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This is India! 55

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 home I’m home! In Ohio that is. Poor Ben is in Goa working his ass off on tons of important reef business and training our insane dog to be a decent little beach dog while I’m gone.
  • Ok now for stuff I’ve been up to in the blogging internet world… India Times wrote an article about 7 bloggers from overseas who traveled to India and loved it and I was one of them. Also, I wrote a guide for Goa here. Holidify made a list of the top travel bloggers in India and I was listed (woohoo) and the thing I’m most excited about: being #37 on this list of top 100 female travel bloggers based on traffic to the site.

Now your story,

Living in the “jungle” bring little.. and BIG… jungle creatures. This video was taken by our friend Ryance just outside our house. Super! Oh and MOM: don’t watch this unless you want to pass out lol

In case you’re wondering what to do if you see a python: you should call animal rescue because these 8 foot pythons need to be taken further out into the jungle or locals may kill them.

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.


  1. Ashley June 22, 2015 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Oh god! That would be insane to see right outside of your house!!

  2. Jacqueline Hanser June 26, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Hey rachel. How did you handle your first trip in india with your blond hair?;is it a problem? Should we change our colour?;thank you!

  3. Haili Britton July 7, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Ohhh helllll nooooo! Haha

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