Carlos Melia, our Gay Luxury Travel expert, shares with us this week his two nights experience at Luang Prabang, a journey through traditional South East Asia heritage and traditions, temples, breathtaking panoramic views and unique sunsets.
Best Roof Tops of Asia | 429Magazine | Hey everyone, my weekly column for 429Magazine is out and online. Go and check it out. My top list of Roof Tops in Asia, based on my own experiences lounging in the skies. CLICK HERE. Till next week with another adventure. CM
Changi Airport Singapore FREE WiFi | Singapore | It is so soothing and amazing to arrive to a modern and civilized airport like Changi Airport in Singapore. TIP Go to the information desk at any Terminal with your passport and get a voucher valid for 4 hours free speed WiFi connection. Kuddos Singapore. Happy to [...]
BRUNCH at Tiong Bahru Market in Singapore | Singapore | If you are looking for a true local meal, mingling with local Singaporeans and tasting the best dishes of this region at a extremely reasonable price, then do as I did and follow the tips of locals, visit the Tiong Bahru Market. We came over at 11AM and stay there for over 2 hours. Here you will find some of the best hawkers in the city. You may get there by taxi or by the MRT Train Station Tiong Bahru.
Eat Me Bangkok never disappoints you | Bangkok, Thailand | Fabulous Restaurant. Hidden. Secret. Never a dissapointment. No attitude are the words to define this hidden gem in the heart of Bangkok. Of course, the name can be a bit of a turn off, assuming it will be an over the top pretentious restaurant. And it is indeed, but in the best way possible. From the bar tender to the Darren his owner, they will all make you feel so welcomed and cozy that you will just feel like at the living room of your own home, with the twist of great cocktails, ambiance and fusion dishes. Eat Me, was inspired by the classic of Alice in Wonderland. A cake with “EAT ME” on it causes Alice to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling, well in this case, I felt that my tummy was growing to he point of bursting.
GPS Carlos Melia my day in Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | Another fabulous day in Bangkok, where luxury and street life combine continuously making this destination as intriguing and enjoyable as it can be. So my day started at my villa, doing some work, while jumping in the pool every so often to stay away from the heat, while Pen, the lady that takes care of us at the villa, keeps surprising as with local Thai dishes. From there I took the BTS Sky Train and went all the way down to Chit Lom to have dinner with a local friend and colleague at the brand new Oriental Residences, which BTW are just FAB.
Ban Chiang THAI Restaurant Silom | Bangkok, Thailand | Melting pot for the international crews of every single airline in the world, Ban Chiang is a charming Thai Restaurant where flavors, scents and great traditional Thai cuisine meet simile street food in style with excellent prices and atmosphere. Your choose, you ma seat outside or inside a typical Thai house, with tree floors and most important during this time of the year… air conditioning. Not local enough, but not touristic either, it is a great option for those looking for a first full Thai meal in Bangkok, without paying high prices. Located just behind the Holiday Inn hotel in the area of Silom.
GPS Carlos Melia Back in Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Waking up this morning in Bangkok. Opening the windows of my apartment and seeing the old style Thai Houses, the perfect temperature, the smells in the air….. Now having a great breakfast next to the pool. I know now why I choose Thailand over and over. I feel like home here. Later on today, tea at Four Seasons with my my friend Nicola and Lady Gaga’s Press Conference Party at the Paragon. Bangkok ROCKS !!!! So happy to be back for a month, it feels like I never left.
Amulet and Talisman Market in Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | During your visit to the ChinaTown in Bangkok, which by the way, prides itself to be the oldest ChinaTown in the entire world, you must save sometime to visit the Amulet Market. Located next to the Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river, the biggest amulet market in Bangkok. Mingle with the local crowd, monks and tourist and be amazed by the things you will find and surprised by those that people praise to.
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | Also know as the White Marble Palace, a prestigious hall, former reception hall within Dusit Palace in which to court visiting dignitaries, hold state council meetings and royal occasions. An Italian neo-classical Renaissance architecture, Ordered by King Rama V (1907) and finished in the reign of King Rama VI. Commissioned to the architects Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti. Used as Parliament House until 1974, nowadays it is open to the public every day except on Chulalongkorn Day (23 October), the King’s birthday (5 December) and the Queen’s birthday (12 August).