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]

December, 2011

  • 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 …

  • 12 December

    Walking the High Line in NYC : Photo Study

    Wallking the High Line Park in pics! The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (22 blocks) abandoned elevated railway, that stretches from the Hudson Rail Yard at 34th Street down through the West Chelsea gallery neighborhood where it continues on to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking district. It has recently been developed into one of New York City’s more remarkable public …

  • 11 December

    One night in Harlem : Soul food, music and some Anthony Hamilton …

    I’ll raise my hand and say it. For all the times I’ve been to NYC and then worked in NYC, I’ve only been to Harlem once! And that was for some good eats in Spanish Harlem at the recommendation of some random person on that D spoke to on the subway. I’ve always wanted to spend sometime in Harlem, but …

  • 8 December

    Monday Morning Consultant – Westin Calgary review

    Calgary is quiet town relative to Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto … in that order. However with all the money that this town is awash in … there seems to be a startling lack of high end hotels in Calgary. So far I’ve stayed at two Starwood properties here …  Sheraton Cavalier and the Westin Calgary Once again, my loyalty has been driven by …

November, 2011

  • 30 November

    Tuesday night sculpture hunting in Calgary

    After working all day, the nice thing about leaving work is that I can go hang out with more crazy Calgary public art displays. In front, the Canadian Pacific office, there is a lovely locomotive hulk and tender that’s been meticulously restored to its former glory by the CP shop employees for permanent display in front of CPR’s Calgary headquarters. Opposite the CP …

  • 29 November

    What to do in Calgary on a Monday night? Stephen Avenue Walking!

    For the last couple weeks, I’ve suffered with this question – especially as the thermometer has dropped below 0°C. I’ve learned over the last month, that Calgary’s entertainment scene is geographically spread far and wide across the city. Calgary is a sizable city and if one doesn’t know where to begin, the choices can be over or underwhelming – depending …

  • 16 November

    Another fun idea to seeing Chicago : Foursquare treasure hunting in the Windy City

    I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned my love of the Windy City … I mean how could anyone not love the city with some of the following: Deep Dish Pizza Chicago Style Dogs – don’t you dare eat one with Ketchup Great Blues music Great Bars Tons of sports to watch … Bulls, Bears, and some form of Sox Heaps of …