How was the weekend

Wow, such a great weekend! Last Saturday, INTERNeX went to a Christmas market in Downtown – known as a traditional German Christmas market where they offer its visitors traditional gluhwein, goulash, handmade jewellery, Christmas carols and a lot more. If you haven’t visited the market yet, make sure to visit it before the 24th of december! I am sure you will find Christmas gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to something nice. As you can see in the pictures we totally enjoyed the Christmas market while drinking our hot gluhwein and singing Christmas carols in the cold, rainy weather. A market full of coziness 🙂 

Sunday was a chill day at home. We decided to go for a Sunday walk in the early afternoon, we bought a cup of coffee and headed towards Queen Elizabeth Park. Have you heard about this park before? The park is located in South Cambie, on a hill 125 meters above sea level which is the highest point in Vancouver with a view over the park, the city and mountains on the North Shore. The park has a beautiful garden with a collection of exotic trees, nature and sports areas where you can play tennis, Pitch and Putt, disc golf and more. I don’t want to spoil too much so make sure to not miss it on your Vancouver bucket list! The park is huge so if you are planning a visit, bring warm clothes when exploring the area and maybe even a hot drink to warm you up?:)

This was my weekend and I hope you had a great one, I can’t wait to hear all about it on this week’s Pub Night 🙂

Cheers

Ida

What to do on the weekend

The weekend is here and I want to give you some inspiration of what you can do on the weekend:

On Saturday INTERNeX is going to a Christmas Market at the Olympic Cauldron, near Waterfront station, where we have the chance to try out Gourmet food, authentic German drinks and sweets that will keep our hearts warm and bellies full as we make our way through this ongoing event in Vancouver. The market offers over 90 artisan vendors, endless holiday cheers, traditional German cuisine, live entertainment and more. I can’t wait to sing Christmas Carols while we are there, haha! 😉 Are you into Christmas Markets? What are your Christmas Market experiences like? Let me know if you want to join us this Saturday 🙂 

Another activity I can recommend you is a visit to a Planetarium located at Kitsilano Beach. This Planetarium is also known as “Like no place on Earth”. The planetarium offers its visitors miraculous events on large screen projectors of the solar system, star theatres, historical astrology and more. I think planetariums are so cool and if you get the chance to visit you should definitely visit one! We went to a Planetarium of sorts on my last Rockies tour and you can read all about my star gazing experience in a previous blog post from August of this year. Check it out! 

Least but not last: The Peak of Christmas on Grouse Mountain. This event opens on November 25th and is an ongoing event until January 2nd. This event offers its visitors a visit to Santa’s workshop where you can meet Santa himself, meet the reindeer Dancer and Vixen, experience the Light Walk among sparkling lights in a magical winter wonderland, experience the Mountaintop Skating Pond and much more. Are you ready for this Christmas experience on Grouse Mountain? Let me know, as I want to go there and we can experience this event together 🙂 

This is some inspiration for what you can do on the weekend. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you will have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week!

Cheers

Ida

New ‘Kid’ on the blog

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing and welcoming Imran. He is 21 years old from Dublin, Ireland and we are so happy to have him here with us 🙂

He recently arrived in Vancouver and plan to stay here as long as possible as he got a two year work and holiday visa. Later in spring he plans to start an internship to gain new experiences of working abroad. He also told me that he just graduated from University in Dublin where he studied for three years. Why Canada? He says he has family living in Toronto, they have been living there over ten years and he had a great chance to visit Canada more than once and explore Toronto. He has always wanted to see what the western side of Canada looks like and today he’s living here in Vancouver. Life is an adventure for sure! 

I asked him if he has anything on his bucket list while he is here and he says he’d like to go ski in the mountains and to see the Rocky Mountains and explore as much as possible. Hobbies? He likes to play Playstation 5 and he played Rugby for about 6 years but he had to stop due to injuries. He likes to hang out with friends and party, lucky you since Vancouver is known for having some really great nightclubs, you should check them out! 🙂

Last but not least, many of you might be wondering what his favourite food is and its Chicken wings! Vancouver has a lot to offer when it comes to food, so make sure you go out on an empty stomach 😉

We really hope he will have a great time here in Vancouver and Canada, but I am pretty sure he will 🙂

Let’s meet him and get to know him better at tonight’s Pub Night!

Cheers

Ida

How was the weekend

What a great weekend: Last Friday INTERNeX went to a Hockey Game to watch the Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings.

This was my first Hockey Game experience in Vancouver and my first Hockey Game experience in about 13 years (feels so weird to say that, 13 years!!). Anyway, once inside of the arena we stopped at a few shops to buy some merchandise and food (fries) to get into the Hockey spirit. Our seats were high above the ice and we had a great view all over the arena. The atmosphere was magical in the arena and Vancouver Canucks won the game 4-1 🙂 The best experience really, we definitely have to go to see another Hockey Game very soon! 🙂 This was the first Hockey-experience for some of the candidates and as you can see in the pictures we had a great time and enjoyed the game 🙂 

Last Saturday was a shopping day. Me and my roomie went to stores not far from where we live. We bought chargers and batteries as my roomie recently got her DIY-papershoot camera. Don’t know what it is? Look it up, its pretty much the same as its name and since I’m also into photography I think its a really cool camera, especially when it comes to DIY. I love the creativity of it. Anyway, on the way back home we couldn’t resist from taking pictures of Vancouvers skyline, wow what a view! I really understand why people want to live here: the city is surrounded by incredible nature and we are lucky to call it our backyard 🙂 Want to join me experience Grouse Mountain in snow next weekend? Let me know, I can’t wait to explore it! 

I really hope you had a great weekend and I can’t wait to hear all about it on this week’s Pub Night 🙂

Cheers

Ida

What to do on the weekend

Another week has come to an end and here are some inspiration of what you can do this weekend:

Today INTERNeX is going to a Hockey Game tonight to see the Vancouver Canucks against Los Angeles Kings. This is going to be my first Hockey Game experience here in Vancouver and I am so excited! Luckily we got some tickets for this game and I really hope we can go and see another game very soon because we did’t get many tickets this time, but I am sure those who got the tickets this time will enjoy the game. I will let you know how our Hockey Game experience was on Monday 🙂

I can finally announce that Capilano Suspension Bridge opens for its “Canyon Lights” traditional light exposition on November 19th. I have been waiting for this moment as I believe many of us do. This is an on going event from November 19th – January 22nd where the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge is transformed into a magical world of changing multi-colour displays. Here you have the chance to experience a beloved tradition and celebrate the winter season in lights in beautiful Capilano Bridge Park and gaze the Capilano River below. This park offers something for everyone while you are walking here: you have the chance to find the perfect gift for you and your loved ones, Instagram-worthy photoshoots or enjoying a hot chocolate while you are walking high above the forest floor. If you want to explore this magical park, tickets are now available online 🙂 Make sure you don’t miss it out!! 

Last but not least, I want to inspire you to experience Fly Over Canada which is made via advanced technology where you will experience a flight ride across Canada from coast to coast to coast while sweeping over Niagara Falls, vast prairies and massive mountain peaks to see Canada like never before. Its a ‘must do’ experience and especially if you have friends and family over they can explore beautiful Canada all without ever leaving Vancouver, or why not treat yourself an experience? 🙂 

This was some inspiration for what you can do this weekend, and whatever you decide to do I hope you have a great weekend!

Cheers

Ida