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

  • 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 …

  • 3 August

    13 quick, random thoughts from our Mediterranean cruise

    After spending the last 13 days on a cruise ship, I’m glad to be back on solid land. After all those days going on shore excursions, you get a little stir crazy being on the boat If you’re going to eat like a beast, you better workout and go on tons of shore excursions else you’re going to get fat …

July, 2012

  • 28 July

    Hey Colosseo … why ban climbing on ruins?

    Just coming from Roma a couple days earlier … nothing has changed except for one thing … you can no longer take an EPIC picture in the Coliseum. I feel like my pictures from our previous trip to Roma are now even more special, since I would have to operate like a Ninja to get pictures like the following or …

  • 25 July

    Barcelona graffiti artists are awesome …

    Walking around Barcelona, you cannot help but be amazed by the quality of the graffiti on all the walls and shop shutters all around the city. The colour and intricacy of the designs really add to the overall flavour of the city. You can find Graffiti on walls, trains, in art gallerys, and even legally painted on the shutters of …

  • 21 July

    Barcelona = bars, Jamon Iberico and Clara con Limón

    I’ve been to Spain enough times now to know the following Breakfast wouldn’t be breakfast without a café con leche and summer wouldn’t be summer without sipping a clara con limón at a terraza on a long, hot night. Arguing over serranos and ibéricos is pointless but I’ll still try to argue with the best of ‘em. However I will …

  • 21 July

    La Sagrada Familia …you’re still a piece of artistic crap

    Well you would figure after visiting this thing for the 4th time, I would start to be sufficiently impressed. Nope! I’m always impressed by the sheer scale and size of this colossal art abortion, but nevertheless it is and will always remain to me … an abortion of art. However, I’m always laughing at the signs in there … and …

  • 19 July

    Two days again in Barcelona … Definitely going to do it without museums

    My post about doing Barcelona for 48 hours without museums was a definite hit with the blogosphere. The difference this time is that we’re going to be adding much more of the Gothic Barrio – I’ll be definitely updating the 2 day itinerary to include more time in the waterfront and Las Ramblas!