Letters to Juliet in VERONA

Letters to Juliet in VERONA  |  Verona, Italy  |   Play the VIDEO Love Story by Taylor Swift – soundtrack of the movie Letters to Juliet –  and scroll down to read the lyrics and see photos of my visit to Juliet’s House and Balcony on my trip to Verona last week. I know this sounds kinda of corny… but a nice experience I must admit. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

We were both young when I first saw you,
I close my eyes, and the flash back starts.
I’m standing there. On a balcony of summer air.

I see the lights,
See the party the ball gowns.
I see you make your way through the crowd,
You say hello
Little did I know…

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
And I was crying on the staircase
Begging you please don’t go, and I said

Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone,
I’ll be waiting all there’s left to do is run
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess
That’s a love story baby, just say yes

So I sneak out to the garden to see you
We keep quite because we’re dead if they know
So close your eyes, Escape this town for a little while
Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
But you were everything to me
I was begging you please don’t go, and I said

Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I’ll be waiting all theres left to do is run
You’ll be the prince, I’ll be the princess
That’s a love story baby, just say yes

Romeo save me, try to tell me how it is
This love is difficult, but its real,
Don’t be afraid we’ll make it out of this mess
Its a love story baby, just say yes, oh,

I was tired of waiting,
Wondering if you were ever coming around
My faith in you is fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town, and I said

Romeo save me I’ve been feeling so alone
I keep waiting for you but you never come
Is this in my head, I don’t know what to think.
He fell to the ground, and pulled out a ring

Marry me Juliet you’ll never have to be alone
I love you and thats all you know
I talked to your dad, you’ll pick out a white dress
Its a love story baby, just say yes
Oh, Oh, Oh
We were both young when I first saw you

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Gay Pride Weekend & Parade in MADRID

Gay Pride Weekend & Parade in MADRID  | Madrid, Spain | For all of you my dear friends and readers, here is the Photo Album I made of the Gay Pride Parade in MADRID, which took place yesterday Saturday 03rd. July. Check out the full Photo Album MADRID Gay Pride Parade Continue reading Gay Pride Weekend & Parade in MADRID

Villa Malaspina Hotel Verona

Villa Malaspina Hotel Verona  | Verona, Italy  |  Villa Malaspina Hotel is a charming and classy hotel located only 10 minutes (and EUR 15) from the Railway Terminal of Verona Porta Nuova. The Hotel exudes Italian style and personality.
The villa was originally the home of Marquis Malaspina (a rich and powerful advisor of the local ruler, Cangrande della Scala) and his heirs. It soon became a magnificent manor house surrounded by woods and fields, besides being the superb residence of the Marquisate. The Colombara Tower, which still towers over the surrounding landscape, was a testament of the family’s powerful lineage.

Hotel Villa Malaspina offers accommodation in 70 individually designed rooms and junior suites, warm and welcoming, each is in different size and color. They are all equipped with the latest modern facilities.
Hotel Villa Malaspina provides guests with the soothing atmosphere and attention that you need after a hard day at work or after a day’s excursion to Verona and its beautiful surroundings. What could be better than a moment of tranquility in the hotel’s area of relaxation? Just take a swim in our pool or tone up in our fitness room or do some jogging along our jogging route… or simply relax! Steam and sauna rooms, Jacuzzi and solarium are at you disposal.
I have got the Deluxe Double room (the one you can see on the video), and I an extremely happy with it and the view from my room. High ceilings, lots of space for the European standards and huge bathroom. So if you are planning to visit Verona, keep this option in mind. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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SPRITZ my new favorite drink

SPRITZ my new favorite drink  |  Verona, Italy  |  Since I arrived to Venice and now in Verona, I have fallen in love with this drink – SPRITZ – that captivated my eyes while strolling by the channels of Venice for it characteristic and charming ORANGE color on sexy stem glasses. While I was relaxing at the lobby bar of the Villa Malaspina Hotel in Verona, the bartender kindly teach me how to fix my new favorite drink, and here I share the recipe with all of you: APEROL Aperitiv + Vino Espumante BRUT + Sparkling water served on the rocks with a slice of Orange on a stem glass. Come on what else do you need … VERONA or VENICE plus Spritz. Try it, I guarantee you will love it. Ready for some more ha ha ha … CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Gay Pride Week Antwerp Belgium

Gay Pride Week Antwerp Belgium  |  Antwerp, Belgium  | During my visit to Antwerp, Beligum, for the IGLTA’s Global Annual Convention (JUN 2010) I got to experience for the first time the Antwerp Gay Pride Week of the 100% Gay Friendly “Diverse” City, that celebrates and shares pride of being gay with all everyone regardless their sexual orientation.

Video above is from the closing party that took place at one of the most important squares of the breathtaking and beautiful city, right across the City Hall, with an amazing sunny summer weather, that motivated people from all Antwerp and Brussels to join the celebration. Singer Liliane Saint Pierre – iconic singer for the local gay community – performed live among other local artist, drag queens and the finalists of Mr Gay Netherlands.
During this weekend there were several events, private parties and the whole city was completely covered with gay flags, even the facades of public and governmental building. Some of the main events were:

White Party, which took place over the Schelde River. From 3PM till 12AM. Everyone mentioned their sadness about NAVIGAYTION not happening this year due to economic issues, but rumors around say that next year the Tourism Office with the official support will take over to guarantee the return of this important, unique and attractive event.IGLTA’s Consumers Trade Show that took place at open doors with live DJ’s and over 20 expositors among hotels, CVBs, Airlines and Tour Operators. (above Thomas Bomkes and myself before the beginning of the event)
Red and Blue Event sponsored by IGLTA. One of the best clubs in town, was overflowed with the best crow of Antwerp and many other destinations from all over Europe. (picture of myself at Red and Blue)
But the most relevant fact of this whole week, to me, was the official welcome given by both Philip Heylen – Vice Mayor Antwerp – and Annik Bogaert – Head of Antwerp Tourism & Convention to all the 250 participants of the IGLTA organization, present from all over the world. (picture taken during the welcome cocktail offered at the City Hall by the Vice Mayor Antwerp)
…”Antwerp is a city that belongs to everyone…” stressed Mr Heylen on his opening speech, and I must confess that this was the feeling that we all felt during our whole week in this incredible Flemish city.
Live from Antwerp, reporting the Gay Pride Week by Carlos Melia. For more information and travel options on Antwerp or rest of Belgium do not hesitate to contact me. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Just arrived to ANTWERPEN Belgium

After 15 long hour flying from Buenos Aires to Madrid and then connection to Brussel….. plus a train from Brussel Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal, I am now seating in my bed at the Hotel Keyserlei.
I have not had much time or energy to walk around… but from what I have seen, I was quite AMAZED by the beauty of the Antwerpen Centraal Railway Station. The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway.
The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie and the vast (185 metres long and 44 metres high) iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen.

The train in less than 45 minutes the Airport of Brussels to Brussel Noord / Central or South, and from there you can connect to Antwerpen for only EUR 9.45. (picture of me on the train. ) Then off to Madrid ( Gay Pride and Mr Gay Spain ) + Venice + Verona. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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