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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]

April, 2010

  • 26 April

    “Bake and Shark” at Maracas Bay… really … why not just “Fish Sandwich”

    For all the Food Network specials with Andrew Zimern and Anthony Bourdain about “Bake and Shark” … the sad thing is that there is no authentic “bake and shark” anymore and they’re advertising something that is no longer available, yet the masses come in search of a “bake and shark”. Looking at the menu board at any vendor at Maracas Bay, the …

  • 25 April

    What’s the cure for Doubles-itis?? The Doubles Factory of course!

    Ok I seriously think I am going into Doubles shock now. This is the third day in a row, that I’m gorging on this hot, oily chick pea – flour concotion slathered with Coriander(“Chadon Beni”) hot sauce, tamarind sweet chutney and mango kutchela. I think my blood is slowly turning into Chickpea sauce. Now a new innovation I have discovered is the …

  • 25 April

    Sunsets at the Temple in the Sea

    The “Temple in the Sea” is really a Hindu temple built on reclaimed land in Waterloo, Trinidad. In 1947 Siewdass Sadhu a devote Hindu built a temple near the seaside on land owned by sugar cane company Tate and Lyle. He was persecuted for trespassing and fined £100 or 14 days in jail. So what … the company didn’t approve of a …

  • 24 April

    Breakfast of Champions

    Best breakfast ever … Dhalpuri & Baigan Choka and Tomatoes with Salted Fish : No explanation required Lovely specks of fresh garlic and pepper

  • 22 April

    Ask a Trini : How to order doubles in Trinidad …

    Dreaming of one of the following, instantly makes a Trini happy: Being under the bed covers in my parent’s house with the sounds of torrential rain on the galvanized roof – if there is a better sleep in this world, I have not yet experienced it Waking up in the morning to a breakfast of Sada Roti, hot Tomato choka and …

  • 20 April

    More mileage run fun

    Mileage running is really not a sport for your average traveler. Doing a mileage run without “status” is an even more arduous task, since you have to put up with a host of crappy things in chasing your miles, that your “status” would help you to avoid: Terrible seats or no prior seat selection : Using a site like SeatGuru …

  • 14 April

    Another thing to do in Trinidad : Hike El Tucuche …

    On the list of things to do in Trinidad, hiking El Tucuche doesn’t rank up in the “must-do” category for me. It’s not because it is lacking in beauty, lovely trailside waterfalls, interesting flora and fauna, but because I am just too damn lazy. I’ve hiked up El Tucuche twice in my life and that was good enough for me … …

  • 13 April

    Hey Spirit Airlines … no disrespect intended … but ummm … fuck you …

    This letter came out to customers of Spirit Airlines .. and let me tell you… this made me laugh like no tomorrow. Not only does Spirit Airlines think that we are jackasses willing to be raped for the illusion of low fees, but they go out and hire some obviously second tier, shitty consulting firm to construct their message. We …

  • 8 April

    Rush hour delays and getting drunk in first class …

    Over the last couple years, I’ve managed to waste enough hours in every type of airline lounge one can think of. I spent the first couple years rocking back my rum and cokes more than the (multiple time divorced or never married 50+ yr) Sr. Executives/Managing Partners, waiting for a delayed flights and hoping that my segment from Quincy,IL to …

  • 7 April

    What I really hate on a Monday morning consulting commute…

    As a consultant who enjoys the traveling lifestyle, I find many ways to optimize the traveling experience and find the most efficient ways to save time in lines, check in counters and security checks. Unfortunately, there aren’t expert traveler lines in every airport (Chicago’s O’Hare airport actually has an “Expert traveler line” and it is phenomenal … it should just …