Sahana Prakash, Mumbai, India
Sahana Prakash, who hails from Mumbai, India, misses spicy, tasty food, but enjoys living in Eindhoven
Function: Freelance Copywriter, Content Writer, Marketing and Communications Professional
Eindhoven is... A city, which is developing and growing. Although I feel, it has more potential and capacity to grow than what is already being harnessed. For example, it has lot of international talent, but the awareness amongst people/locals about their capacities is low.
Why did you move to the Southeast Netherlands?
I moved here after my marriage.
How long have you lived in the Southeast Netherlands?
I have lived here for about a year and three months...
What is your job title/ function?
I am a freelance copywriter, content writer, marketing and communications professional. I freelance for companies in Amsterdam and Eindhoven under the name of Hooplah Advertising. What is your favorite motto, and what is its significance? Try, try, and try till you succeed. It was the undying determination that found opportunities for me in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Eindhoven.
Is there anything that you wish you knew before moving here?
Yeah, that the city centre is open only till 6.00 pm
Are you a member of any international organizations or clubs?
The Hub, Expat Center etc
What is your best piece of advice for other expats?
Keep an open mind, and embrace the place and its culture. Don't let any preconceived notions or hearsay form an impression about the city.
What was your first impression of the Southeast Netherlands?
Small, but well connected to all other European countries. I was amazed and surprised by the possibilities for travel it could offer.
Did you experience culture shock?
Well, not much. But, I still can't eat my dinner at 6.30 pm
What do you miss most from home?
Food, spicy food, tasty food...
If you had to leave the Southeast Netherlands tomorrow, what would you miss?
Oh my bike, I would surely miss riding it. Just love biking around here; it's the best part about Holland.
Is the Southeast Netherlands international?
Of course, very much
What is missing in the Southeast Netherlands?
Options of vegetables and fruits to choose from are limited, as compared to other countries. Also, a well connected tram system within Southeast Netherlands.
What is your favorite part about living in this part of the Netherlands?
Other countries, like Belgium, Germany, France are close to this part of Netherlands. This makes it easy to explore Europe.
If you could go back in time, to before you moved here, would you still move?
Ya sure, any experience is what you make out of it!!!
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