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.

This is India! 147

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.

How to Book a Train in India As Foreigner Without an Indian Bank Card

I recently started a Facebook group full of kickass people who love traveling in India or are planning a trip to India. One common problem kept getting asked about, one that doesn’t have an easy answer: people wanted to know how to book a train in India as a foreigner without an Indian bank card.

Cali, Colombia: Your Local Guide to the World’s Salsa Capital

As someone with two left feet, the Salsa Capital of the World seems like the last place I'd want to live. But with its energetic people and colorful culture, Cali made me fall in love. I've lived here for the past year and just can't seem to leave. Unfortunately, Cali is often underrated and overlooked

Everything You Need to Know About Uber in India

Yes, there is Uber in India although it is not everywhere and there are a few slight differences about Uber in India that you might want to know about. I'm going to try and list out the differences and give some tips about taking an Uber in India. Uber in India When I came to