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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

  • 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 …

  • 10 August

    Turkish Airlines in the Istanbul Airport definitely has the best lounge I’ve been in …

    Hey Air Canada … take note how much you suck in comparison. You claim to be the best in North America, but claiming this is like claiming to be a one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind … better but still shitty! I’m not stupid enough to expect you to actually match a fantastic lounge, but I do …

  • 8 August

    Hot air balloons + Cappadocia, Turkey = Bucket List experience

    Cappadocia is a pretty amazing place.  You’ll hear it described as a Martian landscape (as if we really know – even with the Mars Landing and all going on) or even a Lunar landscape … from pictures I’ve seen, it’s not too far from that. The rocks are weird, they have been whittled into strange shapes, the pigeon hole caverns …

  • 5 August

    13 Quick Thoughts on Istanbul along with my first time being scammed

    Getting robbed in Turkey … so we’ve been here for two full days in Istanbul and while we’re at a great hotel and all a little out of the way in the suburbs, everything went stunningly well on our first day. Today … meh … not so good … I mean after eighty countries and many, many combined months of …

  • 3 August

    Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler review – Suite 2802

    Got in late here into Istanbul, but had to drop a couple words and pictures on our suite here at the Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler. Once again, my loyalty has been rewarded with yet another Cash and Points stay at a decent great Category 5 hotel. The check in service was excellent and as a brand spanking new hotel, it’s also …

  • 3 August

    A Trini in Santorini Photo Blog …

    The view is all that, a bag of chips with a diet coke and more. Nuff said! Two points of note One of the great things about doing a cruise through the Cyclades is that you get a great sample of the islands. One of the shitty things about doing a cruise through the Cyclades is that you get a …