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Rambling musings from … #1

June 3rd, 2011

Filed under: LIFESTYLE


Ah! A new file type for The Dossier. This time, with guest blogger Christopher Rawlins, we hit the streets of Eindhoven using his tried and tested – yet experimental for me! – technique of talking to complete strangers. My extra challenge? The interviews were to be conducted in Dutch.

So, armed with mildly topical questions, we nabbed unsuspecting interviewees and chatted to Martijn, Levi, Nicole and Jenny, four 20-somethings from Eindhoven and beyoooooond!

Name: Martijn
Age:
25
Originally from:
Eindhoven
Occupation: Student of Small Business and Retail management
Are you going on holidays this long weekend?: No, I have to work. But I have holidays planned for Thailand. I leave for a month, on 6 August!
What would you do if you were going away for 4 days?: I’d grab a plane and fly to Barcelona.

What’s there to do if you’re hanging in Eindhoven for a 4-day long weekend?: Hit the town at Stratumseinde for a night out – I’d recommend Cafe TracĂ© as a good spot. Check out Djam on the Grote Berg. Actually this area (Kleine Berg) is really great for coffee, a meal or just drinks. It’s cosier than the market; it has a sort of boulevard feel..

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Name: Levi
Age:
29
Originally from:
Seattle
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Are you going on holidays this long weekend?: My four colleagues and I are travelling through the Netherlands for 2 weeks. We’re heading to Amsterdam tomorrow.
What have you done since you’ve been in Eindhoven? What do you think of it?: We’ve been having an awesome time just hanging out with the guys from Dragon Tattoo who we met at a tattoo conference a couple of years back. We’re going for dinner soon, but I don’t know where yet. I really like how Eindhoven’s different to other towns in the Netherlands. It’s sort of modern and … like a weird American strip mall centre. And the people! They’re so relaxed – no one walks around angry.
Will you come back to visit?: Definitely.

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Name: Nicole and Jenny with a ‘y
Age:
26 and 21
Originally from:
not Eindhoven!
Occupation: (They were in a rush, but I think they were in the middle of setting up a camera shoot, which seemed pretty cool … maybe stylists?)
Are you going on holidays this long weekend?: Nope, unfortunately.
What would you do if you were going away for 4 days?: Maybe go to a nice city in the Netherlands. But where? Hmmm… I know, jump on a plane to Italy – Rome, Florence, Milan!
What’s there to do if you’re hanging in Eindhoven for a 4-day long weekend?: You can always sit outside and have a drink on a terrace, or go out dancing, or to the movies. If it’s nice weather, go to a nice spot like beachpark Aquabest. And if it’s bad weather, of course there’s shopping …
Fave shop?: Magda!

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