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Monday, 30 June 2014

Goodbye to June 2014

It's just a few more hours before this June version of 2014 is behind us.

To catch it head on, the weather during this June was not the best and similar to last year if not worse. Instead of an occasional shower, we received a lot more rain in the beginning and end of the month than usual and towards the end of the month we had some very strong wind blazing, making sure the speedboats going out and about their diving and snorkeling business were cancelled.

Going out fishing at Fisherman's Village

Going out fishing at Fisherman's Village

In the beginning of the month I found myself in Moalboal, Philippines for the first time, which I enjoyed a lot and almost straight afterwards I started a PADI IDC on Koh Samui. Home turf at last!

The first of three races in three consecutive weekends was run yesterday in Bangkok and the next two weekends will see me running in Phun Phin and Surat Thani respectively.

Stay tuned for daily weather reports and updates in July, which may see me back in South Korea towards the end of next month.

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky is Koh Samui's for the taking today with just a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 28.3C

In Bangkok, where I currently am it's cloudy with a current temp at 7am of 27.8C
Yesterday it was hot and sticky during the day time but around 7pm there was a hefty rain shower in the down town area. Max temp reached 35.8C

Boat taxi in Bangkok

A boat taxi in Bangkok on one of it's many klongs or rivers. A means of transportation that not many tourists are familiar with but which is very popular with Bangkokians 

Yesterday saw a fairly sunny and dry day around Samui with a max temp of 32.1C

The forecast predicts a decrease in wind and an increase in sun until the weekend, when it may become cloudy again with some showers.

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Camille

Sunday, 29 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly blue and sunny with a few clouds in it. Current temp at almost 9am is 28C

It's another late update since I participated this morning in a mini marathon at Thanyarak Foundation, near Don Muang airport, a 10km race. It turned out to be 9.43km and my time was 48'12 minutes. The weather in Bangkok is sunny, very blue skies and current temp at 9am is already 35.1C but was nice and pleasant at the 6am start of the run.

Green bike project at Ploenchit in Bangkok


Yesterday saw a nice blue sky with some scattered clouds around Samui and a max temp of 34.1C
In Bangkok it was mostly sunny and warm with a max temp of 37C

The forecast predicts the wind going up and down a bit over the next 7 days, with some sunny days possibly Tuesday to Friday, only to see the wind pick up again and clouds move in over next weekend.

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Camille

Saturday, 28 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky with some clouds in it hangs over Koh Samui and Surat Thani, where we are right now, on our way to Bangkok for a few days with my wife and our youngest, at Surat Thani airport. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Night market in Surat Thani

Night market in Surat Thani last night and we had an excellent dinner here

Yesterday was mostly sunny and warm with a max temp of 35C

The forecast predicts a fair amount of wind, overcast in various degrees and an occasional shower for the next 7 days.

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Camille

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

There are nice patches of blue sky laced with clouds over Koh Samui this morning with a current temp at 7am of 27.7C

Chaweng Beach Road

Chaweng Beach Road early in the morning

Yesterday saw a blue sky almost all day long over the island and it was hot. Max temp reached 34.4C

The forecast predicts a nice day today with the wind picking up tomorrow but with the option of more sunshine over the next 7 days.

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Camille

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy around Koh Samui although very early in the morning there were some nice blue patches. Current temp at 7am is 26.2C

Choengmon

Choengmon main road

Yesterday saw some sunshine throughout the day and it was hot during the afternoon. Max temp reached 35.2C

The forecast predicts a really nice day tomorrow after which the wind will pick up again. Hardly any rain is to be expected over the next 7 days but plenty of clouds.

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Camille

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

Another late update due to me running Koh Samui roads early in the morning, I have three consecutive weekends with Sunday races coming up. This weekend in Bangkok, 6th July in Phun Phin and 13th July in Surat Thani.
The sky over Samui is partially clouded but there are blue spots and it's fairly windy. Current temp at 9am is 30C

Fisherman's Village beach

Fisherman's Village beach yesterday evening as seen from Juzza Pizza

Yesterday saw some strong wind around the island and it was mostly cloudy with an occasional opening of the clouds which let some sun through. Max temp reached 33.5C

The forecast predicts a decrease in wind only to pick up again with a storm seemingly on Monday, we'll see how that develops and keep a close on it. There should be hardly any rain.

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Camille

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th June, 2104

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy sky an occasional blue spot and a fair bit of wind can be found around Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 28C
A slightly later than usual update because I was out running this morning and don't forget to check out the 'Shark Guardian' presentation at the Imperial Boathouse next Wednesday evening.

Silver beach near Lamai

Silver beach near Lamai like it was most of the last couple of days, cloudy with sunny spots

Yesterday saw a nice morning with actually some sunshine but a shower early in the afternoon, followed by clouds for the remainder of the day. Max temp reached 32.3C

The forecast is still predicting strong wind today into early tomorrow morning and after that the wind should fade out for a couple of days and around next weekend we may have short showers.

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Camille

Monday, 23 June 2014

Shark Presentation by Shark Guardian, 2nd July, 2014

Wednesday 2nd July at 7.30pm or 19.30 'Shark Guardian' will hold a presentation at the Imperial Boathouse in Choengmon. Presenters will be Brendon Sing and Elizabeth Ward-Sing.
It's free entrance and the presentations are very interesting and deal with the current, worldwide situation of sharks.
It will be the first time Shark Guardian visits Koh Samui, so let's show that we care about our environment and the shark population and show up in numbers! 

Shark Guardian presentation 2nd July 2014

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

It's, grey, it's dark and there's lots of strong wind today around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C
Our scheduled boat trip to Sail Rock today was cancelled yesterday afternoon, we're off to Silver beach again for some beach diving. The PADI IE for my candidates was successfully completed yesterday.

Silver beach near Lamai

Silver beach near Lamai, a lovely beach and one of my faves around the island but just a little bot too far away from where we live

Yesterday saw a nice enough morning with some sunshine, but very soon clouds moved in and around noon we had two showers. After that it stayed dry but mostly cloudy and the wind picked up. Max temp reached 32.7C

The forecast predicts strong wind today and some rain with even slightly stronger wind tomorrow going into Wednesday morning. After that the wind should drop and it should stay dry with some sunny spells.

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Camille

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd June, 2014

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny with just a few clouds around Koh Samui but there's a good breeze and tonight we could have some rain paired with a strong wind. Current temp at 7am is 27.6C

Choengmon beach

One of my favorite beaches on the island; Choengmon beach yesterday morning in front of the Imperial Boathouse

Yesterday saw a nice day with plenty of sunshine up until around 5pm, when clouds moved in and by 5.30 it was pouring down for a short moment to be followed by another longer shower about an hour later. Max temp reached 34.7C

The forecast doesn't look too good until Tuesday, strong wind and rain with still some wind on Wednesday. After that the wind should drop and rain for the time being is predicted after Tuesday.

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Camille

Saturday, 21 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is light grey and covered in clouds, with right now no sun in sight. Current temp at 7am is 27.9C
The PADI IDC on Koh Samui has been completed and today the candidates start their PADI IE.

Beach at Bandara resort in Bophud

Beach at Bandara resort in Bophud earlier this week

Yesterday saw a sunny and hot day with a max temp of 35C

The forecast turned for the worse again. Strong wind over the weekend with rain on Sunday and Monday. Thursday a nice break but the wind may pick again after that.

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Camille

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

It's a partially blue sky hanging over Koh Samui this morning with plenty of clouds this early in the morning. Once the sun heats up, hopefully we get a nice hot day. Current temp at 7am is 27.8C

Check out my post about the blood donors Koh Samui for this coming 23rd June.

Bophud ring road

The ring road at the Bandara Resort in Bophud, looking towards Maenam

Yesterday saw a very nice and sunny day until around 5.30pm when a heavy but short shower drifted over. Max temp reached 35C

The forecast changed for the better! There's still strong pockets of wind on Sunday and Tuesday but they're isolated pockets now and not continues. Late next week the wind should have gone completely and we shoud have sunny skies again.

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Camille

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Blood donors Koh Samui need your help

Koh Samui is a lovely beach, resort and island destination but unfortunately the roads on the island are becoming too busy and many accidents happen. Sometimes rare blood types are needed and the blood donors of Koh Samui try to help out with this demand.



The next blood donor session will be held at the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Monday 23rd of June between 10am and 3-30pm. Everybody is invited to donate and you can help their Facebook page by liking it!

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

It's mostly overcast over Koh Samui this morning with a few blue spots. Hopefully the sun will be out in force later today and burn some clouds. Current temp at 7am is 27.6C


The beach yesterday morning in front of Bandara resort in Bophud

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with lots of sunshine in partially clouded sky. I saw dark clouds once but no rain. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast didn't change much, a fairly strong wind but no rain until Monday when the wind is supposed to pick up for three days with possibly some rain on Tuesday.

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Camille

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy again this morning although not as grey as yesterday. The wind has dropped significantly as well, for the time being. Current temp at 7am is around 26.7C

Silver Beach, Lamai

One of my fave beaches on the island, but just a bit too far away from where we live; Silver Beach near Lamai

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with a shower when we were diving at Silver beach, pictured above, so we missed that. It was warm though and besides the one shower it stayed dry. Max temp reached 31.7C

The forecast is easing up a little bit, until the weekend, by Saturday the wind and rain should pick again, all the way into next week.

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Camille

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

This morning it's cloudy and there's a fair bit of wind around Koh Samui with a current temp at 7am of 26.3C

Ringroad in Bophud

The same main road in Bophud in front of the Bandara resort as two days ago, this is yesterday's picture, just after we had an hour long strong shower

Yesterday saw a very grey and cloudy day all day long with a long shower around noon which lasted about an hour. Max temp reached 30.8C

The forecast sees the wind easing up a little bit, only to come back again after the weekend. Not too much rain is predicted.

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Camille

Monday, 16 June 2014

Car accident in Bang Rak near the airport

This afternoon I was made aware of an accident that happened at the airport road in Bang Rak, causing electricity problems in the direct neighborhood. 

Car accident in Bang Rak

The damage by just one single car looks impressive and being able to knock out two electricity poles, indicates that high speed may have been involved.

Car accident in Bang Rak

It is unknown to me what happened to any people inside the car, one can only hope that they are fine.
Initial reports that the direct vicinity may be out of electricity for a couple of days turned out to be not correct, at least not for a resort within the direct vicinity, unless generators were at work.

Drive carefully out there folks!

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Camille

MTB CX Race in Bang Rak, 7th September 2014

After last years successful MTB CX race in Bang Rak, a new edition is scheduled for 7th September 2014.
The location is on the hill opposite the Lay Lai restaurant in Bang Rak.

MTB CX race Bang Rak

The MTB CX Race, this coming 7th September in Bang Rak

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th June, 2014

Today's weather;

It's dark and grey around Koh Samui this morning and it looks like there will be some rain today. Current temp at 7am is 28.9C

Bophud

Main road in Bophud in front of the Bandara resort around noon yesterday

Yesterday saw a very nice morning and early afternoon with plenty of sunshine but around 5pm dark clouds moved in again and there was a short but heavy shower. Max temp reached 32.1C


Caught out by the rain near Bang Rak around 5pm

The forecast predicts heavy cloud cover for the next 7 days with strong wind gusts and speeds but currently with not too much rain, although the latter tends to change on a daily base.

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Camille

Sunday, 15 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

There are a few blue spots in the sky this morning around Koh Samui and there may be more sun during the afternoon, so enjoy! There's a strong breeze though. Current temp at 7am is 28.4C


A close up of the Jaow Mae Guanim statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a a cloudy day all day long, with a few feeble attempts by the sun to break through. It stayed dry and there was a strong wind. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast looks good for today but tomorrow the wind could pick up again and stays until the end of the week. Tuesday and Wednesday could see some rain. 

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Camille

Saturday, 14 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

It may come as no surprise that the sky over Koh Samui is grey and cloudy this morning. It's still very warm and dry at the moment. Current temp at 7am is 28.8C

Fisherman's Village

Yesterday on my way home, around 6pm at Fisherman's Village, shortly before a short storm unleashed it's powers 

Yesterday saw all day long heavy overcast and occasionally some rain in short but strong showers. It wasn't as bad as I had expected though, until around 6pm on my way home when a serious storm hit our part of the island for a short but intense time with strong wind and hard rain. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast still shows strong wind speeds and gusts well into next week with occasionally some hard showers.

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Camille

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

This Full moon on Friday the 13th is a rare astrological occasion, not to happen for another 35 years. It's cloudy over Koh Samui and there's a strong wind. All dive and snorkel speedboats for today have been cancelled, I wonder if the speedboats for the Full Moon party will take notice of this. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

Sunset in Bang Rak

Sunset at Bangrak Garden Home a few days ago

Yesterday saw overcast all day long and the breeze made for a cool day where the max temp reached 31.7C. Occasionally there was a trace of rain drops.

The forecast is all in red color for the wind predictions! Strong winds lasting now into Wednesday but surprisingly not too much rain is predicted. Supposedly this storm is hitting the whole country and not just the Gulf of Thailand.

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Full Moon, Friday 13th

Today is one of the rare occasions when Friday the 13th lines up with a Full moon. In my life time so far, this occurred 5 times already; in 1970, 1984,1987, 1998 and 2000.

The next Full moon on Friday the 13th won't happen until 13th August 2049, another 35 years to go.


Enjoy your Full moon on this Friday 13th 2014

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is fully covered in clouds and there's a strong breeze this morning. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C 
Today the announced storm should rage over all of Thailand, expects flash floods and the like over the next 3 to 4 days.
Yesterday we kicked off the June 2014 Koh Samui PADI IDC.

Fisherman's Village


Yesterday saw a fairly sunny day but it may have been the last for a couple of days, until the storm has passed over, after the weekend. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast looks pretty grim for today and the next three days, with heavy cloud formations, very strong wind gusts and speed and rain. It looks the storm will taper down well into next week.

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Camille

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The Koh Samui sky is cloudy this morning with a current temp at 7am of 28.5C

Fisherman's Village beach

Fisherman's Village beach yesterday

Yesterday saw a very sunny and very hot day around the island with a max temp of 36C

The forecast still predicts a storm from Thursday to Saturday, pretty much for the whole country. Strong wind and rain can be expected. From Monday onward it should be a lot nicer again.

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Camille

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

It's an almost clear blue sky over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C
The wind is picking up a little bit.

Wat Plai laem

Two small Jaow Mea Guanim statues can be found at the foot of the main statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a partially sunny day with some heavier clouds during the afternoon but it stayed dry and there was a nice sunset. max temp reached 35C

The forecast is still predicting overcast for the next 7 days with a storm brewing come Thursday, peaking on Friday 13th with a full moon and easing out Saturday. Be prepared for some rain as well.

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Camille

Monday, 9 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The morning on Koh Samui started out hazy but by now the sun has burned most of the clouds away and it's a nice and sunny morning with a current temp at 7am of 27.8C

Jaow Mae Guanim, Wat Plai Laem

The statue of Jaow Mae Guanim at Wat Plai Laem during sunrise this morning

Yesterday saw clouds all day long around the island until around 5pm when there were some weak attempts of the sun breaking through. Come 6pm we had our by now almost daily rain shower. Max temp reached 32.2C

The forecast remains pretty much the same; cloudy and Thursday through Saturday a very strong wind.

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Camille

Sunday, 8 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

It's cloudy around Koh Samui and you can feel the rain in the air. It looks more like when is it going to rain. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

Our garden

Our garden in Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a cloudy sky upon arrival on Samui and there was a bit of rain around 6pm. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast hasn't changed much, heavy cloud layers all week long with a strong wind predicted come Wednesday and peaking Friday night.

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Camille

Saturday, 7 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is partly cloudy this morning with no breeze for relief. Current temp at 7am is 28.4C

Wat Sila Nguu Hin Nguu, Baan Namuang


At last I'm at Manila airport, on my way back home to Samui via Bangkok. It's partially cloudy and dry here with a current temp at 8am local time of 29C

Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines

Roxas Boulevard during the evening in Manila, Philippines

Yesterday saw mostly a dry day but with a very heavy shower around 8pm, probably the heaviest rain Chaweng has seen in weeks. Max temp reached 34.8C

The forecast predicts cloudy skies with an occasional shower but from Wednesday onward the wind will be building up with a storm as it looks like this coming Friday.

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Camille

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

Koh Samui was grey with overcast this morning and current temp at noon is around 33C  

Bang Rak Bay

View over Bang Rak Bay

This morning I was in Dumaguete in the Philippines, where it was mainly cloudy but dry. Due to an early flight, which was delayed but no internet or wifi working at the airport and a massive taxi queue upon arrival, today's update is late and comes from Manila where I am right now in a partially cloudy and fairly sunny city with a current temp at 1pm local time of 33C


Dumaguete boulevard at night

Yesterday saw some rain again around Samui in the early evening. Max temp reached 33C


NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) terminal 3, Cebu Pacific in Manila

The forecast still predicts mainly cloudy skies with some strong wind come next weekend.

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Camille

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a strong wind with 25km/h+ bursts and it's mostly cloudy. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C
Good news is that the curfew has been lifted on Koh Samui.

Bang Rak

Beach road in Bang Rak

In Dumaguete and Dauin in the Philippines, it's overcast but dry and almost no wind to speak of. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Dumaguete, Philippines

Beach road in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Yesterday saw some rain around Samui, almost 40mm over the day. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts strong wind today and very strong wind tomorrow after which the wind will recede. Almost all next 7 days should be cloudy but according to the forecast, dry!

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Camille

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Curfew lifted on Koh Samui

Good news ofr Samui; The curfew installed by the current military junta has been lifted since yesterday for Koh Samui and Surat Thani and for two other locations, Phuket and Chonburi or better known; Pattaya.
The reason behind it was to ease the atmosphere at these locations and reduce the fallout on the local economy.

Green Mango, Chaweng

The Green Mango in Chaweng

The Thai Hotels Association (THA) is asking Military Junta to create recovery plans to restore confidence from international markets ahead of high season as seen very slow new booking for October and January.

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Camille

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

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui there was overcast this morning going hand in hand with some light rain. Current temp around 10.30am is 30.1C

Chaweng area

The general Chaweng area yesterday afternoon

Right now I'm in Dauin, Philippines, back after almost two years and internet was down and just got back on again, hence this late update. It's sunny but partially cloudy with some thunder in the background. Current temp at around 11.30am local time is 31C
There's a PADI IE going on right now which will finish tomorrow. After that I will be starting to make my way back to Samui!

Dauin, Philippines

Dauin beach in front of Atmosphere resort

Yesterday saw at times a very cloudy sky over Samui, but it remained dry with a max temp of 36.1C

The forecast predicts mainly cloudy skis for the next 7 days and there's still some wind predicted tomorrow, but nothing like it was predicted a few days ago.

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Camille

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is grey this morning and it's rumbling with thunder in the distance. It still may clear up this afternoon though. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C

Plai Laem

Cloudy skies over Plai Laem this morning

Here at Panagsama beach in Moalboal, Philippines, it's a partially cloudy sky with some nice sunshine breaking through. Current temp at 8am local time is 
The current PADI IDC here has now been completed and today we'll be on our way to Dumaguete for the PADI IE, starting tomorrow in nearby Dauin.
I'm already looking forward to September, when we have scheduled another PADI IDC here.

Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Philippines

Panagsama Beach near Moalboal during the daytime, the small boats on the left are fishing for sardines

Yesterday saw a dry but warm day around Samui. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies over Samui for the next 7 days, hardly any rain is predicted but some strong wind on Thursday.

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, 2 June 2014

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

Today's weather;

The weather over Koh Samui varies around the island, Chaweng reports wispy clouds and a light breeze but Plai Laem is covered in clouds without wind. Island life with it's small details! Current temp at 7am is 26.3C

Chaweng area, Koh Samui

Near Chaweng this morning

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a nice blue sky with some clouds in it. Looking at the pattern over recent days, we may have a shower during the afternoon but before and after it's sunny and warm! Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

We're ready for some morning dives, hopefully with some nice pictures later today and I've been blogging about this location heavily last night and this morning with a small description about Panagsama beach and an update on the Food on Wheels series.

Panagsama beach view, Moalboal, Philippines

View on Panagsama beach downtown area, Moalboal, Philippines

Yesterday saw a mostly dry and hot day around Samui but at some locations there may have been some light rain. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast predicts heavy cloud cover for the next 7 days with maybe some rain later today but some heavy wind come Thursday which will peter out 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

Food on Wheels; Bread in Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Philippines

After last month update on the Food on Wheels series from Indonesia during my stay on Gili Air, it makes sense to have an update from Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, where I currently am.

The bread motorbike in Panagsama Beach

The bread motorbike in Panagsama Beach

It wasn't until yesterday that I finally saw a sample that would fit into this series. In the Philippines, there are plenty of bakeries all around the country. As already reported once with a picture from Cebu City.

What's for sale?

The bread for sale

The area where I stay is rather small so not that much traffic comes through and I was very delighted to have the opportunity to find this gem.

The front

Frontal view

It's interesting to see that I already found a bread on wheels variation in Sanur on Bali, Indonesia. Fascinating finds!

Rear bread

View from the back

Unless I find some very cool theme variations in Dumaguete or Manila later this week, the next month's update should be from Thailand again, so stay tuned! 

I hoped you enjoyed this addition to the series.

Bread

Bread she said

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