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

February, 2011

  • 27 February

    Monday Morning Consultant – Last minute Philippine edition

    It is official … for the first time in my traveling life, I am a little overwhelmed by options and hazards in a traveling destination – just because I have NOT fully scoped out the following: Taxis/Scams/Danger : After 60+ countries of bouncing around, and not taking heed to obvious dangers, I have to say that the couple weeks that I have …

  • 22 February

    Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Sistine Chapel

    As the travel log evolves, I get asked many questions: What is the best travel experience Where is the best place What is the best food you’ve had Where is … where is … what is ???? A new focus of the travel log will be the Tuesday Morning Overrated!! section. Every Tuesday, I’ll have a picture of the most …

  • 14 February

    Monday Morning Consultant … Feb 14th, 2011 (Valentines Day Edition)

    Generally Valentines Day for consultants is a sucky day … thankfully with our seclusion from the rest of the human race, we generally don’t have to be subjected to the comments and pawing from the rest of the world.  Consulting Valentines Day sucks for many reasons and it doesn’t matter whether you’re single or have a significant other for the …

  • 7 February

    Monday Morning Consultant … Feb 7th, 2011 (TN-1 Edition)

    As a “visible minority” North American tech consultant, there is almost nothing as nerve racking as going to the border to apply for a work permit (TN-1/L or H1-B visa). At least, if you’re applying for the L and H1-B, you have fair warning whether you will get through or not, however with the TN-1 visa, there is no guarantee …

January, 2011

  • 31 January

    Monday Morning Consultant … Jan 31st 2011

    At the airport, I usually have an hour or so to kill … my usual reading will consist of the following forums Mileage run forums at Flyer Talk : This is a standard for anyone in consulting. Maximizing your travel windows and getting the most miles for a future trip. This is basic training for any travel ninja! Account balances …

  • 24 January

    Adding Volcano Boarding to my bucket list … check!

    Volcano boarding Nicaragua? Well, over the past day and half … I’ve been doing as much as I can to learn of things to do in a cool weekend in Nicaragua. I’ve learn’t that there are lots of volcanoes over there, as the name “Nicaragua” means the land of lakes and volcanoes. True to its country’s nickname, the town of …

  • 24 January

    Monday Morning Consultant … Jan 24th 2011

    In consulting, we talk about work-life balance. In fact, this is a fallacious notion that consultants would love to subscribe to. Really … we would! In recruiting sessions at Universities, e-mails from other prospective consultants and grad students, other management consulting websites … it is funny to see/hear/listen to comments like this I know that the Management Consulting profession is …

  • 23 January

    A weekend in Managua … don’t mind if I do …

    So only two more countries to knock off Central America, so a little weekend in Managua, Nicaragua would be a good start – March. Of course, I’ve heard and read great things about the “safest” country in Central America. As a rule, most capital cities are never that interesting, so the first instinct is do a couple of day trips …

  • 17 January

    Monday Morning Consultant … Jan 17th 2011

    Today is the start of the new little feature called Monday Morning Consultant. When traveling for work, there are a couple things, that consultants regardless of company, practice, etc go through. The usual script follows something like the following Wake up on Monday morning between 3-6am. The world is dead asleep and you’re probably sleepwalking. Of course, the kids/wife/GF/Dog is …

  • 4 January

    10 reasons why I love Tobago but hate going there!!!

    This is a general shout out and blogger rant to all the people in Tobago who work in the tourist industry or what purports to be a tourist industry. I don’t live in Trinidad anymore – some days I’m sad about this, but all it takes to remind me that I’m glad to visit but not stay in Trinidad is …