About Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.
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Crazy Holi Celebrations in Goa with Video!

How many mornings start out with you opening your front door to a bucket of blue water in your face? Followed by a sneak attack bucket poured from the balcony... It happens every year in Goa and this was my first year to celebrate. I have a video of our day at the bottom that

15 Documents To Take While Journeying (Especially to India)

No matter how laid-back and fly by the seat of your pants you are, there are some important documents to take while traveling. It's better to just put them in a pocket of your backpack and have them ready than have to chase down a copy machine or printer at an internet cafe. Some of these

International Boho-Chic Designers: Saffron Wiehl Illustrations // India

[This is the second installment of the new series of my blog "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels that I buy jewelry, swimsuits, tops, anything from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you.  These are going to be limited to

10 MORE Best Restaurants in Goa

My Top 5 restaurants in Goa post continuously draws in the viewers looking for a bite to eat here, so I’m going to expand on that- I mean, you don’t think I only eat at 5 restaurants do you?!  Here are ten more of the best restaurants in Goa. Before I make your mouth water

Intro to Singapore: “Clinically Clean”?

Last week Ben and I took a last minute trip to Singapore to visit his friend from England, Dom and his Singaporean girlfriend, Massy. I have compiled so much information already on this blog, but now I feel like sharing my opinion on this new and modern country; Singapore is only 49 years old! I

9 Reasons Why You’ll Love Keeping a Journey Journal

People who know me in real life know when I write a post on Werkenntwen about Europe it was years ago that I went. Because of that I try not to write about things that could change, and I kept it mostly to favorite beaches/what to do in a city. Thankfully, I’m all

Canyoning Interlaken: Gallery

Interlaken is the adventure capital of Switzerland, and a touristy, but great city you cannot miss. Canyoning the glaciers of the Swiss Alps is one of the biggest rushes you can get in Interlaken. Canyoning is a fun but scary mix of cliff jumping, repelling, and slipping down natural made water slides. There are multiple canyons you

Take on St Patrick’s Day in Chicago Like the Locals Do

Chicago does a lot right: hotdogs, nightlife, and deep-dish pizza, but what they do best is Saint Patrick’s day (celebrated the Saturday before the actual day). It's one of the best times to visit Chicago! On the shores on Lake Michigan, close to home, I’ve always thought of Chicago as a mini NYC. An already bustling