96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible

Carlos Melia in Machu Picchu
96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible  |  Peru  | A few weeks back, invited by LATAM Airlines Business Class, Belmond Journeys and Hotels Peru, Rubin and I decided to come for 3 nights / 4 days – ha ha ha yes you read right 96 hours, to explore to main higlights of the marvelous country and intriguing culture. This wasn’t my first time in Peru – for work or leisure – I have been many times, but indeed was Rubin‘s first visit, and I mastered a well curated itinerary, that would take us from Lima, to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley, in a natural flow enjoying the services of all our hosts… Well, unfortunately not all came along as planned. For more photos and videos on my journey in Peru, visit my Instagram Photo Gallery of Peru.
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My RIO DE JANEIRO part two with Restaurants, Hotels and more


My RIO DE JANEIRO part two with Restaurants, Hotels and more | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | So I landed in Rio de Janeiro, for two weeks, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. I have been in Rio countless times, but always discovering new locations, hotels, restaurants and attractions. These are some of my findings during my recent visit. Also see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future posts and experiences in Rio de Janeiro.

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In full Olympic mode for the next two weeks for RIO 2016 Summer Olympics

RIO 2016 Summer Olympics
In full Olympic mode for the next two weeks for RIO 2016 Summer Olympics
| Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Palpation the RIO 2016 Olympics from Copacabana Beach. See all my minute-to-minute past/current/future posts and experiences on RIO 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS. 

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Chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires
| Buenos Aires, Argentina | So once again I am back in, my home town, Buenos Aires – Argentina. These chronicles, as a matter of fact, are the result of my last two trips, with a very small time lapse in between. The main reasons of my trips were, ( first trip ) surprise and celebrate my mother for her Birthday and ( second trip ) connecting from New York to Rio de Janeiro, were I will be during August, attending the RIO 2016 Summer Olympics, as the official travel agent for NBCUniversal’s VIP Guests and Executives. Let’s begin and hope you enjoy my insider tips of my city , chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on BUENOS AIRESContinue reading Chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires

Carlos Melia in full RIO 2016 Olympic Mode and Spirit

2016 RIO Summer Olympics
Carlos Melia in full RIO 2016 Olympic Mode and Spirit
 |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  |  In full Olympic mode and spirit.Proud to announce that for second consecutive year, I have been chosen and appointed by NBCUniversal to plan all ‪‎travel‬ experiences for their VIP‬ Clients and Top Executives during a global event. Last year in Paris, France for the French Open and moving forward for the 2016 ‪‎RIO‬ Summer Olympics‬. Let the games and the luxury travel experiences curated by me begin… Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Morning Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Guaratiba 45 minutes out of Rio de Janeiro

Morning Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Guaratiba 45 minutes out of Rio de JaneiroMorning Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Guaratiba 45 minutes out of Rio de Janeiro  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  | One of the many experiences I’ve curated, during my recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, for my VIP clients coming next year for the 2016 Summer Olympics, is the Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This can be done at many location in Rio de Janeiro, but I was told one of the best was in Guaratiba – approx. 45 minutes away from Copacabana and Ipanema.  Continue reading Morning Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Guaratiba 45 minutes out of Rio de Janeiro

My latest Restaurant Experiences in Buenos Aires

My latest Restaurant Experiences in Buenos Aires My latest Restaurant Experiences in Buenos Aires   |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  | After my week in Rio de Janeiro, I decided to take four days off and head to my native city of Buenos Aires, to visit my family, before heading back to, my new home, New York. One of my favorite activities, as you may know by now, is eating and checking out restaurants of all kinds, and that is what I did. I went to some of my classic ones like the Rodi Bar in Recoleta. I tried a new one in San Telmo and was invited by the Park Hyatt Hotel Buenos Aires, to enjoy their winter Fondue Nights at the Duhau Restaurant. See my comments and photos below.   Continue reading My latest Restaurant Experiences in Buenos Aires

My own personal postcards of Rio de Janeiro

My own personal postcards of Rio de JaneiroMy own personal postcards of Rio de Janeiro  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  |  A collection of my favorite postcards for my lasted visit to Rio de Janeiro, all photos taken by me using my iPhone6. I spent a week at the carioca city of Rio, curating the best experiences, restaurants, venues and locations with a view, to host events and activities for my VIP clients coming next year for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Here some of the stunningly beautiful panoramic views I found along the way.  Continue reading My own personal postcards of Rio de Janeiro

Evening exploring Vidigal Favela to the very top

FullSizeRender 10Evening exploring Vidigal Favela to the very top  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  | I would say that one of the best experiences I did, during my recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, to curate unique travel experiences for my VIP clients coming to the 2016 Summer Olympics next year, was something was ranking high in my travel bucket list, after being in Rio for many times in the past. Venturing into the intriguing world of a Favela, was quite interesting, and what I found atop Morro do Vidigal – which gives name to the Favela Vidigal – was indeed unexpected.

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Behind the scenes Samba Experience

FullSizeRender 26 Behind-the-scenes Samba Experience  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  | If there is an experience you must have when in Rio de Janeiro, it is SAMBA, and what best than doing a behind-the-scenes tour to the world of the “samba schools” of Rio, which has remained mysterious and hidden. Let’s open the doors to reveal the secrets behind it. For this I came to the Samba City in the district called Little Africa, A beautiful, ancient and historical part of the port of Rio, where samba and the very first samba school was born. Hosted by one of the last year winning Escola de Samba Mirim Pimpolhos da Grande Rio ” Samba School “.  Continue reading Behind the scenes Samba Experience