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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]

June, 2017

  • 22 June

    Drinking at Her Majesty The Rabbit Budapest : Another great speakeasy

    her majesty the rabbit

    If you’re a fan of my travel blog, over the years I’ve really developed an affinity for a great speakeasy. her majesty the rabbit For instance, one of my all time favorities, is Floreria Atlantico in Buenos Aires. It’s a fabulous bar with excellent mixologists. Another phenomenal speakeasy bar is Hop Sing Laundromat in Philadelphia, USA. The wall of alcohol …

  • 15 June

    Budapest Drinking : Doblo Wine Bar review

    doblo wine bar review

    After a long day working in Budapest, you’ll probably want to find a nice place to relax with a great setting … so we ended up at Doblo Wine Bar. Here’s the funny thing … I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as Hungarian wine! Yes, yes, yes … I see the oenophiles all twisting their noses …

  • 14 June

    The Ruin Bars of Budapest: Szimpla Kert : One night in Budapest

    budapest szimpla kert

    When you’re in Budapest for a couple days, you’re going to invariably ask … “Where should I go tonight?” budapest szimpla kert A typical answer in Eastern Europe seems to be …”Let’s go to all the bars in Old Town or <insert specific area name> and do some bar crawling”. In Budapest, the answer will be … “If you’ve never …

  • 13 June

    Marriott Minsk Review : The best hotel on my Eastern European trip

    Over 16 days on my Eastern European trip, I stayed at a number of SPG/Marriott hotels because (Marriott Minsk Review) I have a ton of points The stays are free They’re supposed to upgrade me to the best available room, although I sometimes have to fight for it I’m a Platinum SPG guest I love using promos and codes for …

  • 8 June

    The 8 hour horror ride – Overnight train from Budapest to Belgrade

    There are times as a traveller that you’re glad that you didn’t do much research and you let your experiences happen organically. There are other times, where you wished that you had researched thoroughly and knew every event that was possibly to come. Taking the overnight train from Budapest to Belgrade is one of the latter … If you’re a …

  • 7 June

    A Trini Szechenyi Bath Blog experience

    On my visit to Budapest, the concierge at the Marriott Budapest said “If there’s one thing you need to do in Budapest, it is visit the Széchenyi Thermal Spa Baths”, which reinforced what a bunch of travel blogger friends of mine also recommended on the top ‘things to do’ in Budapest were. Budapest is the City of Spas and the Budapest …

  • 4 June

    Hello Budapest – Keleti train station racist taxis make it hard to love you.

    Hello Budapest – Keleti train station racist taxis make it hard to love you. Dear Budapest, It was my pleasure to meet you for a couple days. We clearly had a lot to talk about since I had heard so much about you from all my friends. Travel bloggers, friends, travelers and random Joe Schmoes mentioned your great architecture, excellent …

  • 3 June

    Turkish Airlines Istanbul CIP Lounge review – 12 hours

    About 5 years ago, I wrote a post about the Turkish Airlines Lounge being the best regular class lounge I’ve ever experienced. Nothing has changed … in fact, they’ve gotten better and Air Canada just barely got their flagship lounge in Montreal off the ground. I had the “misfortune” of bouncing through the Istanbul airport three times on this Easter …

  • 3 June

    24 hours in Ljubljana: 8pm-8pm – 11 Quick Thoughts …

    Compared to Budapest, Zagreb or even Bratislava … Ljubljana doesn’t offer even close to the same charms, old cities or nightlife. It’s a university city best known for its lush, green spaces and myriad museums. Ljubljana is located in the heart of Slovenia, and when you’re flying in, you can see breathtaking alpine scenery a short drive north. Lined with …

May, 2017

  • 30 May

    12 quick thoughts on Minsk : 48 hours in Minsk

    Minsk is a large sprawling city. Period! 12 quick thoughts on Minsk In fact, the entire city looks like a cleaner version of  Sawgrass Mills mall in Florida. For instance, this was walking into their “Old Town” To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t think of a single time in travel conversations that Belarus was mentioned as a happening place to …