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

October, 2010

  • 19 October

    So you’re in St Louis and you’re in the mood for an awesome hot dog …

    then there is only one place you go to … don’t stop, dont pass GO, do not collect $200, proceed directly to the “awesomeness” of Iron Barley. This fine establishment is definitely not the height of culinary excellence. They do not pretend to be anything more than what they are … a place that makes ridiculous hot dogs. Iron Barley …

September, 2010

  • 29 September

    Random Come by Chance Dildo’s in Newfoundland

    In all my traveling, I’ve heard of towns with somewhat peculiar names. In some cities, there are street names that are highly uninventive. For instance, if you go to Atlanta, GA and someone tell you that they’re on PeachTree, be absolutely sure that that you have a GPS and they give you the exact latitude and longitude; there are 71 streets with the word …

  • 12 September

    Casco Viejo in a nutshell

    When I think about Cuba, I think about old school American vehicles, good Cuban food, exiles and a crazy dictator. Apply this to Panama and there are similar thoughts … except replace the good Cuban food with international food. Of the three areas, I visited in Panama City, the only one where alcohol was not involved was Casco Viejo, Panama City’s quaint, compact, colonial-era …

  • 11 September

    Bellagio in 5 hours ..

    The hotels in Las Vegas are specifically built and engineered to keep you inside as long as possible, all in the hopes of extracting the maximum sum of money from your already endangered pockets. The Bellagio is one of the ultra posh hotels on the Vegas strip but it more known for its fabulous water fountain show on the Strip. …

  • 11 September

    9 things Vegas is not …

    after yet another weekend in Vegas … I have carefully analyzed the facts and determined that only certain types of people will enjoy Vegas. Vegas is not …. for people who don’t like to walk. Seriously! The strip is huge, the hotel are huge and if you do not bring comfortable running shoes, you will die. Ok maybe you won’t …

August, 2010

  • 28 August

    So you’re in Panama … and you want to get drunk …

    no suprises, of course! There are three main touristy areas in Panama City that you could do, but only two places that will be absolutely thumping! Calle Uruguay is a neighborhood filled with bars and discos for wealthy Panamanians and foreigners. We went along the street twice in our three days and I would liken the scene to a “West …

  • 27 August

    A Trini, a Thai and a Russian walk up to a Panamanian bartender …

    then you can pretty much add any ending to that joke you would like. Panama has definitely not been on my bucket list of destinations. Panama’s claims to fame in my mind have the been The Panama Hat (which btw, isn’t even Panamanian – it’s a traditional brimmed hat of Ecuadorian origin that is made from the plaited leaves of the toquilla straw …

  • 21 August

    Are there ferries in Ferryland?

    So you’re in Newfoundland, and a couple thoughts might pass through your head, such as “Ok, I expect to have the best fish and chips around, since these people know their fish” “I feel like scotch, since this place looks like what I imagined Wuthering Heights to look like when I was in my form 3 English Literature class” “Am …

  • 18 August

    Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

    Cheapest Day to Fly – Wednesday We did an in-depth study of our proprietary historical airfare database (world’s largest) and pinpointed the cheapest day to fly is Wednesday for domestic travel (gory details at the link). Wednesday is one of the three cheapest days, the others are Tuesday and Saturday (Friday and Sunday the most expensive days to travel). The …

  • 9 August

    Never check luggage for a weekend trip

    Time is money … we’ve all heard that before, but few people truly realize that they can save heaps of time in airports by looking at what they carry on to a plane; they can also save a few bucks at the same time. All these airlines, now levy an extra charge for checked baggage, but this is only the start …