The Siam Hotel Bangkok almost ready to open

The Siam Hotel Bangkok almost ready to open  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  The soon to be open The Siam Hotel Bangkok is almost finished and ready to welcome their first guests in less than 63 days. Yesterday Jason Friedman – General Manager, welcomed me and a selected group of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals to show us this stunning hotel which will change the concept of luxury and hospitality in Bangkok. Rooms will range from USD 400 on. The Siam Hotel is the first hotel in Asia to be signed by Virtuoso previous opening, mostly due to Friedman’s successful career as a hotelier  and administration of previous leading properties, such as the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Continue reading The Siam Hotel Bangkok almost ready to open

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Subscribe to my Facebook Profile NOW  |  Facebook  |  Now you can SUBSCRIBE to my Facebook Profile just by simply clicking on the subscribe button of my Facebook Wall. You’ve always been subscribed to friends. Now you can hear from me even if we are not friends connected. Facebook has the limitation of 5000 friends on your main Profile, but now with Subscribe, you can get my public updates in your News Feed and interact with me, same as if you were my closest friend. Get the latest on luxury travel, unique hotels, restaurants and destinations worldwide, based on my own experiences traveling around the world. Simply click SUBSCRIBE (see the yellow circle on the image above) and lets connect. Looking forward to have you onboard. And remember, my native tongue might be Gay, but I am fluent in Straight to everyone is welcomed to join and subscribe. Cheers CM

Thong Kham and Carlos Melia reunited again

Thong Kham and Carlos Melia reunited again  |  Golden Triangle, Thailand  |  This is now a true love story. After 4 month of being apart Thong Kham and Carlos Melia reunited once again at the Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle in the border between Thailand, Myanmar and Lao. One look at the other, she put her trunk over my head and sniffed me around, after that we looked each other in the eye and we instantly bonded again. Memory of elephant right. This was my morning in love with Thong Kham. Continue reading Thong Kham and Carlos Melia reunited again

GPS Carlos Melia busy working all over Thailand

GPS Carlos Melia busy working all over Thailand  |  Thailand  |  Hi there everyone. I know I know, I have been a bit lazy lately not working much on my blog, but the truth is that while hosting the first ever US and Canada LGBT Press and Travel Professionals groups to Thailand, I have not had much time left. Right now waking up at the amazing Four Seasons Tented Camp in the region of Chiang Rai. Still three more days ahead before everyone heads back home with amazing tales and stories of this amazing country, so since I will be fully devoted to this, I invite you all to SUBSCRIBE to my Facebook Profile,  JOIN and LIKE my Facebook Page or FOLLOW me on Twitter, where you will be able to see hour by hour all the photos and videos of this incredible journey along and across Thailand. What is coming today ? well full morning training with the Elephants, and my girl Thong Kham to become a Mahout. Anyhow below a few photos and videos from the last few days, just a sneak peak. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia busy working all over Thailand

Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle here I go

20120325-093848.jpg Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle here I go | Bangkok, Thailand | Ready and all packed for the next adventure, together with GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429, Xtra.ca, GayCities.con and Queerty.com to show them the stunning beauty and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle in the border with Myanmar and Laos. The characteristic arquitecture and service of the Lana region. On our way to Suvarnabhumi airport to board our Thai Airways flight. Thank you to our host hotels Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camps, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi and Tamarind Village. Cannot wait for another two days living among the elephants, training again to master my Mahout skills. CM

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30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok

30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand   |  This morning at 7AM the streets on Chinatown in Bangkok, where literally taken over by a sort of Buddhist Monks Flash Mov, commemorating the Buddha Enlightenment and the 84th. Birthday of King Rama IX. 30 thousand Buddhist monks, gathered from corners of Thailand at 6.30AM in the morning at Chinatown to collect the Alms Giving by the local Thai people. Continue reading 30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok

What happens in Dubai stays in Dubai ?

What happens in Dubai stays in Dubai ?  | CarlosMeliaBlog.com  |  I am heading to Dubai by the end of this month for 3 nights and funny things are happening along the way…. Deaf ears and no replies, so far no independent or chain hotel has confirmed or welcomed me due to the Gay connotation of my blog and travel reviews…. even from those that (aka.) allegedly support the LGBT community worldwide…. So I am challenging and calling all International Hotel chains to stand LOUD and PROUD and show their commitment to LGBT Travel. I have even been told that my blog might be blocked and I will have no access during my stay at the UAE. I personally respect and treasure all walks of life and all beliefs, and in return I expect exactly the same. I will not change my mind…. and I will still come. CM

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Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury

Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  The Tourism Authority of Thailand – New York office and CarlosMeliaBlog.com are proud and pleased to welcome and announce the first ever, official Gay and Lesbian Media and Travel educational/promotional trip to Thailand the Land of Smiles. Leading members of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals from United States and Canada will arrive tomorrow to Bangkok to experience Thailand and all its highlights in a ten days itinerary that will cover Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle. Go Thai Be Free. !!!! Sawadee. Thailand Gay Travel / Thailand Gay Travel Blog. Some of the leading media outlets where you will be able to read about this trip are: GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429.com, Xtra.com, Queerty.com and GayCities.com. We are also very proud count among our travel professionals members of IGLTA, Virtuoso and Signature Travel. Safe travels to everyone and see you in Thailand. CM

(*) Special Thanks to all our sponsors all over Thailand for their support and commitment to the International LGBT Travel Community. Sponsoring Hotels: Four Seasons Hotels Thailand, (Bangkok) The Muse Hotel, Le Meridien, St. Regis Hotel, Oriental Residences, Banyan Tree and SIAM Hotel. (Phuket) Paresa Resort, Andara Resort, Trisara Resort. (Krabi) Rayavadee Resort, Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay. (Chiang Mai) Tamarin Village, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Sponsoring Restaurnts: (Bangkok) Issaya Siamese Club, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Ruen Urai, Biscotti. APSARA Dining Cruise. (Phuket) LIM’s Restaurant.

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GPS Carlos Melia at Rajadamnern Stadium Bangkok


GPS Carlos Melia at Rajadamnern Stadium Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  I am back in Thailand, and last night I was hosted in front row at the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium in Bangkok Thailand, courtesy of Khun Ms Suphawadee Phunkhonsarn at IYO Thai Boxing Service CO. LTD, the main company in Bangkok for this type of tours. A Muay Thai fight is a MUST SEE during your visit to Thailand. See my previous posts on Muay Thai (here). Cheers CM

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Changi Airport Singapore FREE WiFi

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Changi Airport Singapore FREE WiFi | Singapore | It is so soothing and amazing to arrive to a modern and civilized airport like Changi Airport in Singapore. TIP Go to the information desk at any Terminal with your passport and get a voucher valid for 4 hours free speed WiFi connection. Kuddos Singapore. Happy to say I am not surprised at all.CM

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