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.

Best of Albania From a Local: Beaches, Bars, and UNESCO sites

This will contain a guest post from the wonderful Bena Mero, who was my tiny little superhero in Albania; she will let us in on the best of traveling to Albania, from a local's viewpoint.  After leaving Corfu Island drunk as can be, and taking a very sickening ferry ride, Megan and I were in

Tips on Vatican City

Having the security guard tell me, in the pope’s elevator, that the pope was on holiday in the Alps might not have happened if I hadn’t offered a bribe. Seems wrong considering I was in Vatican City, but it was completely unintentional... and totally worth it. My time in Rome started out innocently enough, getting

Journey Holland with Couchsurfing

Many people go to Amsterdam and that is all they see when they travel Holland. What a shame! When my buddy went home early in Amsterdam, I stayed in Holland as I wanted to see more cities from a locals point of view. I have written how much I love to Couchsurf (CS) and tips to

THE Anjuna Flea Market, a Hippie’s Paradise

The Anjuna Flea market on Wednesday is the queen of hippie flea markets. Rumor says it was started by the father hippie himself "eight finger Eddie" in 1975. Some will say it traced back further. Once the hippies had followed the ever famous trail through Eastern Europe and ending in Anjuna, they burned their passports

Soaking up Rays at Budapest’s Szechyeni Bath House

Our couchsurfing host messaged “I’m on the pest side of the river”. That was how we found out Budapest is actually Buda on one side of the Danube, and Pest on the other. Most attractions are on the Pest side, including the steamy Budapest Bath House Szechenyi Baths. The Danube After a night of barhopping with

Online Shopping in India for Western Clothes & Make-up

First tip for online shopping in India for western clothes to be shipped to India: DON’T. The website will lead you to believe there will be no hassle on your end, but it is just not the truth so far for me. Online Shopping in India for Western Clothes, My experiences NastyGal. I am a

Why You Should Take a Walking Tour in Berlin

It might be a bit nerdy, but I love taking walking tours through European cities, like Madrid. I absolutely adore hearing how each one of them single-handedly ended WW2, or how they fought the most important battle of the war. I leave each city a believer in how strong the citizens are. Berlin was no

Dubrovnik: Stay at a Sobe in Old Town

When I got into green, beautiful, Croatia, I either kissed the ground, or… my imagination has warped and exaggerated the story over time. We couldn't wait to get to Dubrovnik, hoping to stay at a sobe in Old Town. Here’s the prequel: Megan and I had been traveling for over 2 days from Corfu, an