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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]

March, 2010

  • 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 …

  • 4 March

    Djellaba Power!

    The best purchase I have made on my Moroccan trip so far is my Black and Gold Djellaba, in fact, it ranks as one of the most useful travel purchases ever for me. Why does rocking a Djellaba for a Trini make sense? Moroccans are instantly impressed that you are wearing a Djellaba, especially if it is a nice one. …

  • 4 March

    What to actually look for in Marrakech … forget the Palaces and Tombs

    For the past three days, I have been doing things in reverse. By meeting up with two great guys from the local Couchsurfing network, Mohammed and Houssam, I have been shown a side of Marrakech that the tourists don’t generally see right away and they have provided me with some first hand local knowledge that I could access without spending more …

  • 4 March

    More Moroccan belly time … Part Trois

    Oye, lemme get a Kafta Tajine, Coke and some pepper sauce, and allyuh put some pepper in the god damn tajine nah, like what ah have to do to get some peppah in meh food? Allah, ent putting none for me in there yuh know. This is what I would like to say to a Marrakhi, but there are some …

  • 3 March

    Duck and cover …