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

November, 2011

  • 14 November

    Monday Morning Consultant – Want to see worthless Super Elites? Fly from Toronto to Calgary on Monday mornings

    For those who think that making Air Canada Super Elite status means something – you really need to fly on the Toronto to Calgary service on Monday mornings or the Calgary to Toronto service on Thursday evenings. You’ll really feel the special service then … when you see 13-22 Super Elites sitting in middle seats – because everyone and their …

  • 11 November

    Best Breakfast in Chicago – Lou Mitchell’s Meatloaf

    In Trinidad, I never grew up with meatloaf. Why would we – this is a purely European derivative “dish”. In Trinidad – who ate ground beef growing up?? Definitely not anyone I knew – it was expensive and you couldn’t make it into a curry – the only place you would have any sort of ground beef, was in a …

  • 8 November

    More Deep Dish nonsense in Chicago – The Art of Pizza

    I have no problem saying it … “I’m not a fan of deep dish pizza … never was … never will be”. It’s not that people don’t like it … there are wars between New Yorkers and Chi-Towners about the pizza in their town and which is the best. I’m lactose intolerant-“ish” … hence I will never get the stuffed …

  • 6 November

    Monday Morning Consultant – Westin North Chicago review

    Chicago is one of my favorite towns in the US, hands down. There also happens to be a few Starwood properties here and we ended choosing the Westin Chicago River North – this would be the first time staying at this hotel, as my preferred hotels are the W City Center or Chicago Hotel and Towers – but there is …

  • 4 November

    Walking to the Calgary Tower

    In case anyone  hadn’t mentioned it; Calgary is a small city. Although there is the presence of flat urban sprawl, the city is relatively quiet and definitely flat. This is completely confirmed when you end up at the Calgary Tower to get the bird’s eye view of the city. Calgary being a nice walkable city, I was able to leave …

  • 2 November

    Interview with Shane @ National RV Parks

    Just did an interview with another travel blogger – Shane @ National RV Parks. Here are some of the questions I answered for him … he will be posting the interview on his travel blog. The link is at http://nationalrvparks.com/interview-with-rishi-sankar/ Rishi, please give my readers a background about yourself. What made you want to start rishiray.com? Growing up in Trinidad, …

October, 2011

  • 24 October

    Checking out Al Capones in St. Charles

    There isn’t much to do in St. Charles, IL; there is a casino in Elgin and the Q Center, but definitely one of the attractions we found was Al Capone’s Hideaway and Steakhouse. Getting there itself was a bit of a process – most cabbies know the way but there are very specific directions and a tuneup on your car …

  • 17 October

    Monday Morning Consultant – Training in Q Center Edition

    One of the big selling points of working in consulting, is the training that the company gives you. The training can often be virtual i.e. you sit at home in your underwear and listen along on your headphones and conference call. Then there are the instructor led courses that you’re sometimes sent on – when you finish a project, you …

  • 15 October

    Malta is a country not a drink … fuh real!

    Growing up in Trinidad, customers would come to my parents shop and ask for a “Malta”. In Trinidad, when someone says, “Gimme ah cold Malta“, it always refers to the drink and nothing else. It was only at age 9, that I found a page for Malta in my Stamp Collection along with some historical facts and population demographics, so …

  • 13 October

    Every year I try to go to Nuit Blanche and …

    every year the following thoughts come through my mind … It’s too fucking cold. It’s like playing cricket in the West Indies … you can have a 1000 yr drought, play a one day international cricket match and the heavens will open. This entire week was warm, but the night of Nuit Blanche is always fucking cold!! I’m not going …