Thursday, 1 August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

Here we are, at the start of a brand new month and we can say welcome to August 2019.
August around the Samui archipelago should be nice and sunny. Not so during the last couple of years. There was plenty of rain usually for half of the month. The sun should come out during August and warm things up. Let's cross our fingers.
Today it's partially cloudy with big chunks of blue sky. The current temperature at 10am is 31C.

The forecast for the first week of August doesn't look that great though. A tropical storm is about to make landfall within a day or two in Vietnam. This will cause stormy and rainy weather in Northern and Central Thailand.
The islands will get their share as well, on the outskirts of this storm. Very strong wind is predicted  as of Sunday. There will or should be more than just a shower as well. Let's hope things calm down again during the second August week.

Welcome to August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

Choengmon beach earlier this week. It was already getting late but a beautiful , cloudy sky appeared. It was surprisingly busy, mainly with Thai people and their families and kids hanging out. The kids playing in the water, the parents looking on from the beach. Other Thai groups were doing what Thai people seem to do best, eating and drinking!

Come 18th August, there's the Lamai charity run. The race is already sold out. Although I signed up for this race, I won't be able to participate. My marathon race date has been changed. Consequently my training schedule doesn't allow for this race. Too bad but come 8th September, I should be all fired up for a full marathon in Lan Saka. This is on the mainland, near Nakhon Si Thammarat.

First things first though. Koh Samui and the surrounding islands should get busier again. The European summer holidays are in full swing. Enjoy your stay on the island and don't forget to go out and about. Experience Samui's culture and sights!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 


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