Cafayate in photos Salta Argentina

CAFAYATE in Photos Salta, Argentina  |  Cafayate, Salta, Argentina  |  (North of Argentina, Salta) The wine region of Salta. Photos will talk for themself… I can only say that this destination is the perfect combination of relaxation + gourmet + wineries + luxury. I want to thank Viñas de Cafayate Hotel for hosting me.

Patios de Cafayate Hotel by Sheraton. A classic landmark of Cafayate and together with Viñas de Cafayate Hotel the two main options in town.

The main square is one of the main neuralgic points of this charming town. Home to the cathedral and one of my favorite restaurants, Terruño, where you can enjoy the best views of the locals while sipping and tasting the best wine exponents of the only and traditional Argentinean grape – the Torrontes.

Many of the most impressive sights in the Valley of the Río las Conchas (Quebrada de Cafayate) are along the paved, 183-kilometres-long National Route 68 that goes from Salta to Cafayate. National Route 40 goes for 165 kilometres form Cafayate to Cachi del Valle, another of the most visited points in the area. Other points of interest from Cafayate include Molinos, Tolombón and San Isidro ranch. The town of Cafayate is an attraction by itself, with its laid-back rhythm, colonial style, and wine cellars open to the public.

The Cafayates were a tribe of the Diaguita-Calchaquí group, which, together with the related Tolombón, inhabited the Valles Calchaquíes prior to the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores. Their language was known as Cacán. Like other Diaguita tribes, they had recently fallen under the influence of the Incas, after a prolonged resistance. They later mounted a fierce resistance to the Spaniards. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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BUE Turismo Friendly 2010 by Carlos Melia

BUE Turismo Friendly 2010 by Carlos Melia  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  It is a FACT, and now is in the open… the strategic Gay Marketing Consulting proposal presented by me, Carlos Melia, to the Ente Turismo de Buenos Aires (Tourism Office of Buenos Aires) to expose, promote and position the city of Buenos Aires as a Gay Friendly destination 2010/2011 has been reviewed, approved and accepted by the Executive Director of Ente Turismo de Buenos Aires.

Today I can say that, after more than 12 years independently traveling around all corners of the world promoting Argentina and the city of Buenos Aires as developing gay destination with some of the best highlights and natural wonders worth visiting and experiencing, from June 2010 on, I will be assisting the tourism office of the City of Buenos Aires to develop and deploy a research and marketing plan, that initially will take place during the period of 2010 – 2011.

Some of the initial activities and duties, will be assisting to: Design and create the official institutional gay marketing material • Inclusion of a gay section to the official website of this institution • Attendance to the major Gay Travel and Lifestyle Events, Conferences and Seminars worldwide representing the city of Buenos Aires • Press Trips by the international gay press • Identification and development of new opportunities regarding this niche of market • Statistics Consumer Analysis • Educational Workshops and Training oriented to Hotels and other travel services.

This is one of the many activities I perform, along the year, offering mainstream travel products/services/businesses, my long proven know-how and experience in Gay Travel and Gay Marketing worldwide. Some of my other duties are: Mr Gay World – Director for South and Central America. CM Boutique Gay Travel – General Manager. CTS Gay Travel Groups – Host and Coordinator.

More information to come soon. In the meantime do not hesitate to contact me for further details. Hope you all share my happiness and excitement on this new endeavor. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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05 hours Tour of Buenos Aires in Photos

Madres of Plaza de Mayo
Classic and Iconic white handkerchief used by the mothers of those that disappeared during the military regime in Argentina. At Plaza de Mayo, in front of the Pink House.

Pink House ” Casa Rosada “
Pink resembling the unity of the White Party and Red Party. Headquarters of the President of Argentina.

Pink House ” Casa Rosada “
EVITA’s famous speech to the Descamisados balcony

Pink House ” Casa Rosada “
View of Plaza de Mayo from inside the Casa Rosada. Icon of the Bicentenario.

Pink House ” Casa Rosada “
Stairs inside the Casa Rosada.

Pink House ” Casa Rosada “
Internal Patios of Casa Rosada.

Pink House ” Casa Rosada “
Official guard of the President and the Casa Rosada, the GRANADEROS. Name copied for the official guard or Napoleon Bonaparte.

Cabildo
Former President’s House

La Boca
Caminito Street

La Boca
Maradona + EVITA + Carlos Gardel welcoming you to Caminito.

La Boca
Former port of Buenos Aires. La Boca ( the mouth ) of the Rio de la Plata into the city.

San Telmo
Church of San Telmo. Breathtaking Portuguese style tiles.

San Telmo
Antique Market and the traditional SIFONES.

San Telmo
Antique Market.

San Telmo
Meat and Fruit Market.

San Telmo
Bars and Restaurants of San Telmo.

San Telmo
Houses of San Telmo.

San Telmo
ME Caught into action.

EVITA Peron graveyard
Recoleta Cemetery.

EVITA Peron graveyard
Recoleta Cemetery.

Delta of El Tigre  Private Boat from El Tigre to the city of Buenos Aires. ME + Ian Yapp + Tres Orena. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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El Querandi Tango Show and Diner

El Querandi Tango Show and Diner | Buenos Aires, Argentina | The Tango is, undoubtedly, the most authentic Argentinean artistic expression. Is is a genuine creation born in the late 19th. century right from the bottom of our pleople’s heart. Lewd, ruffian, and pretentious dance, with some rhythms from candombe (drum based musical form), and with milonga (popular music of the pampas and the Rio de la Plata) voices, which was originated in the cabarets, bordellos, and brothels.

It became known worldwide in the early 20th. century and was played in different ways: some times with artistic quality, others in an exaggerated way, by worldwide famous artists such as: Rodolfo Valentino, Charles Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, etc.  However, none of them could capture the true essence of the Argentinean Tango.

El Querandi ” with its show ” Our Tango ” tries to pay tribute to the popular feeling that originated this artistic expression which is a stamp of our identity worldwide. Following the story of the city of Buenos Aires and the Tango… from The Outskirts: El Compradito, to The Cabaret: Immigration, to Sung Tango ” Carlos Gardel”, then The Milonga (orchestra and dance) to end with the Modernism.
What differentiates El Querandi from other tango shows in the city, is that this is a great restaurant with a fantastic tango show. The house is located in the neighborhood of San Telmo. The stage is strategically located so you will always get a top view of the show, regardless where you are seated.

Since 1867 this big old house has been established in the historic center of the City. In 1920 it was founded as a bar and then, in 1992 restored; it is now considered by the Museum of the City of Buenos Aires as a “Living Evidence of the Civic Memory” and as a “Place of Tourist Interest” by the National Tourist Secretary.

Undoubtedly among one of the best options for Tango Show in the city of Buenos Aires. Cost: Tango Show + 3 courses Diner + Beverages USD 80 x person ( from 08.30PM to 11.30PM. Transfers to/from Hotel available upon request. Open daily ). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Thank U for the Facebook Friend Request.!!!

Thank U for the Facebook Friend Request.!!!  but unfortunately I have reached the TOP limit of friends allowed by Facebook per Profile, and I cannot add or accept anymore Friend Requests. Sorry guys, but this is totally out of my control. The good news is, that since I want to welcome and connect with everyone, there are several other options to stay in touch: You may find all of them at the JOIN Section of the menu bar.

 

For those that do not know me yet, here is a brief presentation on myself. Carlos Melia  Travel Expert, Blogger , Wedding Planner and Hospitality/Tourism Marketing Consultant. For the last 17 years I have been a Travel Agent, with my company CM by Carlos Melia focusing into Gay Travel worldwide. Although I specialize into New York, Argentina and Uruguay, I may assist you with information and bookings all over the world. I have been around the world two times, and logged on more miles that I keep track off. Recognized by peers, colleagues and press worldwide. Although my native tongue is Gay, I am fluent in Straight so everyone is welcome. For more info please check the Press section of my blog. Safe Travels.!!!  CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Only one, of the many ambulatory beauty treatments that you can get performed while visiting Buenos Aires, taking advantage of the reduced cost and TOP professional services. Carboxytherapy is an innovative, safe, effective therapy that improves the elasticity of the overlying skin. It is used for skin irregularities, skin tightening, and as a complementary treatment to liposuction (for residual fatty deposits). The procedure works two ways. First, it kills fat cells through a process called lipolysis. Second, it causes blood vessels to dilate, which increases blood flow – and hence oxygenation – to the area. In the process it eliminates the built up fluids between the cells. The end result is fewer fat cells and firmer tissues. Carboxytherapy can be used to treat any part of the body. The procedure is safe, relatively painless, and simple to perform. No anesthesia is required, and there are no restrictions following treatment. Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of metabolism, during which it is transported in the blood and exhaled. It is naturally produced by the cells in our bodies every day and is non-toxic.

Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas [CO2] for therapeutic purposes. Carboxytherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease. In South America and Europe, carbon dioxide therapy has been applied to the treatment of stretch marks, cellulite, and hypertrophic scars with impressive results. Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves circulation, encourages collagen repair, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and destroys localized fatty deposits. Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our very being. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide, and in turn give us the oxygen that we need. There are no known risks associated with carboxytherapy. Carbon dioxide injection.

In a sense, by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas just below the surface of the skin, we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to have some root cause in poor blood circulation.

The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes and it is combined for a better result and younger skin with a n ABM Monopolar Radiofrequency and a relaxing Face Mask.

Monopolar radiofrequency (RF) energy has been used to successfully accomplish noninvasive skin tightening of the face, abdomen, and extremities. Numerous reports of a monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device have indicated that this nonsurgical option for reducing skin laxity with little or no downtime may be effective to address sagging of facial skin. The theory is that carefully controlled RF can be used for heating to contract deep dermal tissue without superficial heat injury. RF energy deposition through a distinctive capacitive coupling membrane is used together with a timed cryogen cooling spray to regulate the depth and extent of heating. The most important aspect of this combination of heating and cooling is epidermal protection from injury while heating collagen in the dermis and other subcutaneous structures.

Believe me… I did this last Friday and has great and immediate effect. After all these and in only 1 hour you will look at least 5 years younger, and feel your skin tighter and firm. This along the PRP Treatment are only a few of the many ambulatory beauty treatments that you can get performed while visiting Buenos Aires, taking advantage of the reduced cost and the TOP professional services. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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PALERMITANO Palermo SOHO, Buenos Aires

PALERMITANO  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  (inaugurated March 2010) brand new luxurious boutique hotel in the area of Palermo SOHO. An unique British concept/style at one of the trendiest and still most bohemian districts of Buenos Aires. The exquisite combination of exclusive Modern European design, natural lightning, colors, open spaces and amenities, blended with friendly staff and personalized service, comes together to make your stay an unforgettable experience of ultimate luxury and comfort.


Located in the heart of Palermo SOHO, the most emblematic and trendy neighborhood of Buenos Aires, four blocks fro Plaza Serrano, and eight blocks from the Botanic Gardens, the city Zoo, and Plaza Italia Metro station. Surrounded by stylish design and clothing stores, handcrafts, art galleries and eclectic bars and restaurants. Door to door to Casa Cruz Restaurant and Isabel Bar, two must see and experience venues of Buenos Aires.

Standard Room VideoSuperior Room Video • Hotel Palermitano features sixteen stylish, and unique guestrooms. Featuring upscale facilities, exclusively designed furniture and amenities for the more discerning travelers. Sixteen warm and inviting guestrooms: 02 Suites, 6 Superior Rooms and 8 Standard Rooms in 3 floors. (promotional opening fares from USD 100 to USD 215 plus Tax per night including breakfast and WiFi). Private balconies in 4 rooms, with telephone, free WiFi connection, LCD flat screens, minibar, work desk, air conditioning, heating, safe box, iPod dock, smoke detectors and Room Service. Slavonia oak floors, and luxurious Carrara marble bathrooms, with organic amenities.

 The Palermitano pool is located on the top floor and offer their guests the perfect place to relax and enjoy a truthfully cosmopolitan experience. In an environment that is at the same time relaxing and stimulating, the perfect balance between substance and spirit.CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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La Cabrera Restaurant Buenos Aires

La Cabrera Restaurant | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Is to my point of view one of the best spots of the city of Buenos Aires to taste the local and worldwide renown Argentinean Beef and a typical ” Asado ” or barbecue. Located at the charming neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood • Cabrera 5099, Tel. 4831-7002. Chef: Gaston Rivera. ( www.parrillalacabrera.com.ar )

Small corner space, always frequented by locals and foreigners. Booking in advance is strongly advised. Professional and attentive service by old school waiters. Try it and let me know. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Spring Barry Stephen Customer Feedback

Spring Barry Stephen Customer Feedback |   Canada   |  You are by far the best travel agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with Carlos. Thank you, have a great weekend. I have fallen in love with Argentina… Am so happy with everything that you are doing for me Carlos, you obviously are very good at discerning the best from each destination… Barry visited the following areas in both Argentina and Uruguay. Mendoza, Colonia del Sacramento, Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Customer’s Feedback APR 2010

Spring Barry Stephen – Canada – Destinations: Buenos Aires + Mendoza + Colonia del Sacramento + Iguazu Falls  ( picture: Spring Barry Stephen. Canopy in Mendoza ) You are by far the best travel agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with Carlos. Thank you, have a great weekend. I have fallen in love with Argentina…
Am so happy with everything that you are doing for me Carlos, you obviously are very good at discerning the best from each destination…

Richard Naylor • Australia • Destinations: Buenos Aires + Mendoza
Carlos. Wineries were amazing. We both had an excellent time.
Thanks for your help. Richard

Thommas Wood • US, Atlanta • Destinations: Buenos Aires + Mendoza
LOVING THIS TRIP!!!!!!   The men here are astonishingly gorgeous!!  I may never leave.  thank you so much for all your help.

 

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