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

July, 2010

  • 31 July

    Caribana ’10 seems a bit more secure …

    If you think that having pods of 10 cops on every street corner downtown is more security, then Toronto Caribana ’10 must be one of the safest places in Earth. I mean seriously, it is one thing to have security, it is entirely another thing to have group of 10 cops “eyeing down” every group of black males that are …

  • 27 July

    Travel photography cliches …

    Travel photography tends to be a lot easier, if you have an eye for space, vista and colours. That being said, I generally hate looking at other people’s travel photos, especially if they are not really travelers because the photos typically border on the mundane, boring and regurgitated shots that everyone else seems to take. I have a couple personal …

  • 26 July

    Only in Toronto, can you …

    leave your house at 2pm on a July Sunday and in the next three hours, do a mini World tour consisting of the following activities: Pass through the Beaches Jazz Festival and get inundated by the crowds Snacking on some Steak & Potato, Veggie and Tandoori Chicken Samosas at Sultan of Samosas. Head down to Harbourfront Center to check out the crowds and the people coming …

  • 17 July

    La Fortuna Waterfalls : Arenal (Cataratas La Fortuna)

    Waterfalls are always a good time … if not for the swimming and the pictures you can take while at the waterfalls, usually the process is somewhat painless, some stiff walking and you’re there in no time. The La Fortuna Waterfall is no different and offers a nice little adventure and some wonderful scenery. The waterfall is located about 5 1/2 kilometers …

  • 16 July

    Hot Springs in Arenal

    The hot springs around Arenal are definitely one of the highlights of going to Arenal. We spent a couple hours at Baldi’s … The Baldi Hot Springs are easily the most expansive hot spring facilities in the Arenal Volcano area. There are many different walking paths and gardens, and there is a combination of large and small pools with cascading …

  • 5 July

    When going is as good as coming?

    After all the fun of a random night of barhopping  in Tamarindo Beach, which consisted of going from the Pacifico Bar to Sharkeys, who knew that the real fun was to come. To get my flight from San Jose back to St Louis through Houston, I had to get from Tamarindo Beach to San Jose in less than 6 hours …

  • 4 July

    Zip-lining over Monteverde Cloud Forest …

    With the best intentions after a long night of drinking and watching the volcano erupt last night, we got on the road at 9.30am to Monteverde. Saying bye to Freddie and Teresa was hard … only after 36 hours, they treated Lev and I like family … they definitely made Arenal better than we ever could imagine. Getting from Arenal to Monteverde is …

  • 4 July

    Where to stay in Arenal? Don’t look anywhere else but the Arenal Lodge … (Arenal Lodge Review)

    The logical answer based on the one place I stayed in Arenal, would be the Arenal Lodge. I can’t review every single place in Arenal and I can’t offer an opinion on all the places in Arenal. What I can let readers know, is that if every hotel owner/manager treated my crew as well as Teresa and Freddie did at …

  • 3 July

    Getting to Arenal …

    After my long journey with the delay to get to San Jose, my luggage was delayed. Now you would think that I would a bit pissed about this, since I was delayed coming and then Continental delayed my luggage. However the customer service agents were so friendly, they offered vouchers, let me use their phones to call Lev (US Number …

  • 2 July

    You’re stuck at Houston International Airport … what do you do?

    When delayed on any flight, my mind goes a certain checklist, almost like a program. If I could write the logic for the program, it would look something like this … IF Airport = Internation then execute search routine for airport lounges IF Airport lounge > 1, then evaluate facilities for food, free alcohol, free WI-FI and newspapers Choose lounge with the …