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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]

August, 2012

  • 30 August

    El Salvador … I admit I was wrong … you can absolutely rock 24 hours here

    It’s true people. I can admit when I was utterly and completely wrong!! It’s not often that I am taken by surprise by any place. In fact, I’m usually the one crapping on other place by calling them “overrated”, as there are a lot of these places masquerading as magical destinations of wonderment. However, today I completely underestimated El Salvador …

  • 27 August

    Walking the ruins in Delos … How to get from Mykonos to Delos

    On our mini Greek adventure, we stopped on the island of Mykonos. It’s pretty famous for the beaches and being quite the gay boy haven. Even the beaches are very well known … Super Paradise, Platis Gialos and Elia are very popular with tourists. The music is pumping all day long and there are tons and tons of bars on …

  • 25 August

    Touring the Acropolis in July and August is torture …

    As I’ve mentioned in other posts, being in the Mediterranean during July and August is really setting up yourself for multiple forms of torture, in that you’re going to be subjected to crowds, higher prices, low availability and brutally hot weather. Although this is one form of pain, you will also get spectacular pictures because the lighting and the weather …

  • 24 August

    Edgewalk Toronto review – Awesome but damn expensive

    It’s easy to forget how awesome the city you actually live in, can actually be. Toronto is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, we have amazing and super high quality food everywhere and we have some world class attractions. The latest and greatest of these attractions would be the CN Tower Edgewalk. When you think about it … it’s …

  • 22 August

    Ephesus in July is damn hot … still awesome

    Ephesus in July? After doing all the research on Ephesus, especially with my 10 steps for DIY visit to Ephesus – there is still nothing that will really prepare you for the heat that will hit you once you get there. As for getting to the site from your cruise ship (if you’re on a day trip excursion), by walking …

  • 15 August

    5 surprise expenses for travellers … and surprise in a shitty way

    Visa fees Visas are required for Canadian citizens traveling to some major countries, and the fees can really escalate. Countries like Brazil charges Canadians citizens, a “reciprocity fee” (which is basically a “you want to fuck with our citizens and charge them an arm and a leg to get in your country, then you can take the same thing back …

  • 15 August

    2 hours in Mdina, Malta … that’s all you’ll need

    Mdina, the old capital of Malta and the oldest city is located in the middle of the island in the highest region. It is definitely a throwback in time, which is why it’s a very popular place for filming. People are very proud of the movies and will tell you immediately what’s been filmed here, listing off Gladiator with Russell …

  • 12 August

    Having fish and chips in Marsaxlokk, Malta

    Roaming Malta for a day or so will lead to many walled cities, tons of history, lots of limestone hourse and then Marsaxlokk. It’s pronounced Mar – sa – shlock”, which took me about 30 mins to figure out how to pronounce, is a small picturesque village in the south eastern coast of Malta. It’s known as the ‘fishing village’ …

  • 11 August

    Side tripping from Istanbul to Marmaris … with PMS-y female fighting

    While in Istanbul, we had a choice of going to Pamukkale or somewhere else. Based on all the negative feedback we received about the condition of Pamukkale, we decided to do an impromptu trip from Istanbul to Marmaris (specifically to the beaches and islands off Marmaris) before going on to Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys. Our side trip from Istanbul …

  • 11 August

    I’m finally past the halfway mark … 50 wonders done, 50 to go …

    The best part of travelling are the random experiences that happen along the way … that’s a main reason for compiling the experience inventory. Getting hopelessly lost in Morocco, getting stuck in a public restroom in Versailles, marvelling at the rice terraces in Batad, having a gun pulled on me in Palestine, discovering the best pizza and steak in Buenos …