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This is India! 30

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.

What I was up to other than here:

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I’m celebrating with Ben, my mom, and my dad. We are going to Hampi for a couple days. They thought Bombay was wild but it was a great day there & we’re enjoying Goa.

Now your story,

Not so much a story today as it is just a little look at some daily life in Assagao.

One of my favorite things is when I want to make some toast or a grilled cheese and I hear the bells of the bread man on his bicycle outside. He comes with local bread (at a higher price than if we went into the bakery to buy it) and conveniently brings it to our front gate.

The bagel looking ones are a bit hard and not my favorite, but the local pao and poi (one is white and one is wheat) are very good! We usually get 6 pcs. of pao for 15 rupees (which is about 25 cents) and it’s always fresh! It’s a small thing, but having a cup of coffee in the morning and some fresh delivered bread is pretty great!

bike bread delivery indialittle huckle used to love the bread man!

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This is India!

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About the Author:

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.


  1. Rana Singh December 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Great article and amazing photographs. Loved it.
    Thanx for sharing and Happy New Year.

  2. Ashley December 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    You can’t beat freshly baked bread- especially when it’s hand delivered to your door!

  3. xyz December 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    The pao is usually Rs 5 or 6 in goa… Hope u r not getting ripped. Please check around :)

  4. Jessica December 27, 2014 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Yum sounds delicious! Merry Christmas girl :)

  5. Renuka December 27, 2014 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Wow! Nice bread! I’m sure have it!

    • Rachel Jones December 27, 2014 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Yes it’s lovely, just had an egg and beef steak sandwich on a piece for breakfast!! yummm

  6. Justine December 27, 2014 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I wish I had a bread man in Jakarta. Having bread delivered to my door would be the coolest thing ever!

  7. Emily December 28, 2014 at 9:06 am - Reply

    The bread and fresh-baked deliverers were more apparent to us when we were in Sri Lanka, but maybe it’s because we mostly hit cities in India. Either way, fresh bread delivery is the best thing since sliced bread ;)

  8. Andrea Anastasiou December 29, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas, Rachel! And yeah, bread and freshly brewed coffee is a pretty neat combination!

  9. Tim | UrbanDuniya January 2, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Loved these while I was there! I get similar ones in Lahore!

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