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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Get the Moroccan Desert Experience Without the 10 Hour Ride to the Sahara

The Scarabeo (Stone) Camp in Marakesh was a stunning and unforgettable experience that I highly recommend. While most people, even solo female travelers, can do tours to the Moroccan Desert, we didn't have time if we wanted to relax. Here's a look at what Scarabeo Camp Marrakesh can offer and why it's proximity is so

US Delivered Review, Expat Courier Service

It's always fun to do a review on the blog, but this one was the most excited because it involved getting a package from the US sent to India. If you're an expat you know how exciting that prospect is! In this US Delivered review, I'm going to introduce to you this courier service and

Safety Tips For Solo Female Journey in Goa, India

Solo female travelers coming to India, often are a little nervous to come to Goa alone since it's known as a party place. In fact, Goa is a great place to travel alone whether female or male. I can see why people are nervous though so here are some tips for solo female travel in

What to Expect Driving to Tawang | Famous Sela Pass

The main attraction of Arunachal Pradesh and maybe all of NE India is Tawang, pronounced Tawong. To get there you fly into Guwahati and drive north for a very long time. It is what used to be Tibet. To get there you pass over Sela Pass which is 13,700 feet above sea level. The drive

This is India! 137

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.

Two weeks in England with Ben’s Friends and Family

Ben is basically Indian now, but actually, he's English and since I've been living in India with him we've gone back to the UK to see his family a few times. I've written about Tunbridge Wells before (where he grew up), Brighton, and Hastings & Rye, a trip we took with his mom, brother and