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

May, 2013

  • 21 May

    Machu Picchu = 52/100 on my Hillman Wonders list

    For many of you who follow this Trini’s blog, you’ll know that my first source of travel inspiration was the Hillman Wonders website. There wasn’t anything super special about the list … I even wrote an open letter to Howard Hillman about the low placement of Trinidad … still didn’t get a response. One would think that with no response …

  • 16 May

    How to spend 24 hours in Aguas Calientes Peru

    24 hours in Aguas Calientes Peru : Aguas Calientes is the jump off point for any trip to Machu Picchu – there is no avoiding it. Aguas Calientes is also a poster child for everything that can go wrong with a tourist boom. With Machu Picchu beckoning behind the hills, you know that it means a lot of tourist foot …

  • 16 May

    Wednesday Photo Nights #15 : Machu Picchu Photoblog

    If you’re on a slow connection, you might want to get a coffee, there are a lot of pictures in this Machu Picchu photoblog. In one day of shooting, I took about 500 shots over a 7 hr period at Machu Picchu.

  • 15 May

    Getting a taxi from Cusco to Urubamba

    Once you’re in Peru, you will have to figure out how to use a taxi or collectivo. I found that getting around in Peru is really not that difficult at all … it all depends on quickly you want to get around and what level of comfort you want while you’re travelling. Here are the 4 options that you’re going …

  • 13 May

    Monday Morning Consultant – Tambo del Inka review

    After waking up at 5am to catch my 6:50am flight into Cusco, one can imagine a bit of disorientation but once I figured out how to get into Cusco downtown, change my train ticket in the PeruRail office, buy tickets for Machu Picchu at the Ministerio de Cultura and get a taxi to take me to Urubamba, checking into Tambo …

  • 10 May

    Ask a Trini : What would a Monopoly Trinidad edition look like?

    My friend Srinivas and I were having a conversation about things to do in Nigeria, and I remembered that they’ve brought a version of the game with Lagos, Nigeria being the center. This got us to think about a Monopoly Trinidad edition of the game … and how it would make sense in Trinidad. Here are some Trinidad specific rule …

  • 10 May

    Ask a Trini : Let’s fix Trinidad’s tourism slogan

    Every time I see an slogan for Jamaica, Dominican Republic or Cancun, it makes my blood boil a little each time. In April 2013, the Caribbean Tourism Organization sponsored a conference in Trinidad on Sustainable Tourism Development. This was a nice little dog and pony show to communicate to the 100 interested people that we take tourism seriously – as …

  • 9 May

    6 thoughts on planning a DIY tour of Machu Picchu

    After my last trip through Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, I thought that I wouldn’t have much of a travel challenge for the rest of this year. Well behold a different type of challenge … trying to plan a DIY Tour of Machu Picchu in 36 hours with zero preparation. My brain is completely overloaded with information … so here are a …

  • 3 May

    Here’s how to do Pagsanjan Falls … my Pagsanjan Falls DIY approach

    It’s a known fact that I love waterfalls (well it’s known, if you read this travel blog). I’ve done 4 of the big 5 waterfalls around the world, and I’ll generally go to any place where there is an awesome waterfall. On a trip to the Philippines, I had a chance to go behind Pagsanjan Falls. It’s pretty awesome and …

  • 2 May

    Ask a Trini : Sweat Rice vs other scary foods

    As a travelling man, you take the good and the challenging in the same bucket. When you roam across the planet, you also end up eating many strange things. In many ways, I don’t mind the challenge of these strange foods. Here are some highlights from my travels … In the Phillippines, I’ve eaten Sisig and Balut. Sisig was actually …