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Saturday, 29 February 2020

Goodbye to February 2020

Goodbye to February 2020

We have arrived at the last day of this month, hence, time to say Goodbye to February 2020. It's also a Leap Day. A fairly rare occurrence that only happens every four years.

This February was nice but not as good weather wise as previous years. Especially the third week of this month saw almost one week long, rain showers each day. The last week was a mix of partially to fully clouded skies, laced with sunshine as well. However, last week there was no rain.
A good February, not an outstanding February in the Samui archipelago.

I was happy to be at home this month. Except for a short trip to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Our first ever visit to this sparkling city. We enjoyed it a lot and are looking forward to be able to visit again. 

Goodbye to February 2020

Goodbye to February 2020

Empty shop space in Chaweng for rent. All around the island more and more empty shopping places, restaurants or other real estate is up for sale or rent. Tourism numbers were already dropping due to the high Thai Baht exchange rate, before January this year. With the Covid-19 virus, things have gotten a lot worse. Everybody in Thailand working in the tourism industry feels the impact. Even outside the tourism industry people start to feel it. Many shops, restaurants etc can't make enough money to pay the rent anymore. February is usually one of the busiest months in the year. This year it has been below average.

It's time to start looking forward, to March 2020. If you're on the island, enjoy all things Koh Samui has to offer. You have all of the island almost to yourself!
I'm off to visit my Mum and my sister and her family, who will be here for a week! Eight people who decided to continue their holidays and we will make the most out of it!

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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

Camille

Monday, 24 February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th February – 23rd February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th February – 23rd February 2020

A day later than usual but here we are with the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th February – 23rd February 2020. It's Monday morning and I had a sever cold over the last couple of days. Nope. no reason to worry, no coronavirus for this blogger. Koh Samui is coronavirus free.
Having said that, there was no long slow distance run yesterday, instead, I spent a lot of time in bed over the weekend.
Nonetheless, we have a blue sky over Koh Samui, with a few clouds in it. Current temperature at 10.30am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th February – 23rd February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th February – 23rd February 2020

Road construction is going on at Chaweng beach road. This one year project aims to put all cables underground. A great project and hopefully it will improve the scenery along the beach road. On this picture, cables are being laid underground. I still wonder if the project will be completed within the one year prediction, but I hope the result will look good! This is at the corner of Timmy's Tailor and the Mercure Chaweng Tana hotel.

Last week saw a few showers on almost every day. There was still plenty of sunshine as well. Most showers were short but some were harder and lasted a bit longer. During my service as a wedding celebrant, we had one wedding last week that had a bit of rain during the ceremony.
Maximum temperatures reached 31C but it was mostly a bit cooler. Due to the clouds and occasional rain, most of the time it was around 29C.
The minimum temperature was mostly 23C with a drop to 22C occasionally two nights ago.

The forecast for next week is looking better. A nice breeze all week long. There is no rain predicted but a tropical showers, fast and hard can always happen.
Enjoy the island, it's quiet and relaxd at the moment. Be careful if you drive a car or motorbike and do go out and about and explore.

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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

Camille

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020

Sunday morning, once again time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020. The Sunday morning long slow distance run is in the bag. The sun is out and the temperature is rising!
Currently, at 11am it is already 29C and the quicksilver is rising. Get ready for a hot day and have sun lotion at hand.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020

A begging monkey at Big Buddha on Koh Samui. Right next to the Big Buddha statue. If you face the statue, to the left, almost behind the statue.

Last week saw a nice week around the island. Plenty of sunshine and just two days with some isolated drops of rain. Only last Sunday saw some real rain. The maximum temperature got up to 31C. On the other hand, the minimum temperature got stuck at 23C.

It was also my first visit ever to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Firstly, a PADI meeting was in the cards. Secondly, I took my wife and our youngest daughter along. Thirdly, we scheduled a leisure day to explore some parts of the city.
To top it off, we had very cheap flights from Surat Thani airport and a nice suite near the city center. 
In short, we enjoyed Kuala Lumpur a lot and look forward going back and explore more. Especially some of the food options!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th February – 16th February 2020

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at night. A must see when in town. A very enjoyable city. Hope to be back sooner than later.

For next week plenty of blue skies and sunshine are predicted and expected. However, Tuesday may see some hard rain and Wednesday may still see a shower or two or three. Next weekend we may see some rain again.
Enjoy the island when you're here. It's quiet and enjoyable, due to the coronavirus. Don't be put off, all is fine and it's business as usual. Just a lot less people around to enjoy it!

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

Camille

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd February – 9th February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd February – 9th February 2020

Sunday morning on the ferry to the mainland and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd February – 9th February 2020. We're on our way to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. For the first time I will be visiting this city. My wife and our youngest daughter are also in the travel party. On Tuesday I will visit a mandatory PADI update.
Cheap flights with Air Asia from Surat Thani make travelling appealing. Hence, we're on the ferry on our way to Surat Thani airport.

Under a partially clouded sky we're leaving Koh Samui. Current temperature at 8.30am is 27C and rising.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd February – 9th February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd February – 9th February 2020

The Hainan temple in Nathon. After all these years living on Koh Samui and visiting Nathon, this is the first time I visit this temple. A small but very enjoyable Chinese temple well worth a visit. The statue has a resemblance to the big statue at the Hainan temple in Hua Thanon.

Last week was a nice week. Sunny to partially clouded skies, not a single drop of rain and warm to fairly warm at times. Maximum temperatures reached 31C, although it felt most of the time a lot warmer. The minimum temperature reached 21C during the night time.

The coming week looks good. The wind should pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday. Not too much cloud cover and hardly if any rain at all. Enjoy your time on Koh Samui. 
It's quiet on the island, the corona virus is having an impact. The Chinese New Year has finished yesterday, but there are hardly any Chinese tourists left on the island.
Live goes on however, and so far Samui is virus free!

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

Camille

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January – 2nd February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January – 02nd February 2020

Another Sunday morning, another long slow distance run done and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January – 02nd February 2020.

There's light cloud cover over Koh Samui. At 8am it's already 28C. Get ready for a nice and warm day.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January – 2nd February 2020

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January – 2nd February 2020

Chaweng lake is having some construction work done. Around the whole lake the Tessaban, or island government, is making a jogging road. Great initiative and this is a very popular place for local and foreign visitors who like to jog. 

Maximum temperatures last week remained solid at 31C. The minimum was at 22C. Only yesterday, Saturday saw some rain. A nice week around the Samui archipelago.

Next week is supposed to have a nice breeze, partial cloud coverage and no rain.

Enjoy your stay on the island!

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

Camille

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Welcome to February 2020

Welcome to February 2020

A new month rising and Welcome to February 2020.

This is usually about the nicest month to be on Koh Samui and the surrounding islands. The weather is very stable with typically lots of sunshine and not much rain. The first week of the month should be just like that. Maybe some cloud coverage but not much rain.

It's going to be interesting to see if the corona virus is going to have an impact on Koh Samui, the surrounding island and Thailand in general. It's quite possible that tourism worldwide will be restricted, due to limited plane movements. Let's hope for the best. Despite the alarm bells that are ringing everywhere, at this moment, the mortality rate is around 2%, pretty standard for an average flu. I'm crossing my fingers that sooner than later the all clear will be given.

Welcome to February 2020

Welcome to February 2020

Behind the Plai Laem market, yesterday afternoon. A very nice view during sunset.

In the meantime, if you are on the island, enjoy the scenery, the hipefully good weather and everything else that Samui has to offer.

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. 

Join me in a private dive trip with yours sincerely! 

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. 

Camille