Culinary and Wine of Argentina at The Vancouver Sun

Culinary and Wine of Argentina at The Vancouver Sun |  by Nathan Fong |  Was a pleasure to host and connect Nathan Fong, renown international Food Stylist, TV Host and Journalist from Canada, during his stay in Buenos Aires. Here is the piece he produce for The Vancouver Sun among other media outlets. Special thanks to: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Rojo Tango Show and Dinner, Design CE Hotel, and Carla Giarini. Thank you. CM
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Buenos Aires is where it’s at! or at least, where Carlos Melia is at!

Buenos Aires is where it’s at! or at least, where Carlos Melia is at!  |  GayTravel.com  |   my weekly contribution at GayTravel.com , this time on Buenos Aires, where I’ve been for the last 10 days. Check it Out. !!! CM

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Travel Emotive Memories and Experiences BOTSWANA


Travel Emotive Memories and Experiences BOTSWANA  |  Chobe and Eagle Island, Botswana  |  Most people, when they get to know me up close and personal, they always ask me…. Carlos how can you have such an enormous Emotive Memory. And I reply to them, how can I not ? after having had so many amazing and life changing experiences in my life while traveling this amazing world. This time I am bringing to you, emotive memories from the hear of Africa in Botswana. Hope you enjoy them. Video Caption: Lions on the runway at Kwai River Lodge by Orient-Express, Botswana, Africa. Continue reading Travel Emotive Memories and Experiences BOTSWANA

Acrobatic Training at La Arena in Buenos Aires


Acrobatic Training at La Arena in Buenos Aires  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |   After over 6 years of being away, and at my 38 years old, today I went back to my Acrobatic/Gymnast training while visiting in Buenos Aires. I grew up training almost everyday to what at that time was one of my biggest passions. Now with my life of traveling around the world it a bit difficult to continue, but every time I have the chance I go back to it… and believe it or not, the body has a memory. Another activity you can do while in Buenos Aires, at La Arena Circo in the neighborhood of Palermo. Approx. USD 15 x 2 hours class.  Check them OUT and try if you dare. Now back to training, tonight I will be in pain, but no pain, no game. CM
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Gay Weddings flash UPDATE by Carlos Melia

Gay Weddings flash UPDATE  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  No no no…. don’t worry, I am not getting married… ha ha ha…. yet. !!!!! As many of you know, I am in Buenos Aires right now, ultimating all details of a big high profile Gay Wedding, which will take place during the month of May, here outside of Buenos Aires, for a gay couple from overseas, together with their friends and families flying from all corners of the world to be present the day the say I DO. I was appointed both, their  travel agent, work I have done for the last 20 years with great pleasure, but most important and for the first time ever, wedding planner. I must say that this has been an opening eye experience. A whole new world has opened before my eyes. Argentina legalized same-sex marriage on July 22nd 2010, becoming the first country in Latin America and the second in the Americas to allow same-sex marriage nationwide. One of the most interesting facts, reason why I am doing this post, has been to receive this morning a very kind email by the reverend of ICMIglesia Comunidad Metropolitana, a church in Buenos Aires reaching out to all minorities. I contacted them a week ago on my search for a celebrant for the ceremony, to which they replied welcoming and blessing this gay wedding, and offering their services for free. It amazes me how things have changed over the years. I will be reporting more on this event during the next few days. I have now gathered a very interesting database of suppliers, organizations and services to plan your Gay Wedding here in Argentina, so feel free to contact me if you are ready to say I DO. For now… this is as much I can say and share with you all. Have a great weekend everyone. CM

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Tarquino Nouvelle Argentinean Cuisine

Tarquino Nouvelle Argentinean Cuisine  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Tarquino was the original name of the first Shorthorn bull (1826) to enter Argentina, to increase the quality of a national herds.  From there the name of this brand new, modern yet traditional, Argentinean restaurant, with sophisticated homemade touches. Continue reading Tarquino Nouvelle Argentinean Cuisine

Cemetery of Recoelta and EVITA in Buenos Aires


Cemetery of Recoelta and EVITA in Buenos Aires |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  This are the things I do with my iPhone when I am bored in Buenos Aires. Hope you enjoy my video of the Cemetery of Recoleta and EVITA Peron. One of the true landmarks of the city, and one of the iconic notable figures of the history of Argentina, hated by many and loved by others. Cemetery of Recoleta, literally a ghost town with lots of dead ends. CM

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Best Roof Tops of Asia

Best Roof Tops of Asia   |  429Magazine  |  Hey everyone, my weekly column for 429Magazine is out and online. Go and check it out. My top list of Roof Tops in Asia, based on my own experiences lounging in the skies. There is a tie among Sky Bar in Bangkok, the Ku De Ta in Singapore and the Ozone Bar in Hong Kong… you decide. CLICK HERE. Till next week with another adventure. CM

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Le Sereno Beach Hotel in Saint-Barthelemy

Le Sereno Beach Hotel in Saint-Barthelemy   |  St. Barth, French West Indies  |  It has been a while since I left St. Barth, and since then I have been craving for more and more. As I have mentioned several times, I am not a huge fan of The Caribbean, but St. Barth has fully got me and captivated me. Plage de Saline is to my own ranking, one of the most amazing beaches I have been in my life. And of course, a great destination has to be matched with an outstanding hotel, and I found the perfect match for such an idyllic destination, Le Sereno Beach Hotel, located at the picturesque Grand Cul-de-Sac. Continue reading Le Sereno Beach Hotel in Saint-Barthelemy

Hub Porteño homemade luxury made in Argentina

Hub Porteño homemade luxury made in Argentina  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  A few things these days get my full interest and attention. I can be a bit jaded when it comes to hotels and travel services, specially when the word Boutique Hotel, or Experience is involved. But every so often, thanks to my network of colleagues around the world, I get to find this hidden gems that remind me why I love this métier. There is nothing that I like most, than to see a hotel being conceived, and be invited to give my comments and suggestions based on my long proven experience. Continue reading Hub Porteño homemade luxury made in Argentina