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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:

  • Currently traveling in NE India!! Hope you are following along on Facebook and Instagram. It’s been amazing so far and Holiday Scout has been awesome. It was -2 C for a little while and there’s no heat in hotels in Arunachal Pradesh, so that was rough lol.
  • I’m crossing my fingers Ben hasn’t acquire another animal while I was gone. After seeing photos I took of the dogs here in NE, he’s like “it’s ALL I want for Christmas, please bring one home!!!” He’s nuts!
  • Blog stuff: I wrote an article about Chandni Chowk (). I’ve been freelancing more which is fun and a cool way to make extra bucks! I was listed in this article  by While I’m Young and Skinny, which was really cool! I did a little as well.

Now your (very very short) story,

I mean how many times can I tell you about fixing my car?

I had some electrical problems and need to take it in for a quick fix.

It was in February. I found a really great place and it turned out it was actually the lightbulbs which just needed changed. It was about 20 rs. Easy Peasy!

Next, I said “great.. now I need the windshield wipers fixed.. they don’t work and I know it’s electric because I just had new ones put on last year”.

He looked at me quizzically and said no. I’m like “what do you mean, no?” 

“madam… it’s not going to rain until June. You have time.”

I explained that although the rains wouldn’t come, since I’m there already, I’d like to have it done then and would happily pay (duh.. take me money dude!). He looked at me like I was crazy to spend money when it was absolutely necessary, fixed it in less than two minutes and I paid.

lol, the logic there was pretty good though right?

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.

2 Comments

  1. Suze November 15, 2015 at 12:12 am - Reply

    That’s a funny story about your car wipers, I can see the logic though!

  2. Tim UrbanDuniya November 17, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

    OMG I love that!! Gorgeous!! And yeah, totally see the logic :)

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