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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Tawang’s 9 Best Kept Secrets | More than Tawang Monastery

Are you thinking about visiting Tawang Arunachal Pradesh? Most likely you want to go because of the rich Tibetan culture and the famous Tawang Monastery, which are great reasons to go! They are the reasons I was excited, and I was happy to see there was so much more than just a monastery to visit

RoamingMan Review: WiFi on the Go

WiFi devices are becoming more and more popular. When I first came to India and people were using "dongles" instead of SIM cards to get a better connection, it was the first I had heard of them. These days, it's quite the norm to try other WiFi devices. This Roaming Man Review is based on

This One Piece of Journey Clothing Can Be Worn 8+ Ways

I always see these multi-way sarong/dresses online but hadn't tried one out myself until now. I got one of these magic things and attempted to wear it all the way the videos online said you can. Some were easy and some were total fails! Here's my Encircled Chrysalis Cardi review. Encircled Chrysalis Cardi Review So,

I Loved the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville

This just had to have a blog post of its own. Cheekwood botanical gardens in Nashville was one of my favorite things about visiting Music City. It boasts Nashville's best botanical gardens, a fantastic Nashville art museum, and you get to see it all inside and outside of a huge mansion. You will want to

Let’s Welcome Werkenntwen New Journeyers!

After much deliberation and going through over 200 applicants for Werkenntwen new travelers, I chose 7 wonderful bloggers representing different areas in the world to travel in my place when I can't go and write about it on the blog! They will be writing guest posts on the blog occasionally so you can get

Experience Indian Wedding Traditions as a Foriegner

Feature image: m-bot I love how excited people are to learn about India's culture when they visit. I am often asked for advice on where to eat the most local food, how to interact with locals, and what areas are the best for off the beaten path travel. Sometimes foreigns say how they wish they could

Ask Me Anything: What Is My Journey Blogging Backup Plan?

In my 'Ask Me Anything' blog posts, I answer questions that I am frequently asked via e-mail. You can see more by clicking here.  I've been seeing a trend in the e-mails that I receive. It seems like not only do many of you want to travel, but you want to find a way to sustain

Packing For Finland in Winter – Don’t Make the Mistakes I Did

When you live in Southern India, you don't have a lot of options of clothing for cold weather, especially attempting packing for Finland in winter. So, I did the best I could and because I was highly unprepared, I can help you know what to pack - because I definitely knew what I was missing