High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back

High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and backHigh Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back  |  China  |  If there is a great way to travel within China is by their super comfortable High-Speed Trains by CRH – China Railway High-Speed. We connected three destinations Beijing – Shanghai – West Lake/Hangzhou using both their Business and Economy Class. 300 Kilometers and hour to move across China in full comfort and smoothly. One suggestion, buy your tickets online time before your trip. If you need help with reliable ways to do this, please do not hesitate to contact meContinue reading High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back

My AVE Speed Train journey from Madrid to Barcelona

My AVE Speed Train journey from Madrid to BarcelonaMy AVE Speed Train journey from Madrid to Barcelona  |  Spain  |  One I had to decide whether to fly or take the speed train from Madrid to Barcelona, the answer came to me right away. What did I take into consideration ? well time, comfort, price and hassle. As you might know by now, if you follow me, I am a huge fan of trains. I try to take them anywhere and everywhere around the world, either if it is for a few hours or even overnight or for an entire week. Here you can read more on my global train experiences.  Continue reading My AVE Speed Train journey from Madrid to Barcelona

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train by www.carlosmeliablog.com Life onboard The Royal ScotsmanTrain  |  Scotland  |  Traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unparalleled way to explore the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. Here is my photo album and videos of the daily life onboard the luxury train “The Royal Scotsman” by Belmond, traveling from/to Edinburgh across the Highlands. I spent 5 fabulous days onboard, and I have to say, it is without a doubt a true travel experience. The train itself becomes your destination, and the most sophisticated and comfortable way to explore the breathtaking wonders of this amazing country.  Continue reading Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

SEP/OCT13 Jet-Setting the World

SEP/OCT13 Jet-Setting the World

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SEP/OCT13 Jet-Setting the World | SEP/OCT 2013 my next two month jet- setting around the world covering the world of Luxury Travel and Hospitality. Stay tuned to my Instagram. NewYork to/from LasVegas for YLC and LTX 2013, MEXICO RivieraMaya ARGENTINA BuenosAires ITALY w/ Rubin Singer Rome Florence Venice SCOTLAND Edinburgh ENGLAND London. Carlos Melia curating the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle by experience. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Las Vegas: Young Leaders Conference + Luxury Travel Exchange 2013 + The Venitian Hotel
Mexico: ILTM Americas + Rosewood Mayakoba
Italy: The First Luxury Hotel + Hassler Hotel + Villa San Michelle + Four Seasons Firenze + Hotel Cipriani + The Gritti Palace + Westin Europe & Regina.
Scotland: Nira Caledonia + The Balmoral + The Royal Scotsman Orient Express Train
UK: The Goring Hotel

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Love story onboard Eastern & Oriental Express

Love story onboard Eastern & Oriental Express  |  Man About World  |   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. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu  |  Cusco to Machu Picchu, Peru  |  I know there are many ways to follow the Inca’s path from Cusco to Machu Picchu, but only one to do it in style, surrounded by an exclusive and sophisticated atmosphere, in comfortable cars and with breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River in Peru. This is my third Belmond train around the world and still I do not stop to be amazed and surprised by them. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu

TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville

TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville  |  France  |  Today I transfered all the way from Versailles to Nice, in a ver simple and smooth way, to get to Gare de Lyon Station in Paris to get onboard the TGV to Nice Ville.  Almost 6 hours train ride in total. I did pre purchased my tickets in advance, thank God, because the train was fully booked, and that would have ruined my whole itinerary which already is very tight. 270 Euros Round Trip, including my trip to St Tropez and connections. I was rather excited to do this trip, first time on the TGV. The scenery was amazing, specially the second part of the journey, once you arrive to St. Raphael all the way to nice, passing by Cannes of course at hight speed. Continue reading TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville

Eastern & Oriental Express by Carlos Melia at dot429.com

Eastern & Oriental Express by Carlos Melia at dot429.com  |  429MAGAZINE  |  Hi there… my weekly column on Gay Luxury Travel for 429MAGAZINE at dot429.com is now out and online. This week on my own experience at the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to Singapore by Orient-Express Trains. Hope you enjoy this journey of  sophistication combining the best of British and Asian style and service. Read the full article HERE. Truly A Journey Like no Other. Till next week were I will share with you all my experience in Botswana, Africa. CM for Carlos Melia Recommends

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My experience on the Orient-Express Train Bangkok – Singapore


My experience on the Orient-Express Train Bangkok – Singapore  |  Thailand to Singapore |  As Belmond likes to call it, truly a Journey Like No Other onboard the iconic Belmond Train along South East Asia, living unique experience and rediscovering the meaning of luxury and old school flawless service. The golden age of travel lives on aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. Winding through some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic landscapes, it voyages through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. I have been lucky enough to try over the last few years several of the Orient-Express services and products, but I must say that their signature trains are beyond any possible expectations. The occasion was indeed very special, my 38th Birthday, and what better way to celebrate it than onboard of the Orient-Express from Bangkok to Singapore. Continue reading My experience on the Orient-Express Train Bangkok – Singapore

My Birthday onboard Orient-Express Train South East Asia

My Birthday onboard the Orient-Express Train in South East Asia  |  Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore  |  Getting my TUXEDO and suits ready. YEAH. !!!!! My Birthday (March 12) onboard of the Orient-Express Train for four nights crossing South East Asia, from Bangkok to Malaysia and Singapore is CONFIRMED !!!! Another aspect of Luxurious travel. Can’t wait !!!! Dress Code FORMAL. I love it. Indeed A Journey Like no Other by Orient-Express. A total of 4 days and 3 nights onboard the Epic Orient-Express Train. Travel from Bangkok across the beautiful scenery that Thailand offers, past the legendary River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia. Enjoy the sights of colonial Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis, before crossing the causeway over the Straits of Johor to the elegant city of Singapore. Items #04 and #05 from 2012 Carlos Melia Travel Bucket List Checked out. Still 16 more to go. CM

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