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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]

June, 2010

  • 18 June

    Danforth Roti Shop review : Cheap, Downtown and Decent

    In Downtown Toronto, finding a decent roti isn’t the easiest task ever. With the combination of higher rents, overhead costs, lower Trini populations (unlike the suburbs) and more food variety, it’s tough to keep your head above water. Danforth Roti Shop reminds me of “higher end” roti shops in Trinidad … in that there is cheap fluorescent lighting, hand written …

  • 16 June

    What else to do in St. Louis … Go to a Cardinals game!!!

    Through some luck and a corporate hookup, I was able to organize a night out at Busch Stadium to see the Cardinals play. To clarify, I am not a baseball fan. I think Baseball is one of the most boring sports ever, which is why there are copious amounts of beer being consumed at a Baseball game. No sane person would …

  • 16 June

    Mona’s Roti Shop review : Highly average in Scarborough

    As the first in an ongoing challenge to truly find Toronto’s best roti, I started with Mona’s Roti Shop. In the Trinidadian community, roti and doubles are by far the two most popular take-out options. In fact, if you ask any non West Indian about Trinidad, they’ll probably tell some great story about roti and curry at some Trinidadian family …

  • 10 June

    Roti Ranking Scale Version 2.0

    In the newest and latest version of the Roti Ranking Scale … I’ve applied it to two restaurants that D and I ate at this weekend. Danforth Roti Shop and ACR Doubles and Roti in Toronto. The first calibration of the scale was done based on factors described in the scale. BTW for those who think I have waaayyy too much time …

  • 9 June

    Roti Ranking Scale Version 1.0

    I am by no means, a mathematical whiz or statistician but I figured in starting to review Roti and Doubles, one should have an objective way of measuring apples to apples. No two rotis are ever the same, even from the same vendor, since the “Roti Taste Ranking” (RTR) or Roti Ranking depends on a number of factors. For instance, …

  • 7 June

    At the Bitter End …

    One of the things I love about the Virgin Islands is the actual names of the individual islands and places themselves. A listing of names, definitely make you wonder what was going on, when they named the islands. Some of the island/bay names are listed below: Mosquito Island Ginger Island Beef Island Sandy spit Dog Island Handsome  Bay Dig a …

  • 4 June

    Poker Run 2010 – British Virgin Islands

    Nice sunny day … speedboats and crazy hair..

  • 3 June

    Official Roti Reviewer … me?? Damn these “roti” places in Toronto

    As the new ” official Roti reviewer ” for blogTO, I have to apply some scientific Trinidadian principles to finding the best roti in the GTA. For instance, in this article about the best Roti in Toronto, there is claim that “Roti” can be from Barbados, Jamaica and India, which is completely false. When one thinks about a roti, one …

  • 1 June

    A Macco in Leverick Bay …

    People in the Virgin Islands must be overly friendly or must be some “big macco”. In Trini parlance, being a “big macco” means that you’re overly nosy. Everywhere I went, people would ask me where I was from … now this happens to my friend who lives in the BVI also. I have no problem with friendly people, but when …

May, 2010

  • 31 May

    Hey Virgin Islands … my bad!

    When leaving Tortola by ferry to St Thomas, one has another number of things to be aware of. Be aware of the usual complete Island disorganization, lack of adequate signage and the general customer service skills associated with a jackass, donkey or alpaca. Customer service in the islands (any god damn island in the West Indies) only operates at three …