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, 2010

  • 29 December

    So you think can swim … Tobago Style … Castara Bay, Englishman’s Bay, Parlatuvier Bay, Bloody Bay

      When you’re from Trinidad, you think that the world has things that are better, prettier and more well known. I can safely say that driving along the Leeward Coast of Tobago has to rank amongst the prettiest drives with some of the beach vantage points in the world. Many Trinis/Tobagonians take these things for granted, as most do not have a …

  • 28 December

    Heading to Speyside & Little Tobago

    The drive from Crown Point to Little Tobago or Bird of Paradise Island, involves going down the Windward Road through Roxborough into the sleepy village town of Speyside. Once you’re there, there are two ways you can get to the Little Tobago island reserve. Hire a fishing charter that will cost about $350 ($58USD) each. They will offer a nice guided tour around …

  • 26 December

    Store Bay, Tobago … nothing much needs to be said …

    Getting from Trinidad to Tobago is an easy plan; no hassle, short flight, no crazy drivers that one has to worry about in Trinidad. If you’re in Tobago, after taking the 14 minute flight from Trinidad, your next steps should go something like this … Call pre-arranged taxi rental company to pick you up from airport and head straight to the …

  • 24 December

    Trinidad’s Pitch Lake with a side of Debe Doubles …

    It’s been about 20 years since I last went to the Pitch Lake in La Brea. One might ask why I haven’t been back to this geological phenomenon located right in my “backyard” in Trinidad in so long … well it’s simple really … it’s always been there and will always be there. As for the facts The Pitch Lake …

  • 18 December

    Tadjah night hunting in St. James

    This is the reaction I got tonight from the folks at home (note Trini English)… <Dad> Where are you out to tonight? <Me> Hosay <Dad> Huh? Yuh mean in St. James? But it not safe down there … it have so much crime there <Me> I’ll be fine … <Dad> Who yuh meeting? <Me> People …. Anyway for years I’ve …

  • 13 December

    Don’t touch my junk … bro!

    As part of the Monday morning commute to the client site, we in the consulting business undergo the “Monday Morning Blues”. However our commute isn’t just only traffic and dumb drivers on the snowy highways of Toronto, Montreal or some random North American city, we also have to go through the US Customs process and the Security check. Want to …

  • 1 December

    Who makes the best Shish Taouk in Montreal?

    Best Shish Taouk in Montreal? There are very few things that will drive people in Montreal to violence …for instance, saying one of the following  in Montreal will almost surely lead to a “Big Momma Beat Down” Saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs are better than Les Canadiens Saying that Toronto or Parisian Bagels are better than the Montreal version. …

November, 2010

  • 20 November

    Which dead city should I visit?

    As a traveler, there come’s a time when you done the following Taken so many pictures that they all blur into each other … even the best pictures you’ve taken. Talked to so many people in the hope of having that one trip or life altering conversation … only to realize that it is the combination of all those conversations …

  • 10 November

    Going North to Blanchisseuse

    Growing up in Chaguanas or Central/South Trinidad meant that going up “North” was a prettybig event. My parents being your very typical Indo-Trinidadians didn’t like the hustle and bustle of “North”. As you might figure, going up “North” meant that you were going to Port of Spain and the North Coast. In Trinidad, we use four directions North – means …

October, 2010

  • 25 October

    Why doesn’t anyone talk about Fremont Street?

    {September 11th 2010} Everytime someone goes to Vegas, they talk about the food, the shows, the gambling and those weird Hispanic guys who slap the hooker flyers on their hands at you to get your eye contact. People will tell you about the 2 ft high Hurricane slushies that you can buy at the front of the Imperial Palace and …