Twipper of the Week: Rachel Jones from Hippie in Heels.


Current city: Goa, India

Age: 26

Total countries visited: 28

What makes you interesting: Ha! Well, I don’t know that I am! I have been living in India almost three years after leaving my job as a nurse. I met my British boyfriend while traveling and we live in Goa together.

Where and when were you the most culture shocked: I still get culture shock in India, but rarely. I think it’s the most interesting place I’ve been to so far.

What has been the most useful thing you have brought on a trip: I don’t go backpacking without a sleeping bag liner. They are lightweight but great when the bed you’re staying in isn’t that clean or for overnight trains/buses. When you get out of your sleeping bag, you are still fairly clean!

What is the most interesting food you have ever tried and where: There is a small chance I ate dog once accidentally in Uganda. I have eaten scorpion in Thailand and fish heads in Malaysia.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: I’ve learned that travel can be a lifestyle rather than something you do for two weeks each year. I’ve learned how to make a living while still moving from place to place and that starting businesses can be fun. I became a writer, social media consultant, masseuse and candle-maker in the last couple years.

If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be: India; totally unpredictable.

Next travel destination: Thailand & UK.