Happy 05 de Mayo everyone | US & Mexico | Happy Cinco de Mayo from CK and myself. A holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th. CM
Fire Island Summer-Share App | Fire Island | Press Release | See which of your friends are out on Fire Island on your weekends. Summer-Share is a new tool to share your Fire Island summer plans with your friends. For your quarter, half or full share each member of your house can set specific weekends when he or she will be out. You can use Summer-Share to offer to sell or swap your weekends with your sharemates or larger network of friends on Facebook. Privacy features have been built-in. You can choose how public you want your share’s schedule to be, whether or not to show who is skipping which weekends, and whether or not to allow sharemates to list their weekends for sale on the open marketplace. Please set up your share and click the ‘Like’ button to tell your friends about this app. (click here)
Finally getting your Fire Island Share made easy. A simple and reliable way to get a share in Fire Island, especially for those not in the US, familiar with the area, or with local friends. Press Release by CK
Air France Gourmet Food Truck in New York City | New York City | by ck | First there were the hot dog stands and roasted chestnuts vendors on each corner. Then you had the pretzel and ice cream man! Now the latest trend: Gourmet food trucks, offering a wide variety of specialty foods, from Belgian waffles to tacos, to meat-on-a-stick and everything else in-between. For five days, starting Thursday, March 24 through March 28, 2011, Air France will have its own Gourmet Food Truck in New York City! “Taste the Journey of Air France” will bring the culinary delights of Air France to the streets of Manhattan. These special tasting menus, based on dishes served on Air France, include several creations from famous French Chef Joël Robuchon and are executed (in cooperation with Servair) at Flying Foods Group at JFK. Chefs from Flying Foods Group and Servair will be inside the truck preparing and serving the food (free to the public while supplies last)from the window. They all will be wearing traditional French Chef Toques and Air France branded aprons. In addition consumers will be welcomed by uniformed ‘Brand Ambassadors’ who will explain the menus and the charity angle. Air France is partnering with City Harvest, one of New York’s top food related charities, and consumers will be invited to donate money to help feed the hungry at a special marked box at the truck (message: “AF is offering a taste of our food on board: let’s give food back to the local community”). All proceeds will go to the charity. Condé Nast Traveler, one of our other partners in this venue, is working alongside Air France to ensure that there will be ample publicity.
Follow the truck on its journey through New York City (see route and menu information below) and stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner: Thursday March 24th Broadway between 41st St. and 42nd St. / Breakfast – 8am-10am / Lunch – 12pm-2pm / Dinner – 4:30pm-6:30pm. Friday March 25th 5th Ave between 49th St. and 50th St. / Breakfast – 7:30am-9:30am / Lunch – 12pm-2pm / Dinner 4:30pm-6:30pm. Saturday March 26th Park Ave and 15th St / Breakfast – 9am-11am / Lunch – 12pm-2:30pm/ Dinner – 4:30pm-6:30pm. Sunday March 27th Prince St. and Broadway / Breakfast – 10am-12pm / Lunch – 1pm-3pm / Dinner – 4pm-6pm. Monday March 28th Wall Street between William and Hanover / Breakfast – 7:30am-9:30am / Lunch – 12pm-2pm / Dinner 4:30pm-6:30pm.
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Welcome ck new reporter at CarlosMeliaBlog.com | Hong Kong, China | Please welcome ck our new travel blogger extraordinaire original from Hong Kong, China. We met on my last trip to Hong Kong and here we are. ck will be covering Travel related Press Releases, Events and News, so please feel free to send him news, invitations to be considered and included.
Original from Hong Kong, coming to America to make it big as a Gay Travel Blogger, together with Travel Expert and Blogger Carlos Melia at carlosmeliablog.com and carlosmelia.com.
Already missing native Hong Kong, but welcoming the new challenge on board of a 15 hours flight from Hong Kong to New York on Cathay Pacific. …” I personally want to thank and express my gratitude to Carlos Melia, for giving me the chance to broaden my horizons. Coming from Asia and now learning about occident. I will be reporting and working together with major mainstream travel businesses helping them communicate and expose their services/products. Also I am commanded to talk about the gossips and the politically incorrect issues of this industry. Finally remember that we ,at carlosmeliablog.com, have Gay as our native language, but we are fully fluent in Straight, so everyone is welcome…” ck.
ck is already being trained into the last new trends of blogging as a professional, raising the bar and standards of the way travel/tourism & hospitality news, press releases and comments will be presented to you. One again please give a warm Welcome to my new friend, travel partner and colleague ck.
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes from CM | I want to congratulate you in your Birthday date and wish you all the Best. Hope you get to spend it surrounded by your family and loved ones. For another great year full of happiness, success and unlimited joy that never ends. One year older, one year wiser one year stronger, not just one more year. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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