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Gay Travel: Bangkok Update by Passport Magazine


There’s a pleasant breeze blowing down Bangkok’s Chao Praya River this morning, much to the delight of those enjoying breakfast at Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La, and other vaunted luxury hotels that line it. At the former, a gay couple sprinkle chopped chives on each other’s sunny-side-up eggs and suck up the Los Angeles-like springtime weather. Read the full post by Passport Magazine @ Gay Travel: Bangkok Update

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Exploring the Bridge over River Kwai and more

( Post by Carlos Melia ) The province of Kanchanaburi is close to Bangkok and borders to Myanmar (Burma). Although there is plenty to see in this region, the Bridge over River Kwai, the museum , Don-Rak Cementery and the ride over the Death Railway are the main attraction, so I went for it. A full day tour, driving for over 2 hours from center Bangkok to the River Kwai Bridge. River Kwai and the Bridge . After entering the Second War in December 1941, Japanese forces quickly overran most of South East Asia. In 1942, in order to find a shorter and more secure line of supply between Burma (now Myanmar) and Siam (now Thailand), the Japanese decided to use prisoners of war and civilian labour to build a single line railway to link existing railheads at Thanbyuzayat in the west and Ban Pong in the east. (more…)


Apsara Dinning River Cruise

( Post by Carlos Melia ) Sail along the Chrao Praya River and dine like a Thai King, while enjoying some of the best night water views of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn among many other landmarks of Bangkok. Apasara is a fine Thai dinning river cruise ran by the Banyan Tree Hotels Group. Sail on an old tradition converted rice barge. Shimmering temples, glistening skyscrapers and a rich stream of passing nocturnal traffic will greet you from every direction.  (more…)


Thailand a very strong case on LGBT Travel by CNN

( Post by Carlos Melia ) According to CNN GO with base in Asia, Thailand is a very strong case on LGBT Travel compared to other Asian destinations. And I am happy and honored to say that CarlosMeliaBlog.com has a big part on that. Last week during the 1st. Asian Gay and Lesbian Tourism and Hospitality Symposium, together with the Marketing team of the Tourism Authority of Thailand with base in New York, we showed to the attendees and the international press the work we have been doing in mutual collaboration to position Thailand as the top LGBT friendly destination in Asia and among the top 10 in the World. India was the host country of this Symposium, which took place in New Delhi, mainly supported and coordinated by the private sector, with complete absence of the Indian Tourism Office, which put a big question mark into many of us. Completely different is the case of Thailand, where the Tourism Office has joined the private sectors to promote and potentiate the arrival of regional and international LGBT travelers from all over the world with main focus on Luxury, Gourmet, Wine, Culture, Religion, Beach and Adventure. I was appointed by TAT New York to be the person to research and communicate this message through my blog and other various international media outlets. Proud and honored to have such and important network like CNN recognize the work and effort that together TAT New York and myself have been working very hard for the last few months. Thank you CNN GO for empathizing with our project. You may read the full article @ India: Unofficially ready for gay travelers. Mai Pen Rai Thailand. Post by Carlos Meliawww.carlosmeliablog.com

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Ruen Urai Fine Thai Cuisine

( Post by Carlos Melia ) If you are looking for non pretentious, traditional, basic Thai Cuisine at it full expression and flavor, in an isolated but very convenient Soi of the district of Patpong, then let me highly recommend Ruen Urai, exotique, elegant and exquisite Thai experience. Friend and owner Tom Vitayakui, invited us to a Thai feast, where flavors, textures, colors, aromas were perfectly balanced and combined to compliment all senses and beyond. (more…)


Visitors Feedback Heitor Drapier enjoying Thailand

( Post by Carlos Melia ) It makes us so happy when we receive this messages from either my followers or visitors. Heitor and his long time partner chose Thailand as their Christmas and New Years Holidays destination, visiting Bangkok and Phuket. We were more than happy to assist them and pass all the info we had on Amazing Thailand. Experiential Travel at its best, this is the new and only way to travel, by the hand of experts. Special thanks to everyone at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and in particular to the Public Relations team. Sipim, you are the best. Post by Carlos Meliawww.carlosmeliablog.com

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