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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.

What I was up to other than here:

  • I’m back in Goa. It’s amazingly green and I remember now that this is actually one of my favorite times of the year here – but remind me that when I’m complaining about no sunshine in a few weeks!
  • If you’re coming to Goa, I have to say we FINALLY just tried the Sunday brunch at the Grand Hyatt and it was amazing. I cannot believe we’ve never been. It’s 1600 Rs for the non-alcoholic option so it’s pretty pricey but for an occasional splurge well worth it. My diet I started when I got back to Goa has failed miserably so far.
  • Ben’s got lots of work in Chennai, Pune, and around the coast of Maharashtra. I’ll be going to Bangalore in the next couple weeks for a project as well. But in general we’re around Goa mostly until I leave for my trip to Israel mid-September.
  • Of course we brought back suitcases of food and snacks. Ben cannot ration to save his life, so he’s eaten like 24 rice krispy treats and given the dogs all their pig ears. I on the other hand, will allow myself the bare minimum so my snacks last all year haha!
  •  asked me to try their video editing software out and I am so obsessed with it. I’d call it the “Canva” of video editing (you know those pretty Pinterest pins that have graphics? bloggers make them with canva because we don’t know how to use photoshop). With Filmora, you can add bokeh effects, lens flares, cute text designs, or even advanced stuff like green screen. It’s user-friendly, (similar interface as iMovie) except offers about 100 exciting effects to use that make videos look cooler. I will definitely be using this with my next goPro video.

filmora

filmora

Now your story,

If you’re driving around in Panjim, the capital of Goa, you might see a sign that surprises you. Take a really close look…best hand job sign indiaCan’t see because my MI phone takes a blurry photo?! Lol, no worries, I zoomed in for you…

best hand job sign india

Yep. That’s a real sign! I have no clue if they know what it means. I think they must. It’s been there since I’ve lived here and I can’t imagine a tourist hasn’t told the owners at some point. Plus, it’s an odd way of wording an actual car washing job so I guess they must know! They could deny it though if the police asked so it’s a pretty clever way to become the famous car wash in town.

This is India!

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

5 Comments

  1. Suze - Luxury Columnist August 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I was interested to read about Vilmora, I’d definitely like to try it out to edit my vlogs

  2. Rosa August 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I enjoy reading all your posts! And it is so interesting to see how Goa is at this time of the year too!

  3. Anuradha Goyal August 28, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I am going to Fontainhas only to check that sign now…

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