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About Me

Welcome to my blog, Werkenntwen! I'm glad you're here. I always told my friends I would work any job six months a year if I could travel the other six. Journey AND shop: my two favorite things. I saved all year in college to spend my summers backpacking in Europe, or

10 Packing Items Worth Splurging On

With all the trips I've been on, I've packed a suitcase more times than I can count! I've traveled in pretty much every situation you can imagine -- long term, short term, cold weather, hot weather, and a mix of both, with one backpack or multiple suitcases, and more. The more I travel, the less I

This is India! 140

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.

Werkenntwen Blog Got a Makeover & Turns 3!

I have been DYING to share this with you guys! My website got a makeover, which after 3 years was pretty needed. Back in October 2013 Ben made my site for me with me annoying him along the way to make it how I wanted it. It was perfect then. Now, things are changing. Journey

BEST Places to Visit in Goa in 3 Days

I hope you're reading this because you're planning a trip to Goa! It's such a fantastic place to visit. Although I recommend coming longer than the 3 days mentioned in this title, often readers email who mention they have that amount of time therefore I wanted to put together a basic 3 day Goa itinerary

Your Backpacking India Budget: 20 USD per day

Another post for my “ask me anything” tag because this is a very FAQ about India. Everyone wants to know how much India is going to cost them and if I can break that cost down into categories for a backpacking India budget and daily India budget. Sure, why not!? Daily India Budget for Backpackers