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My Favorite Books to Inspire Journey to India

Thinking about traveling to India but not ready to pull the trigger? Pick up a book to inspire you! Ok, but to be fair, before I went to India, I didn’t read a single one of these. While I was there I read a few, and since I’ve been reading India books quite often because

Journeying India alone is hard. Here’s a pep talk.

I've gotten a few e-mails this month that really bummed me out. Three people sent me long e-mails about how difficult they were finding India to be and how badly they wanted to go home. One girl said she hadn't left her hotel in Bombay in 3 days since she arrived because she was so

Forget Tripadvisor: the REAL best restaurants in Panjim

Some of the best restaurants in Panjim are forgotten because many expats and travelers stay in Anjuna or too far away, but they are so good, it's a shame. While writing this I'm kicking myself for not driving the 35 minutes more often! Best Restaurants in Panjim Baba’s Wood Café A bit hard to find

Religious India: 5 Spiritual Things to do in India

This post is for those of you who want to get that "religious" experience while in India, whether it be Hindu or Buddhist, Muslim or Christian (although most are Hindu here). There are loads more than what is on this list and if you have a lot of time, I recommend these spiritual things to

Big News! Touring Karnataka with goMowgli, India’s first backpacker’s bus

This October, I’m going to be touring around Karnataka with goMowgli! It’s a state in India I haven’t seen nearly enough of. They're going to be revolutionizing the way people travel in India- so take a second to check out their site. UPDATE: As of 2018, gomowgli is no longer - sadly! If you still want a

Your mini travel guide to Pune

Before going to Pune, I was really pumped. I had asked all my favorite people (you guys) on Instagram and Facebook what I should see, do, and eat, and you guys gave me great tips and a nice travel guide to Pune. Unfortunately, I have let you all down. Although I did a couple things

UK’s Boohoo: a Journey Capsule Wardrobe

Boohoo, for those non-UK folks who don't know is a massive online shopping site. It's similar to NastyGal or ASOS, but with lower prices. They reached out to me with a very interesting idea, but part way through it kind of fell apart to be honest. There was meant to be a giveaway of a

This is India! (fourteen)

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.