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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]

May, 2010

  • 30 May

    Brekkie at Little Dix

    Almost everyone has heard of Little Dix Bay of Virgin Gorda, known in some circles as “the world’s most famous beach resort”.  It was by Laurence Rockefeller as an exclusive, secluded retreat for honeymooners and America’s “rich and famous”.  You know anything with the Rockefeller name has to be a bit posh. His original design included 50 no-frills bungalows privately spaced along …

  • 30 May

    Dreamy mornings …

    So this morning from the balcony … Time for breakfast!!!

  • 29 May

    Virgin Gorda trip madness

    Coming to the Virgin Islands always seems to be an adventure into madness. Getting here from Chicago is not the most convenient week trip I’ve ever done, in fact it’s one of the most circuitous, since the routing involves the following St. Charles, IL to Chicago O’Hare airport Chicago to Miami – and staying overnight for 8 hours Miami to …

  • 20 May

    Finally, my last required mileage run for Star Alliance …

    Whew! I’m in San Francisco and on my back to Toronto. In the last two months, I’ve would have run myself through 35,319 miles in pursuit of Star Alliance Gold Status. I’ve done about more than that in miles for the year, but the rest count as American Airlines / OneWorld miles. Flight Distances   Flight Time   Flights In …

  • 20 May

    How to get to Niagara Falls for $5 … cheep cheep!!!

    A must do side trip when visiting Toronto is visiting Niagara Falls. In fact, it is one of the most frequently asked questions on any “Visit Toronto” travel forum and it is a question I always get, especially those of us who like to play cards. Here are a couple cheap ways to get to Niagara Falls – the first two methods …

  • 19 May

    How much does 31 days in Spain, Portugal and Morocco cost?

    The most frequently asked question I get circles around the aspect of trip financing and time off. A random sampling of comments and questions I’ve gotten over the years are: “Are you a millionaire or something, because you’re always traveling” “What type of job pays that much? Can I get your job?” “How do you get so much time off?” …

  • 18 May

    Drinking at Sarah’s

    My idea of a fun time these days is not battling crowds at some god forsaken club or ridiculous trendy bar, so D and I walked from my place and went eastbound past Greenwood station where we walked a couple of minutes along the Danforth until we found Sarah’s Cafe, a well known beer destination. Opened 11 years ago on …

  • 17 May

    The Real Jerk Prohibition …

    Stopped into Prohibition/Booze Emporium last night for a quick drink after having “dinner” at the Real Jerk on Queen St. One rant : If I have to recommend Jamaican food in Toronto, I would take a rocket launcher and aim it dead square at The Real Jerk, blow it up and then shit on the burning embers of that place. …

April, 2010

  • 26 April

    Saturday cricket in Barrackpore

    As much as I love cricket, I never had the chance to play village cricket in Trinidad. The only time I was in Barrackpore was going to see Ria Maharaj at Princes Town. The things that a young man will go through just to see a girl … young and dumb! The only problem with village cricket is that the …