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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]

January, 2012

  • 3 January

    Riding the Sulphur Mountain Gondola

    One thing I do love when playing Trini Tourist in any part of the world is riding a cable car/telespherique/gondola … pretty much any ride that goes up or down a mountain. Past highlights include Singapore Cable Car – Singapore Zermatt/Matterhorn Cable Car – Swiss Alps, Switzerland Montserrat Cable Car –  Montserrat, Spain Masada Cable Car – Masada, Israel Pao …

  • 2 January

    Getting from Banff to Lake Louise and back … with Morant’s Curve

    I often take living in Canada for granted. Only after seeing more and more of the country, am I amazed at how much there is to do there and what spectacular vistas and scenery we have.  Driving from Calgary to Banff is fairly uneventful, but only if you’re not impressed by snow capped mountains with the Canadian Rockies in the …

  • 1 January

    Good food and great service, does a meal make! [Saltlik Calgary review]

    Feb 13th, 2013 : I’ll definitely keep Saltlik on my short list for Steakhouses to eat at in Calgary … everything remains as consistent and excellent as ever Dec 31st, 2011 :  So after the crapshit service of Chicago Chophouse, we decided to stay closer to the Hyatt and the Marriott and to the Mechanical Horse – so it was …

December, 2011

  • 30 December

    Good food and crappy service, does not a meal make! [Chicago Chophouse review]

    Calgary isn’t the mega food mecca that one can hope for when booking projects. That being said Alberta AAA beef is a very good standard of beef … which makes for excellent steak eating here in Calgary. After a couple weeks in Calgary, I can say that the steaks here are very good, but will not beat Argentina for quality, …

  • 29 December

    Let your loyalty to one hotel chain, give you benefits everywhere else [Hotel Status Matching 101]

    Ever wondered how those people who stay at hotels in “First Class” style manage to do it? You know the people I’m talking about … they always get the upgrade or best room type, they always have free perks like Free Internet Free Local Calls from the room Welcome amenities : Fruit Basket, Complimentary waters, chocolate and candy Free Breakfast (continental or …

  • 27 December

    Times Square @ Night … as much as I hate it, I do love it …

    Times Square, also known as the Crossroads of the World, is a small area in New York City bound by 42nd Street to the south, 50th Street to the north, Sixth Avenue to the east and Ninth Avenue to the west. I’ll set the record straight, no self respecting New Yorker loves Times Square … it is touristy, overpriced, tacky …

  • 26 December

    My 2012 Travel Resolutions

    Every year, we make resolutions for the New Year. It is the typical procrastinators excuse … “I’ll wait till the New Year to start the gym/diet/travelling etc” For me, after I’ve made out my mental New Year’s resolution check list to lose weight, be nicer to people, organize my life, get married; I always go back to the top of that New Year’s check list and …

  • 15 December

    Getting a great taco in Harlem? Sure .. El Aguila is your spot!

    Of course,  has a NYC Best Taco list. There were two places after traveling the strip between Lexington and Second Avenue in the El Barrio section of East Harlem and taste testing at the best taquerias and definitely El Aguila was a winner for me. (Disclaimer .. I’m not the greatest fan of tacos .. I think they’re small and …

  • 14 December

    7 mindtricks that stop you from travelling big!

    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”… Paul Theroux There are days I hate my job … not because of the challenges or the people or even the waking up in yet another hotel room but just the fact that I’ve had to make this grand bargain with myself. Real life gets in the way …