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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, 2015

  • 3 April

    It’s Semana Santa Antigua Guatemala 2015 … aka Purple KKK robes and Crucifixions.

    In Trinidad, we have Carnival as our big thing, but in Latin America, Easter week is the celebration of the year. Here in La Antigua Guatemala, these guy bring the festivities to a whole new level. The streets swell with spectators witnessing the labor of love poured into the creation of the alfombras(carpets), made of multi colored sawdust and vivid …

March, 2015

  • 9 March

    How to know when a place is overrated?

    This morning I was looking through vacation destinations and I saw a Groupon for Machu Picchu. Nothing tells me more that a place is going to be overrun with tourists or is on track to be overrated very soon … than seeing a Groupon for it. There is something very liberating about being able to take a packaged, “no-risk”, sanitized …

December, 2014

  • 22 December

    I’m a Trini Travelling Daddy blogger now!

    Hello friends, Trini Travellers and casual travel stumblers I have been off for a while … in fact, this is the first post I’ve made since September. It’s been the longest gap between posts in the last 7 years. I’ve had a couple very good reasons! Adventures in “cottaging” Over the summer of 2014, I spent most of my time …

September, 2014

  • 11 September

    The ways 9/11 changed travel … 13 years later

    I still remember working in Montreal and seeing the towers fall on 9/11. Little could I have understood how the game completely changed on that day. I remember reading Orwell’s masterpieces of “1984” and “Animal Farm” and Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” or Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” as a teen and thinking that if we ever got even close …

  • 10 September

    Tipping etiquette in Trinidad : Who and Who not to tip!

    From a previous series of discussions on “crappy service charges in Trinidad” based on another post on “What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours“, I realized that many travellers to Trinidad might not even know the actual tipping etiquette in Trinidad. Overall, we know that 90% of the travellers have at least once been confronted by a person they …

  • 4 September

    Why you should get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass for PEI.

    In my years of travelling, I’ve found that city passes or time limited passes have rarely given me the value that I thought I would get. Here’s a three tales from my experience using passes in Europe Helsinki Card : For instance, on my last trip to Helsinki, Finland … I bought the “Helsinki Card” thinking that I would see …

August, 2014

  • 28 August

    What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours : Eat like a local!

    As a traveller, amateur cook and a “foodie” … and by “foodie”, I mean someone with highly exacting food standards that can come off as a pretentious “know it all” asshole, I’ve had my fair share of amazing meals. I’ve also had a litany of terrible meals in all parts of the world. It’s why I can make ridiculous claims …

  • 20 August

    Racism as a Travelling Trinidadian.

    Everyone is racist. Get over it and move on! Now that I’ve said it, we can move on and talk about travelling as a “visible minority” or “person of colour” or racism as a travelling Trinidadian. My definition of racism is a bit fluid. People are naturally drawn to what they know and understand … which has led to many …

  • 16 August

    Throwback to a Trini in Scotland 2004 with bad photography

    I was having some thoughts about the Scotch tour I had in Scotland, which was my first really great drinking experience and to my wife who has some English and Scottish in her bloodline … and I was thinking that it’s about time to start planning a trip back to the land of my favorite alcohol. 10 years ago, I …

  • 16 August

    What to do in PEI #10 : Not go to Old Home Week? Seriously!

    Prince Edward Island in the summer has some amazing places, experiences and event to see and attend. From the summer we’ve spent so far, I’ve loved almost every part and event in PEI. Old Home Week though … at least the Exhibition part of it, ranks as my least favorite part. This being said, if you’re not over 16  OR …