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This is India! 92

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:

  • This has been a catch up on work week! Nothing too exciting to share… Have been hanging with a friend Amy and her little baby Ava, going to beach, and cooking. Ben’s gone all week so I have to entertain myself. I cooked these recipes and they were really good:  except I just made it all on the stovetop (wouldn’t fit in the toaster!), with rice, and  with pasta but I added sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Ben’s friend Dom is getting married to this really sweet girl (Massy, in the pic below!) who lives in Singapore so we are going to be there in May for a wedding. We went to visit them a couple years ago so we’ve already done some of the touristy things. Not sure if we will have time to stay after the wedding and explore or if Ben will need to be back in India for work. If you’ve been to Singapore, what would you do a second time around?

singapore nightlife

Singapore Foodeating all the food we could find in Singapore (and being really sweaty messes)!

Now your story,

During my recent stay at Alila Diwa in South Goa, I saw on their plans they were having a “Goan market night”. At first thought I wasn’t too excited since I literally go to a Goan market everyday and thought it was more for people who were just passing through Goa- staying at a 5 star hotel and not getting out to experience things.

We went anyways to check it out and I was so surprised to realize everything we were seeing we had no idea was Goan lol. Ben and I even messaged our friend Ryance with photos and videos saying is this really Goan? He’s like yup.

Little did we know!

goan night at alila diwaI did a little crafting- which is one of my favorite activites and made this fish from bamboo. Harder than it looks. The lady was like now you can make them on your own. I’m like yeahhhh (but no, I can’t sadly haha)

Then during dinner the dancing started! It was crazy! See below:goan night at alila diwa

goan night at alila diwa

goan night at alila diwa

goan night at alila diwa

goan night at alila diwa

Yeah, that’s a guy one stilts and people dancing with candles on their heads! I’ve never seen it in Goa after nearly 3 years here so maybe I’m not exploring deep enough… Have you seen this?

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.

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  1. deepak sharma March 14, 2016 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    am your biggest fane…wanna meet you ones in life…my wsh

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