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]

July, 2012

  • 15 July

    24 hours in Helsinki – The Trini Way

    Hey! So you’re in Helsinki for 24 hours and you want to absolutely have the best full 24 hours that is possible over there. Before I actually give you a decent itinerary on what to do, here is a bit of a preamble on my adventure here. Lesson #1 … do NOT go in winter but rather sometime close to …

  • 15 July

    Is the Helsinki Card worth it? … HELL NO!

    Helsinki Card

    In all my research online, I figured with opinions of others was worth something so I bought the 72 hour Helsinki Card … it was a stupid decision and fraught with utter worthlessness. See a picture of my card … the only use of the card was really for taking the picture of the card to prove how useless the …

  • 14 July

    Latte Art in Antigua, Guatemala … don’t mind if I try!

    I’ve gotten into the coffee tasting business rather late in life. I’ll never really be a coffee aficionado since my first love now is Single Malt Scotch. That being said … I do like when we have guests over and I can offer them an excellent cup of coffee that they’ll ask about. If you’re in Antigua, Guatemala, you’ll have …

  • 14 July

    Epic romance at Meson Panza Verde in Antigua, Guatemala [Meson Panza Verde review]

    I’m the first one to admit that I’m not the romantic person in the world, so when I actually find a place that knocks it out of the park, then I have to spread the word. Antigua, Guatemala is a very pretty and really romantic little town all by itself, but Panza Verde seriously ups the ante. As a hotel, …

  • 13 July

    Funny Wall Signs … Part 1

    When you’re travelling on the road, there are the regular traffic signs and warnings. Typical sign include Don’t Pass Yield Children Crossing However when you’re faced with the following signs, I typically have to stop and actually figure out what the hell the sign means …if just for a second or two. Some signs are pretty self explanatory like this …

  • 10 July

    Walking around in Vienna

    Vienna is such a great old city, filled with beautiful churches, quaint streets and of course, the world famous Vienna Opera House. We took the roundabout tour of the place especially when we got to Schonbrunn Palace. It is a spectacular, enormous yellow palace, synonymous with the decadence of the Habsburgs, who ruled Austria for centuries. Hands down, it’s one …

  • 9 July

    How to get from Guatemala City to San Salvador (Using the Pullmantur Bus Service)

    There are a couple ways to get from Guatemala City to San Salvador. 1. You can always fly, as it’s less than an hour to fly back one way, but that option will still land you at 4 hours total connect time with customs/baggage etc. 2. The second option would be taking one of the luxury bus services back and …

  • 6 July

    Makkaraperunat in the Presidential Suite in the Hotel Kämp?

    Helsinki rocks … but with even a fantastic time, it’s always a bonus when you come back to the one of the two Presidential Suites in the hotel, then proceed to either trash the room or eating something really trashy in the room. For Finns, there is nothing more trashy than eating Makkaraperunat. It’s translated into Sausage Potatoes in English, …

  • 4 July

    A Trini in Finland for Juhannus

    In the Caribbean, we fail to truly comprehend the wonders of a balanced day/night cycle. The body knows when to sleep and to work … but for an island boy, this midsummer ting not for me. As a Trini in Finland after the last couple days of drinking, working on the laptop, going out touring … I am completely burnt …

  • 3 July

    14 Quick Thoughts about Tallinn

    Walking up St Olav’s Church Tower … is not for the following Anyone with claustro or agoraphobia Girls with heels Anyone doesn’t like to sweat Anyone with a fear of dying 😛 Finns treat Estonians like the way Americans treat Mexicans Down to the way they cross to border to drink, use their brothels and treat it like a toilet …