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. CM

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Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury

Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  The Tourism Authority of Thailand – New York office and CarlosMeliaBlog.com are proud and pleased to welcome and announce the first ever, official Gay and Lesbian Media and Travel educational/promotional trip to Thailand the Land of Smiles. Leading members of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals from United States and Canada will arrive tomorrow to Bangkok to experience Thailand and all its highlights in a ten days itinerary that will cover Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle. Go Thai Be Free. !!!! Sawadee. Thailand Gay Travel / Thailand Gay Travel Blog. Some of the leading media outlets where you will be able to read about this trip are: GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429.com, Xtra.com, Queerty.com and GayCities.com. We are also very proud count among our travel professionals members of IGLTA, Virtuoso and Signature Travel. Safe travels to everyone and see you in Thailand. CM

(*) Special Thanks to all our sponsors all over Thailand for their support and commitment to the International LGBT Travel Community. Sponsoring Hotels: Four Seasons Hotels Thailand, (Bangkok) The Muse Hotel, Le Meridien, St. Regis Hotel, Oriental Residences, Banyan Tree and SIAM Hotel. (Phuket) Paresa Resort, Andara Resort, Trisara Resort. (Krabi) Rayavadee Resort, Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay. (Chiang Mai) Tamarin Village, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Sponsoring Restaurnts: (Bangkok) Issaya Siamese Club, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Ruen Urai, Biscotti. APSARA Dining Cruise. (Phuket) LIM’s Restaurant.

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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. !!! CM

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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 Mai. CM

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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   |  Kamala Bay, 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

Air Asia low cost airline with base in Thailand

Air Asia low cost airline with base in Thailand  |  Thailand  |  Planing you next trip to Thailand, and considering having Bangkok as your hub to connect to other main destinations in Asia… then keep this piece of advise very handy, you will thank me when the time comes. After researching online for many days, I have came to the conclusion that Air Asia.com is the best option to travel around and across Asia when using Bangkok and you hub. Daily flights within Thailand and to/from destination like Cambodia, Brunei, China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia just to mention some of them. The leading Low Cost airline of Asia with headquarters in Bangkok. I purchased my own ticket Bangkok / New Delhi / Bangkok for less than USD 200. TIP buy online not at their offices, since the PROMO fares are only offered online. CM

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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