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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]

July, 2013

  • 4 July

    Tak’s Thai Kitchen, Moncton … Authentically Thai Food

    Moncton continues to surprise me in terms of things to do and places to eat. The latest culinary adventure took us a bit out of the downtown core to Tak’s Thai Kitchen. Today is also the first day that I’m using my Blackberry Z10 to take pictures for a post … so the picture quality will be a bit different. …

  • 3 July

    Taj Mahal Flavour of India, Moncton : Getting Better!

    So I’ve finished my first week working in Moncton … I saw the Super Tidal Bore and bought some lobster in the Airport … so what else is a consultant supposed to be doing in town during the week? I’ll give you a hint … Sleeping Working Eating There is nothing else on the agenda because there is simply no …

June, 2013

  • 30 June

    In Moncton, Super Moon = Super Tidal Bore

    A major tourist attraction in Moncton is a phenomenon referred to as the “Tidal Bore”. Now to put things in perspective … anything that attracts more than 100 people in Moncton is a tourist attraction. There’s a Canadian TV show called Corner Gas and it’s based in Central Canada … but if you substituted Moncton for Saskatoon, you wouldn’t notice …

  • 29 June

    Lobster Shopping at Dieppe Fish Market #YQM

    I fly through a lot of airports and with the spread of shopping in the airports, I have the opportunity to see some really unique shops in an airport. That being said, Moncton’s Airport is the only airport I’ve seen a fishmarket selling ready to eat lobster – Dieppe Fish Market. It’s an absolutely unique marketing statement on behalf of …

  • 28 June

    How I Afford to Travel as a Trinidadian?

    Southern Caribbean Cruise

    As a Trinidadian, the one question I get asked a lot is “How do you afford to travel so much?”. I generally try to redirect or reframe the question into … “How did you manage to structure your mind to enable a life of travel?”. So here is what I didn’t have … Rich parents who gave me tons of …

  • 28 June

    Wining at a Trini wedding … and more videos

    Over the years, I’ve take a lot of videos. I would say that my videos are pretty horrible, since I have no sense of cinematography whatsoever. It’s almost as though I’ve been shooting my video in the same manner in which I shoot my photos … but they’re obviously two very different things. I’ve never really expected anyone to see …

  • 28 June

    Famous and historic casinos in Latin America

    Many of the countries of Latin America have burgeoning tourism industries as the governments of these nations continue to invest in infrastructure to boost tourism. This is true for the country of Nicaragua which was often overlooked in the past. However, the country is growing with increasingly more options for travelers. Among these are casinos as developers are seeing the …

  • 26 June

    20 facts about Trinidad and Tobago …

    Completely copied from facebook through Pablo Gordon … don’t know who wrote it. The Steelpan: The only new acoustic instrument to be invented and accepted worldwide in the 20th century originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago is home to the world’s largest traffic roundabout around the Queen’s Park Savannah. In 2006, Trinidad and Tobago became the smallest country …

  • 24 June

    How to start a new IT consulting project …

    I got a great email last week, where the Trinidadian author basically asked to me explain how I can bounce from client to client in my line of work and be continually successful. This was a timely one, as I start a new project at a new client this week in Moncton, New Brunswick. I have an orientation checklist that …

  • 19 June

    Wandering the Cathedrals and Churches of Leon, Nicaragua

    So you’re going to slide down a Nicaraguan Volcano – then you’ll need to journey from Managua to the town of Leon. It’s a pretty little place but the town is pretty spread out. Even with no urban planning, the town is very walkable – in fact I walked around the entire town in about 4 hours. In keeping with …