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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]

November, 2012

  • 13 November

    Oppa Lantern Time … Seoul Lantern Festival 2012

    Lighting lanterns along a stream that runs through the middle of Seoul is a big thing.  Here is the route that runs through the city. I ended up walking the entire length of the festival during the day …  however at night, it’s definitely pretty. Getting into Seoul during this time was rather nice as I haven’t seen “lanterns” in …

  • 12 November

    Bosintang … like ah boss …

    Yesterday, I learned something about myself. I learned that the power of the mind will overcome any physical desire to do something. This is not some revelation, neither is it rocket science, but in my first and last Bosintang (eating dog meat in Korea) experience, this will go along into my forays into other scary foods like Balut, Hákarl, Hrútspungar, …

  • 11 November

    Monday Morning Consultant – Westin Chosun review

    Here’s my Westin Chosun review … after getting into Seoul after 16 hours in transit, never leaves you happy … even flying business class, however when there is a check in desk at the airport that allows the following Checked me into my room, painlessly without a question Recognized my “Plat” status immediately Apologized 25 times for no immediate upgrade …

  • 11 November

    A couple culinary thoughts about Seoul …

    When you don’t speak the language in any country, it can lead to some comical errors. When you don’t recognize the characters within a language, then you’re asking for trouble by assuming ANYTHING. For instance, my hotel recommended a restaurant called Bulgogi Brothers. They’re a homespun chain out of Gangnam. Of course, I wanted Bulgogi … in line with my …

  • 10 November

    Just got into Seoul and even with a first class flight, all the way … it’s still long!

    This morning’s post is all about Air Canada. There are some days, when I absolutely hate Air Canada. They’ve punked me on several occasions with respect to never informing me about delays or the inability to ever serve me a lactose free meal on a consistent basis. I’ve been an Aeroplan member for more than 10 years and I can …

  • 9 November

    On my way to Seoul, I found a ridiculous description of “Trini language”

    I’m officially tired. In 36 hours, I would have done the following Edmonton to Vancouver Vancouver to Toronto – stopped off for an all day meeting downtown Toronto to Vancouver then to Seoul, South Korea. Of course, I’m researching everything to do or eat in Korea and I’ve stumbled on some great blogs including this guy’s blog. Pretty good stuff on here, then …

  • 6 November

    Can a Trini find a “curry dog and roti” in 48 hours in Seoul?

    I’m excited about going to Seoul for a couple reasons – in fact any Trini should be excited to go to Korea for the following reasons : – I love spicy food. Trinis and spicy food go together like white and rice. I’m going Kimchi crazy!! – I fully intend to Gangnam in Gangnam! – I totally intend to have …

  • 6 November

    Wednesday Photo Nights #8 : Ballooning over Cappadocia

    If you ever get to Turkey, then doing a balloon ride over Cappadocia should be at the very top of your must do list while you’re there.

  • 1 November

    213 life lessons learned, while speaking Trini across the world …

    It’s been 16 years since I left Trinidad. That’s a long time to leave home … but I still get compliments about how fresh my accent is. I always get comments such as : “You don’t sound like you’re from Trinidad at all” “Your Trini accent is made up, right?” “Is that what Trinidadians sound like? I have another friend …

October, 2012

  • 31 October

    Travel blogging is hard … especially when you’re not travelling!

    It’s a rainy day here in Toronto. It’s a bit bleak and I’ve been sitting at my computer working away for a couple hours. I haven’t really written anything related to travel for almost 2 months. Of course, that corresponds to the last time I was away on vacation or on a real trip. It’s ironic that going to Montreal …