La Chine offers provincial Chinese cuisine with a touch of French finesse | New York, United States | What a remarkable dinning experience at La Chine Chinese Restaurant at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York. We were there celebrating their first week opened. Provincial Chinese menu with the finesse and hint of French influence. Continue reading La Chine offers provincial Chinese cuisine with a touch of French finesse
A full day exploring the vibrant and contrasting Yangon | Yangon, Myanmar | 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 | 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
Khlong touring in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya and beyond | Bangkok, Thailand | On a very hot and humid day, it was quite lovely to go on for a long sail onboard a long-tailed speedboat, along the Chao Phraya River and later penetrate the life along the khlongs of Bangkok, enjoy the breeze and every so often a cold splash of water. Our tour began right at our host hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and from there we went on for approximately 3 hours. This is one of my many visits to Bangkok, but indeed the first time doing the tour of the khlongs, which gives of a totally different perspective of life in Bangkok in the banks of the river and its canals. See and follow my full Instagram Photo Gallery on Bangkok… Continue reading Khlong touring in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya and beyond
A matured comeback to Mandarin Oriental Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | My first stay at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, or iconically known as Oriental Bangkok, was over 4 years ago. At that time I was a different person, looking for different type of experiences, as it has happened organically through out all my personal and professional life. At that time, perhaps, ranked low as my favorite experiences in Bangkok, but after my recent stay, at my 41 years of age, I have to say it was simply PERFECTION. After countless times being in Bangkok, I have grown a deep love for the Chao Phraya River, and how it defines the nature of this destination, and to stay at a hotel at the streams of this charismatic feature, was something I would have never looked for before, and today I truly appreciate. So I guess we can appropriately say, that Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, it has taken some time, but it has grown in me, to be come I would say, my top choice when visiting Bangkok. See and follow my full Instagram Photo Gallery on Bangkok… Continue reading A matured comeback to Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Images of my 7 hours exploring Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi, UAE | My connection in Abu Dhabi with ETIHAD Airways was of 7 hours, so my options where. either to stay at the airport and enjoy the fantastic ETIHAD Business Class Lounge, or go an explore Abu Dhabi for the first time… of course you I chose the second one. I did my research, and with either of my passports Italian/Argentinean, VISA to enter the UAE was not required. So I decided to spend my connection time exploring the destination. For more insight on my Abu Dhabi experience check out my Instagram Photo Gallery on my recent visit. Continue reading Images of my 7 hours exploring Abu Dhabi
Group Travel & Cruises curated by Carlos Melia | The brand NEW Group Travel & Cruises section of my travel site is online now. Check it out.!!! A handpicked selection of unique global travel experiences, curated personally by me. Scheduled group journeys, to inspiring destinations, hosted either by me personally or by one of my trusted tour operators. Join us on a journey of discovery and indulgence. www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Group Travel & Cruises curated by Carlos Melia
First in Service Agent Spotlight: Carlos Melia | Press Clipping | First in Service Travel Monthly eNews features Carlos Melia as the Agent Spotlight. …” Carlos Melia can light up a room with his smile, especially when he talks about travel. A native of #Argentina, our luxury gay travel expert affiliate says he grew up on planes. By the time he was 10, he had traveled around the world one and a half times…” ( Photo take at my suite at Hotel Cipriani by Belmond during my visit to Venice, Italy ) Read the full article. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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Niche & Luxury Travel by Carlos Melia | Guest Speaking | Las Vegas bound next week to attend, as a Guest Speaker and Travel Advisor, the Young Leaders Conference Travel Event, being part of the expert panel on Niche Travel Marketing ” What’s Your Niche ?” ( September 8th – 9th, 2013). After that I have been invited as a full hosted Platinum Buyer to attend the Luxury Travel Exchange International 2013 event, a networking and educational luxury experience by Questex Travel Group (September 10th – 12th, 2013). It is always an honor, reaffirming and reassuring to be recognized by the mainstream Luxury Travel Trade and Media, as a referent on Niche Travel, Niche Marketing and Luxury Gay Travel. As part of this event, I will be spending four nights at The Venitian Hotel, at a Venitian Suite, and of course I will be showing you all the photos and videos. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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