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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Goodbye to June 2016

Goodbye to June 2016

It's time to say Goodbye to June 2016 and have a look at the weather conditions of this month around Koh Samui. It's been an interesting month of June this year, with plenty of sunshine during the first two weeks of June, making it very hot and having the hottest day of the year sofar with one day hitting the 38C mark.

This was very unusual for a typical June and the second half of this month saw more typical June weather with partial or fully covered and cloudy skies with tropical showers coming in on a regular base, sometimes accompanied by a strong breeze. 

Goodbye to June 2016

A deer skull at the Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka. There used to be a lot of deer around Koh Samui, in a lot or rather most old or traditional Samui houses you will find a reference to deer in the house hold, in the form of skulls or small wooden deer heads or the like.

During this June of 2016 I was home on Koh Samui all month and enjoyed a visit by my sister and her husband who came to visit their son who is participating in a six month internship at the Tongsai Bay hotel, one of the very first five start hotels on the island.

We had dinner at our treasured and favorite place including Kobori the Japanese restaurant in Maenam and JuzzaPizza in Fishermans Village.

This month I also had the opportunity to participate in two running races, the yearly Cancer Care run in Nathon, which I now participated in for six consecutive years and last weekend I ran the 12th Donsak minimarathon.

Now it's time to look ahead, to the 2016 July version, which will see me in Moalboal in the Philippines and on Phuket for PADI IDC programs, a busy month for travelling and work again.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th June, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th June, 2016


Today's weather;

It's very grey and cloudy this morning and rain is in the air with a stiff breeze around Koh Samui, we just had a drizzle in our part of the island. I don't expect the clouds to disappear today and it wouldn't surprise me if there may be some rain at some stage during the day. Current temp at 7am is a cool 25C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th June, 2016

A nice drone shot from Chaweng beach with the Centara Grand Beach resort in the midle of it all

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day with tropical showers at various times around the island. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast has changed slightly, it should remain fairly to mostly cloudy until the second July weekend with rain during mid next week.

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Camille

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July 

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July will take place as usual at Elysia in Fisherman's Village, starts at 3pm and runs until late. 

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July 

There will be plenty of vendors selling organic foods and various other products and produce. We buy some great breads there from a few differents vendors, including sour dough bread.
There's also food for sale in case you get hungry during your visit, prepared by the Elysia.

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July

The next Samui Green Market is Sunday 17th July 

The Samui Green Market is well worth  visit and I hope you will go out and visit and support the Samui Green Market. Just remember, don't bring any plastic bags!

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th June, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th June, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but it's dry at the moment  with a very good breeze. I expect it to remain dry but very cloudy today. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th June, 2016

We found this common rat snake in our garden yesterday, supposedly a very rare snake on Koh Samui, in contrast to it's name. It hasn't been spotted for over 20 years until during the last couple of weeks the Samui snake handler was called in twice to the Choengmon area and caught two snakes there. It seems there's a few around now in this part of the island. They are non harmful to humans and their diet largely consists of rats. We have small children and my wife has none of it that snakes are in our garden, so we killed this species.

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with a few rare glimpses of sunshine but around 7pm we had some rain, which lasted for an hour or so. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts cloud cover until mid next week when it's supposed to clear up again and the sun might break out. Today and tomorrow also sees a strong breeze and until mid next week you may expect some tropical showers.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Yesterday I presented once again a Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort in Maenam.
Fifteen of Zazen's Boutique Resort staff attended the presentation and with the inofficial start of the box jelly fish season in the Gulf of Thailand, it was a great moment in time to visit Zazen Boutique Resort again and give a new and updated presentation on box jelly fish awareness and prevention.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort; most of the participants on the beach, at the end of the presentation and the CPR training. Some staff had to go back to work and didn't participate in the CPR training

In very broad terms one can say that the box jelly fish season in the Gulf of Thailand and around Koh Samui and it's neighbouring islands Koh Phangan and Koh Tao runs from July through to November, although there are also plenty of registered and known encounters outside of this time frame.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort; After the presentation, before we headed out to the beach to start CPR training

The presentation went down very well and was accepted and watched with plenty of interest. It was good to see that some staff who already participated in the October 2015 box jellyfish and awareness presentation at Zazen Boutiques Resort, attended again and remembered things from the October presentation.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort; During CPR training on the beach

There's no need to panic about box jelly fish being around on Koh Samui's shore, but awareness and being prepared helps a lot. 

The four most important things to do when stung by a box jelly fish;

1 - Call for help, on Koh Samui that means call the Rescue service at 1169

2 - Make sure if the victim needs CPR

3 - Treat the stings and wounds with copious amounts of vinegar

4 -  Transport to a medical facility

In the meantime, there has been plenty of activity going on on Koh Samui and next month Kim Moss will visit both Koh Samui and Koh Phangang. 
Kim is a expert on net protection for box jelly fish.

Stay safe and enjoy the island, in order to prevent being stung by box jelly fish make sure that you are covered up, use a full body lycra suit and have plenty of vinegar available.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th June, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with a nice breeze. It looks like it will remain this cloudy for the remainder of the day and maybe there will be a bit of drizlle during the morning. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th June, 2016

A boat in front of Zazen Boutique resort in Maenam, beached due to low tide

Yesterday saw a nice and fairly sunny and warm day, despite the amounts of clouds in the sky during the day time, but around 5pm darker clouds moved in and we had some hard rain for about half an hour and a drizzle for an hour or two. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast for the next ten days predicts plenty of cloud cover and not that much sun with an occasional tropical shower. There may be some good breeze blowing in until Thursday.

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Camille

Monday, 27 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th June, 2016

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's sky has a partially clouded sky this morning and the sun is beaming through and may burn up some of these clouds and I expect it to be dry and fairly sunny today. Current temp at 7am is 28C


Koh Samui's main post office in Nathon, near the Seatran pier

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy sky over Koh Samui with at some locations around the island during the afternoon some strong wind and short showers. This happened to us when we had a flat tire on our car at Laem Hoi, between Maenam and Bang Po. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts a surprising nice and sunny day today, to be followed by the cloudy days predicted during previous days, with a strong wind come Wednesday.

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Camille

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui today but it has been dry sofar and I expect to remain cloudy but dry for the rest of the day. Current temp at 1pm is 33C

It's a late update since it wasn't until right now, on our way back home on the ferry from Donsak, after having participated in the 12th Donsal minimarathon, that I finally have time to sit down and update the blog.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2016

View over Chaweng beach, picture by Dudy Asif, a blog follower who sent me this picture. Thanks Dudy, much appreciated!

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny day around Koh Samui with a partially cloudy sky. Max temp reached 32C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2016

The bridge towards Koh Rad, a small and very cosy island just off the coast near Donsak, where also today's finish was of the 12th Donsak minimarathon in which I participated

The forecast hasn't changed that much since yesterday, it will remain mostly cloudy for the next ten days with the chance of an occasional tropical shower.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th June, 2016

Winners in my age group of today's 12th Donsak minimarathon in which finished 7th in my age group in a time of 47'24 over 10.13km and a 4'40 pace

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's just about to clear up outside, early in the morning at 6am and it looks like we have a very thin cloud layer over Koh Samui this early in the day although the prediction shows a rather cloudy sky for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 6am is 26C

We're off to Donsak today where I will be running a mini marathon tomorrow morning.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th June, 2016

A beautiful picture taken by Itisk Bouhbot (all copyright by him) yesterday afternoon around 3.30pm in Bang Rak of the storm sweeping in over Koh Samui. I just got back from an afternoon run and made it just in time to our house before the rain and wind crashed down

Yesetrday saw a fairly cloudy day with some sunshine until around 3.30pm when a storm hit the island and it rained hard with strong winds for about half an hou with more drizzle afterwards. After an hour or so it was dry again but remained cloudy, Max temp reached 32C

The forecast has changed and now we can expect cloudy skies for the next ten days with very strong, storm like winds on Monday and Tuesday and occasional tropical showers throughout the next tend days.

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui with a varying thickness of the clouds. I'm not too sure iof the sun will be able to burn the clouds away, maybe a small bit only. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th June, 2016

Two Family Mart outklets, facing each other at a small road crossing near the Bophud traffic lights. Within two hundred meters there's another outlet. Howmad is this?

Yesterday saw a few sunrays during the morning but shortly after noon we had some rain and around 6pm there was more rain and drizzle. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts mostly cloud cover for the next ten days except over this weekend it may be sunnier. An occasional tropical shower may also be part of the day or night.

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Camille

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd June, 2016

Today's weather;

This morning we have a good layer of clouds over Koh Samui and I doubt that the sun will be able to burn this cloud layer away today. It's expected to stay dry though and we have a minor breeze. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd June, 2016

The Meh Guan Ihm statue from a slightly differetn angle at Wat Laem Suwannaram or better known as Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a fairly nice day, it stayed dry and we had a sunny day, atlhough it didn't get too hot. Max temp reached 32C but with a light breeze that wasn't too bad at all.

The forecast for the next ten days may be a sunny Saturday and all other days cloudy to very cloudy with occasional (tropical) showers and with a very strong wind blowing in on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of these ten days may see a mild breeze.

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Camille

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka


In March we spotted this Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka, when we were retunring on the boat from our visit to the U Koh Madsum resort and we saw the profilic pagoda shape looking out over the Phang Ka bay. This just asked for being visited and explored, so after landing at the pier and colecting our car, we headed out to find this well hidden temple.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

 Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; The main temple

It is not too far from Sweet Sisters Cafe and you can easily squeeze in a stop here to satsify your stomach, so we're looking at the Southern end of the island, you can find the Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka here on Google maps.
We had to ask for directiosn twice, but once you find it, it is well worth a visit. Check the previous link to help you find it.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A small pagoda near the entrance

It is well away from the throdden path, thus also very quiet and relaxed. It's also a fairly small area so it doesn't take hours to discover everything although you can easily spend hours in the quiet surroundings of this temple.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; Inside the pagoda near the entrance

Straight at the entrance to the Temple grounds, there's a pagoda and nearby you can also park your car or motorbike. From here you can walk the surroundings and visit the buildings but there are also plenty of statues to admire and explore.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A big Buddha statue

Near the sitting Buddha statue are tree trunks covered with clothes and other gifts, which gives a strange feel to that particular area of the Temple grounds. It shows once more that he Thai people in general are still very much attached to nature, the way they make merit and involve nature in this process.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A small statue of a reclining Buddha figure

This small statue caught my attention and I like it a lot. A reclining Buddha statue, very nicely done. The whole setting just looked perfect to me.
There are plenty of other statues to be explored and found, from big ones to small ones just like the one pictured above.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A room with plenty of Budha statues and related relics

The Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka is really out of the way but when you decide to visit here, there are so many other things that you can check out on the way down to this quiet corner of Koh Samui, to keep you busy for more than just a day. It's well worth a visit and you can get some nice pictures to boot.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post of our trip this Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka. Its a unique temple and it's waiting for you!

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy with a nice breeze and there are also some blue spots in the sky over Koh Samui this morning and it should remain cloudy and dry for the remainder of the day, pending on how much the sun is able to heat up. In contrast to the prediction, we may also end up with a fairly sunny day. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd June, 2016

A very popular pastime on Koh Samui, collecting cockles. This can only be done at certain times of the year, pending on the tides. During these periods, one can sometimes collect in the morning or sometimes in the evening, pending the water height. Recently it has been good for cockle collecting! My wife alone got a few dozen kilos during recent weeks. The cockles are either being sold or eaten at home. This picture is taken near Big Buddha, one of the very popular places around the island for collecting

Yesterday it started out very cloudy with rain in the air and a bit of drizzle came down but nothing too bad. Around noon the sun broke out and slowly started to evaporate the clouds over Koh Samui and it became rather warm again. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast for the next ten days shows that we should have plenty of cloud cover with an occasional sunny break but on the other hand thre's also an option for some drizzle or a tropical shower. This is more like your average June weather, compared to the very sunny and hot first half of this month.

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Camille
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and grey this morning over Koh Samui and it feels like rain is in the air and I would expect some rain later today. There's a nice breeze today though and it's cool-ish. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st June, 2016

Since a few weeks you can find this stranded fisherman's boat in front of the Nathon Government hospital

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with a bit of a drizzle around 1.30pm and again during the early evening and night. Max temp reached 31C

The forecast has changed a bit and unfortunately not for the better, it seems like a more typical, monsoon like June weather is moving in and for the next ten days it's predicted to be cloudy with occasional showers after next weekend.

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Camille

Monday, 20 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like there will be more clouds later today, possibly with some showers. Current temp at 7am is a cool 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th June, 2016

Not the best location for sunsets, the Tongsai Bay hotel, since their bay is located at the sunrise side, but nonetheless a nice sunset evening sky over Koh Samui

Yesterday saw a mostly overcast but dry day and during the late afternoon there was a lovely sunset when the cloud cover broke. Max temp reached nonetheless 33C

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies during the next ten days except with some sunnier skies over next weekend. An occasional tropical shower may be possible as well.

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Camille

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th June, 2016

Today's weather;

We have a partially blue sky again this ealry in the morning over Koh Samui and the sun is heating up nicely. The breeze is almost gone now and it looks like ot will stay like this for the rest of the day, possibly with the sun burning up some more clouds. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th June, 2016

A nice see through at Wat Sunnaram or also known as Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day and although it felt like rain was in the air, it stayed dry all day long. Max temp reached 31C 

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies for the next ten days with possibly some rain this coming Thursday but I hope for some sunhsine as well. Most o the breeze has gone now but in general I expect temperatures to not get too hot anymore and linger between 30 to 32C

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Camille

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning over Koh Samui and we already had a little bit of drizzle with a fair amount of wind coming in. Most of the day I expect it to remain cloudy, although the sun is trying hard to break through, but it seems the cloud layers are too thick. Although rain is in the air, it should remain dry according to the predictions for today. Current temp at 7am is a cool 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th June, 2016

Rain showers are coming in over Bang Rak bay, yesterday afternoon

Yesterday saw a cloudy day, although the sun broke trhough for a short while just after midday. Around 3.30pm we had a bit of a drizzle and around 6pm it started to rain hard and it kept raining for a while. It must have caused some flash flooding, but within an hour or so after the rain had finsihed, the flash floods had mostly gone. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts the could cover to remain here until Tuesday with an occasional shower and from Wednesday onward the sun should break through again and we should have nice, warm and sunny weather once more without rain.

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Camille

Friday, 17 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and grey this monring over Koh Samui but it's still dry, for the time being. Later this morning and during the afternoon I do expect some rain. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th June, 2016

Near the Soi Green Mango in Chaweng, a shortcut from the parking area to the night life zone, used by many during the night and daytime

Yesterday didn't see a lot of sun during the morning and around 3.30pm some drizzle started, turning into a full on strong downpour by 5pm. Most of the evening it remained wet. Max temp still reached 33C

The forecast predicts hard rain tonight and tomorrow morning but come Tuesday the sun should be back and the rain should have mostly gone. In the meantime enjoy a couple of cooler days.

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Camille

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th June, 2016

Today's weather;

This morning we have a partially clouded sky with a nice breeze over Koh Samui with the sun slowly gearing up but I don't know how strong the sun will be today. It may clear up a little but during the early evening we may see some rain again. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th June, 2016

New signs of tourist attarctions popped up around all alonmg the island, like this one for Wat Suwannaram or Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a fairly cloudy start of the day but by noon the sun was out and about and it turned in to another blue sky with a very hot afternoon despite the nice breeze. However, come 8pm we had a strong shower that lasted about an hour. Max temp reached 35C

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies until mid next week with a nice breeze until the weekend. An occasional shower may drift along, like a typical June day on Koh Samui can be.

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Camille

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th June, 2016

Today's weather;

We have a break on the recent weather this morning and it's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui with a good breeze coming inland. I do expect it to remain mostly cloudy today and it should not get as hot as the previous days. Current temp at 7am is 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th June, 2016

The Chinese Temple in Maenam

Yesterday saw the typical sunny morning, which we are used to by now for this a-typical June weather pattern, but duirng the early afternoon heavy clouds moved in and some parts of the island had some rain or drizzle whilst other parts remained dry. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts cloudier skies until the weekend with a nice breeze and after the weekend we might be able to embrace the sunny skies again.

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Camille

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th June, 2016

Today's weather;

A hazy sky with a few scattered clouds in it, is hovering above Koh Samui this morning with a nice breeze coming up. Expect another sunny and hot day today! Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th June, 2016

The new statue of the sitting monk at Wat Bhoputtaram in Bophud, without any construction items in the way

Yesterday saw once more a very hot day but surprisingly around 6pm clouds moved in and we had a shower and a bit of drizzle for an hour or two. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast predicts a nice breeze until the weekend with cloudy skies and an occasional shower. Keep enjopying this unusually hot and dry June weather.

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Camille

Monday, 13 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th June, 2016

Today's weather;

Another nice blue sky is shaping over Koh Samui this morning and with a very mild breeze, I expect it to become a very sunny and hot day again. Current temp at 7am is 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th June, 2016

Next to the Hard Rock cafe in Chaweng is this hole in the ground under construction which is going to be a brand new Hooters off shoot

Yesterday saw once more a blue sky and a very hot day, in my opinion more hot than during the heat wave last month and in April. By 6pm though there was a very hard shower in the Chaweng area but no rain or just a light drizzle in some other parts of the island. Max temp reached 36C

The forecast predicts a fairly cloud sky to blue skies for the next ten days with possibly some heavy clouds and rain come Saturday.

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Camille

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's blue sky galore over Koh Samui at the moment and this Sunday morning is as glorious as can be! Be ready for a teaming hot day, it's feeling almost hotter than last month when we had a heat wave! Current temp at 8am is 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th June, 2016

The Jaow Mae Guanim statue at Wat Plai Laem, puffin' and huffin' under a hot blue sky

Yesterday saw once more a very blue ksy over most parts of the island although there were some clouds looming over the inland and more mountaineous part of the island. Max temp reached 35C

The forecast for the next ten days is most likely similar to what we have right now, blue to fairly blue skies until next weekend when we may see some more clouds. The nice and cool breeze will slowly fade out over this week. Enjoy the unusual hot and sunny June weather as long as it will last!

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th June, 2016

Today's weather;

Once more a nice blue sky reigns over Koh Samui with a light breeze and better get ready for another very warm day. Current temp at 8am is 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th June, 2016

Sunset over Fisherman's Village yesterday evening during dinner at Juzza Pizza, still among our fave Italian restaurants on the island

Yesterday saw another very hot day around Koh Samui, with blue skies all day long. Max temp reached a shattering 38C

The forecast still insists on predicting cloudy skies, with a breeze and occasionally a tropical shower, ho it should be in June. Daily weather situations proof a different pattern, so let's hope the daily patterns will sit this one through.

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th June, 2016

Today's weather;

Koh Samui woke up this mroning under an almost perfect clear blue sky with just a bit of haze and a few rare clouds in it. Current temp ta 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th June, 2016

The 'Bot' at Wat Laem Suannaram (it's official name) in Plai Laem under yesterday's blue sky

Yesterday saw a very blue sky all day long and it was warm, edging in on hot. Max temp reached 35C despite a nice breeze all day long.

The forecast is more of the same for the next ten days, hot and sunny days with a breeze, although cloudy skies are predicted. We'll see how this pans out. Wednesday and Thursday may see a shower.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's a bit hazy again this early monring around Koh Samui but the sun is heating up and about to burn the majority of the clouds away. I expect a fairly sunny day and a nice, warm and dry to boost with a bit of a cooling down wind. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th June, 2016

Tong Sai Bay resort beach with Choengmon beach in the background, where the small lights are. My sister is staying here for a few days before they move to Zazen Boutique Resort

Yesterday it was partially cloudy with plenty of sunshine but also cloud cover at times. Max temp reached 33c under a dry sky.

The forecast didn't change much for the next ten days, a mixture of xloudy and partially cloudy skies which should also bring plenty of sunshine at times, with a bit of a colling wind. It should stay mostly dry except for a rather rare tropical shower. 

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy early this monring over Koh Samui and the sun is heating up already and traying to burn through the cloud layers. It may become cloudier during the fay. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th June, 2016

AtTravelling monk statue at the Suanthamma Temple near Had Lin waterfall in Nathon

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny start but very early in the morning clouds moved in and it remained cloudy but dry for most of the day. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts cloudy skies for the next tend ays with a bit stronger wind now and an occasional tropical shower.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th June, 2016

Today's weather;

Like most recent days, the mornings over Koh Samui start out with a hazy cloud cover and once the sun starts to heat up shortly after 7am, it burns most fo the clouds away and it turns into very blue skies and it's hot. Current temp at 8am is 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th June, 2016

The newly opened Hard Rock Cafe and shop in Chaweng. First reactions I saw mentioned overpriced food that can be had cheaper and better at other places. Do you agree?

Yesterday saw a nice blue sky almost all day long, except during the early morning and it was hot. Max temp reached 35C

The forecast for the next ten days didn't change much, mostly partially clouded skies with a nice wind at times and an occasional tropical shower.

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with a nice little bit of wind blowing to keep it cool. Current temp at 7am is 27C and I expect it to remain mostly cloudy today with possibly a tropical shower thrown in for good measure.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th June, 2016

The Samui Green Market yesterday in full swing at the Elysia Boutique Resort in Fisherman's Village

Yesterday was sunny and warm to hot around Koh Samui but just after 9pm we had atropical downpour for about 15 minutes and a prolonged rain shower after that. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast for the next ten days has not changed much, mostly cloudy skies with a nice and cool wind blowing with possibly some trpical showers coming our way.

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th June, 2016

Today's weather;

There's a partially cloudy sky over Koh Samui this morning and it looks like it will be a fairly sunny and hot today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th June, 2016

Yesterday at both Tesco Lotus outlets on the island, there were dinosaurs visiting, this was taken at the Chaweng outlet around noon, Great fun for the kids and some scared ones to boost

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny and hot day with some surprise drizzle in the late afternoon. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast for the next ten days didn't change a lot, mostly cloudier skies with a bit of wind and an occasional tropical shower but also enough sunshine to make it nice days. Rather typical June weather.

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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th June, 2016

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny over Koh Samui this monring with just a few isolated showers. Current temp at 10am is 32C

It's a late update because I participated in the 9th Cancer Care run in Nathon. organized by the Four Seasons Resort.
Upon arriving home there was a snake sitting next to our entrance door of the kitchen in the back of the house. A good reminder that we live in the tropics.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th June, 2016

Soi Green mango in Chaweng, well known by the night crawlers on the island but here it is shown in broad daylight

Yesterday saw a warm day around Koh Samui with a partially cloudy sky but it was leaning on being hot! Max temp reached 34C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th June, 2016

At the finish line of the 9th Cancer Care Run in Nathon this morning, being guided in by our youngest daughter. The sixth time in six consecutive years that I participated in this run

The forecast has changed slightly, now the prediction is that it may be fairly cloudy over the next ten days with a light increase in wind and a rare tropical shower.

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Friday, 3 June 2016

Sponsoring my new set of running shoes

Sponsoring my new set of running shoes


Here's a slightly unconventional way to get myself a pair of new running shoes. Two sets of Vibram Five Fingers shoes are walking on their last legs and I need to replace them but don't have the fund to do so. I'm asking for sponsors and donation to get the required 4,000.-THB together.
There's a donation button at the bottom of this page, any support is welcome and can be seen as a token of support and apprecation for the time and dedication I put into this blog.

Sponsoring my new set of running shoes

Holes under the heels, preparing for becoming a bare foot runner?

As a follower and reader of my blog, you may know my love for running by now. It's my hobby and I enjoy it tremendously. However, two pairs of my running shoes are about to disintegrate and short of becoming a complete 100% bare foot runner, which would be my next step and currently only avaialble ption, I hope to be bale to generate enough money from generous donations to be able to get a new pair of Vibram Five Fingers Evo.

Sponsoring my new set of running shoes

The soles have been ripped off and can't be used anymore

Any donation is welcome, as small or big as you can afford and in the unlikely event I get more than the needed 4,000.-THB, race fees, travel expenses and loads of other bills will be paid from it.

Thanks in advance

MY FUNDRAISER


Instead of using the button, I'm also more than happy to provide you with my bank details, please contact me or sue my PayPal account for direct gifts under this email address; camille@idcthailand.net

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