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

  • 5 April

    Semana Santa Antigua Guatemala 2015 … Easter Sunday ambitions realigned

    The ambition of those without children or knowledge of children. Before Mitchell, I had such high hopes and ambitions of him being a super travelling baby and allowing us to catch up with travelling and not missing a beat. As we’re now into day 3 of our month-ish time in Antigua Guatemala, I’ve realized that while he is a super …

  • 5 April

    6am sushi at Tsukiji Market … yeah put it on your bucket list.

    I was just browsing through travel related articles and I stumbled on this gem on “Medium.com“.  I can’t think of a single piece of writing about Sushi that was more educational and entertaining as this “Ten Commandments of Sushi” article. In Toronto, we have the “AYCE” (All you can eat) sushi concept. A couple thoughts about this … It’s a …

  • 5 April

    The Antigua Guatemala McDonald’s is the best on the planet …

    I’ll preface this post with a video. I am not a fan of McDonalds regardless of their marketing campaign about the quality of food. That being said, I am a fan of great location, great service and an experience and the Antigua Guatemala McDonald’s location is easily the best McDonald’s I’ve seen on the planet. It is one of the best …

  • 4 April

    Semana Santa Antigua Guatemala 2015 … Good Friday is done

    It’s 8pm and the drums are still going. If you’re looking to sleep during Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala … you’re looking in the wrong place. At least, our accommodations aren’t in the middle of the preparations or celebrations, but the cymbals and drums are [email protected]$$! annoying, especially since they aren’t very good. This is really the first time, I’ve …

  • 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 …