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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This is India! 155

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.

All the Details for Staying at Telunas Private Island

I kicked off 2018 at Telunas Private Island, one of the properties of Telunas Resorts, which is a resort that focuses on geo-tourism (sustaining or enhancing the geographical character of a place) and is basically a peaceful getaway in paradise. I have been sharing all about it on social media, and so many people have

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit India’s Blue City of Jodhpur

One of the most interesting cities to visit in India, is Jodhpur - India's blue city - and I am going to share 20 photos to inspire you and give you reasons to visit Jodhpur. I have been here twice, once as a backpacker than again 5 years later (now) as a more mid-range travelers

Backpack or Suitcase: Which One Should You Use?

I feel like every traveler has their own opinion and preference on whether to use a backpack or suitcase on their travels. I've used both, though these days I often travel with a suitcase, I've hauled a backpack all around Europe, India, and more. Both definitely have their benefits and their downfalls, and I've experienced

10 Rajasthan Points of Interest You Won’t Want to Miss Out On

The Indian state of Rajasthan is my favorite state in India after Goa, and for travelers, it's the place I recommend the most. I have visited twice and spent overall six weeks in the state. I have a lot of blog posts about each city and how to get around which I'll link below but

Trtl Pillow Review: Is it the Most Supportive Pillow Available?

I am all about my new travel pillow the Trtl pillow . I actually wrote a whole blog post about my favorite travel pillow in general, because I hoard them like a weirdo, and this one is the top of the list. For some reason, I forget my pillows all the time and end up