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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Koh Samui Nightlife, Waterfalls, & Burlesque

If you still want island life, but need a little more “big city” mixed in, Koh Samui nightlife will be perfect for you to take a break. I went twice; the first time as a base for the Full moon party, then second because we had some time to kill before we needed to catch

10 Tips for Maya Bay

The famous beach where Leonardo DiCaprio played a backpacker in the movie, "The Beach", looks pretty stunning... if you get there early enough to beat the crowds. It's Koh Phi Phi Leh, and most likely you'll be coming from Koh Phi Phi Don (if you're not spending every day sleeping, recovering for Phi Phi's raging parties). Below,

Should You See a Ping Pong Show in Bangkok?

Before, reading this post I want to make a note. I wrote this about 5 years ago, and my thoughts on seeing a ping pong show have changed quite a lot. At the time I went, it was in my head no different than seeing a stripper in Vegas (just something you do as a

Top 5 Restaurants in Goa

Goa has some of the best intercontinental food in India. Because so many foreigners moved here and never left, there is a culinary influence from all over the world. My top 5 restaurants in Goa are Greek, Italian, Japanese, German, and Indian. These are literally the only places you need to eat at and you'll

7 Ways to Screw up Koh Phi Phi

Did you think Koh Phi Phi was overrated? It's a gorgeous island but if you don't get away from the main bars and beach, you might not see some of the best places and will leave with a bad taste in your mouth. Here are 7 ways to screw up Koh Phi Phi. Try not

What I Love About Santorini Greece: Scuba and the Gods

Don't stop reading this because you think Santorini, Greece is a crappy place tourists go!!! I'm going to tell you what I love about Santorini Greece... and you'll love it too, promise. It is a stunning, magical place that made me beyond happy. Like all Greek islands, there are tourists for good reason! The food,

14 Tips for Solo Female Journey in India

I can assure you there will be follow-ups to this list of travel to India for tips on solo female travel in India. I've lived here for years now, and I'm still learning more and more about how to fit in here in India as a blonde girl. I have a lot of male Indian friends

Bungee Jump over the Nile in Uganda

To continue my post about whitewater rafting grade 5 rapids in the Nile River, the next day, we woke up hungover and tired. Krista and Matt were staying, and Tom and I had to catch the 'adventure bus' back to Kamapala about 2 hours. I was so happy to meet them, as I'd come from