The secret’s obviously out: Colombia is the trendy place to visit. Never mind the history, the corrupt politics, or the drug cartels. They may still persist but savvy travelers are now looking beyond the stereotypes and on to Colombia’s deserted coastlines, rainbow-hued plazas, dance-crazed locals, and of course, its damn fine coffee. If you want adventure
About Rachel JonesRachel 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.
I’ve been to the beaches in Mexico many times, but I had never actually spent quality time in Mexico City…at least not until last year. I booked a last minute flight to Mexico City, and did very little research as far as what to see and expect. And I must say, I was more than
Last year around this time I was in Istanbul for almost two weeks on my own wandering around and trying all the best spas and restaurants. I loved being in Turkey: the history, the food, the people. Istanbul became one of my favorite cities. I had been wanting to come back to Turkey to go
If there's one thing I hate, it's not having enough time in a city. But, I know often, people come to a country and want to bounce around, so 3 days in Ljubljana seems like a good starting point, especially because you have a lot more to see in Slovenia! I'm going to share the
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 about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.
So you’re in the midst of planning your first trip to South East Asia? You’re going to have a blast trying out the street food, riding scooters past lush green rice fields, exploring intricate temples, and coming face to face with the local wildlife. To help prepare you for your journey across South East Asia,
Join My New ‘India Journey Tips’ Facebook Group For More Journey Tips and To Meet Others Journeying To India
I have some really exciting news! I have made an India travel Facebook group. It's called India Journey Tips - Werkenntwen and anyone can join who wants to ask questions about India, share their excitement/worries/concerns, and connect with other travelers. I still have my blog Facebook page which won't be changing at all. I will
There is so much information on the web about where to find cheap domestic flights and tips to book a cheap international flight. I'm going to start with sharing my tips for international travel in this post. I have been traveling for almost 10 years now and have tried a lot of hacks and booking