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! 136

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.

My Girly Guide to 5 Days in Marrakech

I seriously hope you've been inspired by my Moroccan coverage and are considering a visit. I am now going to share how you can spend 5 days in Marrakech with the cutest boutique hotels, best food, entertainment, tour companies, and of course shopping hotspots. General Morocco Journey Tips How to Spend 2 Weeks in Morocco

Day Trip to Jurmala, Your Perfect Seaside Escape From Riga

Located about 30 minutes from Riga by train, you’ll find the resort seaside town, Jurmala. To get here get off the train at the Majori stop. It’s a beautiful journey to this cute little town and an easy nice day trip to Jurmala from Riga. FYI make sure you are ready to get off before it

24 Awesome Things to Do in Zanzibar & Zanzibar Itinerary Tips

Below is a guest post from Rita who has spent loads of time in Zanzibar, a beautiful region of Tanzania. I asked her to share with you guys the top things to do in Zanzibar as well as tips for getting around, her favorite hotels, and more! Why You Should Journey to Zanzibar Few places

Luxury Guide to Saint Tropez

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature the luxury side of an awesome city. Guest bloggers will share about either their hometown or a town they are an expat in and know very deeply so that you get a guide straight from a local.  E-mail me if you'd like to be featured. Luxury Guide to Saint

This is India! 135

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.

Tep Wireless Review: Perfect For Journeyers?

I have tried out a couple WiFi devices. Just like normal people try out different shoes or clothing, travel bloggers try out different WiFi devices. Disclaimer: I also try out pretty much all the shoes, too. I used a new device for the last two months while traveling. Here is my Tep Wireless review. Tep Wireless Review For

9 Epic Experiences in Tel Aviv You Don’t Want to Miss

Tel Aviv blew me away. I don't think I've ever gone to a city and just immediately felt so attached to it and alive! Instead of writing on and on about how I felt, I want to tell you what experiences in Tel Aviv made me feel this way. These are the experiences in Tel