Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai  | Chiang Mai, Thailand  |  Last year I was lucky enough to have two consecutive visits to the stunning, exclusive and sophisticated Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai. Experience the height of relaxation and authentic Thai culture on the terraced rice fields of Chiang Mai. Continue reading Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand

GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand  |  GoThaiBeFree.com  |  After many month of joint work and collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, local hotels, tour operators and restaurants, and several visits to Thailand, which will always stay close and dear to my heart, I am happy and proud to share and announce, that the first ever official and fully dedicated Asian destination LGBT Microsite by a Tourism Board, is up and online. This shows the interest, respect and commitment of Thailand as a destination, toward the international Gay Travelers, in a true Buddhist spirit. You will find many of my photos and collaborations on the site, like one above on the main banner, of me seating contemplating Phranang Beach from my villa at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. Mai Pen Rai Thailand it has been a pleasure to work with you all along this six month, and thank you for trusting CarlosMeliaBlog.com and myself for this project – www.gothaibefree.com check it out. !!! your best source of information when planning your travel experience to Thailand. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Thailand and Carlos Melia inspiring travelers

Thailand and Carlos Melia inspiring travelers  |  Thailand  |  I am happy and honored to share this email, I have received from one of my followers today. Tourism Authority of Thailand and Carlos Melia are inspiring people to travel to this amazing destination. Based on my own travel experiences in Thailand and worldwide, I help travelers to better experience new, alternative and exotic destinations worldwide. Welcome to Thailand, the land of smiles and angels. Sawasdee. !!! Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Gay Weddings Thailand by Carlos Melia at ZankYou.com

Gay Weddings Thailand by Carlos Melia at ZankYou.com  |  Thailand  |  Based on my experience during my exploration trip around Thailand, ZankYou.com, leading site and social network for Weddings Worldwide, has featured my posts on Gay Weddings on Thailand. Please follow the link to their article and MAI PEN RAI from Thailand everyone, where equality comes from firms believes on man kind, tolerance, positive actions and love. Gay Weddings in Thailand at ZANKYOU.com. Groom+Groom reloaded in Phutket and Chiang MaiCarlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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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

Gay Weddings made in Thailand

Gay Weddings made in Thailand   |  Phuket, Thailand  |  I am entering my thirds week in Thailand, and so far I have been part of two gay weddings while here. First in Chiang Mai on the northern region and yesterday in Phuket Island. It seems that Thailand is becoming a very popular destination among Asians and Australians to come to tie the knot, and judging from what I experienced yesterday, hotels are coping pretty well with this new trend. Continue reading Gay Weddings made in Thailand

Rhythms from Northern Thailand

Rhythms from Northern Thailand  |  Chiang Mai, Thailand  |  One of the things you cannot miss during your visit to Thailand, is to presence a true Thai cultural show. And even much better if you do it at one of the best Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai, as it is the Le Grand Lanna at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, only fifteen minutes away from the Old City.  Continue reading Rhythms from Northern Thailand

Planting Rice with the Villagers in Thailand

Planting Rice with the Villagers in Thailand  |  Chiang Mai, Thailand  |  The afternoon task, so that I get to keep my room at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, was that I had to help the local villagers plant rice in the rice fields. But not only that, I also had to go for a ride on top their own Buffalo. Anything for another night into a this Ancient City Palace inspired resort. I have to say I learned a lot, based on the old concepts and traditions of the Lanna Kingdom (LAN= Million NA=Rice Fields) formed by the northern part of Thailand, Burma and Laos. And please, mind any comments on the outfit. Continue reading Planting Rice with the Villagers in Thailand

Thai Cooking Class at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi

Thai Cooking Class at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi  |  Chiang Mai, Thailand  |  So this morning after breakfast I met with one of the chefs at the Le Grand Lanna restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, and together with Nathan Fong, renown Canadian with base in Vancouver Food Stylist and Food/Travel Journalist, Host and Columnist, we head to the local markets to begin a morning full or scents, flavors and lots lots of Chilli. Continue reading Thai Cooking Class at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi

Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai

Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai  |  Chiang Mai, Thailand  |  So this morning I decided to wake up very early (5AM) and head to the streets and temples of Chiang Mai to experience something, at least to me, unique and magical. I kept this special moment private and off the cameras, sorry….. but I can tell you that it was worth waking up so early and spending the time walking the streets of Chiang Mai, empty of tourists and waking up to the locals. One of those experiences that change the point of view of many things. Continue reading Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai