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

  • 22 November

    Hey Airport Taxi in Edmonton … you chose the wrong guy to F#%@ with …

    I love travelling and I love being on the road, most days. That being said, I have a very distinct hatred of crooked taxi drivers. I’m leery of taxi drivers in all countries, because they hold all the cards. There are some dishonest taxi drivers that will take advantage of you because : You don’t speak the language You don’t …

  • 21 November

    Don’t bother going to Korea on a Monday … musings from Seoul

    In a couple days in Seoul, I learned a couple things If you’re going in mid-November, dress warmly and take an umbrella around Korean food in Korea doesn’t exactly resemble what you’ve had in North America Korean food in Korea is pretty god damn awesome, especially if you’re a fan of fried food, super spicy kimchi or meat in general …

  • 15 November

    Ask a Trini : How to spend 24 hours in Trinidad?

    This has to be one of most asked questions I’ve gotten asked or referral from Google on to this site, with this in mind, I’ve decided to add a new section called “Ask a Trini”. For the following question, I typically offer the following advice to start …  Trinidad is not a generally safe place at night …. rent a …

  • 15 November

    Jogyesa Temple – Quite the unexpected treat in Seoul

    Wandering around Seoul for a couple days, you get really tired of seeing the same temple/palace design with the same colours … no offense to Koreans. I didn’t expect it to be a particularly interesting place, in fact I expected to walk in, shoot a picture and move on. From an overall perspective, Jogyesa is a small but important temple …

  • 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 …