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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]

November, 2011

  • 4 November

    Walking to the Calgary Tower

    In case anyone  hadn’t mentioned it; Calgary is a small city. Although there is the presence of flat urban sprawl, the city is relatively quiet and definitely flat. This is completely confirmed when you end up at the Calgary Tower to get the bird’s eye view of the city. Calgary being a nice walkable city, I was able to leave …

  • 2 November

    Interview with Shane @ National RV Parks

    Just did an interview with another travel blogger – Shane @ National RV Parks. Here are some of the questions I answered for him … he will be posting the interview on his travel blog. The link is at http://nationalrvparks.com/interview-with-rishi-sankar/ Rishi, please give my readers a background about yourself. What made you want to start rishiray.com? Growing up in Trinidad, …

October, 2011

  • 24 October

    Checking out Al Capones in St. Charles

    There isn’t much to do in St. Charles, IL; there is a casino in Elgin and the Q Center, but definitely one of the attractions we found was Al Capone’s Hideaway and Steakhouse. Getting there itself was a bit of a process – most cabbies know the way but there are very specific directions and a tuneup on your car …

  • 17 October

    Monday Morning Consultant – Training in Q Center Edition

    One of the big selling points of working in consulting, is the training that the company gives you. The training can often be virtual i.e. you sit at home in your underwear and listen along on your headphones and conference call. Then there are the instructor led courses that you’re sometimes sent on – when you finish a project, you …

  • 15 October

    Malta is a country not a drink … fuh real!

    Growing up in Trinidad, customers would come to my parents shop and ask for a “Malta”. In Trinidad, when someone says, “Gimme ah cold Malta“, it always refers to the drink and nothing else. It was only at age 9, that I found a page for Malta in my Stamp Collection along with some historical facts and population demographics, so …

  • 13 October

    Every year I try to go to Nuit Blanche and …

    every year the following thoughts come through my mind … It’s too fucking cold. It’s like playing cricket in the West Indies … you can have a 1000 yr drought, play a one day international cricket match and the heavens will open. This entire week was warm, but the night of Nuit Blanche is always fucking cold!! I’m not going …

September, 2011

  • 30 September

    How to rock a 6 hour layover in Stockholm …

    So you’re in Stockholm and you have a couple hours in between flights. To be worth getting out of the airport, I apply the following daytime rules >=6 hours, in any large metropolitan city in Western Europe – since there is always great rail travel with no traffic >= 8 hours, in any large metropolitan city in Asia – since …

  • 26 September

    Monday Morning Consultant : Playing the game – Consulting Annual Review 101

    One of the best things about rolling off a good project, is reconciling the lessons you learned, enjoying your time off and most likely enjoying your promotion, raise/bonus. The unfortunate thing is that to be successful in consulting, it means that you have to know the rules of engagement without anyone really explaining the rules to you. Sounds like a …

  • 22 September

    Daytripping in Malé, Maldives

    While in the Maldives, I had the chance for a day tour of the main island Male. Now getting from your resort island to Male, will usually involve some exorbitant day fee … get used to it. You’re in the Maldives now – things are going to be expensive as a foreigner – that thought will make you pass the …

  • 15 September

    Hiking Aripo Waterfalls (Caribbean Hiking Adventures review)

    Going anywhere off the beaten trail in Trinidad can be a risky proposition. Hiking through the forest is definitely one of those recreations in the riskier categories, especially when you read of the holdups, group robberies while on the hiking trail, or hearing of trapguns shot at people who venture off the marked trails because the lost hiker stumbled into …