3 Top things to do in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Have a look at my video of a winter weekend in Dusseldorf.

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Vlogging equipment: You want to be the Team Overkill… seriously?

Ok,  I admit, I subscribe to this guy YT channel and every time he goes to a camera store, I drool. He buys and changes expensive lenses / cameras just like eating pizzas (often and too many). Riding a lambo, yacht or heli to make  footages become ordinary things for him and when he announced that he will be hiring for his team overkill, 2000+ people applied… o my.. I guess we all want a taste of luxuries.

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That being said, I still agree with  Casey Neistat that gear doesn’t matter. As a creator of course I want the top tier gear and gadgets, but as an aspiring minimalist I have to go back to what I really need at this particular point in time (I try to not chopped an apple with an axe, so to speak).

Here are my beginner movie making main gear and why I chose them:

Camera: Canon 60D (it has the flip screen, good face auto focus, and can shoot HD) you can buy it here:

Splurge option: Canon 80D  (US), http://amzn.to/2jq4TVN (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kNlHGn (EU).

Lens: Tamron 28 – 75mm, F:2.8 macro (good depth of field reach) you can buy it here:

Splurge optionCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens (US), http://amzn.to/2kmO8K6 (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kLThZZ (EU).

Tripod: Peter Hadley Equipment  (light weight, perfect height, multiple functions)

Splurge option: Manfrotto MVH500AH Lightweight Fluid Video System with Bag  (US), http://amzn.to/2jqjdNV (UK) or http://amzn.to/2knsR38 (EU).

Lighting: YONGNUO Pro LED Video Light (dimmable cheap light, small easy to mount and carry) you can buy it here:

Splurge option: http://amzn.to/2jqTXaf (US), http://amzn.to/2kmDCCK (UK) or http://amzn.to/2jqdF6b (EU).

Microphone: Rode VideoMicro  (small, light, no battery and windshield included)

Splurge option: Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera (US), http://amzn.to/2kcJo7V (UK), http://amzn.to/2kcMdpz (EU)

 

Vegan Drink Mix: Ginger Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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.