Thursday, January 17, 2008

HELLO, EINDHOVEN ...!

                             

I spent most of the day today in meetings in Eindhoven, a city in the south of Holland.  Unlike the quaint and cozy villages which surround it, Eindhoven is an industrial center, a magnet for high-tech companies.  As a result, it has become the city that locals love to hate.  A popular joke goes, "Congratulations, you've just won top prize in a contest:  A week's vacation in Eindhoven.  Booby Prize is two weeks in Eindhoven."  I disagree.  If you can get around the "industrial" look, there are plenty of nice shops, restaurants and things to do here.  The only thing I haven't found yet in Eindhoven is a Starbucks ...! 

10 comments:

ab45yui said...

LOL, poor Marty!  Make sure to slow down and smell the tulips!  :-)

bvaneps834 said...

That is terrible------that there is no Starbucks. Are you in withdrawal yet? Barb

deshelestraci said...

Ack!  No Starbucks?!  Whatever will you do?!  LOL  Glad it has nice shops and such.  The picture is a little grim.
Traci

princesssaurora said...

You need to email Starbucks to rectify that as soon as possible!  There is always something about a diamond in the rough... enjoy your trip!  Be safe!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

gazker said...

Don't ya find Dutch coffee is nicer than Starbucks anyway?
Gaz ;-)

kattytrick said...

Hay there Mr. Gad-a-bout! According to a news report here in USA. Starbucks has been re-accured by it's original founder, His plan is to down size a bit and re-personalize. Artical went on to say how the recient rapid growth had been ill-advised and un-healthy for the Company, and that "quality" not "quantity" would be the way of the future as had been in the past...Me?... I'm the Kid with my face pressed to the toy store window, humming to myself the tune by Carrlie Simon..."Antisipation"!..Wanna make it a duet?...lol Hurry home. I'll put a candle in frount of my computer screen for you! ....Hosta my friend...Kittie ; - }

beckiepainton said...

you say its a magnet, are you stuck to a wall by your steel toe caps/do you need help?? Beckie x

helmswondermom said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Editor's Pick this week.  I'm finding your journal very intersesting and look forward to dropping by again.
Lori

topazscorpio27 said...

Congrats on being a guest editor's pick! -Dawn-

Anonymous said...

omgod i leave in Eindhoven ant is realy terrible that we havent a starbucks there but in Utrecht and Amsterdam you got it i hope we have soon whan