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Diversité au marché de Meidling

DSC_7223Deux femmes à l’honneur aujourd’hui dans la série de portraits de celles et ceux qui font le marché de Meidling. Après Gajendra, un Indien, ancien joueur national de hockey sur gazon dans l’équipe de Yougoslavie devenu marchand de salaisons sur le marché, voici donc Kokeb d’Ethiopie et Anna de France, deux femmes qui partagent le courage d’entreprendre de Ruwan, qui tient lui un restaurant sri lankais à deux pas du marché. Lire la suite

8 juillet 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Un commentaire

The Babelian part of Meidling!

For a change, this entry will not directly deal with the news in Austria. I would just like to present one of the fascinating people of my neighbourhood. I live in Meidling, which is a very popular district in Vienna. On the main pedestrian street, you can hardly hear German, welcome in the Babelian part of Vienna! Whereas I have the feeling that Favoriten and Ottakring are largely dominated by Turks and people of the former Yougoslavia, we also have people from Africa and India in Meidling. At the market, this morning, I met a very nice guy, Gajendra. He is selling pork products and cheese from Vorarlberg. We started to chat and when I told him I was French, he said « Oh great, I’ve been to Paris many times, also La Baule. You know this city? Yes, in Brittany, there is always a big tournament there. I was a professional field Hockey player, « Hockey sur gazon ». With my team, one year we were second, one year we were champions, I played for many years. I’m from India but I played for Yugoslavia, I arrived in Yugoslavia in 1979, but then it became difficult in the country… I was young. I had friends in Austria, this is how I came here, but my family is still in Serbia. I have a friend in Vorarlberg, she is selling this product, now I work with her, we joined for the business. » Lire la suite

25 novembre 2011 Posted by | Autriche | , | Laisser un commentaire