Blue Elephant is one of the most traditional cooking schools and restaurants of Bangkok. It has been 30 successful years since the first Blue Elephant was opened, surprisingly in Brussels, Belgium, allowing foreign customers to fully experience a real taste of Thailand.
You might say, Carlos is Argentinean, therefore Polo carries on his veins… but how about going a bit further, bigger and taller… how about Elephant Polo. It sounds quite eccentric right. Thanks to the Four Seasons Tented Camps Golden Triangle in the northern region of Thailand, I can say this this my new thing. Those of you following my blog regularly, know my weakness and devotion for Elephants, so I was quite intrigued and happy when this activity was proposed to me on my last visit to the camp.
Our Suite is the perfect size for an urban apartment, with all the amenities and services to enjoy Bangkok in full. Literally, both Rubin and I, feel that now, we have arrived to Bangkok. The Okura Prestige allows you to discover and enjoy the City of Angels, in full sophistication, while only steps away from your true urban experience, and that to me, is the way to enjoy Bangkok.
A year passed by, and I had the need to see my girl back again. Yes you are reading right… I LOVE my girl. TongKam is the elephant I try to visit at least once a year, in the north of Thailand, at the Golden Triangle. Only one hour flight from Bangkok, you will arrive to Chiang Rai. From there the Four Seasons Tented Camps will transfer you in full style and comfort, to the Golden Triangle by a private transfer, and from there a brief long tail sail to the camp.
Dear followers, yes I am alive and back. Been away for a few well deserved days, at the Golden Triangle in the north of Thailand – Lanna District – at the fabulous Four Seasons Tented Camps. You know me, when I camp I do it in style. The Golden Triangle is located in the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, and for the last few years, thanks to Four Seasons and two other main foundations, has served as the refugee and paradise, for elephants rescued from the streets of Bangkok. Both Mahouts and elephants were given a second chance, and this is one of the main areas in Thailand, to come and experience living up close with the elephants. See my brief interview with John Roberts – Director of Elephants for Golden Triangle Asian Elephants Foundation. Also visit and give your support to Think Elephants International. Congratulations and my full support in all the great work they are doing.
The March issue of Man About World is out and ready for you to download it at your iPad. This month they feature our LOVE Story – Rubin & I – crossing through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in style onboard the exclusive and fabulous Eastern & Oriental Express Train by Orient-Express
So the BIRTHDAY countdown is OVER and 39th is my new mood. NOW the countdown to our THAILAND experience is on… ( this will be my 5th time in Thailand, land that I LOVE and ENJOY beyond expectations ) only 7 days away from departure. Purpose of the trip: Rubin Singer’s Fashion Show in Bangkok and VIP Fashion Weekend and Photo-Shoot in Koh Samui for L’Officiel Thailand. Of course I will be staying, experiencing and reviewing fabulous hotels, as ALWAYS: Hansar Bangkok, W Bangkok, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Six Senses Samui -A SALA Property, W RETREAT KOH SAMUI, The Siam and my own personal treat and favorite TOP 05 hotel experience in the entire world, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. So stay tuned for this and much more
And the Customer’s Feedback keep coming and coming. This time all the way from Bangkok, Thailand, from both Charl and his partner Andre. They said …” Hey Carlos Melia thank you for your recommendation and assistance with our booking at the Hotel Mercy Bangkok. Awesome Place !…”
The FEB 2013 Issue of Connextions Magazine is OUT & Online. This month forward you can read other than many interesting articles, my NEW section ” Coup de Coeur – Experienced Globsl Travel Tips, Reviews and Recommendations by Carlos Melia “. Brief tips and recommendations based on my own global travel experiences as an OUT Gay Traveler. This month – on Page 42 – my trips to Peru, Russia, Nicaragua and Thailand. Check it out at Connextions Magazine. Till next month on Coup de Coeur.
GPS Carlos Melia, heading to back to Argentina in two weeks, planning a new Gay Wedding for a Groom+Groom couple from San Francisco. During my stay I will be reviewing and staying overnight at the following hotels in Buenos Aires: Hotel Club Frances (www.hotelclubfrances.com.ar) Recoleta. El Casco (www.hoteldelcasco.com.ar) San Isidro. La Becasina (www.labecasina.com) Delta del Tigre. Legado Mitico Buenos Aires (www.legadomitico.com). Also if time permits I would be visiting Estancia La Bamba (www.labambadeareco.com) and Estancia La Fortuna (www.estancialafortuna.com). Finally a full day in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay having lunch with a group of six tourist from the US I am bringing to Buenos Aires along with me, by the expert hands of Marcial at Casa Los Jazmines(www.casalosjazmineshotel.com).