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.
Four Season Tented Camp Thailand | Golden Triangle, Thailand | If there was a hotel I visited in 2011, that went above and beyond any expectations, was the Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle in the northern region of Thailand, right on the border with Lao and Burma. How about combining the best of Four Seasons signature luxury, style and customer service, with the exuberant beauty of the bamboo jungles of Chiang Rai province in the outdoors, surrounded by a local Elephants camp, Burmese chanting monks in the mornings and serene waters of the Mekong River. How would I define and summarize this experience, simply like this… train to become a Mahout, live with the elephants in full luxury, enjoy all-inclusive adventures, spoil yourself at their full service outdoor spa and dine like a king or queen.
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).
Nine Lounge and Bar Phuket Thailand | Phuket, Thailand | I would have to say that Nine Lounge & Bar was my favorite bar in Phuket which you may refer to as a gay bar if you wish, but goes far beyond from that. Next to Lim’s Restaurant, fantastic Thai Food. Great drinks, beautiful indoor/outdoor design. Regardless gay or straight, the place to be seen in Phuket, after 10PM till the music fades away or you decide to move on to Soi Paradise. Conde Nast Traveller included them into their 2009 Hotlist of World’s Best Bars. Ask for my friend David there, and tell him Carlos Melia sent you, maybe you’ll get a drink on me, or an extra shot of vodka in your drink. CM
Kevin Jordan Deen Customer Feedback Thailand | New York, United States | Thank you Kevin for your comments on my services and assistance to coordinate you recent trip to Thailand. Was my pleasure to share my experiences with you and help you plan this trip, that from what I hear and seen you have loved it. What’s the cure for falling in love with Bangkok, I am trying to find that myself after two month there…. I guess the best cure is to keep coming back over and over and over. Kevin stayed based on my own experiences and review at Bandara Suites, and did the Apasara Chao Phraya River Cruise, among other things I suggested in terms restaurants, tours, bars and night scene. Cheers CM
Travel Weekly quotes Carlos Melia about Thailand | Travel Weekly | Travel Weekly, the National Newspaper of the Travel Industry in the United States, ran an article on …” Thailand rolls with the punches…” by Michelle Baran, referring to the resilience of Thailand as a vacation destination, to all the unfortunate events that in the last few years have affected inbound travel to Thailand and the region. Based on my two month on travel across Thailand and being there for the time of the floods, I was quoted on a few paragraphs as one to the conoceur of the region.
Carlos Melia weekly column River Kwai at GayTravel.com | GayTravel.com | GayTravel.com tweeted today …” it’s up Carlos Melia weekly column in our blog: River Kwai, Thailand…”. Thank you GayTravel.com for featuring Thailand and CarlosMeliaBlog.com. For more information about Amazing Thailand please visit Thailand Gay Travel Blog or follow the Facebook Page and Twitter. GayTravel.com till next week. CM
Carlos Melia’s video tour of Thailand by dot429.com | dot429.com | Thank you dot429.com for the write up and video about myself and my amazing two month research trip to Thailand. I look forward sharing my videos and post from www.carlosmeliablog.com with all the members and followers at dot429.com all 2012. For those not familiar with dot429.com, is an online and event-driven professional social network. Through social media, inspiring events and an online magazine, dot429 creates opportunities and connections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business leaders. Connect, engage, discover, inspire at dot429.com. Do not miss the brand new blog Thailand Gay Travel with all my travel stories and new ones from others. CM