach, near Moalboal in the Philippines it's nice and sunny and a little bit hazy, however the sun will most likely burn this off quickly. The afternoons at the moment seem to be a lot cloudier. Current temp at 8am local time is already 30C
Yesterday was started the PADI IDC here in Moalboal.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th May, 2015

Details in a building at the Big Buddha temple complex

Yesterday saw a very warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 35.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th May, 2015

Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines view from Lantaw restaurant

The forecast predicts cloudy skies over the next ten days as of Friday and even more come mid next week and tropical showers are always an option.

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It looks really nice this morning around Koh Samui, with plenty of sunshine and a blue sky and just some scattered clouds. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

I arrived in Moalboal, Philippines yesterday and today we're starting a PADI IDC course here under a partially sunny sky. Current temp at 8am local time is already 31C
Yesterday we kicked off with a PADI IDCS course and after that we had some very hard rain for about an hour around 11pm.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th May, 2015


Yesterday saw some very hard rain again as part of a tropical shower, besides that there was also plenty of sunshine Koh Samui around. Max temp reached 34C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th May, 2015

Fire wood at Panagsama beach in Moalboal, Philippines. Most households have wood fired fires to cook and these packs of wood are for sale along most of the roads here

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies for the next tend days and it looks like the wind will pick up come tomorrow afternoon/evening and chances of scattered tropical showers are high over the next couple of 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

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It looks like a nice and sunny day is in the making in the sky over Koh Samui with some cloud layers hovering the ocean. Current temp at 7am is already a staggering 29.5C

In Cebu City in the Philippines, we have a mixed bag, it's fairly cloudy with a few blue spots an a current temp at 8am local time of 28.9C
I just ran a 12km race in 59'33 minutes, just under an hour and in a few moments I will be on my way to Moalboal to start a PADI IDC there tomorrow.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th May, 2015

Lunch at Djech Mui in Maenam; Kaa muu or pork leg over rice

Yesterday saw a nice and fairly sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th May, 2015

Cebu City, Philippines, view from my room at Tune Hotel near Ayala SM

The forecast predicts sunny skies for today and tomorrow we should have cloudier days and stronger wind until next weekend with chances of a tropical 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

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It looks nice and sunny this morning over Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C

This morning I find myself back on Malapascua in the Philippines and it's nice and sunny here. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th May, 2015

Wat Kunaram with the mummified remains of Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng

Yesterday saw sunshine around Koh Samui but also some rain, our part of the island had some showers around 3pm. Max temp reached 32.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th May, 2015

Sunrise on Malapascua in the Philippines just before 5am, on the way to Monad Shoal for a Thresher shark dive. I saw about 5 different Pelagic Thresher sharks. A great way to start the day

The forecast shows possibly a bit of rain tonight and some more overcast and chances of tropical showers come Tuesday.

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th May, 2015

Lamai beach road, driving against one way traffic is common here

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day until the early evening when there was very hard rain fro about half an hour.Max temp reached 33.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th May, 2015

Jeepney's in Cebu City, they remain fascinating

The forecast predicts stronger wind starting this Monday and heavy cloud layers from Tuesday onward. Expect some tropical showers.

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly a nice blue sky over Koh Samui this morning with just a few scattered clouds lining the sky. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th May, 2015

Namuang waterfall # 2, always worth a visit

Yesterday saw mostly a clouded day but it still was very warm with a max temp of 32.8C At some parts of the island there may have a been a tropical shower, but we stayed dry.

The forecast shows a couple of more sunny days until Sunday when the wind and the clouds may pick up. Chances of tropical showers are still possible on most 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, 13 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th May, 2015

Today's weather;

Early this morning it was a mixed bag over Koh Samui with mostly blue skies and some scattered clouds but by now a thin cloud layer has moved in and it's mostly clouds hovering over the island. Current temp at 7am is 28.3X 

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th May, 2015

Khao Hua Jook Pagoda, towering over Chaweng

Yesterday saw a dry and hot day with a max temp of 33C

The forecast shows some ups and downs with mostly (at least partially) sunny days and come Sunday some stronger wind. For the Regatta week, plenty of wind is predicted 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, 12 May 2015

Big wedding Koh Samui style

Yesterday was a big day in my wife's family, a niece of my wife married in a big wedding Koh Samui style! It started early in the morning, where we were invited to the house of the bride, who is from Samui and who is the family link. The groom is from Chiang Rai in the North of Thailand.


The groom arriving at the bride's house

After we had breakfast under a canopy, which hid us from the already scorching sun, we waited for the groom to arrive at the house, so he could enter and 'claim' his bride.


Holding up gold neck chains, to be sold off

Now the groom was facing an interesting task. Everybody with a gold neck chain, undid it and held it between two persons. Every time the groom encountered a chain, he had to 'pay off' the two people holding the chain, so he could progress to the house. There were plenty of gold chains to be 'bribed' and it looked to me that there was a two tier envelope scheme going on. One of the groom's pockets was filled with 100.-THB notes in an envelope and there was a different pocket which held envelopes with a higher amount of money! In total some 30 to 40 envelopes switched owner, which equates to about 15-20 golden chains.


The newly wed couple

We left shortly after the groom entered the house, slowly making his way to the bridal room where his soon to be wife is waiting for him.

We went home and in the afternoon, we got ready to go to the big party at Phru Chaweng, where some 2000 people were invited for the celebration.


Part of the guests

All these 2000 people show up more or less at the same time, which can cause interesting parking issues, which this time were surprisingly dealt with very efficiently. The first time I witnessed this.
All 2000 guests all want to eat at pretty much the same time and that can be an interesting happening to observe. Yesterday was well organized though and it went smoothly.

Big wedding Koh Samui style

The mayor handing flowers to the newly weds for good luck

It was not only a big wedding but also a fairly 'important' wedding, since the mayor and part of his entourage showed up to give their blessings. Not a given on your average wedding on the island. I've been at weddings with even more higher up political figures coming over from the mainland but this wedding was definitely up there, with the mayor coming over.


Part of yesterday's outstanding food

The food was excellent, with starters, steamed fish, a kind of sweet pork, a salad, a soup, a curry and sweets for dessert and the inevatible bottle of Thai whiskey.

A great way to enjoy some excellent Thai food before I take off later this week for the Philippines for around three weeks.

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; 12th May, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky is getting more blue by the hour over Koh Samui it seems. It started out fairly cloudy but bit by bit the sky is turning blue. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th May, 2015

Sunset at Phru Chaweng yesterday during a big wedding party

Yesterday saw a another humid and partly cloudy day around Koh Samui. Max temp reached 32.6C

The forecast predicts partially cloudy skies with possibly a short tropical shower and the wind might pick up a bit come this Sunday.

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 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy over Koh Samui with a thin cloud layer and occasional sun beams coming through the cloud layer. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th May, 2015


Yesterday was mostly cloudy with a couple of showers throughout the day. Max temp reached 32.4C

The forecast predicts mostly cloudy days with an occasional shower but by next weekend it should become less cloudy and the predicted strong wind seems to have gone already.

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Camille

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th May, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy with a few moments of the sun breaking through and currently it's dry around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th May, 2015

Don't want you to miss out on this fine piece of Koh Samui parking style, it's definitely a fine art here. I did post this already on my TIT group and on the Samui Blog Facebook page.

Yesterday saw a mixed bag, with some sunshine but also with rain around noon and in the early evening. Max temp reached nonetheless 34.7C

The forecast predicts clouds and occasionally a tropical shower and heavy clouds and hard wind after next 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