• Tower Bridge, London

    Settling down…for the moment

    We haven't updated Red Door Ponderings since August - how did that happen.  So, as you can tell by the title, we have stopped moving for a while.  Well actually, we stopped in November - but time has whizzed by and life managed to get in the way. We decided to stop in London for a while.  We are both gainfully employed, which is great but a slight shock to the system after a good amount of time travelling and working.  We have been housesitting for a few months and hopefully will be moving into our own apartment in a month. We have settled in London and are still managing to travel.…

  • Central Station, Rotterdam

    And….We’re Back

    We have been missing in action for a while from this space.  We have been travelling for nine months now, and just returned to the UK after 11 weeks on the road. So now it is time to refocus, spend a lot of time updating Red Door Ponderings, and either getting jobs or creating new opportunities. \We have been living out of a suitcase for 12 months.  We are still talking to each other and, dare I say it, even enjoying each others company a bit more.  I recently wrote a piece on my experiences travelling as an indigenous woman and realised that while we have been posting a bit here…

  • Top Things to do in Bath
    Europe,  UK

    Top Things to do in Bath, UK

    Bath is one of our favourite destinations to visit in the UK.  We have been lucky enough to visit and housesit in Bath several times over the last six months and are looking forward to returning later in the year. Visiting Bath sometimes feels like you are stepping through a doorway in time where Elizabeth Bennett could come striding around the corner at any moment.  This is not to say that Bath is stuck in time. It is a wonderful city to explore & experience a Georgian landscape and cityscape. With an easily walkable town centre, intact Georgian streetscapes, and houses perched on the hills surrounding the town, it is not surprising…

  • Beautiful Things to see in Porto
    Culture,  Europe,  Portugal,  Portugal

    Beautiful Things to see in Porto

    Of the many things to do in Porto, one of the best is to walk the streets and admire the beauty of this lovely City.  Porto is a feast for the eyes.  If you like design, architecture and street art, then Porto is a wonderful destination to visit.  From Ajulejo tiles to intricate doorknobs, exploring the art and design overflowing on Porto streets has to be one of the top things to do in Porto, Portugal. We have fallen in love with Porto.  Well, to be honest, we have fallen hard. Portugal’s second largest city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Another fabulous World Heritage Site you should add to your…

  • Culture,  Destinations,  Europe

    16 Places to Find Great Street Art

    16 Of The Best Street Art Spots Around the World If you love Art, travelling and getting off the beaten track then discovering new Street Art locations could be your next travel bonanza.  In this article, we are lucky to have 16 travelers from across the globe share their favorite Street Art spots.  You may be familiar with some of these spots, and hopefully, some will be new to you and may make the list for your future travels.   Our first official introduction to Street Art was in post quake Christchurch, which held a Street Art Festival and is now one of the key New Zealand destinations for Street Art.  While…

  • Top things to do in Lyon
    Europe,  France

    Top Things to do in Lyon

    Frаnсе’ѕ third-lаrgеѕt city iѕ the French gаѕtrоnоmiс capital with a сulinаrу ѕрirit thаt реrvаdеѕ frоm Michelin-starred restaurants tо modest bоuсhоnѕ. Thе fоrkѕ оf thе Rivеr Sâone and Rivеr Rhônе соnvеrgе in this еlеgаnt city where Rоmаn ruins mееt UNESCO-classified mеdiеvаl lanes, baroque squares, аnd соntеmроrаrу icons such аѕ thе nеw Muѕéе dе lа Cоnfluеnсе еthnоlоgу muѕеum. Lуоn iѕ thе perfect сitу break as it’ѕ оnlу 2 hr. bу train frоm Paris.  We loved the time we spent in Lyon, wandering through its historic streets, visiting museums, and eating sublime food. If you are looking for things to do in Lyon, France then keep reading. This article may contain compensated links. …

  • Europe,  Food

    Five Foods to try in the Netherlands

    In this article I will suggest to you as to how good Dutch food is in the Netherlands. We were in an Airbnb and being a chef, I am inclined to cook at home. We do, however, like to head out to try some of the local cuisine and experience the food culture of the countries we are visiting. Why you should try these great foods If you are travelling to the Netherlands, this is a list of the Dutch food we tasted and loved, hopefully you will too. A great way to absorb some Dutch culture is through the food, although scrumptious it’s not all gouda cheese and liquorice.…

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