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Ask Me Anything: Will You Plan My Trip to India?

I've always loved to plan trips. For me, the hardest thing is just deciding which country to go to but once I know that, let the planning begin! A lot of you ask me "will you plan my trip to India" either by asking to hire me or by sending over your entire itinerary and

Shopping in India | What to Buy in India by Region

For some people (aka me), a huge perk of traveling is that it comes with the opportunity to shop and shopping in India takes the cake - it beats Istanbul, Marrakesh, and Milan hands down. India has amazing food, friendly people, unique culture… and fabulous shopping as you'll come to find out! There are so

This is India! 80

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.

Chamundi Hills | my favorite Hindu story

Chamundi Hills in Mysore is THE hotspot of Karnataka. My tour guide from goMowgli said it's basically sacrilegious to visit Mysore and not climb the hill, see the Chamundeshwari temple and giant Nandi, Mahishasura statue, and hear the ancient story. I was being a lazy butt, so we drove to the top and on the

Kerala Backpacking Tips & 10 Day Kerala Itinerary

Kerala, "God's Own Country", brings in SO many tourists each year and I am going to share my Kerala backpacking tips & Kerala itinerary. It's one of the most popular states in India and is considered less touristy than Goa and more "real India" (although in my opinion, all of India is "real"). I love when

Not to Miss Adventure Sports in Varkala

I loved Varkala! It was 10x better than Kovalam in my opinion, which is another popular beach a little further south in Kerala. Varkala is up on a cliff and kind of reminds me of Vagator in Goa. It's a huge tourist destination for Indians and foreigners alike, and it's chilled out enough to swim

Less Touristy Than Munnar | Explore Chinnakanal Tea Fields

I've always wanted to go to the tea fields of India, but never actually thought past Darjeeling, when in fact the fields near Munnar in Kerala are possibly even more popular as a hill station to visit. When backpacking Kerala, this is something not to miss! While on our way with goMowgli, they got news