Koh Tao’s Chilled out Diving Vibe

Before I tell you about Koh Tao, I'll share what else I've been up  too online. Couchsurfing's Tumblr posted my tips for safe couchsurfing which brought me some new readers! That was a nice surprise. This next one is a

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Like I said in a post last week, I'm going to start sharing on here what writing I get up to outside Werkenntwen. I've done two interviews, one with Grown Up Gap Year about my decision to leave the

India’s Chilled Surf Town: Kovalam Beach Tips

When people who haven’t been to India picture it in their heads, I am almost positive they don’t picture a laid-back surf town. Maybe they’ve heard of Goa, famous for it’s beaches and parties, but Kovalam is a completely different

My Accidental Boyfriend

I wrote this post a while ago but it never seemed like the right time to post it. I suppose no time is better than Valentine's day. Single people: what could your mind accomplish if you didn’t think about boys

Backwaters & Back-alleys of Kochi, Kerala

I've spent the last week in Kerala, and got a nice dose of trying to work online with very dodgy Wi-Fi. I do guest posts and writing outside of this blog, so I've decided I will start sharing links to

First time abroad… Blissfully Ignorant?

When I read my journal about my first time abroad in Europe I literally laugh out loud at how dumb I was. I am glad I have grown and learned from traveling. Reading my journal reminds me of just how

The Best of Mykonos Greece: Mykonos for Backpackers

“Dear Lord get me out of Athens”  After the airline lost my bag, and we spent our days exploring the hot, empty streets, I was really wishing I had done some research on when NOT to visit Athens (FYI: July/August).

Barcelona: tapas, sangria, and life lessons

There is nothing like the comforts of home. By home, I mean Anuar’s apartment in Barcelona. My superhero couchsurfing host picked me up from the police station after I was pickpocketed and filled me up with pasta and beer while

Love Hate Relationship With india

“For each terrible horrible encounter in India, an equally opposite encounter will follow.” I am certain that this should be a law of physics in India. This is what drives the cliché Indian/westerner debacle… the love hate relationship with India.