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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Goodbye to July 2016

Goodbye to July 2016


It's the last day of July 206 and time to say Goodbye to July 2016.
This July 2016 version was very similar to the last three July's we had on Koh Samui, it was not that great when it came down to the weather. Plenty of rainy days and sometimes some hard wind besides some sunny days as well.
July is known for it's mild monsoon season aroud the Samui archipelago and this July was no exception.

Goodbye to July 2016

Goodbye to July 2016 at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram, a picture of the 'Bot' the most important building at a Thai temple

After having spend a good six weeks at home, this month I found myself most of the time on the road, first for a PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines and after just having been home for a day, I was on my way again to Phuket for the current PADI IDC.

The few days I was on Koh Samui during this month, we did manage to visit our favorite Japanese restaurant 'Kobori' in Maenam, the quality is still great and it absolutely comes recommended.

After the first week of next month, I should be back on Koh Samui again  and I'm looking forward to the busy month of August on and around Koh Samui's shores.
See you there and keep dropping by and keep reading my daily weather updates.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st July, 2016


Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but there are plenty of blue spots in the sky and later this morning I expect it to clear up more. Current temp at 7am is 27C

On Phuket, at Kata where I stay, it's the opposite, we enjoy very blue sky with some clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 27.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st July, 2016

A statue of a farmer walking his water bufallos, near the Bophud traffic lights. In real life I never saw someone walk three bufallos at the same time, but just the one. I don't think that male buffalos really like each other too much, hence the bufallo fights. I do like the fabric the farmer is wearing around his waist, that's very authentic!

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day without rain around Koh Samui, with some scattered clouds in the sky. Max temp reached 33C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st July, 2016

A South bound view over Patak road in Kata on Phuket, towards Chalong, on a lazy Sunday afternoon

The forecast ells us that thw wind will start picking up over Koh Samui and it's archipelago come tomorrow with storm like weather conditions from Wednesday though Friday. Next Sunday the wind should drop and come Tuesday the sun should be out and about again.

This storm is going to affect most of Southern Thailand's provinces. The TMD or Thai Metereological Department has issued a weather warning.


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Saturday, 30 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks gorgeous this monring and there has been a bit of a change in weather overnight! Current temp at 7am is 27C and it looks like it will remain nice and sunny today.

Over on Phuket, where I am currently, the sky has become a lot more blue as well, there's still a thin cloud layer but I expect that to be burnt away once the sun starts heating up. Curremt temp at 7am is 26.5C

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

One of the four statues standing inside Wat Lamai

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day over Koh Samui but it remained dry at most parts of the island with possibly some rain at isolated parts. Max temp reached 31C

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

View from my room in Kata, Phuket from my small balcony. The road is Patak road, the busy 'second' road, connecting Chalong and Rawai with Kata and Karon and what's beyond in both directions. The background is very green with the hills that surround the area here.

The forecast has changed drastically overnight, until Monday we should see sunny skies and the cloudy and wind riddled period has now been condensed to a period between Tuesday and Friday. You may still expect heavy clouds, strong wind to storm like conditions and rain on these days but come next weekend, the weather should turn for the better again with more sunhsine and less clouds.

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Friday, 29 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's very cloudy and it looks grey over Koh Samui this morning with a fair amount of wind. Rain is expected during the day time but not that much. Current temp at 7am is a cool 27C 

On Phuket it's not much different, grey clouds and it wouldn't surprise me if we will have rain again today, just like yesterday during the morning and early afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

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

This startue can be found near the entrance to the Suanthamma temple in Nathon, which is next to the Hin Laad waterfall

Yesterday saw a windy day around Koh Samui with an occasional short tropical shower moving around the islnd. Max temp reached 32C

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

Flowers being sold at the road side in Kata, Phuket. These flowers are mostly used for cars to hang around the rearview mirror, for good luck

The forecast for the next ten days predicts wind until next weekend, the first August weekend with cloudy skies and tropicals showers on a regular base. That first August Sunday may see some relief with the sun coming out again and the wind should have dropped before that weekend.

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

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



Today's weather;

It's cloudy but dry at the moment over Koh Samui and it looks like it will stay this way for the time being with possibly rain during the late afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 28C

On Phuket we also have a cloudy sky and it's still dry at the moment but I won't be surprised if we will have some rain here during the day. Current temp at 7am is 28.3C

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

At the Guang Yu shrine in Hua Thanon, many banners hanging down from the ceiling in what seems to be the main worshipping room at the complex

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day with sunshine after a cloudy start. Max temp reached 32C

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

View over Kata on Phuket from the Eastin Yama hotel on Phuket

The forecast didn't change much, clouds, strong wind with storm like power at times and plenty of rain starting as of tonight and leading into next weekend, the first August weekend.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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

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


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with at some parts of the island the sun peeking through at some holes in the clouds and other parts having a bit of rain. During the late afternoon the sun may break through all around the island. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Here on Phuket where I currently am, the July 2016 Phuket PADI IDC started yesterday successfully and this monring we have a slightly less clouded sky compared to yesterday, still heavy cloud layers though but with occasionally a few blue spots in it. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

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

The 'Bot' at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram, the most important building at a temple, the Bot at Wat PLai Laem has beautiful paintings inside, depicting Buddha's life

Yesterday saw another warm day but there was also rain and at some parts there was also some thunderstorm with lightning. Max temp reached 32C nonetheless.

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

Sunset over Kata on Phuket, as seen yesterday from my room. A dramatic sunset after a very cloudy day over Phuket

The forecast has changed and it's not looking that good now for the enxt ten days, the period with strong wind, even storm, has extended now and starts this Friday and goes on all the way up to next Wednesday. Strong wind, almost storm like at times with plenty of rain after the weekend and once the wind has gone, the clouds and rain may stick around. Not a great way to end the month and start a new one.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's a mixed bag this morning around Koh Samui, some parts of the island, like in Lamai have rain and other parts have a partially clouded, real island life! It's expected to remain fairly cloudy but relatively dry though. Current temp at 7am is 27C

My life on the road continues and I'm back for a PADI IDC on Phuket, to start today. It's mostly cloudy over Phuket this monring but dry. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

This same morning, the candidates of the Moalboal July 2016 PADI IDC in the Philippines start their PADI IE. All the best to them.

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

Watching Big Buddha from a different perspective

Yesterday saw the sun break through rather early around Koh Samui, after some early morning rain showers. Around 9am it was partially blue skies around the island. Max temp reached 34C, a pretty warm day, especially with the high humidity.

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

Back on Phuket, with the blue Karon ocean in the background at the hilly part between Patong and Karon in front of the Centara Karon Resort or is this actually the Centara Grand Beach Resort?

The forecast for Koh Samui has changed a bit since yesterday, for the next ten days it should be paryially cloudy with an occasional shower but come Friday the wind should pick up and come next week Wednesday we may have a real storm blowing over Koh Samui. However, that's still a while away and typcially these storms tend to peter out before they hit the Koh Samui shores. We will keep an eye out on it though and give you daily updates.

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Camille

Monday, 25 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's cloudy and wet over Koh Samui and we had already some night and early morning rain. It should clear up though with possibly the sun even breaking through later today. Current temp at 7am is a cool 26C

I'm off to Phuket later this monring and will be there for around two weeks, teaching a PADI IDC on Phuket.

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

The new Monk on a boat at Wat Bophud, it remains a beautiful sight! Right now Wat Bophud has a temple party going on, if you are on holidays and never visited a temple party, it's a great event and well worthwhile checking out. It's an evening event, so don't go before 6pm

Yesterday saw a warm afternoon but without the accompanying sunshine and it may have rained at some parts of the island but I didn't see any rain during the daytime. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast cloudier days ahead as of Wednesday with a strong breeze and tropical showers at times and after next weekend the clouds may break up but the wind intensity may increase.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

A rey and cloudy sky hangs over Koh Samui this morning with occasionally showers at different parts of the island. This may continue until the late afternoon when it might clear up a bit and the sun may break through. Current temp at 7,30am is 26C

Am back home again, I arrived at 4pm at Samui airport, will be home all day today and tomorrow morning I will drive over to Phuket, to start a PADI IDC there on Tuesday.

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

Choengmon beach during very low tide earlier this month

Yesterday saw a dry around Koh Samui and it was warm when I arrived, although max temp reached just 31C with a few showers around the island at different locations at different times.

The forecast for the next ten days predicts a mixture of cloudy skies and partially cloudy skies with occasionally a tropical shower and next week towards the end of the week some wind.

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and it might stay like this until the late afternoon. Current temp at 8am is 28C

The PADI IDC at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines has been completed and I'm on the road again or rather in the sky, I just arrived at NAIA terminal 2 the airport in Manila in the Philippines, coming from Cebu. It's partially cloudy here with a bit of sunshine but the clouds may as well be smog. Current temp at 9am local time is 29C

Come 16.00 hours I should arrive at Koh Samui airport.

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

The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem or also known as Wat Suwannaram

Yesterday saw a very nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33C although there may have been some local showers.

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

Terminal 2 at NAIA, Manila airport, one of the lesser exciting and accommodating airports in the world

The forecast for the next ten days shows a mixture of sunny and apartially cloudy days with few chances of a tropical shower,

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Friday, 22 July 2016

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



Today's weather;

It's sunny over Koh Samui this morning with still a few clouds in the sky but I expect the sun to burn them away, so better get ready for a hot one. Current temp at 7am is a nice and cool 26C

My last day at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, this afternoon I will finish the current PADI IDC, an update is to follow and I will be off to Cebu, tomorrow it's back to Koh Samui, via Manila and Bangkok.
It's cloudy here today and current temp at 8am local time is 27.6C

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

The bay at Fisherman's Village, looking direction Bang Rak, as seen from the appartment for rent at the new Blue Vanilla shop in Fisherman's Village

Yesterday was another warm day with the sun occasionally popping out. Max temp reached 33C


The small square in front of Eve's Kiosk, the dive resort I stay at in Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines. Usually filled with cars in the weekend and quite empty during the week.

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days with a mixture of partially cloudy days and days with a bit more sunshine. In general a very good forecast with plenty of sunshine and just an occasional chance of a tropical shower.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

We're an hour early but a dive is in the making and I won't have much time to update later today, so here we go. It's partially cloudy this very early in the morning but the sun is trying very hard to break through. The prediction is that it will be very cloudy but dry but I won't be surprised if there will be sunshine today over Koh Samui. Current temp at 6.30am is 28C

Here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a very nice blue sky shaping up and it looks like it's going to be a hot one here today. Current temp at 7,30am local time is 28,1C

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

Fitness machines at Chaweng lake. I wish there were more locations around the island with these machines, if there would be one near our house, I would love to go there during the late afternoons or early evenings, when it has colled down a bit and work out a bit. So far I only know of two locations of these kind, one here in Chaweng and one down South at the stadium in Baan Namuang

Yesterday saw a dry and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33C

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

The beach road leading into Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines. Very relaxed and easy going lifestyle here

The forecast for the next ten days is showing a mixture of mostly cloudy skies for the first five days with possibly a tropical shower thrown in for good measure and a lot more sunshine for the second part of a five day period. Wind or breeze should be more or less absent during this period.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016

Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016


It's the last day of a very long free weekend for the Thai population because of the Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016.
Since both days were on a Tuesday and Wednesday, the Monday became a day off as well and a long weekend was vreated with thousands of Thais and expats enjoying the occasion and taking trips in and outside of Thailand.
Koh Samui was busy and with the usual sumer holiday travellers from Europe, the flights and ferries were and are today again chock full.

All public offices like schools and banks are closed although banks do open on Khao Pansa day again but our children are still enjoying a day off from school today.

Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016

Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016; Buddha's firtst sermon in Benares, India

Asahna Bucha day or WAN ASANA BUCHA – วันอาสาฬหบูชา is the first full moon of the eighth lunar month (usually in July) and commemorates the Buddha's first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares in India and the founding of the Buddhist sangha (monkhood) about 2,500 years ago.

In the sermon, which is known as 'Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion', the Buddha first spelled out the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.

The day marks the beginning of Vassa, the Buddhist lent period also known as the 'Rains Retreat'.

This was celebrated yesterday, 19th July 2016.

Many Thai people will return to their ancestral homes to worship in their local temple and to bring offerings for the monks. In the evening they will often perform a wien tien, where they walk clockwise around the main shrine of the temple carrying a candle, three incense sticks and a lotus bed. This is done a few times per year at our local Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram temple. During the day, monks chant mantras or repeat the first sermon of the Buddha.

Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016

Asahna Bucha and Khao Pansa days in 2016;

WAN KHAO PANSA – วันเข้าพรรษา or Khao Pansa day Wan Khao Pansa (วันเข้าพรรษา) means the day of entering the rains retreat. This is a three-month annual retreat usually undertaken from July to October, during which monks must stay at the same temple, and refrain from wandering around the countryside. In India, it is known as Vassa. It begins on the day after Asahna Bucha. The tradition dates from the time of the Buddha, when he forbade monks to travel during the rainy season for fear that they might unintentionally harm crops or insects in the places where they walked.

In Thailand, monks use the retreat to meditate more intensively. Lay people will often use this period to adopt more ascetic practices, abstaining from meat, alcohol or cigarettes, for example. You can find a lot more vegetarian food being easily available at restaurants during this period (ahaan dcheh). Wan Khao Pansa is often referred to as Buddhist Lent, as its emphases on reflection and self-denial bear outward resemblance to the Christian Lenten period (though pre-dating it by over 500 years). It is also a time when many young Thai men ordain and join the monkhood for part or all of the period of the rains retreat. This is a traditional rite of passage for most young Thai men, and it creates valuable merit for the whole family.

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

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


Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with rain possibly in the air. There are some very small and isolated blue spots in the sky but it looks like the clouds may prevail today. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a partially clouded sky with the sun breaking through at the blue spots, but we had some hard rain earlier in the morning. Current temp at 8am local time is 26.2C

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

A kind of statue at the Suanthamma Temple in Nathon, near the Hin Laad waterfall. The iron pipe on the left is from a short ladder, leading up to the statue

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Koh Samui with a partially clouded sky and sunshine as well. Max temp reached 33C

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

The iconic little building at the end of a small walkway or pier at the Marina Italian restaurant in Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, in the early evening, a very romantic spot to have dinner with your loved one(s)

The forecast predicts cloudy skies until Friday, that's when sunnier skies should replace the cloudy skies with partially clouded skies to very blue skies, varying from day to day with occasionally a bit of a breeze and very limited tropical showers.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's a bit cloudy over Koh Samui but dry at the moment this morning, the sun is trying to get through but to not much avail at the moment and there may actually be a shower or two this morning. Current temp at 8am is 29C

Back here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we started the day once more with an early morning dive, hence we're an hour later than usual with the daily weather update. It's partially clouded here with a current temp at 9am local time of 30.7C and the current PADI IDC is still in ful swing.

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

A big and fat sitting man at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram

Yesterday saw a fantastic day around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine, a really relaxed and enjoyable day. Max temp reached 33C

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

Just before sunset at Panagsama beach in Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is still looking good, fairly cloudy until Friday morning, with more sunshine and partially blue skies coming up from there onwards. Get the sun lotion out and enjoy your time on the beach or around the island.

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Camille

Monday, 18 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

It's a nice day and morning with a blue sky over Koh Samui with just a few rare and scattered clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 29C

Here at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we just have gotten to the half way mark of the current PADI IDC here in Moalboal. This morning it's under a lovely blue sky with a current temp at 8am local time of 28.2C

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

The road in Fisherman's Village, early in the morning before the hustle and bustle starts and it gets busy

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around the island with a few showers at some locations of the island. Max temp reached 33C

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

The never boring view from Lantaw restaurant, just above PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure', where I conduct the PADI IDC's at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines and where we have lunch every day. Sometimes I go back in the evening to have dinner here as well!

The forecast is looking good for the next ten days, partially cloudy with an occasional shower until Friday and from there on even more sunshine and blue skies. Enjoy!

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

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


Today's weather;

Ut's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with just a few blue spots in the sky but it is and it should stay dry today with a nice breeze coming in. Current temp at 8am is a nice and cool 28C

Again a later update this morning since I was diving again at 7am this morning under a nice blue sky here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines. Current temp at 9am local time 30.7C

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

The reflection of the Meh Guan Ihm statue in the water at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram in Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day around Koh Samui with plenty of blue skies out and about. Max temp reached 34C


Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th July, 2016; A beautiful sunset yesterday evening at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is looking good with a light breeze and partially cloudy skies until Thursday and from there on we should have sunnier skies again. Not much rain is expected during the next ten days.

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

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

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


Today's weather;

A nice blue sky can be found over Koh Samui this morning and it looks like it will stay that way today, so get the sunlotion out and get ready for a hot day. Current temp at 8am is 29C

Just like yesterday, I started the day with a dive and hence the update is an hour later than usual. At Pangsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we also have a nice blue sky and it looks like we also will enjoy a nice and warm day. Current temp at 9am local time is 30C

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

The new statue of the sitting monk at Wat Bophud from a different angle

Yesterday saw a nice and partially sunny day around Koh Samui with a warm max temp of 33C

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

A tricycle at Pangsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, a much used form of transportation in the villages and towns around the Philippines, sometimes loaded up with a dozen passengers

The forecast is looking good, Monday through to Thursday may be a bit cloudy with an occasional tropical shower but all other days in the next ten day period look sunny and nice.

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Friday, 15 July 2016

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village


Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village and it's already the third outlet of Blue Vanilla in Fisherman's Village, with another one at Central Festival in Chaweng and one more Blue Vanilla outlet can be found at Big Buddha.

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village; view on their goodies

The new outlet in Fisherman's Village has the usual high standard of souvenirs and merchandise that you can expect from the Blue Vanilla crew by now and to top things off, there's also a nice bar, which at a later time may be used to serve alcohol as well. For the time being it will be coffee and juices only and not to forget their homemade cheesecakes.

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village; view coming in from the road

Opening times are from 11am to 11pm, except the shop at Big Buddha, which opens at 8am and closes at 7pm.
Friendly service and staff are guaranteed and you will be able to find something different to bring home as a good remembrance to your Koh Samui visit, something that can be funny, cute or nice and is different including Thai food items, that stands out against the usual and standard type of souvenir that you can find almost everywhere else.

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village; Front view

Have a look at the growing Blue Vanilla emporium and enjoy their ambiance and wide range of souvenirs and tidbits on offer, it's well worth a peek into their shops.

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village

Blue Vanilla opens a new shop in Fisherman's Village; the beachfront apartment, have a look at AirBNB or book directly with them

Congratulations to Blue Vanilla with another outlet and make sure to drop by. In my opinion Blue Vanilla is a great addition and brings a nice variation to what is on offer on Koh Samui with some original ideas and ambiance.

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

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


Today's weather;

Other parts of Thailand may have rain and wind but on Koh Samui the weather scene has changed and it's a very nice blue sky hanging above Koh Samui this morning with some isolated clouds looming around in the sky. Current temp at 8am is 30C

Today's weather update is a bit late since I started the day with a 39 meter deep dive as part of the current July 2016 PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines, which we started yesterday The deep dive was a great way to start the day and all this under a nice and sunny, blue sky. Current temp at 9am local time in Moalboal is 30.3C and the temperature is rising. Mabuhay!

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

The beach at Fisherman's Village, pictuire taken from the new Blue Vanilla shop's upstairs room'appartment that can be booked through AirBNB

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Koh Samui but at isolated locations there may have been rain at some point. Max temp reached nonetheless 33C

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

My view when I open the door of my room at Eve's kiosk at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines. It's not a beach but it's still a pretty good view to start the day with

The forecast is looking a lot nicer now, we should see a lot more sunshine and blue skies going hand in hand with a decrease in wind, except for Monday and Tuesday, which may be very cloudy with strong wind and rain, but especially after these two days, it should return to very nice weather patterns, with lots of blue skies and sunshine, so time to bring the sunscreens and lotions out again.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

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

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



Today's weather;

It's cloudy but dry over Koh Samui this morning and the sun is trying to break through the cloud cover at some spots around the island. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Here at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we started the PADI IDCS course with Irish yesterday and we also a visit by PADI Regional manager Andy Auer of Western Thailand, today we will kick off the PADI IDC. All this under a fairly cloudy sky with the sun trying to break through. Current temp at 8am local time is 26.3C

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

Relaxing at Choengmon beach with a swing hanging on a tree trunk, there are reasons this beach is our favorite beach on Koh Samui, besides that it's around the corner of where we live.

Yesterday saw a dry day again over Koh Samui and it was partially cloudy with the sun breaking through at times around the island. Max temp reached 33C

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

Daily barbecue at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, a BBQ place favored by many locals

The forecast is is on the up again, less clouds but still with a nice breeze and possibly a very strong wind come Monday and Tuesday but with a lot less rain and at the weekend of 23rd July it should be really nice again and the sun should be out in full force. Enjoy!

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Camille

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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

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



Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but a weak sun is trying to get things going accompanied with a nice breeze. The forecast is predicting clouds and rain for today though but that has not been too accurate lately and the sun overwon the clouds a few times the past few days. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Yesterday afternoon I arrived back at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines and it's cloudy here with a short period of drizzle just moving on and starting again. Current temp at 8am local time is 25.2C

Today I will start a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course and tomorrow I will start the PADI IDC for July 2016 in Moalboal.

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

Roof construction going on at the 'Bot' at Wat PLai Laem or Wat Suwannaram, not a job I would like to do at that height and with the steepness of the roof. Impressive job in my humble opinion

Yesterday saw a nice day around Koh Samui, especially during the morning. The afternoon saw some light rain around the northern shores of the island, Max temp reached 33C

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

Back at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines and what better way to show it than with a picture of the basket ball hoop at hte local basket ball court, the favorite sport in the Philippines by a long shot

The forecast for the next ten days around Koh Samui is looking straightforward, until Frday clouds with a breeze and some tropical showers and as the weekend starts it should be less cloudy or partially cloudy with a breeze and some tropical showers passing by.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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

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


Today's weather;

It's cloudy but dry this morning over Koh Samui and it looks like it may remain mostly cloudy, although the sun might burn through some of the cloud layers and play around a little bit. Current temp at 7am is 29C

At last I arrived in Cebu City in the Philippines last night, with a three hour delay, was in bed by around 1am. Very late for my doing nowadays. Later today, early this afternoon, I will move on to Moalboal and start an IDCS course and a PADI IDC there tomorrow.

Ceby City is partially cloudy with geavy, thick clouds but also with a few isolated blue spots and dry. Current temp at 8am local time is 30.7C 
First I'm going for a 10km run though!

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

Chaweng lake, all cleaned up and looking good

Yesterday saw a cloudy day over Koh Samui with occasionally a bit of sunshine but also with rain around the island. Max temp reached 32C

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

Cebu city in the Philippines with it's early rush hour madness and jeepneys, in the background left is the Ayala shopping mall and terraces

The forecast hasn't changed much, cloudy, a nice breeze and an occasional tropical shower until the weekend. Over the weekend the sun may break out again with some cloudy days after the weekend again but more sunshine towards the next weekend.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

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

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


Today's weather;

It's cloudy this morning over Koh Samui with just a very few, isolated small blue pockets in the sky. It's dry at the moment and most likely it will remain dry today with heavy cloud cover. Current temp at 7am is 29C

Today will be a long travel day, my flight to Bangkok has been delayed for an hour already though but I won't arrive in Cebu in the Philippines until 9.30pm tonight.

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

The Meh Guab Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram with a nice reflection in the water

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day with a shower at 6pm. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast for the next ten days predicts cloudy and windy days with an occasional shower until next weekend, after the which the sun may return.

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Camille