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

September, 2011

  • 30 September

    How to rock a 6 hour layover in Stockholm …

    So you’re in Stockholm and you have a couple hours in between flights. To be worth getting out of the airport, I apply the following daytime rules >=6 hours, in any large metropolitan city in Western Europe – since there is always great rail travel with no traffic >= 8 hours, in any large metropolitan city in Asia – since …

  • 26 September

    Monday Morning Consultant : Playing the game – Consulting Annual Review 101

    One of the best things about rolling off a good project, is reconciling the lessons you learned, enjoying your time off and most likely enjoying your promotion, raise/bonus. The unfortunate thing is that to be successful in consulting, it means that you have to know the rules of engagement without anyone really explaining the rules to you. Sounds like a …

  • 22 September

    Daytripping in Malé, Maldives

    While in the Maldives, I had the chance for a day tour of the main island Male. Now getting from your resort island to Male, will usually involve some exorbitant day fee … get used to it. You’re in the Maldives now – things are going to be expensive as a foreigner – that thought will make you pass the …

  • 15 September

    Hiking Aripo Waterfalls (Caribbean Hiking Adventures review)

    Going anywhere off the beaten trail in Trinidad can be a risky proposition. Hiking through the forest is definitely one of those recreations in the riskier categories, especially when you read of the holdups, group robberies while on the hiking trail, or hearing of trapguns shot at people who venture off the marked trails because the lost hiker stumbled into …

  • 14 September

    How to rock a 4 hour layover in Barbados!

    One of the best things about travelling in the islands can be a stopover or even a lengthy delay. Now if your flight is delayed by 2 hours, then you wont have much hope of doing anything but waiting in a generally crappy Caribbean airport. However, if you have about 5-6 hours between segments, then you can leave the airport …

  • 10 September

    Thanks for nothing Eric Williams … why a “State of Emergency” can’t solve Mr Gerry Mander’s problems

    In this being a forum for my travel writing and musings, I’ve typically avoided opinions on race/religion in Trinidad & Tobago – since there is really no simple cure for what ails Trinidad. You cannot fix in a couple months, what it took more than 40 years to build. Thanks to Eric Williams, I’ve come to know the true long …

August, 2011

  • 30 August

    Elephantasm … Finding Elephants in Kandy

    Elephants are cool. Not just because they are these giant, lumbering beasts (kinda like me) but because they are just cool animals. Normally, they’re so decent and tame, but everyone knows that the last thing you ever want to see, is a rampaging elephant. Probably, the most popular tourist attraction in Kandy (2 hrs from Colombo), aside from Murali (he …

  • 28 August

    Monday Morning Consultant – Maldives Edition — Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa review

    Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa Review : Here are a couple questions for you … Who doesn’t like a free night at a hotel? Who doesn’t like a night at an expensive hotel? Who doesn’t like a night at an expensive hotel in an idyllic paradise with a beachside bungalow to die for. No one, right?! This was …

  • 22 August

    Want an epic Saturday night in Stockholm? Look no further …

    In every new city, I try to figure out the best way to spend my time in the most effective way possible. Here in Stockholm, I realized that finding a good night out wouldn’t be that difficult, but trying to make an epic night requires a bit of luck along with having circumstances and people go in the right way. …

  • 21 August

    10 thoughts about Stockholm

    Having grown up in Trinidad in the 90’s, I came to know two things about Sweden Abba Roxette I thought that all Swedes rocked out hard to Dancing Queen. In fact, I pictured Socialists dancing the night away in glorious free hospitals all revelling in how wonderful their lives are, while smoking Gauloises and drinking Sav (which btw – tastes …