New to Werkenntwen? This is where you can start to find blog posts that share more about my personal life including why I live in Goa, how I started blogging, and how I earn an income.

Six Years Later, We’re Engaged!

Six years ago, near the end of my huge first trip to India, I met Ben in a bar in Calangute, Goa and moved to India. Six months ago we took our dogs and cat from India and moved to Mexico... a big adventure! One month ago, Ben proposed to me in the Yucatan. Soooo

Update: 6 Months of Living in Merida, Mexico

Wow, time flies! I feel like it was just a month ago I wrote my one month in Merida update and started it with "time flies!". But it does, and we've really been loving it here in Merida, Mexico. We moved here on May 22, 2018, after years in Goa, India (5 for me, but

Being an Expat in India Compared to Mexico

Lately, I've noticed in Facebook comments people are asking what it's like being an expat in India compared to Mexico and if I can share a little bit about it. It's really hard to compare two countries and I haven't been living in Mexico that long but I want to write about this since you're asking -

How to Journey Calmer and Enjoy the Moment

Many people get pre-trip travel anxiety which is relieved when they land in their destination, but others carry that anxiety while they are on vacation making it so they cannot truly relax and enjoy the moment. I want to talk about being nervous to travel or fly, being afraid to travel, and how to travel

Where to Next? My Upcoming Journey Plans for Summer/Fall ’18

My feet are getting itchy again - and I'm dying to go somewhere totally new! This last year, I did some traveling in North India, Singapore, Malaysia, and the typical USA/UK trips but I didn't really go crazy compared to the year before where I think I went to Finland, Bali, Morocco, Israel, and Latvia

Update: One Month After Moving to Merida

Time flies and it's been a month since we moved from India on the 22nd May to come to Mexico. I know I haven't really been sharing much, and I apologize although I'm sure you haven't even noticed! My mom did, though, so that's something ;) Moving to Merida I thought I'd just have a

Some of My Coolest Memories of Living in India

You know how when someone loses weight or changes but you see them every day, you don't really notice it? I feel like I woke up in Goa every day for 5 years and I don't think anything of it - yet, when I think about the fact I lived in India for over 5 years,

How Living in Goa for 5 Years Has Changed Me

The last time I went to the US, in February, was to renew my visa after my 5-year visa expired. It's hard to believe I moved to Goa that long ago, and have been in India overall (as a traveler) since 2012. As you might have seen, I am leaving India and moving to Mexico!