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 rishi@rishiray.com

March, 2010

  • 30 March

    Easter weekend camping in Balandra Bay

    In all my time living in Trinidad, I’ve been to Toco beach once. Going with the guys camping to Balandra Bay is definitely one of the all time fun things to in Trinidad at Easter time. That being said, going to Balandra on Easter weekend tends to be a bit of a zoo, since everyone tends to have similar ideas …

  • 26 March

    Boldfaceness or audacity … take your pick

    I saw this article and I thought to myself … this is why I avoid Trinis in Toronto. People ask me all the time, “Yuh tink yuh is Vidya Naipaul”, or “How yuh is such a hater so?” or “Whappen, you think yuh better dan we now, or something since you traveling the world?” or the best so far, “Why …

  • 25 March

    Holy Toledo …

    One of the risks about traveling to any country in the “off-season” is that you might encounter unseasonal weather. For instance, going to Japan in the off-season and one is likely to encounter rainy days or going to Iceland in the “off-season” and one is likely to experience hail, rain, sleet with some sun in between – it is the …

  • 20 March

    I miss the fireworks …

    I miss the fireworks at Disneyland!

  • 18 March

    Yawn … Alhambra … Yawn …

    One of the supposed highlights of my trip was heading to Granada to see the Alhambra. Now, wait! Before all the hate e-mail starts coming in, questioning my eyesight, my intelligence and my taste in Red Castles, I have to preface my comments by saying that the Alhambra is a well deserved tourist attraction. The experts and people who track …

  • 13 March

    Port tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia …

    Heading across the bridge from Oporto, it is easy to grab a bottle of Port with some olives and pass the day away watching the foot traffic or the boats meander down the River Duoro. With the whole area devoted to Port and the appreciation of it, one can easily be swept away with tons of tastings and pairings, instead …

  • 13 March

    Estacion de Oriente de Lisboa at night

    Train stations are almost always interesting … Oriente in Lisbon is no exception

  • 12 March

    Evening walks in Porto

    If one has two days in Porto, don’t waste your time going to museums and seeing the tiled outside of churches. Spending time in Europe necessarily means that you will be seeing a lot of churches. The people in Spain and Portugal love their Jesus … don’t believe me, then check your history books. For the last 800 years, they’ve …

  • 12 March

    Adventures on buses, trains, ferries from Asilah to Porto

    If you’re like me and like to subject yourself to various amounts of self flagellation and sado-masochist torture, then one can attempt to make the trip from Asilah to Porto without stopping. There are no direct flights from Asilah (obviously!) to anywhere; hence one must get either to Tangiers to Casablanca for flights to Portugal or Spain. Flying in Morocco …

  • 12 March

    What not to wear in Spain and Portugal …

    a Djellaba! Well not if you don’t want to create confusion amongst all the people you will pass on the streets, police officers, rail officials and more importantly, older arabic women. I have no issue with creating confusion amongst people; it stimulates discussion and always brings up a story, however when a nice older Moroccan woman in Sevilla, comes up with …