Friday, 30 January 2015

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

It's time for a contribution of the Food on Wheels series before the month is over, and this I picked; Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng.

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

Duck is very popular with a majority of the Thai population and pick up trucks with a similar set up as can be seen on these pictures drive around the whole country.

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng frontal view

On Koh Samui, we had these kind of trucks drive by on a very regular base, but somehow that stopped and the only location that I know of, in this set up, is on the ring road in Chaweng, near the Futsal stadium
On the mainland there are still plenty of 'duck trucks' driving around, I see them on a regular base there.

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng view at the rear

This particular car can't drive anymore and each day, the owner loads it up with his duck of the day and he starts selling, somewhere late in the afternoon. His customers know where he is and when he's supposed to be open (something you can never be sure of here!) and drive up on (mainly) their bikes to buy the goodies or in this case, the duck.

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng that one tastes good

Part of the experience is the sauce that comes along with the duck. A restaurant chain called MK Restaurants, which can be found all over Thailand, has in my opinion the best duck and sauce, but that's about as good as that restaurant gets.

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng

Food on Wheels; Duck in Chaweng the real deal

Keep your eyes open if in Thailand, sooner or later you will see a 'duck truck' pass by and if you fancy a meal or portion, just flag the car down and he will stop and serve you. Enjoy!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th January, 2015

Today's weather;

Another blue sky is shaping up this morning around Koh Samui, this time with some cloud formations very high up in the sky and a slightly cooler morning with a current temp of 25.7C at 7am

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th January, 2015

Another sample of a holy tree, after yesterday's picture, this one I spotted in Lipa Noi

Yesterday saw a sunny and warm day around the island with a max temp of 31C

The forecast remains steady with mostly sunny skies ahead of us for the next seven days. Nice and January cool! Enjoy!

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Camille

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th January, 2015

Today's weather;

A near perfect blue sky hovers over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27.2C, already fairly warm.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th January, 2015

Tree at Namaung waterfall, many trees are considered holy in Thailand and offerings are being made

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Samui with a max temp of 28.5C

The forecast remained by large the same, sunny skies for the next seven days but it looks like the wind might pick up a bit, so the cool breeze will keep coming in.

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Camille

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village

Last week me and my family visited the Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village after almost not having played mini golf for almost three years. It too that many years to get the vibes going again and we visited the Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village this time around.

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village main entrance sign

The location is easy to find, near Fisherman's Village, opposite the new walking street area that is used each Frady for the very popular Fisherman's Village walking street.
The entrance fee is 300.-THB for adults and 200.-THB for children.

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village one of the lanes

The area is simply laid out, with 18 lanes in total. My wife enjoyed this mini golf, but personally I prefer the lanes of Mini Golf International in Choengmon, The lanes in Choengmon are more challenging, better quality lanes and the area is bigger and looks more enticing and inviting.

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village overview

We did have fun though and we even managed a few hole in one, at least, our children did! It was my wife however who won overall, especially since my son played himself out of the picture after first having a hole in one and than needing some 37 tries on just one hole!

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village some more lanes

Opening times are from 14.30 to 22.00 hours but it is advisable to visit around 17.00 hours or later, just because it won't be too hot, as the sun may be beaming down during the daytime. At the entrance drinks are sold to cool down if required and inside the premises is a small but convenient parking lot for your car or motorbikes.

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village

Mini Golf, Fisherman's Village main entrance

Worthwhile to check out, in order to enjoy an easy and relaxed afternoon or evening. Our kids enjoyed it a lot.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th January, 2015

Today's weather;

A near perfect blue sky is shaping up again this morning all around Koh Samui with just a few scattered clouds in the sky but it's nice and cool with a current temp at 7am of 26.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th January, 2015

A quiet corner at Wat Kunaram in Baan Namuang

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day with very blue skies. Still, max temp didn't go over 28.8C

The forecast didn't change much, mostly sunny skies for the seven days with a nice breeze and some scattered clouds.

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, 27 January 2015

Leonardo Ice Cream

During the weekend we did a trip around the island and we discovered a new ice cream vendor on the island; Leonardo Ice Cream. 

Leonardo Ice Cream

Leonardo Ice Cream at Big Buddha

The signs for the shop were noted by me but didn't really register, until we visited Hin Ta Hin Yai as part of our trip and between Hin Ta and the parking lot, is one of their three outlets, manned by Francesco, one of the three owners of Leonardo Ice Cream. 

Leonardo Ice Cream

Leonardo Ice Cream the menu

He immediately asked us if we wanted to taste some of the ice cream and we were more than happy to oblige. A visit to an ice cream shop was on the list of things to do for that day. 
In short, we were blown away and immediately decided to make our ice cream stop right there at that moment. We have a new official favorite ice cream shop on the island; Leonardo Ice Cream!

Leonardo Ice Cream

Leonardo Ice Cream some of the ice cream options, top left Pistachio, a must in my book!

They offer sorbets, made after a Frnech recipe from Corsica, delivered by Philippe, another owner. They decided however to fly it under one flag; Leonardo Ice Cream. 
I had a sorbet with Apple Cinnamon and it was truly like eating an apple pie, 100% without sugar on top of that. Our children had the pistachio ice cream and that was heavenly, with real pistachio chunks in it.

Leonardo Ice Cream

Leonardo Ice Cream; assorted sorbets

There are three outlets, the one pictured above at Big Buddha, currently manned by Matteo, the outlet at Hin Ta Hin Yai, currently staffed by Francesco (pictured below) and the main outlet and factory in Lamai, manned by the third owner, Simone.
Besides the three outlets, they also deliver to some of the hotels around Samui. Those lucky guests!

Leonardo Ice Cream

Leonardo Ice Cream part owner Francesco

There are no scoops, but just plain straightforward cups and they go for 100.-THB per cup, but you can try out a few of their tastes, before you decide on which one to settle. 
Very friendly service and great taste, comes highly recommended by all of us, the Lemmens clan on 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

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th January, 2015

Today's weather;

There's a thin cloud layer over Koh Samui this morning, which most likely will burn off once the sun starts heating up. Current temp at 7am is 23.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th January, 2015

Samui airport arrivals

Yesterday saw a mostly sunny day around Koh Samui with a nice and agreeable temperature. Max temp reached 28.8C

The forecast didn't change much, mostly nice, mostly sunny days with a coll breeze is predicted for the next seven 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

Monday, 26 January 2015

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015

The date is set for the third Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015, it will be held 21st March in Chaweng with the start at the Reggae Pub, once more.

The race route will lead the runners through the busy Chaweng Beach road, smack down the Chaweng center, passing through the busy Soi Green Mango, among others.

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015


Participants can choose between a 5km and a 10km run, which will be either one or two loops. The race route is similar to previous years and over 1000 runners are expected to participate.

This is a charity event and is organized by the Thai Hotel Association chapter Koh Samui (THA) and the proceeds will go to Koh Samui's New School for Autistic Children and to the Green Project, supported by THA.

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015

The Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015 is proving to be a steady visitor of the yearly Samui events list, and it's growing in popularity each year. Make sure you don't miss out on this local Samui running event.

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015

Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to defend my successive two year run of 2nd places in my age category, at this moment it looks like I may be away from Samui for the Koh Samui Midnight Run 2015. 

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th January, 2015

Today's weather;

It's a mixed bag this morning, the sky over Koh Samui, clouds and blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 26.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th January, 2015

Walking street area, each Friday at Fisherman's Village

Yesterday saw a nice day with plenty of sunshine through the day. Max temp reached 28.3C

The forecast remains steady, mostly partially clouded days with plenty of blue spots and sunshine for the next seven days, with a nice breeze 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

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th January, 2015

Today's weather;

A blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui with the clouds being burned away by the rising sun. Current temp at 7am is 26.6C

Yesterday we went for a trip around the island and had a fantastic, very tasty lunch at Sweet Sisters. This restaurant also come highly recommended! Open from 11am to 9pm in the 'deep South' of Samui.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th January, 2015

View on Southern Lamai, as seen from Hin Ta Hin Yai

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day. Sunny skies but not too hot, that's the beauty of January. Max temp of 28.2C

The forecast keeps predicting the good stuff. Mostly blue skies with a nice breeze for the next seven 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