Rocky Mountains

TownAlthough driving more than 2.000 kilometers in four days, without too much sleep, nothing will ever replace Internex’s amazing trip to the Rockies.  Early Friday morning a group of people from all over the world stepped into a bus, left Vancouver and took out on a journey to The Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Our tour guide was Hayley from West Trek Tours, who made this trip as unforgettable as it was, together with our bus driver Handsome Ian. We drove along the highway until we reached the beautiful town Hope where we had some pit stop and we already were surrounded by mountains. Next stop was in Kelowna were we had a picnic on the beach, enjoyed the hot sun and took a swim in the refreshing Kelowna Lake.  Back on the Canadian Okanakan highway we drove along the Okanakan lake until we made another pit stop at a farmers market to pick up some delicious fruits to enjoy on the way.huts

 

Finally before sunset we made it to the Mountain View Cabins in Golden.  After a long drive we were all hungry so the cabin hosts made us a BBQ dinner and after the dinner we grilled some marshmallows on a bonfire. Can you imagine sitting around a bonfire up in the mountains in RockiesCampfiremiddle of nowhere were you can smell the nature all around you?  Surrounded by forests and wild animals and being told stories of people running away from a bears? The night turned into a bonfire party, were our lovely guide Hayley sang country songs and played her ukulele and we all sang along. What a wonderful night!

 

 

 

 

Early Saturday morning we drove back on the highway until we reached rockies1Alberta State and guess what?  We drove back in time. We arrived into Banff National Park where I’m pretty sure the most beautiful nature on this earth exists. First we went to see Emerald Lake and Lake Louise, a stunning beautiful lakes, as blue as the sky, with mountains all around them. Almost like standing in front of a picture. Then it was time to see Lake Louise from above. We drove down to the Lake Louise ski resort and had a lunch buffet before we took the gondola up to a mountain were we got the most amazing view ever. sheepOn our way up, we searched for some wild animals in the forest, but I guess they were hiding.  However we got lucky on our way back.  We found them.  Yes guys, up in the wild nature on our way back in the bus we finally saw some bears. Not just one or two, no we saw seven bears.  A black bear mother, feeding her two little cubs and the cutest grizzle bears hiding between the trees. I actually didn’t know that on this earth there existed a place where wild bears could just chill along the road, but now I know🙂

 

Next we drove to the cute little mountain town Banff to check in to our hotel and have some relaxing time before dinner. It was Saturday night, so people were in mood for partying. We went to a pub for a drink or two and then we found a nightclub in town. Have you ever visited a nightclub up in the mountains? If not, there is one in Banff ;)

Sunday morning we woke up early and had our breakfast from Tim Horton. We had a long day ahead, the biggest sightseeing day on the trip.  We went to see Lake Minnewanka / Two Jack Lake, Bow lake and Moraine lake, which was even more stunning than Lake Louise. What a nature and what a place. The last lake we saw was Peyto Lake, were we took a polar bear swim were the water is only  5,5 degrees.  That was pretty awesome.  Then we drove in to the Jasper National park were we had the highlight of the day, The Columbia Ice field. The largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains which is about 325 square kilometres (125 sq mi) in area, 100 metres (330 ft) to 365 metres (1,198 ft) in depth and receives up to 7 metres (280 in) of snowfall per year. RockisCarOur glacier adventure began with an opportunity to ride on the surface in the all-terrain Ice Explorer – a massive vehicle specially designed for glacier travel, and there are only 23 of them in the whole world. When we came up to the glacier, we walked on the ice and filled our water bottle with fresh glacier water. Defiantly the best water we’d ever taste. It was a perfect time to capture the beauty of the Ice field’s breathtaking mountain setting.clatier

Back on the highway on our way to Mount Robson, we made a stop at the Athabasca Falls, the most powerful waterfall in the Rocky Mountains which was pretty amazing. It was cold so we found a Belgium waffle man and had some hot drinks and waffles there. Then we kept driving and were we almost reached Mount Robson, the highest peak of The Rocky Mountains, we unfortunately drove into a thick black fog where our beautiful sunny weather changed into heavy rain. Too bad for a view on Mount Robson. Before dinnertime, we made it to our country hotel in Mt. Robson, were we checked in and had a nice warm shower. kowboysA real country night was about to start, yes ladies and gentleman we were now all ready to see some real cowboys. We were picked up of the cowboys and their cowgirls who drove us to their ranch and served us a dinner and drinks. The dinner party soon changes to a wild cowboy party were we all danced line dance late into the night. Monday morning we drove back to Vancouver.

Thank you all for joining us on this unforgettable Rocky Mountains trip. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as the PR team.

 

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PR Team

 

 

What is so special about Portland?

portland downtownWhat’s so special about Portland, you might think? Why should I go on a roadtrip there? Well my friend let me tell you. Portland is the largest city in the state Oregon and is best known for its many parks, bridges, microbreweries and the International Rose Test Garden. You might have heard of Portland as, Rose City, PDX or Stumptown, but what makes this city special and fun to visit is the hipster vibe. You can run into fully grown men with big beards sewing their clothes on an old fashioned and non electrical sewing machine. Portland is a city that embraces self-expression and the inner artist! The city is all about getting down to earth which is clear in the many different cafes, breweries, bakeries where only the finest ecological ingredients are used. It’s homemade, fresh, delicious and WORTH A TRY.
Portland is really serious about being casual and about not getting caught up with things. The atmosphere is low key and supportive of those who are different. The citizens of Portland definitely want their city to be like no other and their unofficial slogan for the city is “Keep Portland weird” which is something you will quickly notice when you are there. We have put all the best things Portland has to offer into our 3-day trip and we are so much looking forward to it.picture portland
Down below you can see an overview of the program for the trip.

PORTLAND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

FRIDAY
*International Rose Test Garden

*Dinner

*Free time in Portland

SATURDAY
*Woodburn Outlet Mall (no sales tax here = much cheaper price)

*Hollywood Theatre (optional)

*Dinner and a SURPRISE

*The Escape Night Club (15$ – all ages – optional)

SUNDAY
*Walking Tour:Secrets of Portlandia

*Voodoo Doughnut shop

*”Keep Portland Weird” group photo

We hope this blogpost came you a better idea of what kind of city Portland is and remember you can already come to the INTERNeX office and secure your seat on the trip.
For more information on the trip follow this link -> Roadtrip to Portland
The ticket price is ONLY 260$

We hope to see you! – PR Team at INTERNeX

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Legends of the Traveler – A game of choice

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Legends of the Traveler is an upcoming action adventure video game developed by R. Simon Kaebe, who is managing the INTERNeX PR department since its creation in January 2009. He officially started with Jannik, his lead developer, last year Augusts and has been working on this project since then. Caleb, who is the community manager and writer, as well as Alex, the character designer have joined the team later and helped moving the project forward. During the interview Simon mentioned also the help from talented individuals such as Karl, who provided some of the early artwork based on Simons more general description of the main characters. I had the pleasure to interview the team and ask them a few questions.

What is the game about?
The game takes place in the mystical world of Reed. Reed is for the most parts a rather peaceful world aside from some fights and insignificant wars between smaller Kingdoms. Reed is a world full of variety. Ranging from cold fjords of the northern regions to dry and endless deserts of the south. Species on Reed also varies in terms of race and abilities. Each region will have a noticeably unique culture, evident in the buildings, the people, the roads and many other visual clues, making it a new experience each time the player travels through different regions, countries and even cities. Through interactions with the player and NPC’s throughout the game, the player will begin to understand the various cultural and political happenings in the world. Throughout the game, The Traveler can choose to fulfil the quests, or complete them in a way that only benefits himself. It’s with this freedom that The Traveler develops either a solitary or social standing in the world, and future encounters will be different based on The Travelers reputation. The game changes depending on choices made by the player.

Caleb – “It’s about people coming together to defeat an enemy despite their differences. Two friends going on an adventure, but the adventure twists and turns out to be far from expected”

How did you get the idea for the story?

Simon – “I used to play a lot of pen and paper games when I was younger and was even writing adventures for our group. It was back then I had the first time the idea for this epic story.”

The story around “The Traveler” and the character itself stems from the Simon’s early adulthood. Simon played a virility of pen and paper games with a group of his friends and many core ideas of Legends of The Traveler were born during that time. Over the years, Simon has re-written the story countless times, had attempted to write a book and later developed his own pen and paper game. Simon and his team spent days play testing the game, balancing the 150+ monsters and many races including their possible occupations.

How does the future look like for Legends of the Traveler?
Legends of the Traveler should be done in 2 years time, if everything goes as planned. The team is currently working part time on the game. However depending on the success of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign, planned in October 2016, the team will begin to work full-time on the game. Two more titles have already been thought of in addition to the first one. Therefore Legends of the Traveller could become a trilogy.

We are wishing the Legends of the Traveler team all the best and hope they will have a successful Kickstarter. If you like to know more go to these links:

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LegendsOfTheTraveler
Website:  http://legendsofthetraveler.com/

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Lynn Canyon

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Last weekend the sun was shining in Vancouver and we went on a little trip to a beautiful nature park called Lynn Canyon, located in North Vancouver. The park was amazing with a lot of hiking trails, waterfalls and the famous Lynn Canyon suspension Bridge.

 

LynnCanyonBridgeAfter walking over the bridge we went exploring the park by hiking and searched for some black bears in the forest.  Unfortunately we didn’t saw any bears, but hopefully next time🙂 On our way through the park, we saw people jumping in the water from cliffs and Holy Jesus, the rescue theme was in action.  After a relaxing hike it was time for coffee and snack at the delicious Lynn Canyons Coffee shop.  It was a hot day so we ended up bathing in the cool water. What a perfect day in a beautiful Canadian nature.

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Thank you guys for joining us on this amazing day trip.

Cheers🙂

Video Challenge – INTERNeX’s newest competition

Up for a challenge? Internex’s newest competition has begun and it’s all about you. The competition is called Video Challenge and is about showing you in action at your workplace.
Telling us what you do and show it to us. The PR team will come to your workplace and film you in action (only if your workplace is in Vancouver), so all you have to do is ask for permission from your workplace. The rest is taking care of by the PR team. Now you’re probably thinking, “so what’s in it for me”? At the end of the video you’ll get 7 seconds to do something4905577692_b07deff599_o funny.
It can be a funny face, dance or a funny thing that’s at your workplace. It’s totally up to you.  The video with the funniest 7 seconds will win 2 tickets to Whistler sponsored by West Trek Tours.
Learn more about the prize by following this link: https://www.westtrek.com/
Contact the PR team as soon as possible on Facebook if you are interested!

Ps. You can still be a participant in the competition if your workplace isn’t in Vancouver. Contact the PR team and we’ll tell you how.

 

Review River Rafting Big Wolf Tour

oh boy, oh boy was this trip AMAZING! Sunday at 1 pm we took off in Lee’s van called Big Mama Wolf. We drove on Canada’s longest highway and listened to a lot of awesome 13679924_10154359985097103_2090505423507798491_osongs. After a quick stop at a supermarket we arrived at the Chilliwack River Rafting campsite. Despite the burning sun, we got our tents up almost without a sweat. Then it was time to enjoy the nice weather, some decided to take a swim and others were enjoying a cool drink at the beautiful river. Later on we played games such as beer pong and beach volley ball. For dinner our tour guide, Lee made us some delicious BBQ burgers and after our stomachs got full we partied until very late. One of the owners of the campsite played songs on his guitar and we all danced and sang along to his tunes. Around the bonfire, we made new friends from Ireland and Australia and had an amazing time.

Early next day, it was time fo13923448_1575821546059885_5682653342341186320_or breakfast. On the menu were sausages, American pancakes and eggs. After breakfast we got on the bus and drove up to the river where our boats were waiting. We split up into groups of 6 people and in the boat our river rafting guides gave us a safety lesson before sailing out on the river. Sailing over the rapids was a true challenge but was still exciting and so much fun.  Our paddling skills were definitely put to the test! Half way trough we sailed to the bottom of a 5 meters tall cliff climbed up and jumped back into the river.
After a w13913862_1575819816060058_775053504067996531_ohile we got back into our boats and sailed towards the next rapids. The final rapid was called The Rollercoaster and was the wildest one of them all! The water splashed into our faces and all over the boat but everyone survived.  After the river rafting we headed back to the campsite for lunch and packed our tents and bags.

The PR team wants to thank everyone on the trip for a fantastic experience and the best time together. We also want thank Lee Henderson from Big Wolf Tours for putting this awesome trip together. If you want to check out Big Wolf Tours follow this link: http://www.bigwolftours.com/

Celebration of light

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Last Wednesday we went to The English Bay to celebrate the festival, Celebration of lights. We decided to go there during the day to get the best spot for the night. We had a grate day on the beach,were we played ball games, chilled in the hot sun and later on we had some delicious burgers & pizza.

The weather was great and when the sun went down, the big firework show started. It was  AMAZING. To to be honest, the best fireworks I’ve ever seen in my life😉

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Thank you all guys for showing up

Cheers