PERU 2019 Small Travel Group curated and hosted personally by Carlos Melia


PERU 2019 Small Travel Group curated and hosted personally by Carlos Melia | PERU Small Travel Group | After decades traveling and exploring the world on my own, I would like to extend an open invitation, for you to join me on a discovery of some of my favorite destinations, hotels, experiences around the globe. – Carlos Melia


Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

From the golden Inca treasures in Lima and Cusco to the mystic citadel of Machu Picchu, see Peru through the eyes of local connoisseurs. Handpicked hotels and exclusive experiences, including Belmond train through the breathtaking Sacred Valley. Visits to Maras Salt Plains, Pisac Market and Morray terrace. Indulge over exotic Pisco Sour and market fresh ceviches; special surprises at every turn. Extend your wanderlust to the Amazon, to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa…. > Read More

Follow my last trip to Peru which took me in style from Arequipa to Cusco

Follow my last trip to Peru which took me in style from Arequipa to Cusco  | Peru | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Peru as I traveled from Lima to Arequipa to board the brand new and only luxury sleeper train in South America – Belmond Andean Explorer on a two night journey across Lake Titicaca and Puno, to arrive at our final destination Cusco. This is my seventh time in Peru, and I always look for more. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Peru. Follow the link.

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, VIRTUOSO, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

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Follow my weekend in Uruguay visiting Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio

Follow my weekend in Uruguay visiting Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio  | Punta del Este | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Punta del Este of my latest weekend getaway at the so called ” Saint Tropez of South America “. Featuring Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio, hosted by VIK Retreats hotels. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Punta del Este. Follow the link.

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, VIRTUOSO, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

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My RIO DE JANEIRO part two with Restaurants, Hotels and more


My RIO DE JANEIRO part two with Restaurants, Hotels and more | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | So I landed in Rio de Janeiro, for two weeks, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. I have been in Rio countless times, but always discovering new locations, hotels, restaurants and attractions. These are some of my findings during my recent visit. Also see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future posts and experiences in Rio de Janeiro.

Continue reading My RIO DE JANEIRO part two with Restaurants, Hotels and more

Evening exploring Vidigal Favela to the very top

FullSizeRender 10Evening exploring Vidigal Favela to the very top  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  | I would say that one of the best experiences I did, during my recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, to curate unique travel experiences for my VIP clients coming to the 2016 Summer Olympics next year, was something was ranking high in my travel bucket list, after being in Rio for many times in the past. Venturing into the intriguing world of a Favela, was quite interesting, and what I found atop Morro do Vidigal – which gives name to the Favela Vidigal – was indeed unexpected.

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HUB Porteño homemade luxury experience

HUB Porteño homemade luxury experience  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Their slogan is Live you own local experience in Buenos Aires, and this is the HUB and heart of this new project that opened only three month ago, in the heart of the district of Recoleta. They propose six experiences based on all or any of the following: Art, Entertainment, Countryside, Tango, Culture and/or Polo. From the moment you step foot into HUB Porteño, you can feel and experience the sophistication and exclusiveness, achieved by using only native elements, materials and creations.  Continue reading HUB Porteño homemade luxury experience

SAVE THE DATE Buenos Aires

SAVE THE DATE Buenos Aires  |  Haute Experiences  |  SAVE THE DATE Buenos Aires. Haute Experiences and CarlosMeliaBlog.com Event in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Rooftop Terrace of the brand new and exclusive HUB Porteño Buenos Aires. Hosted by Luigi Perez and Carlos Melia (invitations being sent in PVT. Limited space RSVP ASAP).Friday 21st DEC 2012. All guest are encouraged to donate a toy, because at Haute Experiences be believe that at least during Christmas every child deserves to receive a git. Help us Help. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Duhau Restaurant and Vinoteca at Palacio Duhau

Duhau Restaurant and Vinoteca at Palacio Duhau  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Romantic and chic would be the perfect two words to define it, but what can I say then about the excellent service, cuisines and wines. Another superb diner in Buenos Aires, this time by the signature international service of Park Hyatt Group, and the stunning setting of the central gardens at Palacio Duhau Buenos Aires. Continue reading Duhau Restaurant and Vinoteca at Palacio Duhau

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Carlos Melia


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Carlos Melia  |  London, England  |  Would like to take this opportunity to wish you all followers, colleagues, fellow bloggers, friends and family, a Merry Merry Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012. Take this time to spend it with those you love, the best time of the year and excuse to do so. I am traveling all the way from Thailand, to London, New York and Buenos Aires, to spend it with all my friends, loved ones and family. Looking forward to share a full new year of travels on 2012 with you all worldwide. It has been so amazing to see the spirit of Christmas spread with love all over the continent as I transit from Asia to Europe, North America and South America. Best wishes to you all. CM
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Carlos Melia at Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue

Carlos Melia at Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue |  New York |  Yes you read right, no I have not fell and smack my head against the floor ha ha ha…. This sunday I went to the Synagogue without even being Jewish. Commissioned by VIRTUOSO – Specialists in the Art of Travel – and invited by Stan of The Moldovan Group I did a brief presentation on Luxury Gay Travel, as well as an introduction to destinations in South America at Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue for a group of New York Jewish senior members. CBST – Congregation Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue is a powerful voice within Judaism in the world-wide discourse on the nature of religious community and in the movement to secure basic civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and throughout the world.
My opening line to get into the groove with them was… ” SHALOM my friends. Please don’t PLOTZ, but although I am GOY I am going to try a few words in YIDDISH, hope not to offend anyone and after all the research I made, to get BUPKES and sound KOSHER. My name is Carlos Melia and I am a MAVEN also consider a MENTSH in LGBT Luxury Travel worldwide. I have SHLEP myself around this morning to SCHMOOZE with you about my SHTICK on Gay & Lesbian Travel. I know…. after my whole SPIEL you are going to say MAZEL TOB this SHEYGETS is finished NU…”
Along with me, my colleague from Pied Piper Travel, Bruce Levy – Director Sales and Marketing company with which I have worked in the past promoting gay hosted group on mainstream mayor cruise lines. MAZEL TOB for the experience. (picture above from left to right Stanley Moldovan, Bruce Levy and myself).  CM