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Rishi Sankar is a PeopleSoft HRMS Project Manager and Oracle Solution Architect. Over the past 10+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 2 major consulting firms. He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at [email protected]
The ways 9/11 changed travel … 13 years later

The ways 9/11 changed travel … 13 years later

I still remember working in Montreal and seeing the towers fall on 9/11. Little could I have understood how the game completely changed on that day. I remember reading Orwell’s masterpieces of “1984” and “Animal Farm” and Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″ or Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” as a teen and thinking that if we ever got even close ... Read More »

Tipping etiquette in Trinidad : Who and Who not to tip!

Tipping etiquette in Trinidad : Who and Who not to tip!

From a previous series of discussions on “crappy service charges in Trinidad” based on another post on “What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours“, I realized that many travellers to Trinidad might not even know the actual tipping etiquette in Trinidad. Overall, we know that 90% of the travellers have at least once been confronted by a person they ... Read More »

Why you should get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass for PEI.

Why you should get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass for PEI.

In my years of travelling, I’ve found that city passes or time limited passes have rarely given me the value that I thought I would get. Here’s a three tales from my experience using passes in Europe Helsinki Card : For instance, on my last trip to Helsinki, Finland … I bought the “Helsinki Card” thinking that I would see ... Read More »

What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours : Eat like a local!

What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours : Eat like a local!

As a traveller, amateur cook and a “foodie” … and by “foodie”, I mean someone with highly exacting food standards that can come off as a pretentious “know it all” asshole, I’ve had my fair share of amazing meals. I’ve also had a litany of terrible meals in all parts of the world. It’s why I can make ridiculous claims ... Read More »

Racism as a Travelling Trinidadian.

Racism as a Travelling Trinidadian.

Everyone is racist. Get over it and move on! Now that I’ve said it, we can move on and talk about travelling as a “visible minority” or “person of colour” or racism as a travelling Trinidadian. My definition of racism is a bit fluid. People are naturally drawn to what they know and understand … which has led to many ... Read More »

Throwback to a Trini in Scotland 2004 with bad photography

Throwback to a Trini in Scotland 2004 with bad photography

I was having some thoughts about the Scotch tour I had in Scotland, which was my first really great drinking experience and to my wife who has some English and Scottish in her bloodline … and I was thinking that it’s about time to start planning a trip back to the land of my favorite alcohol. 10 years ago, I ... Read More »

What to do in PEI #10 : Not go to Old Home Week? Seriously!

What to do in PEI #10 : Not go to Old Home Week? Seriously!

Prince Edward Island in the summer has some amazing places, experiences and event to see and attend. From the summer we’ve spent so far, I’ve loved almost every part and event in PEI. Old Home Week though … at least the Exhibition part of it, ranks as my least favorite part. This being said, if you’re not over 16  OR ... Read More »

My 138 item travel bucket list

My 138 item travel bucket list

Every year, I try to update my old bucket list page … and it gets tougher and tougher each year. As I knock things off my bucket list, I add harder and harder things to the list. Years ago, I thought I would chronicle my experience/bucket list just like so many others before me … nothing special really, just a ... Read More »

What to do in PEI #10 : Visit and photo St. Dunstan’s Basilica

What to do in PEI #10 : Visit and photo St. Dunstan’s Basilica

If you’re wandering through downtown Charlottetown, you’ll find that it’s quaint and somewhat touristy by design. In Canada, there aren’t a super high number of elaborate churches, but Prince Edward Island’s churches have long-established roots in the province’s history and heritage. In many towns, they are the focal point of village and town life.  I’ve visited many churches in the world ... Read More »

What to do in PEI #9 : Find a PEI secret beach for a Trini lime

What to do in PEI #9 : Find a PEI secret beach for a Trini lime

One of my friends asked me the following questions Today was the day where I could easily answer the questions and have an epic beach day all in one. The wife and friends found our “secret” beach … it’s a pretty fantastic beach and we all “pinkie swore” that we wouldn’t tell any outsiders about the beach. The locals know ... Read More »