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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

  • 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 …

  • 10 March

    Good morning from Guatemala City …

    I really like the location of the Westin Camino Real here in Guatemala City. It’s definitely a safe location here in the center of the city. The last time we were here, we had a great suite on the executive floor (9th floor), but as a tip for those not staying on a high floor : Do ask for rooms …

  • 9 March

    Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Leaning Tower of Pisa

    So you’re in Italy and almost everyone who has gone to Italy, has been asked about the following things Is Pizza in Italy, THAT good? How is the Pope doing … did you see him, while you were in Rome? Were there gladiators at the Colisseo? Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa actually lean that much? For me, it is …

  • 9 March

    A Trini’s ABCs of Travel

    On all the travel blogs, The Travel ABCs is a sort of game going round the blogosphere, one of those “credential” post that travel bloggers make (like an accent tag on YouTube). I see it as a combined self-examination exercise and travellers’ curriculum vitae. A bit like my credentials for presuming to blog about travel to an unsuspecting public. I’ve …

  • 8 March

    Wednesday Photo Nights #11 : Trinidad Carnival Snapshots

    So …Carnival 2013 came early and left. Too bad I didn’t make it this year. Here are a couple snapshots from years past. 2005 2006   2012