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]

June, 2013

  • 5 June

    Wednesday Photo Nights #15 : Lujan, Argentina

    This morning I was stumbling around the net and I saw this story about the World’s most “dangerous” zoo, where you can ride lions and feed bears with your mouth. I’m not a rabid animal right advocate, but there is something inherently wrong with a person can ride a full grown lion. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time, …

  • 3 June

    TBEX ’13 : What worked and didn’t work? #TBEX

    It’s official … TBEX ’13 is finally at a close. I’m glad that I was in Toronto for the last couple days and not at a client’s site in some other city, since I would have missed out on an incredible learning and networking opportunity. After getting home last night and thinking through all my notes and looking at feedback …

  • 2 June

    7 lessons learned from TBEX 13 … so far

    It’s been 4 days of activities, food, drinking and networking at TBEX ’13. It’s been inspiring to say the least – even though there has been a lot of hot air spewed by many a travel blogger this weekend (You can’t help but overhear a lot of side conversations and just roll your eyes). A couple bloggers even took over …

May, 2013

  • 31 May

    Hiking Inti Punku : A lesson in humility and my cardiovascular weakness

    After my recent trip to Peru and Hiking Inti Punku, I know a couple things … There are way harder ways to make money, but I can’t think of many others than being a porter for hikers on the Inca Trail I would never ever do the Inca Trail … too much time spent with too few showers. Trinis and/or …

  • 30 May

    9 thoughts from my first TBEX ’13 social event …

    Last night was a quick and dirty drop in at the TBEX Preparty at Tryst NightClub. I was quickly reminded of why these types of social situations make me awkward – it’s not liming, it’s not true networking and everyone seems to know someone else. Walking up to people who’s blogs you’ve read but never commented on, is difficult. Not …

  • 29 May

    Why should a Trini go to TBEX ’13?

    This weekend is the TBEX conference in Toronto. Of course, you’re wondering what the hell is TBEX and why does it matter to a traveller? From a Trini perspective, it’s like Carnival for travel bloggers. It’s the the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators – so this is a pretty big deal for anyone …

  • 24 May

    What I don’t miss about Trinidad Carnival 2013 and 2014 edition

    It’s been a year since my last Carnival in Trinidad. I really thought I would miss being home … but I’m getting older… so here’s what I don’t miss about Trinidad Carnival I don’t miss the high price of appearing at fetes. When was the last time you checked the price to fete for Carnival week? Don’t know … well …

  • 23 May

    Bukhara Sightseeing : Poi Kalyan photoblog

    It’s been about two months since I left Uzbekistan, but I can’t think of a place I’ve been that I’ve expected so little from that offered so much. As a Trinidadian, the idea of vast mosque complexes, rugged terrain and amazing food would be something that I would expect in the much more well known Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, …

  • 22 May

    6 hours of Ceviche in Miraflores

    For the Trinidadian palate, we’re accustomed to many types of tastes, but eating raw fish isn’t one of them. Now what if I told a Trini that I was eating or making a “chow” … you would instantly see a Pavlovian type response of drool and watery mouth! Peruvians have the same reaction when you mention the word “ceviche”. I …

  • 21 May

    Guest Post : On Being a Food Douche in Israel

    On Being a Food Douche in Israel By: Anabelle Harari It wasn’t until I read Rishi’s eloquent post about being a food douche that I realized that I in fact was one too. You see, when you surround yourself with foodies, constantly are up to date with the latest food trends, diets, nutrition, and can comb through what is real …