Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Goodbye to June 2020

Goodbye to June 2020

Alas, it's the last day of this month and we say goodbye to June 2020. The last two weeks have been fairly typical for a Koh Samui June. Plenty of tropical showers. However, there are also sunny days with mostly partially cloudy skies. No surprise, after all, June is known for it's mild rainy season weather.

Covid19 still makes a big impression on the island. Firstly, many empty shops are up for rent. Secondly, lots of people went back to their homes. It's cheaper there, no rent to pay and possibly you can grow some vegetables and/or fruit. International travel is not in the immediate cards, so no tourists spending any money. Hotels are allowed to open. However, the question rises, for whom?
Domestic travel is the main focus at the moment. Most restrictions have been lifted. Nonetheless, the emergency decree is still in place. The government seems to fear the possibility of demonstrations. This is one way of prohibiting them.
Big events are also a 'no go'. No races to run for me. Travel is possible though, within the country. By car, plane or boat. All services and routes seem to be operating.

Goodbye to June 2020

Goodbye to June 2020

Wat Bophud has these very colorful and nice statues. Go and have a look, when you face the big sitting monk on the boat, they're on the right hand side.

This week, the roads can get a bit busier. The Thai schools start again. Lots of children that will need to go to school. By motorbike or by car.

Yesterday I completed a PADI IDC. A rather unique set up for this one! First we completed presentations online. After that, we met on Koh Samui and I conducted the live part. This all in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak! the 2nd and 3rd July will their PADI IE, the examination. Soon we should have 3 brand new instructors on the island!

Whilst you are here, 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. That is, once the travel restrictions have been lifted.

As already mentioned in my Facebook page, there are many initiatives around the island for helping Thai and Burmese people with food and other donations.
There are however also plenty of foreigners, Westerners or farangs who have a hard time dealing with no income and bills to pay. If you like this blog, this is a good time to help out and make a donation. If you can, much appreciated! There's a donation button on top of this page.


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