A full day exploring the vibrant and contrasting Yangon

My full day exploring YangonA full day exploring the vibrant and contrasting Yangon  | YangonMyanmar | It was time to give my warm Mingalaba ” Good Morning ” to Yangon, and off I went, escorted by the expert team of the Belmond Governor’s Residence, on a full day experience tour of Yangon. I will let mainly the images do the talking, and pinpoint some tips and must see/do while in there. My stay consisted of two nights, and I felt it was the perfect amount of time to enjoy the destinations and see all that needed to be seen. Hope you enjoy my day exploring the vibrant and contrasting Yangon (also known as Rangoon), former capital of Myanmar (Burma) and the the country’s largest city with a population of over five million. See and follow my full Instagram Photo Gallery on Myanmar… Continue reading A full day exploring the vibrant and contrasting Yangon

My stay at the elegant Belmond Governor’s Residence redolent of Yangon’s colonial past

My stay at the Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon MyanmarMy stay at the elegant Belmond Governor’s Residence redolent of Yangon’s colonial past |  Yangon, Myanmar  |  A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond Governor’s Residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Myanmar’s southern states. This was my home for two nights, during my first time – long overdue –  visit to Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), largest city of Myanmar. Belmond Governor’s Residence is located within the elegant Yangon Embassy Quarter and close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. It is just ten minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from Yangon airport. See and follow my full Instagram Photo Gallery on Myanmar… Continue reading My stay at the elegant Belmond Governor’s Residence redolent of Yangon’s colonial past

Travel Weekly quotes Carlos Melia about Thailand

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. Continue reading Travel Weekly quotes Carlos Melia about Thailand

Sail the Mae Khong River to the Golden Triangle

Sail the Mae Khong River to the Golden Triangle  |  Golden Triangle, Thailand  |  One of the tours you should consider when in the areas of Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen or Chiang Rai, is the sailing along the Ruak River to the intersection with the Mae Khong River to find the central point denominated Golden Triangle. So board your long tail boat, sail across by bamboo fields, small fishing villages and decide where would you like to spend the rest of your day. The options are Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) or Laos. Continue reading Sail the Mae Khong River to the Golden Triangle

Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen

Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen  |  Hill Tribe Villlages, Thailand  |  I have always wanted to see them in person, and of course Thailand does not disappoint me at all, there they are. Original from East Burma (Myanmar), this group of women have moved to Thailand to an area called Hilltribe Village, right in between the Golden Triangle and Chiang Rai. I was truly surprised and captivated by their beauty, femininity, their voices and I must say the fact that yet today in 2011 the carry on with their traditions. Continue reading Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen

GPS Carlos Melia at Golden Triangle

GPS Carlos Melia at Golden Triangle  | Golden TriangleThailand |  Good Morning everyone, from Golden Triangle and Fours Seasons Tented Camp. Above view of my tent, below view from my bed at my room. No words to describe it…. just enjoy it and share it with you all. Golden Triangle is a magical destination. I am right now on the Thailand side, surrounded by the Ruack River and the Maekhong River. The other side is Laos, where I will be spending a few hours today. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Golden Triangle

Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp  |  Golden Triangle, Thailand  |  I have just arrived to the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp, and I have to say that I never stop being surprised. Golden Triangle is the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) come together, surrounded by the Ruak River and Maekhong River. A secluded destination to enjoy hours interacting with elephants – training and trekking along with the expert guidance of the Mahouts – in this unforgettable experience. Just 15 tented accommodations – unique in luxury, complete with hand-hammered copper bathtubs – echo the romantic spirit of 19th-century explorers. All-inclusive Four Seasons adventures cover every detail, from drinks and dining to river boat excursions to meet local hill tribes. I will be posting more since I will be staying here for two nights. Continue reading Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp