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Best Backpacker Hostels in India

Most backpackers coming to India have saved and saved for a few months holiday and need cheap accommodation in India in a cheap backpacker hotel or hostel. While cheap hotels in India are easy to come by, hostels are finally up and booming in the subcontinent! In my opinion it's easier to stay in the

You’re Invited! Tia’s Shop Opening, Anjuna

If you've read this blog for a while or follow my Instagram, by now you've probably seen mentions of Tia's shop. When I moved here almost 3 years ago, hers was the first local brand I heard about and I have been shopping in Goa from her ever since. Yup... that's all TIA! crazy. She

This is India! 84

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.

This is India! 83

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.

This is India! 82

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.

17 Journey Bloggers You’d Be Crazy Not to Follow in 2016

I have been wanting to write a post like this for a long time so I can share all my favorite travel blogs, ones that I read regularly and follow along on their social media accounts as well. These aren't necessarily the best or biggest name bloggers (although some are), but they are my favorites

Luxury Guide to Memphis

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

123- Foot Murudeshwar Shiva Statue, India

Babu pointed out the window and said “Look, Shiva!” I looked over and saw the Murudeshwar Shiva statue, the most massive Shiva I’ve seen in my life. It’s the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world (the biggest being in Nepal), and is located on the edge of the Arabian Sea. We didn’t