GPS Carlos Melia two AMAZING weeks in Thailand

GPS Carlos Melia two AMAZING weeks in Thailand  |  And we are back in New York, after spending two AMAZING weeks in Thailand, planning and producing Rubin Singer‘s Fashion Shows in Bangkok and Koh Samui. Always a treat to spend time in Thailand, a country I carry close to my heart and always draws a BIG smile in my face. So many old and new friends there, could not be happier. On this trip, my fifth time in Thailand, we visited and spent time in Bangkok, Golden Triangle and Koh Samui. OMG so many photos and videos to share, that will take me forever, therefore I decided to do this summary of our time there. You can read more on the individual posts I have been doing pre/post and will do after our stay at the category Thailand. (photo above at the Four Seasons Koh Samui, where we were hosted for a full relaxing day having spa treatments and lunch at the beach)  Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia two AMAZING weeks in Thailand

Thong Kham and Carlos Melia reunited again

Thong Kham and Carlos Melia reunited again  | Golden TriangleThailand  |  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

Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways

Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways  |  Thailand  |  This morning from my hotel in Phuket, while packing, I tweeted …”04AM in the morning AWAKE packing. On my way to the airport to take my @bangkok_airways flight from #Phuket to #Krabi. GMorning #Thailand…”, as I normally do, to keep everyone up-to-date of my whereabouts and then headed off to Phuket International Airport. Innocently and unaware of the power of Social Media and the excellent CRM – Customer Relationship Management, that both airlines and hotels master in Asia. I was fully stunned by what happened next. Continue reading Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways

Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle

Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle  Golden TriangleThailand |  One of the many attractions of the Golden Triangle area, in the northern region of Thailand, is without a doubt the Hall of Opium, created in 1988 by Princess Mother on her desire to educate people on the background of opium in the Golden Triangle and elsewhere in the world. The Golden Triangle, infamous worldwide for its poppy fields, drug smugglers, and opium warlords. Throughout the three decades, the Golden Triangle supplied most of the world’s heroin. Even today, Myanmar and less so the Laos PDR produce significant amounts of opium. The Hall of Opium was created to help reduce demand through education. Continue reading Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle

Cockfights still legal and popular in Thailand

Cockfights still legal and popular in Thailand  |  Chiang Rai, Thailand  |  Yet today a very popular sport in Thailand, that not only takes the attention of many locals and tourists, but also makes some people lots of money. Since I arrived to Thailand, I have been interested on these beautiful baskets, which I thought were for fishing or something like that. Today my tour guide explained me the real use of them, that the fanaticism of locals for watching roosted (cocks) fight. Continue reading Cockfights still legal and popular in Thailand

The White Temple Wat Rong Khun

The White Temple Wat Rong Khun  |  Chiang Rai, Thailand  |  As campy as it can be, same is beautiful and impressive. I have not seen, ever before, a temple like this. It does look like the set for the next Narnia right… but it is a full operational Buddhist and Hindu temple.  The white color stands for Lord Buddha’s purity; the white glass stands for Lord Buddha’s wisdom that “shines brightly all over the Earth and the Universe.” Continue reading The White Temple Wat Rong Khun

Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen

Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen  |  Hill Tribe Villlages, Thailand  |  I have always wanted to see them in person, and of course Thailand does not disappoint me at all, there they are. Original from East Burma (Myanmar), this group of women have moved to Thailand to an area called Hilltribe Village, right in between the Golden Triangle and Chiang Rai. I was truly surprised and captivated by their beauty, femininity, their voices and I must say the fact that yet today in 2011 the carry on with their traditions. Continue reading Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen

Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai Full Day Tour

Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai Full Day Tour  |  Thailand  |  So this morning I started very early on what it would turn to be a brilliant day exploring the areas of Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. All was seamlessly planned by the Four Season Tented Camp Golden Triangle, for my transfer to my next destination Chiang Mai. Instead of doing a regular four hours transfer, they hosted me for a full day of highlights, attractions along the rice fields and towns of the northern region of Thailand. Continue reading Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai Full Day Tour