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

November, 2013

  • 30 November

    7 reasons I love Niagara Falls in the Winter

    Niagara Falls in Winter

    Niagara Falls is one of my favorite places in the world to relax. This sounds counter intuitive because it’s so busy, but I love it because of all the “newness” and energy around. As cliche as it is … any of the great 5 waterfalls in the world, will create excitement. There is something about the power of the water …

  • 21 November

    What to do with 6 hours in Bahrain? See the Bahrain International Circuit like a boss!

    Bahrain International Circuit

    One of the best things about travelling, is that its given me almost unlimited confidence to pull off ridiculous stunts and never take “NO!” for an answer. I’ve always had the mindset, that if I’m going to travel around the world to see a new country, eat some food or experience a different culture … I expect a barrier to …

  • 12 November

    Ask a Trini : Why bother with a mileage run?

    Doing my latest mileage involved travelling across three continents and 25462 miles. Along the trip, I happened to met other mileage runners. The discussion ranged from optimal plane configuration, optimization of booking classes, comparisons of different mileage programs to why fried chicken at Jollibee in the Philippines should not come with ball of rice but rather with the “standard” basket …

  • 11 November

    Signs of Bahranis

    Bahrain is a place of contrasts … here are some Signs of Bahranis The island is practically all desert with no natural water table yet they have golf courses and houses with lawns. Note I said “courses”, meaning plural. The nation has one of the highest average GDPs in the world yet also has a well known “indentured slave” situation. …

  • 11 November

    My Tree of Life odyssey in Bahrain

    Tree of Life Sign

    Odyssey : a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune I don’t know what Bahrain looked like 100 yrs ago, but I’m sure the phrases “shitty desert wasteland” were muttered by some people. In fact, once you leave the environs of the ridiculously overbuilt Manama City, you’ll see a lot of wasteland, arid desert and sparse …

  • 9 November

    Mileage running thoughts to Bahrain

    I try to stay away from “stream of consciousness” writing. On a travel blog, it’s difficult to follow and doesn’t serve a clear purpose. That being said, travelling is the only true education … You can’t dismiss things that you see with your own eyes or tales you hear first hand. You do learn to question history as written in …

  • 8 November

    Visa Information for Bahrain

    Visa Information for Bahrain : Entry Visas : Foreign nationals may enter Bahrain with a tourist visa (for individuals or groups), 72 – hour visa, 7 – day visa, visit visa, business visa, family visa, dependent visa, or an employment visa. Generally all types of visas (except certain categories of tourist visas which can be obtained from Consulates abroad) are …

  • 8 November

    Drinking coffee in Bahrain …

    Normally, when going to a new country, it’s pretty easy to find stuff to do … but when one has to condense a visit into 23 hours, you really have to prioritize your options and know your customs. Hey Trinis … here is some information about Bahrain, that you might not have known…aside that we beat them up in a …

October, 2013

  • 30 October

    Antarctica Financial Planning

    Going to Antarctica is one of the top bucket list items on any travellers agenda. This is with good reason because : It’s one of most remote places in the world It’s cold, dark and generally inhospitable Sailing the Drake Passage is tantamount to a 3 day cruise on a roller coaster It also costs a small fortune to get …

  • 28 October

    Toronto to Bahrain … Mileage Running from a Trini perspective

    If you ask most Trinidadians about Bahrain … they’re probably going to tell you that, we beat them in a World Cup decider 1-0 to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. This is the most famous goal in Trinidad’s football history. That being said … most Trinis will know nothing else of this tiny Arab nation. Until …