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Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). 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]

August, 2013

  • 11 August

    Why I love Meson Panza Verde … Part 2 and 3

    Avid readers of my blog have sent notes/tweets about my review of Meson Panza Verde in Antigua, Guatemala. It’s the place that made me decide that I should have my wedding in Antigua, Guatemala. Well that and I wanted Ignacio Boreli to play salsa and meringue at my wedding. We ended up taking the entire family … hers/mine to have …

  • 10 August

    Wednesday Photo Nights #18 : What to do in Santiago Atitlán?

    What to do in Santiago Atitlán in 3 hours? From the first 2 posts about Santiago Atitlán … How to get to Santiago Atitlán How to find Maximón and why he should have been a Trini god. You should be wondering what there is to do in this town … so here’s a synopsis of what to do in Santiago …

  • 9 August

    Travel when you’re young. If you don’t, you’ll regret it.

    One of my readers, Shivanna Samlal sent me the following link … “10 Trips You NEED To Take In Your 20s” and asked my thoughts … If you weren’t paying attention to the words, here are the bullet points Go on a road trip across the country with your friends. Use a Eurail pass to see Europe … preferably on …

  • 5 August

    How do I get to Santiago Atitlán?

    When you’re thinking about visiting Santiago Atitlán, you have figure out “How do I get to Santiago Atitlán?”. Here are the five ways I found to get there … but doing a day trip from Guatemala City would be the least palatable option unless you have Maximón in your car. Private Car: You can drive here in your own car. If …

  • 4 August

    Maximón should be a Trini God …

    Religion is ever present, in all different forms around the world. In Trinidad, we have our own beliefs, but in travelling to Santiago Atitlán, a Trini should be prepared for two things Some decent craft shopping Meeting Maximón. Maximón (pronounced Mah-SHEE-moan) or San Simón, or whatever other local name he’s called, has about 15 to 20 shrines or santuarios, which …

  • 3 August

    Ceramic and pottery shopping in San Antonio Guatemala

    If you’re in Panajachel, Guatemala … you might want to take a side trip up a volcano or even do some hiking. For me, I was mostly content to eat pizza and hang out enjoying my view. However … if you do happen to get a little tired of the spectacular view, unlimited rum and cokes and stone oven pizza …

July, 2013

  • 26 July

    Wednesday Photo Nights #17 : Wedding Messages in Antigua, Guatemala

    I love long frame photography. There is something to be said for those effects that you get when you open the lens and let nature and light do their things! As part of the wedding week, we wanted to do some wedding messages in Antigua hence we lit up some Chinese Paper Lanterns and sent them off to the sky. …

  • 9 July

    Get the pizza at The Pump House restaurant – #Moncton

    Here in Moncton, I’ve been on a journey to find out all the best places to grab dinner. The Pump House brewery | @phbrewery) is definitely a decent place in town to grab a drink and some very decent food. Located just off Esplanade in downtown Moncton, it looks like a typical micro-brew pub, both inside and outside. They do …

  • 6 July

    Chez Camille Take Out in Cap Pele, New Brunswick.

    One of the major reasons I’ve been excited about being in Atlantic Canada, is to replicate my epic seafood binges of past years. For all the food that we’ve been exploring in Moncton, we decided to drive 30 mins out of town for some epic seafood. My client colleagues recommended that we head to Seafood Paradise in Cap Pele. We …

  • 5 July

    Priority Club Promo Stacking … it’s even useful in Trinidad.

    For those who travel within North America and the Caribbean, staying at hotels is just part of the deal. For consultants like me, it’s part of the job. I’ve written on mileage running and points collecting as one significant method of reducing my travel cost, along with stacking upgrades. My reliable hotel choice has always been the SPG program – …