As part of my seven month project for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, I put together a Press Trip with LGBT Travel Writers from all over the United States. Here is one of the articles that came out on Passport Magazine result of this amazing trip. Thank you Stuart Hagas for your excellent article, glad to have you joined us
Thailand A Spectacular land of Smiles by Xtra.ca | Xtra | Great article by Xtra.ca on Thailand, after our 10 days Press Trip to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle. Thank you Xtra.ca and editor Matt Mills for a brilliant piece and for mentioning CarlosMeliaBlog.com. Click on the image above to read the full article. CM
The Focus Group Radio features Thailand with Carlos Melia | The Focus Group Radio | Tim Bennett and John Nash, Co- hosts of THE FOCUS GROUP at Sirius XM OutQ 108 interview Khun Srisuda Wanapinyosak – Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand New York Office and Carlos Melia – www.carlosmeliablog.com, during the course of the 29th IGLTA Annual Convention in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The Focus Group, an entertaining look at the out side of business, every Saturday morning LIVE at 11am EST, with a replay on Sunday’s at 10am. ( www.focusgroupradio.com ). Check the whole show featuring various destinations like Argentina, Manchester, among others. CM
ISSAYA Siamese Club | Bangkok, Thailand | Brand new restaurant in Sathorn, Bangkok by renown acclaimed Thai Chef Ian Kittichai. At Issaya Siamese Club, Kittichai incorporates modern Thai cuisine and style with a relaxed atmosphere of lounge, bar, hip garden party vibe – all in an historical 1920s Thai home and its tropical gardens in central Bangkok. The concept and cuisine is certain to excite sensibilities that crave exceptional Thai dishes, artful unique ambience, and exceptional experiences.
GPS Carlos Melia Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha | Bangkok, Thailand | Yesterday, under the blazing sun and heavy humidity of Bangkok, I was determined to visit for the third time in my life, two of my favorite landmarks of the city, which are the Royal Grand Palace, with the Emerald Buddha and just next to it, Wat Po where you will find the stunning Reclining Buddha.
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.
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.
Thailand Chronicles by Carlos Melia on Connextions Magazine | United States | The new Spring 2012 Issue of Connextions Magazine is OUT and ONLINE. This time including an article by me, entitled A Thailand Chronicle. Check it OUT !!! BTW I will be heading back to Thailand soon, for a few days, so stay tuned for more of this stunning destinations. Also check the official Thailand Gay Travel Blog (we are inviting others to join us and submit their experiences, photos and videos to share with others, contact me directly). Cheers CM
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.