Pink Escapes Bespoke India Experience

Pink Escapes is a ground breaking and affordable ‘Bespoke Pink Luxury’ travel boutique. They are committed to show the Indian Subcontinent in style whilst entwining Pink Experiences to make sure travelers have well-rounded and enjoyable ‘Experiences to Love’ forever. They are passionate about putting together a Signature Dream Journey for their clients and while doing so their Experience Designers take care of client’s interests and travel preferences to create an exceptionally enchanting lifetime experience!  Continue reading Pink Escapes Bespoke India Experience

Varanasi, luxury on life experiences

Varanasi, luxury on life experiences  |  429 MAGAZINE  |  by Carlos Melia Varanasi, is a city located on the banks of River Ganges, known to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. A destination were tradition, legend, mysticism, and deep religious believes by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Muslims all coexist right before your eyes. Varanasi is also known as Benares or Kashi. Continue reading Varanasi, luxury on life experiences

Varanasi Luxury on life experiences by Carlos Melia

Varanasi Luxury on life experiences by Carlos Melia  |  429 MAGAZINE  |  Hi there everyone, like every week, my column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429 MAGAZINE is OUT and  ONLINE. This week I take a different meaning of luxury, the life experiences, and where better than India. Read my chronicle on my last visit to the holy city of Varanasi and mother River Ganges. Varanasi, Luxury on life Experiences. Hope you like it. Till next adventure in full luxury. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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My 07 days in India portrayed by 30 Postcards Project


My 07 days in India by portrayed by 30 Postcards Project  |  India  |  Great video by friend and colleague Kevin Richberg on his project 30 Postcards around the world. This time of our trip together to the north of India. You can see me in a few scenes, specially the one being harassed by the street vendors ” Hawkers “, just look at my face priceless. After a week of travel, I was kind of OVER them. Great work Kevin. Cheers CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Ganga Arti Varanasi India by Carlos Melia at GayTravel.com

Ganga Arti Varanasi India by Carlos Melia at GayTravel.com  |  GayTravel.com  |  Thank you GayTravel.com for sharing another of my posts. Everyone, you can read my travel experiences and logs twice weekly at GayTravel.com. This time at Varanasi, India where I was invited by Out Journeys and Community Marketing. Read the full post on Ganga Arti at GayTravel.com or here at CarlosMeliaBlog.com. Till next Tuesday. CM

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Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Varanasi

Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Varanasi   |  Varanasi, India  |  India always has that way to challenge, move and shock you with its harsh reality and traditions. During my visit to Varanasi, almost a month ago, I was lucky enough to experience a true Aarti ceremony, a Hindu religious ritual of worship, which took place over the stream of the holly river Ganges thus Ganga Aarti. One of the most interesting things I have seen and experienced during 2011. Varanasi is a very special, spiritual destination. I have never felt so much peace, mysticism in one place, but at the same time I connected with a very dark and evil side of the Hinduism believes which far from scaring me, created a very particular bond with their believes. Continue reading Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Varanasi

GPS Carlos Melia heading back to Thailand

GPS Carlos Melia heading back to Thailand  |  Jaipur, India  |  Good Morning Everyone. !!!! Leaving India tonight after and amazing week of touring around the Northern region – Varanasi, Agra, Bharatpur and Jaipur – and taking part as press and as a guest speaker at the 1st. Asia Gay and Lesbian Travel Symposium. I will be on the road all day today, transferring from Jaipur to New Delhi and later tour of the South section of the city. 11PM I will board my AsiaAir.com flight back to my beloved Amazing Thailand and Bangkok. Destinations to cover in the next 12 days are: Bangkok, Hua Hin and Pattaya. Photo above: one of my series of pride photos, I took at the Amber Palace in Jaipur. Have a great Sunday everyone. CM

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Tree Photos of India that make me Proud

Tree Photos of India that make me Proud   |  India  |  I am a full beginner in Travel Photography, but I am very proud of this tree shots I have got so far from my current visit to India. Hope you all enjoy it too. I put all my passion and love for travel and I love being able, thanks to technology, to be able to share it with all of you. Photo above is a woman and her family at the Mosque next to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. She is wearing the full colors that represent India. Continue reading Tree Photos of India that make me Proud

GPS Carlos Melia at the Ganges River

GPS Carlos Melia at the Ganges River  |  Varanasi, India  |  Good morning everyone. Sorry but due to the tight schedule of this trip, at this moment I am only able to post brief GPS notes, but trust me, I am getting lots of material for next pots. This morning I woke up at 5.30AM and came to the stream of the Ganges River in Varanasi to see the locals take their morning bath on the waters of this river, which is consider to be the holiest waters. The reason why, for Hinduism…. because the Ganges was created coming out to itself Shiva‘s head. I must admit that I was determined to take my dip into the waters of the Ganges, but the advice of some locals, friends and some research I did, made me change my mind. So maybe is holy and maybe is one of the most polluted rivers in the entire world, but this images speak for themselves on how special and sacred this river and Varanasi are. Off to the airport in a few minutes to head to my next destination Agra. More later. CM

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GPS Carlos Melia on my way to Varanasi the Holy City

GPS Carlos Melia on my way to Varanasi the Holy City  |  New Delhi, India  |  Good Morning everyone from fantastic New Delhi. Getting ready to head off to the airport to take my flight to Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest in India. Varanasi is the city were Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon. Now the question is should I get in and dip deep into the holy waters of the Ganges or not ? to follow the traditions. CM

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