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

  • 3 July

    Monday Morning Consultant – Hotel Kämp, Helsinki

    Just walked into the Hotel Kämp from the Central Train Station. With the high level video overview There is a city shuttle bus through Finnair – definitely a recommend on that one. It’s quick and at 6 euro, it’s definitely a better deal than paying 40 euro for a cab. You’ll need it for eating and drinking in this town. …

  • 2 July

    13 quick thoughts about Helsinki

    If you’re on your way to Helsinki, here are a couple quick thoughts about Helsinki that should guide you appropriately. It seems that Hilary Clinton and I are destined to cross paths at some point. Air Force One stopped our progress in Manila and now I’m staying in the same room as she did when she came here last. Helsinki …

June, 2012

  • 29 June

    Holy Jetlag Batman!!! There’s 19 hours of sunlight today!

    One thing I didn’t realize here is that by coming at the height of midsummer here, there will almost be no darkness for me to sleep in!From today’s table, there will be almost 19 hours of sunlight … I guess I will really be doing some hardcore touring of Helsinki, seeing everything in the equivalent of days that are twice …

  • 29 June

    Wednesday Photo Nights #8 : Jersusalem : Could you eat olives from the Garden of Gethsemane?

    Sitting here at Frankfurt Airport and waiting on my connection to Helsinki, I was munching on a plate of Olives and it got me to thinking and wondering perversely, if anyone had eaten olives from the Garden of Gethsemane. These olive trees are reputed to be more than 900 years old. I would figure that if there was anywhere you …

  • 26 June

    What says “Happy Birthday” to me more than a 9 country trip?

    So yes, it’s my birthday! For my birthday, I’ve planned out the following trip that is to happen over the next couple weeks. With a couple stops along the way, I’m going to be revisiting some places I’ve been to before and going to be in some new places. The high level itinerary involves the following booking : YYZ-BDL-EWR-HEL-EWR-PTY-GUA-PTY-EWR-BDL-YYZ-BCN-IST-BCN-YYZ High Level …

  • 21 June

    Wednesday Photo Nights #7 : Trinidad at FIFA World Cup 2006

    As a Trini growing up in the late 80’s and 90’s … I have two moments of disappointment. The first was the series loss of the West Indies to Australia in ’95. The second traumatic incident was Trinidad’s loss to the Americans on November 19th, 1989 in Port of Spain. This match is actually in the FIFA list of all …

  • 14 June

    Turkey, I’m coming for you … planning 72 hours in Istanbul

    Well I can’t say I’m not excited by my upcoming Turkish adventure, coming on the heels of a three week spree through Finland,Estonia, Latvia and then directly on to Guatemala and El Salvador. The following weeks look something like this Finland, Estonia and Latvia :  June 28th – July 5th Guatemala & El Salvador : July 5th – July 15th …

  • 13 June

    The 10 Steps to planning a DIY tour of Ephesus

    So you’re planning to a DIY Tour of Ephesus, and you have common questions and you don’t know where to turn for answers. Well this is how I felt today, when I was looking at options for visiting Ephesus. There is so much stuff that is written on the place and there are so many tourist facilities for visiting Ephesus, that …

  • 6 June

    48 hours in Helsinki … preplanning options

    With any new city, I try to figure out a high level plan, the same applies to spending 48 hours in Helsinki on my way to Tallinn and/or Riga. That being said, I’ve booked a weekend at the Hotel Kamp, which is reputed to be the “Best Hotel in Finland … and no I don’t have cash to burn but …

  • 4 June

    Me vs Bunker Hill Monument … guess who won?

    Wanna know how I know I’m getting old? When I climb up 294 steps to see a view only after going through a serious battle in my head, having to draws on years of false justification to do something that I know won’t be that rewarding.  We didn’t do anything significant like walk the entire Freedom Trail … because that …