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 rishi@rishiray.com

January, 2012

  • 10 January

    Crooked street hunting in San Francisco … Lombard and Vermont Streets

    If someone asked you to name the “Crookedest Street in the world”, chances are that your answer would involve Lombard Street in San Francisco. Why wouldn’t you? It’s is a world famous tourist destination, except when you’re trying to find it, since there is no address to type into your GPS. (FYI, the address to type into your GPS : …

  • 8 January

    My date with Gigi … all that Golden Gate Bridge love

    Whenever I get to San Francisco, I always wish for three things It will be sunny and clear. The Cioppino will be good I can find something different that makes my trip I can always get Numbers 2 and 3, but the weather can be so fickle in San Fran, and it really is the number #1 barometer of how …

  • 6 January

    Monday Morning Consultant – Westin Verasa Napa review

    After a long day of Jelly Beans, Wine and Napa touring, it is definitely a perk to be a decent hotel. Our choice, this time was the Westin Verasa Napa (Gotta use some of those 200K SPG points I have). Once again, my loyalty has been rewarded with yet another Cash and Points stay at a decent Category 5 hotel. …

  • 6 January

    Who needs wine in Napa, when you can visit the heart of Jelly Belly land? [Jelly Belly Factory Tour review]

    One of the mandatory side trips from San Francisco, is a tour of wine country : specifically Napa Valley and Sonoma County. If you’re spending a day going to Napa, you’re going to pass through a town called Fairfield. You can stop off at the following address … Claim to fame?? The attraction to the Jelly Belly Factory is five …

  • 3 January

    Riding the Sulphur Mountain Gondola

    One thing I do love when playing Trini Tourist in any part of the world is riding a cable car/telespherique/gondola … pretty much any ride that goes up or down a mountain. Past highlights include Singapore Cable Car – Singapore Zermatt/Matterhorn Cable Car – Swiss Alps, Switzerland Montserrat Cable Car –  Montserrat, Spain Masada Cable Car – Masada, Israel Pao …

  • 2 January

    Getting from Banff to Lake Louise and back … with Morant’s Curve

    I often take living in Canada for granted. Only after seeing more and more of the country, am I amazed at how much there is to do there and what spectacular vistas and scenery we have.  Driving from Calgary to Banff is fairly uneventful, but only if you’re not impressed by snow capped mountains with the Canadian Rockies in the …

  • 1 January

    Good food and great service, does a meal make! [Saltlik Calgary review]

    Feb 13th, 2013 : I’ll definitely keep Saltlik on my short list for Steakhouses to eat at in Calgary … everything remains as consistent and excellent as ever Dec 31st, 2011 :  So after the crapshit service of Chicago Chophouse, we decided to stay closer to the Hyatt and the Marriott and to the Mechanical Horse – so it was …

December, 2011

  • 30 December

    Good food and crappy service, does not a meal make! [Chicago Chophouse review]

    Calgary isn’t the mega food mecca that one can hope for when booking projects. That being said Alberta AAA beef is a very good standard of beef … which makes for excellent steak eating here in Calgary. After a couple weeks in Calgary, I can say that the steaks here are very good, but will not beat Argentina for quality, …

  • 29 December

    Let your loyalty to one hotel chain, give you benefits everywhere else [Hotel Status Matching 101]

    Ever wondered how those people who stay at hotels in “First Class” style manage to do it? You know the people I’m talking about … they always get the upgrade or best room type, they always have free perks like Free Internet Free Local Calls from the room Welcome amenities : Fruit Basket, Complimentary waters, chocolate and candy Free Breakfast (continental or …

  • 27 December

    Times Square @ Night … as much as I hate it, I do love it …

    Times Square, also known as the Crossroads of the World, is a small area in New York City bound by 42nd Street to the south, 50th Street to the north, Sixth Avenue to the east and Ninth Avenue to the west. I’ll set the record straight, no self respecting New Yorker loves Times Square … it is touristy, overpriced, tacky …