Düsseldorf is a great city that can be easy reachable by bus, train or plane from multiple cities in Europe, that makes it a good weekend getaway city trip.
So without further due, let’s see what’s my top 3 things to do in Düsseldorf:
Window shopping at the Königsallee, where you could gawk at luxury brand showrooms and at the same time enjoy walking along side the beautiful Düsseldorf canal.
Rheinturm or The Rhine Tower, to get a good glimpse of the city own vibes you could go to this tower and have a “look around” Düsseldorf while drinking your favorite beverage.
Düsseldorf‘s Rhine embankment promenade, This is the literally should be one of the highlights of your visit in Dusseldorf. River view dining, art gazing at The Kunst im Tunnel or just take a romantic stroll and enjoy the picturesque view.
Have a look at my video of a winter weekend in Dusseldorf.
Hot chocolate, warm blanket and a good book is a great way to spend your cold winter evening.
My favorite hot chocolate mix is: Ginger, Peppermint and Marshmallow.
- one cup of almond milk
- 75 gr rice milk chocolate
- peeled fresh ginger
- a table spoon of organic cocoa powder
- brown sugar (to taste)
- vegan marshmallow
- peppermint candy-cane
See how to make the hot choco and other drinks down below.
Can you smell the holiday season already? Yes, the smell of home baked Christmas cookies or ginger bread, mulled wine…Christmas for me is more about traditions than a religious celebration, growing up as a TCK I really missed having good family traditions especially during the holidays as different cultures have different holiday traditions.
Now that my kids are TCKs as well, we try to make our own traditions, like using a real Christmas tree that we keep alive since 2 years ago. It would be nice to see the tree grows as the children grow. We also keep the decor minimal, I feel annoyed when I see a Christmas tree so over decorated that you can not even see the leaves, decorations suppose to accentuate not to cover the whole thing… poor tree.
This year, to keep up with the minimalist theme, we started a new tradition and decided to have a €5 challenge for gifts, so only things that cost €5 to buy or to make for each recipient. We want to enjoy the season more instead of having the “rush”.
Happy Holidays All!