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

  • 10 March

    It’s raining in Morocco …

    without even having to check, I know it means the following: Taxi drivers will not be on the road for a while The trains will probably not be running since the tracks will have water The ferry from Tangiers to Tarifa/Algiceras will not be running or will be delayed Finding a bus to take you anywhere will be a bit more …

  • 10 March

    Since I live here now … I might as well take things slowly …

    I can’t seem to escape Morocco. Everytime I plan to leave, there is some other gorgeous place that I have to visit and of course I don’t have unlimited vacation to travel the world, nor I am independently wealthy living off my parent’s trust fund. I thought I would blog this afternoon about my lunch. Nothing fancy, just a platter …

  • 9 March

    Knowledge sharing and life story swapping in Asilah …

    Everyday on the road, offers so many opportunities: Being in a different place, raises your awareness about your surroundings Different places offer different scents, customs, culture and food Everyone you meet, offers a different perspective on the shared existence that we are all a part of. We all have a story, and every story is interesting, glorious and tragic in its …

  • 8 March

    Getting from Marrakech to Asilah

    Every day on the road, can’t be wonderful news experiences, great stories and picturesque backgrounds that should appear in travel magazines. Getting from Casablanca to Asilah has now become a war of attrition, since I have re-discovered that if there is any significant rain in Morocco, it has the effect of paralyzing most modes of public transport. In Toronto, 2 …

  • 7 March

    Here’s looking at you, kid!

    Casablanca is world famous because of a movie, nothing more, nothing less. I’ve never seen Casablanca, the movie, yet I was aware of two things : the movie and Rick’s Cafe. In traveling through Morocco for the past two weeks, it was almost unanimous amongst my Moroccan friends that my time would be best spent in the mountains, gorges, beach …

  • 6 March

    Daytripping from Marrakesh to Ourika Valley … Here’s what you should ask … Part Deux

    Heading into the Ourika Valley is definitely a nice, short day trip from Marrakesh. Like many other side trips from Marrakesh, the scenery is spectacular and the contrasts are amazing. The Ourika Valley spreads between the first foothills of the Atlas Mountains, extending along the Wadi River. Despite it being so close to Marrakesh, this beautiful green valley is one …

  • 6 March

    Some bridges aren’t meant to be crossed

    I do crazy things all the time … or seemingly crazy things all the time, but crossing swinging bridges should really never be one of them Note the gaps in the bridge and the “planks” One could say that the Berbers cross these bridges all the time and that they never seem to be in mortal danger with these bridges or …

  • 6 March

    Getting on like a Wajang in Ourika Valley …

    <Me … in full Wajang mode> What the hell is dis shit? Wha’ yuh mean that it cold, and the other people don’t wanna climb to the waterfall? Which part of my problem is dat? I paid for ah tour, and the highlight of today’s tour was climbing the waterfall, otherwise you all taking to me some shithole Berber village …

  • 4 March

    Gendarmes in Morocco don’t react well to sarcasm …

    So another thing you learn in a Muslim country is that the appearance of doing something is as important as actually doing something. Hence one of the customs I knew about in Muslim countries is that taking pictures of the mosques and military establishments are prohibited. One has to ask permission to take pictures first before doing so. However if …

  • 4 March

    Daytripping from Marrakesh … here’s what you should ask …

    Stories of Morocco always include the Souks of Fez and the pulsating rhythms and energy of the Djemma el Fna but they don’t stress of overall beauty of the Morocco, especially when any walk outside Marrakesh has the backdrop of the snow capped Atlas Mountains. Walking through the Djemma, there were tour companies that advertised available day trips and of …