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Friday, 31 January 2014

Goodbye to January 2014

The first month of 2014 is ready to be archived. Time flies indeed! It was a busy month for me with a not so great ending, during which I got sick for the first time in 11 years during a course. I had two PADI IDC programs scheduled this month, one on Koh Lanta in Thailand and one on Gili Air in Indonesia, which only saw me on Koh Samui for the first two days of the year and some 5 hours on the 16th January, in-between travel.

The weather on Koh Samui has not been the best, the beginning of the year saw a bit of wind and rain and it wasn't until recently when the weather turned for the better again with sunny days. January has been better in the past couple of years.

Koh Lanta, Thailand

A shady spot on a sunny beach on Koh Lanta, earlier this month

It's been hectic and now I find myself on Bali in Indonesia for a PADI IE and on the 2nd February I will head home, just hoping that I can make it back to Samui, despite the Chinese New year frenzy and the elections in Bangkok with all potential problems.

Once back on Samui, I can't wait to be reunited with my family for about two weeks and visit Kobori, a new Japanese restaurant in Maenam, that just opened a few days ago.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's sunny around Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 26C

It's Chinese New Year today, one of the three New Year's we celebrate in Thailand.

In Sanur, Bali in Indonesia it was cloudy and there was some rain early this morning but now the sun is breaking through. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C
Today the PADI IE is about to kick off later this afternoon.

Circle K in Bali, Indonesia

Circle K in Bali, Indonesia, kind of the 7-11 in Indonesia

Yesterday saw a nice sunny bit slightly windy day. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast still shows some wind today, tomorrow the wind should drop with sunny days ahead until next Thursday, when the wind could pick up again.

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Camille

Happy Chinese New Year or Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese New Year or Gung hei fat choi!

Chinese New Year



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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th January, 2014

Today's weather;

The sun is about to break through on Koh Samui and another sunny albeit windy day looms ahead. Current temp at 7am is around 25C

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's mostly cloudy this morning with a current temp at 8am local time of 26C. Around noon today we will make our way over to Bali, where tomorrow a PADI IE will start.

Gili Air, Indonesia

Rainy season on Gili Air in Indonesia, everything is green

Yesterday saw a sunny and very warm day around Samui with a max temp of 31C

The forecast shows sunshine and strong wind until tomorrow, over the weekend it can be slightly more cloudy but as of Monday it should be nice and sunny.

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Camille

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy once more on Koh Samui during the morning but the sun should be out and about fairly soon. Current temp at 7am is 26C

On Gili Air in Indonesia the current January PADI IDC has been completed and now for a fourth day in a row we have a sunny start of the day. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C

Sunset Gili Air, Indonesia

Sunset on Gili Air in Indonesia yesterday evening

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Samui, with some cloud formations towards the end of the day. Max temp reached 28C

The forecast is looking good, the wind should drop come the weekend and it should be sunny for the next 7 days.

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Camille

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny around Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 25.9C
Don't forget the opening of Kobori, Japanese restaurant tonight in Maenam.

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's also sunny again, the third day in a row but yesterday afternoon we had a very strong shower around 4pm. Current temp at 8am local time is 25C

Harbor on Gili Air, Indonesia

Harbor on Gili Air in Indonesia yesterday

Yesterday saw sunshine most of the day around Samui but with some afternoon rain. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts a strong wind until Friday but sunny days each day for the next 7 days.

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Camille

Monday, 27 January 2014

Kobori, Japanese restaurant in Maenam to open tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day in Maenam, which I'm about to miss. It's the grand opening night of Kobori, a Japanese restaurant, of which I had the pleasure of being invited for some test tasting events.

Kobori premium tuna

Premium Tuna with 24K Gold

The restaurant will have an affordable and original menu with some great gems hidden in there. Kobori can be found in Maenam walking street, coming from the traffic light, after about 200-250 meters on your right hand side.

Kobori various dishes

A variety of dishes available

As soon as I'm back on Samui, you will find me here and an update will be appearing shortly afterwards.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th January, 2014

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui it's cloudy at the moment but the sun should come out soon. Current temp at 7am is 25.8C

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's nice and sunny for a second day in a row. Current temp at am local time is 26C

Oceans 5 dive resort, Gili Air, Indonesia

'Oceans 5' dive resort, Gili Air, Indonesia during the early evening

Yesterday saw a very nice and sunny day around Koh Samui and it was warm. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast predicts sunny days ahead of us with a fair bit of wind until the weekend, during the weekend the wind should slow down.

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Camille

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th January, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky around Koh Samui is cloudy at the moment but the sun should break through any moment. Current temp at 7am is 23.4C

My fever seems to have gone, almost 36 hours fever free now and ready to get back into teaching mode again.

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's a near blue sky all around, for the first time since I arrived this trip. Today is also the first day the fast boats will be travelling between Bali and the Gili's again, after almost two weeks. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C

Gili Air sunshine

Sunshine is back on Gili Air in Indonesia

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around the island with a max temp of 28C

The forecast predicts fairly windy but dry and sunny days for the next 7 days.

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Camille

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th January, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is mostly cloudy at the moment but it looks like the sun may break through any moment. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

Just had a 12 hour fever free spell, which feels good. Still feel tired but it looks like there's now light at the end of this fever tunnel.

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's cloudy but the wind is dropping and yesterday stayed mostly dry. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C

Gili Air island roads

Island roads on Gili Air in Indonesia

Yesterday saw a nice and sometimes sunny day around Samui with a max temp of 28C

The forecast predicts an increase in wind over the next 7 days but still with supposedly plenty of sunshine.

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Camille

Friday, 24 January 2014

Samui Bike Week 2-3 May, 2014

It's time for the yearly Samui Bike Week, this year to be held on 2nd and 3rd May at Lake Chaweng. It's always a good day or two out to check the amazing bikes and usually there's also a good entertainment option available with live bands, drinks and food.



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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th January, 2014

Today's weather;

This morning it was mostly cloudy and fairly windy around Koh Samui and now around 9am the sun is out and about. Current temp at 7am is 23.7C

In Northern Thailand there's a cold spell going on and there are already 63 people reported to have died because of this cold spell.

My 'Flu B' is dragging on, day 4 out of 6 or 7 predicted days and this is the first time today I feel good enough to write up the blog. I have now almost nonstop fever all day long.

On Gili Air in Indonesia, it's a mixed bag, windy, cloudy but right now the sun is trying to peek through, but in general we also have plenty of rain showers. Current temp at 10am local time is 27C

Warung on Gili Air, Indonesia

A warung on Gili Air, Indonesia, in this place you can order food and buy a few things, it also is a small mini market

Yesterday saw a nice day around Samui with a max temp of 27C

The forecast predicts nice and sunny days with cool temperatures for the next seven days.

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Camille

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd January, 2014

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui it's similar to yesterday morning, mostly cloudy, a strong wind and likely the sun may break through later today. Current temp at 7am is 23.9C

My fever is not getting better, yesterday I went to the local clinic and they though it wasn't dengue. After a bit of checking around and with the help of my wife, there seems to be 'Flu B' strain going around in Indonesia and Thailand. I have most of the symptoms and it lasts 6-7 days. I'm halfway now.

In the meantime, back on Gili Air in Indonesia, it's mostly overcast but no wind right now. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C
Yesterday we had plenty of sun throughout the day but in the afternoon and evening it was back to rain.

The first and original clinic on Gili Air in Indonesia

The first and original clinic on Gili Air in Indonesia, now there are more clinics but I went to visit this one to get myself checked. 

Yesterday saw a nice around Samui, strong wind but also sunshine. Max temp reached 27C

The forecast shows potentially of sunshine and moderate wind for the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Samui Green Market for January has been cancelled

Please find their Facebook message here;

Dear Friends of the Samui Green Market. We have to cancel January's market for a number of reasons. But only because we plan to be back with something better, bigger and more inclusive. 
So WHY CANCEL?

1. it's just too busy for so many of our vendors and volunteers (who have just been putting on Spark Circus fundraiser on Sunday). It's high season, many of our vendors are short staffed and have other businesses to deal with and can't afford the day off at this time.
2. the country is in upheaval - as I write I can hear a group of people chanting on the main road of Lamai to protest against the government, and many of our Thai friends are in Bangkok to deal with the grave issues facing Thailand right now!
3. we want more ACTIVITIES and VENDORS that will bring more people to the market - it's growing every month but we want to have more variety. 
4. we need a better VENUE - the big hall at Chaweng lake has been good for the rainy season, but it involved borrowing and bringing tables wherever we can find them - it's not sustainable... And it's so hard - no green, nowhere for kids to play... We are working on a number of different ideas...
5. we need more VOLUNTEERS to help with ideas, arrangements, getting the word out, helping us grow this market. Can you be one of those? 
6. do we need to change the DAY? Vote for Saturday 9am-1pm or Sunday 10am-2pm please? 

Can you help suggest more vendors, a venue, or ways to have more activities that will create 'buy-in' for the whole community. 
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE- what do you like, what do you suggest.

OR COME TO MEET US ON SATURDAY 11.30am-12.30pm at June's Cafe in Samui Town Centre if you would like to talk in person. We want your ideas, your involvement and your solutions to make this a better event held every month, and hopefully in the future even more often....

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd January, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy and rain is in the air, although it's dry at the moment. Current temp at 7am is 25C
My fever has broken, now another day taking it easy and hopefully by tomorrow I'll be in action again.

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's grey clouds, strong wind and lots of rain, although, right no, it's dry here. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

Cloudy sky over Gili Air

Gili Air in Indonesia has loads of clouds and rain at the moment

Yesterday saw some sunshine in the morning, clouds around noon and rain in the afternoon. Max temp reached 28C

The forecast shows strong wind and heavy clouds for today, possibly with some rain and  break from the clouds is expected by Friday, the weekend might be cloudy again but as of Monday the sun should be peeking out.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st January, 2014

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui there was some sunshine in the morning but it's mostly cloudy now around noon. Current temp is 28C

On Gili Air in Indonesia it's windy, cloudy and there's lots of rain. I'm having a fever as well, and didn't feel well enough until, now to write an update. Last night there was thunder and lots of rain. Current temp at 1pm local time is 29C

Oceans 5 dive resort

Next to the pool at Oceans 5 dive resort on Gili Air in Indonesia

Yesterday was mostly cloudy around Samui with a max temp of 29C

The forecast predicts some strong wind tomorrow and gradually less wind as from Friday and a good chance of sunshine.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 20 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th January, 2014

Today's weather;

There's a bit of sunshine this morning around Koh Samui but nonetheless, it's mostly cloudy. Current temp at 7am is 24C

On Gili Air in Indonesia, where the current PADI IDC kicked off yesterday, it's cloudy this morning and rain is in  the air, although occasionally we get a tiny beam of sunshine. Current temp at 8am local is 24C

Harbor on Gili Air in Indonesia

Low tide on Gili Air in Indonesia, a view of the harbor

Yesterday saw a lot of rain at our part of Samui with a max temp of 28C

The forecast predicts fairly strong wind with possibly some rain showers until Thursday. Come Friday that wind should start to fade and we might have some sunshine over the weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It looks a bit nicer on Koh Samui compared to yesterday and the sun may break through the partly cloudy sky later today. Current temp at 7am is around 26C

On Gili Air in Indonesia it also looks better compared to yesterday, there was actually some blue in the sky this morning but it's mostly cloudy. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C


During my last trip to Gili Air in October last year, I was welcomed by a new waiting area for the fast boats, this time around there's a new 'waiting room' for the public boats

Yesterday saw mostly cloudy skies around Samui with some very strong wind. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast predicts a declining wind and some sunshine until Friday, the wind should now be almost gone completely but the sky should be packed with clouds now.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy on Koh Samui and there's a strong wind. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

Last night I arrived back on Gili Air in Indonesia, this morning it's very cloudy and rain is in the air. They're in the middle of the rainy season here. Last night there were some hard showers. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C


Balinese deities at Bali airport

Yesterday it was dry around Samui and there was some nice sunshine. max temp reached 29C

The forecast predicts still very strong wind today, the wind will decrease over the next coming days and it can be fairly sunny.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Friday, 17 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th January, 2014

Today's weather;

Second day in a row on the road, hence a very late update today. Today it's sunny ans warm around Koh Samui. Current temp at noon is around 19C

In the meantime, I landed safely on Bali where I'm waiting now for my connecting flight to Lombok, where a taxi and a short boat ride are waiting for me before I arrive on Gili Air. Current temp at 1pm is 25C
Tomorrow morning will see the start of a new PADI IDC, the second already this year!

Aerial view of Bali

Aerial view of Bali during landing at Denpasar airport

Yesterday saw mostly a cloudy day, all the way during my dive from Koh Lanta up to Samui. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast predicts an increase in wind for tomorrow, but it should stay fairly cloudless but come next weekend, some serious clouds may move in.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th January

Today's weather;

It's really early, 5.30am and I'm about ready to hit the road back home to Koh Samui. It's still pitch dark in Thailand but I will not really have time to give an update on the weather today. Lather this evening I will leave for Bangkok by plane from Samui airport. Current temp at 5am is around 26C

Full moon over Koh Lanta

Last night's full moon over Koh Lanta

Yesterday was fairly cloudy with some light rain during the nigh around Samui with a max temp of 29C

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy but mostly dry weather for the next 7 days with some strong wind at times.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th January, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly cloudy this morning. Current temp at 7am is around 26C

On Koh Lanta it's partially cloudy with a current temp at 7am of around 24C

Yesterday the current PADI IDC was completed and today the candidates are facing the first day of the PADI IE. Tomorrow will see the second and last day of those exams but I will leave very early in the morning, back home to Samui where I will board a plane to Bangkok during the early evening and I will have to transfer between the two Bangkok airports! 

Sunrise over Koh Lanta

Sunrise over Koh Lanta this morning, view from my room

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Samui with a fairly strong breeze. During the early evening there were a few raindrops. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies with occasional sunshine but fairly strong winds.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy on Koh Samui this morning with a little bit of sunshine. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

On Koh Lanta the sun is rising in a near clear but slightly hazy sky. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

Kaw Kwang beach on Koh Lanta

Long tail boat at Kaw Kwang beach on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a bit of mixed bag around Samui, mostly cloudy skies with a bit of sun thrown in at times and some light rain at some parts of the island around 7pm. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts in general slightly more cloudy skies and a stronger wind over the next 7 days around Koh Samui.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 13 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th January, 2014

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui the sun is just about to start heating up and will most likely evaporate the thin cloud layer that is still there. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

On Koh Lanta, it's rather cloudy this morning, unlike the previous days that I was here. The sun is rising and do expect the cloud layer to disappear, at least most of it. Current temp at 7am is 25.1C

In Bangkok the announced shutdown of the city has started. Some areas have already been blocked last night. It's something I will follow with great interest since the early evening of 16th January, I will need to transfer from the Suvarnabhumi airport to the Don Muang airport, on my way to Gili Air in Indonesia.

Ban Saladan, Koh Lanta

Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, picture taken from a dive boat

Yesterday saw a cloudy morning around Samui but during the afternoon the clouds went away and it became sunny and hot with a max temp of 30C

The forecast shows today and tomorrow to be sunny before on Wednesday clouds roll in and the wind picks up but it should stay mostly dry.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy on Koh Samui and it looks like some rain might be on it's way although later during the day I expect it to clear up. Current temp at 7am is around 27C

On Koh Lanta we have a beautiful sunny morning, which is good, since we will be on the boat diving today. Current temp at 7am is around 26C
There was some strong wind last night but this morning it's nice and quiet and looking good.

Kaw Kwang beach on Koh Lanta

Kaw Kwang beach on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a cloudy day around Samui with a bit of rain during the daytime and during the night. Max temp still reached 30C

The forecast predicts mostly sunny days and hardly any rain but a bit more wind for the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Samui Green Market, 25th January, 2014

The next Samui Green market will take place on January 25th from 9am until 2pm at Plu Chaweng. The market will be full of locally grown, locally sourced and locally made products.


Remember please bring your own shopping bags and vendors will use no plastic bags or polystyrene.

The idea is that the Samui Green market will be held on a monthly base and once enough demand is there, the frequency might go up.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th January, 2014

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui it's mostly cloudy but dry and there may be sunshine later today. Current temp at 7am is 26.5C
Don't forget to check out the Spark! Circus visiting Samui come 19th January at the Bandara Resort & Spa.

On Koh Lanta it's partly cloudy with a current temp at 7am of 24.7C

Koh Lanta

View from my room on Koh Lanta

Yesterday was mostly cloudy around Samui and max temp reached 30C

The forecast predicts mostly partly cloudy skies with the sun peeking through. There should be no rain for the next 7 days but the wind might pick up a little bit.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Friday, 10 January 2014

Spark! Circus is coming to Koh Samui, 19th January 2014

With courtesy of the Bandara Resort & Spa, the Spark! Circus can settle down for a day on Koh Samui. The resort kindly supports this annual party while local resorts, companies and individuals offering great vouchers for you to bid on to help the circus…

There will be an amazing fire show spectacle and fun fundraiser on Samui by this super talented group of international volunteer performers.

Spark Circus

FREE circus picnic Sunday 19th January

4:00pm – 6:00pm – don’t be late!

Join us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui for a fun afternoon of play – all Samui children are welcome to enjoy a mini circus day show, group games, play shops and music. Come and sing, or bring your own musical instrument and sign up to perform for everyone, or just join in with face painting and fun with the clowns!
Light snacks will be provided courtesy of Bandara Resort and Spa
Dress code: crazy – bright colours, clown costumes, anything that makes you feel like skipping and laughing! Yes – adults too!!!

Spectacular fire show with live music
6pm- 8:30pm
A great fire show performance by 20 international performers who spin, juggle and hoop with fire. There will also be splendid silent auction prizes, a raffle, a delicious buffet dinner and incredibly generously discounted cash bar.

Adults B500 and Children B250

These prices are courtesy of the kindness of Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui who are offering the catering at cost so that every bit extra can go to Spark! Circus.
PLEASE: Kindly RSVP by email to samuimala@gmail to CONFIRM your attendance or accept this invitation here and note how many peeps are coming. This is a courtesy to our kind hosts at Bandara who need to plan. It’s great to know you want to support, but if you are not on Samui, it’s not useful to the catering department, ne ka? THANKS!!!!!

We appreciate it's a school day on Monday so we'll be all done by 8:30pm and auction prizes can be picked up after the event.

Spark Circus

Every year, Spark! Circus visits schools and orphanages all along the Thai-Burmese border to bring play, joy and creativity to children who have nothing.
This is their 9th year of activity.
While Burma is changing, for most of these refugees the changes have only brought more uncertainty, with funds and support drying up as organizations focus more on Burma and less on these camps. In reality, their lives are not changed…
Spark! volunteers are visiting Samui to share their story, perform a great show for us and raise more funds to be able to share more creative toys with the children they teach…

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th January, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a cloudy sky and it wouldn't surprise me if there will be some rain later today. Current temp at 7am is 28C

On Koh Lanta the sky is a little bit hazy but the sun will burn that away quickly. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, early morning view from my room

Yesterday saw mostly a dark clouded day over Samui with a little bit of rain. Max temp reached around 30C

Koh Lanta has almost every day a beautiful nice morning and early afternoon with blue skies but during the late afternoon clouds tend to move in although it stays dry. 

The forecast predicts possibly some rain today and more sunny day for the next coming days with Tuesday or Wednesday the wind picking up a bit.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th January, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's sky is cloudy this morning and I expect it to stay that way for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 7am is 24.3C

On Koh Lanta, where we reached the half way mark of the current PADI IDC, it looks like a hot day in the making with a near perfect blue sky and a rising sun. Current temp at 7am is around 24C

Koh Lanta, Ban Saladan

Thai breakfast place opposite the hotel I'm staying at in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day but dry day over Koh Samui but it was very warm with a max temp of 32C

The forecast predicts a cloudy day today and some strong wind and possibly some rain tomorrow, followed by some sunny days until Wednesday when strong wind is expected again.

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Camille

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Food on Wheels; a mobile 7-11

It's time to get the monthly 'Food on Wheels' series another boost and this time around it's a kind of rather interesting picture. It's also one of the very rare pictures that hasn't been taken by myself but still, I don't want to with hold it.

Mobile 7-11

It's this picture of a mobile 7-11, the summit of convenience! Most likely this picture is taken in Japan.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th January, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is slightly cloudy with a bit of sunshine thrown in. Current temp at 7am is 23.3C

On Koh Lanta, it's a bit more cloudy this morning but it looks like the sun will vaporize the morning clouds rather quickly. Current temp at 7am is around 24C

Ban Saladan, Koh Lanta

Evening snack in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a fairly hazy day around Samui island with a bit of sunshine and no rain. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast predicts mostly fairly sunny days except for Friday and Saturday which may see some rain and stronger wind.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th January, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly cloudy this morning and could clear up late during the afternoon. Current temp at 7am is 24.8C

On Koh Lanta the sky is looking nice, mostly blue with a few clouds and a current temp at 7am of around 25C

Ferry pier at Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta

A busy ferry pier at Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta early in the morning

Yesterday was fairly cloudy around the island with some very strong rain around midnight. Max temp reached 31C

On Koh Lanta it was a 'typical' day, blue, sunny skies all day long with clouds during the late afternoon. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts cloudy skies tomorrow until around noon, mostly cloudy and rain Friday and Saturday and nice and sunny afterwards.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 6 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's looking like it's going to be a sunny day on Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is around 26C

On Koh Lanta it looks hazy but the sky is mostly blue. All is set for a hot day! Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

Ban Saladan, Koh Lanta

Ban Saladan, Koh Lanta in the morning

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny around Samui with a max temp of 30C

The forecast predicts nice and sunny days except for Friday and Saturday when a kind of freak storm may be heading our way, just for those two days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th January, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is slightly cloudy this morning but it should clear up and become nice and sunny later today. Current temp at 7am is 23.9C

On Koh Lanta, where I started a PADI IDC yesterday, it's also partly cloudy but the sun is hanging low in the sky, ready to burn it's way through any cloud layer. Current temp at 7am here is around 23C

Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta at night

Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta at night with food stalls on the shopping 'promenade'

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Samui with a max temp of 31C

The forecast predicts mostly sunny days for next week with possibly a shower on Friday.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th January, 2014

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a nice blue sky to show for this morning with just a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 23.6C

On Koh Lanta, where I will start a PADI IDC later today, it's fairly cloudy with a current temp of 25C

Dried fish

Fish being dried near the ferry to Koh Lanta

Yesterday started out really nice with clear blue skies, Closer to Koh Lanta a few clouds showed up and near the Lanta ferry there was even a surprise shower for a few minutes, the first rain since about 3 weeks here. Max temp on Samui reached 30C

The ride over between the two islands was relaxed and easy, it wasn't as busy as I expected it to be. However, on the Highway 44, I had 12 motorbikes, a tricycle motorbike, 3 cars and two trucks come against traffic on the hard shoulder. Driving in Thailand is always interesting!

This leads to the last update on the 'seven dangerous days'; A total of 366 people were killed and 3,345 injured in 3,174 road accidents during the "seven dangerous days" of the New Year holiday period, the Road Safety Centre announced yesterday. Nakhon Ratchasima had the highest number of fatalities with 21, followed by Surat Thani with 16 and Udon Thani with 14 cases from December 27 to January 2.

On January 2, the last of the seven days, about 32 people died and 304 people were injured in 283 road accidents.

Drunk driving and speeding were the main causes for the accidents at 33 per cent and 29 per cent respectively, he said. Most accidents - 79 per cent - involved motorcycles, while 8 per cent involved pickup trucks.

The forecast shows mostly nice and sunny skies over Samui for the next 7 days, except maybe some rain come Friday.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Friday, 3 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd Januari, 2014

Today's weather;

It's mostly clouded this morning around Koh Samui but the sun might be making a comeback later today. Current temp at 7am is 23.4C

Today I will be on the road again for all of this month, first I will be on Koh Lanta and straight afterwards on Gili Air in Indonesia.

The sixth day of the "seven dangerous New Year holidays" on Wednesday saw 68 people killed and 539 others injured in 536 road accidents nationwide, the Road Safety Directing Centre announced Thursday.

Deputy Interior Minister Visarn Techateerawat represented the centre to announce that the accumulated death toll from December 27 to New Year Day was 334 and the period saw 3,041 others injured.

Drunk driving was the biggest cause of the road accidents, he said. From The Nation

Central Festival under construction

Central Festival in Chaweng under construction, opening is scheduled for 29th March. Notice the blue sky?

Yesterday started out and finished cloudy but in-between we had a blue sky for a few hours and the temperatures went up. max temp reached 30C

The forecast still shows plenty of blue skies and hardly any wind anymore for the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd January, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy around Koh Samui this morning but there are some light openings where the sun tries to break through. Current temp at 7am is 25.4C

the Road Safety Centre yesterday reported that 266 people had been killed and 2,502 others injured in 2,355 road accidents during the first five days of the New Year holidays. The national police chief's assistant, Pol Lt-General Ruangsak Jarit-ake, reported that 57 people had been killed and 571 injured in 537 accidents on New Year's Eve alone, while drunk driving and speeding were the major causes at 47.86 and 28.49 per cent respectively. 

Nathon

Traditional style houses in Nathon

Yesterday was mostly cloudy around the island with a max temp of 29C

As of today, the wind should drop and the sun should break through for the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Welcome to January 2014

Welcome to January and the brand new year of 2014.

Usually January is a nice month with plenty of sunshine and sometimes a bit of rain. Scrolling back in my blog only shows 2008 and 2011 as not being that great for the local weather conditions and the forecast looks good for the next 7 days!

Buddhist amulets


Enjoy the month, Samui will still be very full, probably until the weekend but things will slow down a bit again soon afterwards!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st January, 2014

Today's weather;

Welcome to 2014!

It's still grey and cloudy out there but dry around Koh Samui! Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

The road madness continues though, yesterday Samui's roads were clogged with very slow moving traffic and many motorbike drivers weaving in and out of traffic at way too fats speeds.
After four days of the so-called "seven dangerous days" of New Year, the 2013-14 holiday period has claimed 209 lives and injured 1,931 persons in a total of 1,818 road accidents, the Road Safety Centre reported yesterday. Sad statistics.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui's sky this morning

Yesterday saw another cloudy day around the island with a max temp of 28C

The forecast seems to be sticking to it's prediction and the clouds may clear up, the wind drop and the sun may come out over the next couple of days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille