Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle here I go | Bangkok, Thailand | Ready and all packed for the next adventure, together with GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429, Xtra.ca, GayCities.con and Queerty.com to show them the stunning beauty and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle in the border with Myanmar and Laos. The characteristic arquitecture and service of the Lana region. On our way to Suvarnabhumi airport to board our Thai Airways flight. Thank you to our host hotels Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camps, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi and Tamarind Village. Cannot wait for another two days living among the elephants, training again to master my Mahout skills. CM
Customer Feedback Nathan Fong | Vancouver, Canada | International renown Food Stylist, TV Host and Journalistm Nathan Fong, visited Argentina a few weeks ago and I had the pleasure to assist him coordinating some of his bookings and travel services. During his time in Argentina, Nathan visited Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Salta, in a trip sponsored by Wines of Argentina.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel Check IN Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi | Chiang Mai, Thailand | Stunning property, in old Lanna Thai style with touches of Burmese and British styles. 60 acres of land, including two rice fields, a temple, 5 restaurants, the Dheva luxury spa and a local village. I was accommodated into a huge Villa with two levels and my own private plunge pool. Disappointment: so far… that I will not have time to enjoy my villa in full, during the two nights I am here. Although the hotel looks like an old palace, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi only is seven years old. A team of architects and designers from Chiang Mai’s University have work hard to create this ambiance, together with the private collection of antics from all over Asia by the owner of the property. CM