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]

March, 2013

  • 30 March

    Forget your wallet, bring a backpack when carrying Uzbekistan money …

    In Uzbekistan, using money is actually a full contact sport and something of a ritual here as the largest note is 1000 Sum and is equal to around $0.37 USD. So you inevitably end up feeling extremely rich with wads of cash stashed in your bag. Due to a number of economic and political factors (which I won’t go into), …

  • 29 March

    If you’re brown and Trini in Uzbekistan … this happens …

    I don’t know if you’ve heard much about Uzbekistan, but they don’t get a lot of foreigners over there. They definitely don’t get a lot of black or brown people over there. You want to know how I know this? Well I got double takes everywhere I walked around. Now that’s not too bad … but when the local children …

  • 29 March

    Why translating Russian menus into English doesn’t work … Cafe Karimbek in Samarkand review

    One the best things about going to other countries, is eating in those countries. Along with a heaping helping of great food, you’re bound to get some epic menu fails, especially in any part of Asia. Our first series of menu fails was a restaurant named “Karimbek”. This restaurant was actually pretty awesome : the food was good (they have …

  • 28 March

    Wednesday Photo Nights #13 : Dreaming of Samarkand

    Walking through Samarkand is like opening a copy of Arabian Nights. On a sunny day, it’s virtually impossible to take a bad picture here – the combination of the scenes, colour, framing and lighting make it one of the most photogenic of all destinations I’ve ever been to.    

  • 17 March

    Wednesday Photo Nights #12 : Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

    One of the best travelling presents you can ever get on the road, is stumbling into a festival or event, that you had no idea of. For the the past 7 days in Antigua, the primary objective of my life (and the woman’s) was going through tons of tastings, venues and details with a wedding planner. Fortunately, in booking this …

  • 15 March

    Antigua, Guatemala Travel Tips

    From the last couple times I’ve been, here are couple notes about Antigua that should help, when planning a visit: The main plaza is beautiful.  Like many Latin American cities, the zocalo is the hub of all of the action – but unlike many other place, the zocalo in Antigua has FREE WI-FI!! Beat that!! Since we’re chatting about that …

  • 15 March

    Another installment of eating in Antigua … Jardin Bavaria Antigua

    This week of wedding tastings has been a bit obscene on our waistlines. I’m officially a little tired of eating. Here was the “eatathon” I had to endure today … Breakfast at home = Can of Dukal frijoles! This is awesome …unless you hate frijoles. Wedding tasting at Kolibri restaurant Coffee and breakfast for dinner at Fernando’s You would assume …

  • 14 March

    Flaming Love Shot …. Espress Arte Cafe in Antigua, Guatemala

    Once you’re in Guatemala, it seems that you automatically need to become a coffee expert, since everyone else is. It seems that if you’re not somewhat knowledgeable about the 8 different coffee regions in Guatemala, how altitude affects the maturation of the coffee cherry which then affects the acidity and bouquet of the resultant coffee bean … then you don’t …

  • 14 March

    Wednesday Photo Nights #12 : Scenes from Antigua

    Antigua, Guatemala is definitely one of those old looking, rustic, classic places that never goes out of style. Wandering around, you’ll be amazed at the number of ruins that you’re going to stumble upon and how accessible they are. It makes photography extremely easy … one will always have interesting subjects to photograph.

  • 11 March

    Ceviche diving in Puerto Escondido … kinda like buljol … but not really

    In Trinidad, the closest thing we have to ceviche is buljol. I didn’t grow up eating sushi/sashimi but I quite like it – I had the same taste evolution with ceviche. It was a natural extension of the sushi/sashimi flavour palate, and in my travels across Central and Latin America, it’s always a staple in my food hunting. As for …