PuB-Night at the Portside Pub

No New Kids on the Blog this week.
But the good thing is, there will be a PuB-Night. Tonight we’ll meet up at the Portside Pub, which is one of the most well known places in town!  The Portside Pub is all about the maritime lifestyle. Which is clearly one we should take a look at living so close to the ocean right?! I mean, there is truly a reason, that many people always make their way to the oceans, no matter if it’s for a holiday or a once-in-a-lifetime-experience with INTERNeX!
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Once upon a time, there was a man living on the sea, on a ship, having a drink or two and just enjoying life as it came along. Well to be fair, it’s never been just one man…it’s been so many. And all of these stories talk about the fantastic, easy and joyful life men of the sea have.

Now I guess, we might not want a life like this forever, but we why not take one night to escape the life as we know it? And I mean, we don’t just want to get drinks anywhere right? It has to be special in a way!

Therefore Ahoy my friends and see you tonight at the Portside Pub. Make sure to get the directions and times on Facebook and don’t be shy to make use of the “going” button ;-). 
Cheers and see you tonight! 
— Nadja
 
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your Weekend?

Even long weekends come to an end eventually. 
So I hope you made the best out of your days off. Except for Saturday, even the weather was absolutely on our side. Which is the reason why we went hiking .. yes, on Saturday! But to be fair, I actually didn’t mind the weather very much. We were able to get some nice advantages out of it.
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We met up in downtown to go all the way to the Lynn Canyon Park. After about one hour drive we finally reached our destination and started off with the most popular part of the park – the Suspension Bridge. As I mentioned – the weather was probably not the best weather to hike, however, this had a huge advantage, there weren’t loads of people around. Still – we did not manage to take pictures all alone on the Suspension Bride .. maybe next time ;-)! We actually had a beautiful walk through the forest, which seemed to be very mysterious, even magical because of the fog settling in. In fact, a beautiful view we wouldn’t have gotten on a sunny day. Inspired by the mystical environment we found ourself discussing any kind of possible movie plot, we could shoot in here. To be honest, I’d definitely love to see the movie we spoke about :-D. stones.jpg
A few hours later, all of our grumpily stomaches agreed on grabbing some food asap. 
We made our way to the sea bus station in North Vancouver, where a big food market provided the perfect choices for everyone. Our happy and exhausted group of people made their way back to Vancouver afterwards. And this time we took the Sea-bus, which was a first for some of us, including myself. 
After all, Thanks again guys I had a fantastic day! 
On Sunday I made my way to Kitsilano to visit a friend of mine. We made our way through many different cafes and pubs as the night got later. We even went to the beach to enjoy the last minutes of sun, since you never know when you’ll get to see her again. This sounds way more dramatic than I meant it to ;-D. Anyways, Sunday was also a nice shot to explore some of Vancouvers night life, since Monday was going to be a day off. And I actually had a great time out there. 
Monday was Remembrance Day, so I went out to see one of the ceremonies happening around Vancouver. It was a great experience and made me  think of how lucky we actually are. It’s always good to take a minute or two to think about the bigger things than just yourself and your very own little problems. I ended the day walking through the beautiful Stanley Park and a treat of sushi afterwards.
What a beautiful weekend. 
And even though the week just started, it’s already PuB-Night tomorrow. Isn’t that nice?! So I’ll see you all tomorrow at the Portside Pub, for further information don’t be shy to check out our Facebook Page :-). 
Please make sure to let us know if you want to join us for the hockey game (Canucks vs. Oilers) on 1st December. Tickets are only available till tomorrow. So click on “going” or send me a private message, to make sure you won’t miss out on this one! 
Can’t wait to see y’all! 
Cheers, 
—Nadja
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the Weekend?

As the second week of November comes to an end, we are facing another long weekend. This means we are getting some more time to explore Vancouver at it’s fullest! 

As we’ve been lucky with the weather so far, we have to use any chance we get to go out and explore, before the rainy and cold days are starting any time soon.  

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And therefore we are gonna go on a nice hike this Saturday.
The Lynn Canyon Park is one of the most beautiful places to be around Vancouver. And the best part: the suspension bridge is for free ;-). We’ll meet up in downtown and make our way up there together. Just to make sure we won’t leave without you, let us know if you’ll be joining (just one click on “going” on Facebook and you are sorted). This might be your last chance to actually go out before winter is finally here.
This is going to be great, so don’t miss out!  

If you are still looking for something to do on Sunday, there will be the Bear Creek Park Light Festival hosted in the same named Park in Surrey. Furthermore there is the Riley Park Farmers Market happening at the Nat Bailey Stadium on Ontario Street this weekend. If you want to do, what the locals do, this might be a good shot. 

And as I mentioned before, Monday is Remembrance Day. This is a very important and big day here in Canada. For this very special occasion you’ll find many ceremonies and parades in every part of Vancouver and beyond.  If you missed, what and why is happening on Remembrance Day, just check two blogposts below. 

With all this great activities, I am sure you’ll have an amazing weekend and a good start in the upcoming week.
And the good thing: Pub-Night Wednesday is never far away! 

I hope to see you on Saturday.
Have a fantastic weekend! 

Over and out, 

— Nadja 

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

PuB-Night Review

Thank you guys! This was such a fun night!

Last night we went to The Cambie Bar & Grill, to check out this well known location ourselves. Even though I haven’t been to Vancouver for that long, I’ve heard many stories about it. And to be honest, as I heard they host a beer pong tournament on Wednesdays, I knew we would have to go there.  IMG_4553.JPG

Drinks went down well and the food was delicious. Especially the free nachos were appreciated :-D. Thanks again to the neighbour table, who clearly underestimated the “monster” nachos! As we all had some time to talk about how life has been treating us so far, the real serious stuff came up – what teams to make for the beer pong tournament. After long discussions, INTERNeX sent 3 teams into the race.
As this was all about fun, we realized pretty early, that some other teams take this way more serious than others … ;-).  So the INTERNeX crew had to stand together in this tournament after all. It ended up in a European (which was us) against not-European battle. We even made it to the final!
Only then we got told, that the winning team will get free “Cambie Shirts” …. motivation was on!

Unfortunately we lost that one very fast and kinda obvious. I’ll have to admit, we didn’t stand a chance against the CRAZY team we had to face. Congratulation guys, well played.  

IMG_4560.JPGEven though INTERNeX couldn’t bring home this cup, we still enjoyed it very much. And I still made a winning experience, I had my first fireball, what an experience! To be honest – I definitely expected worse, I even liked it. 

So thank you very much guys! This has been a great night. Can’t wait to see you all again at next weeks PuB-Night at the Portside Pub. 

Cheers, 

—Nadja  

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

New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Big warm welcome to our newest arrival, the charming Nathalie!
Nathalie is 22 years old and from the Netherlands. Since she is the only one arriving this week, she is gonna get all the attention ;-). IMG_5116.jpeg

Nathalie is taking part in the practicum program, working for the Cancer Society in the upcoming 5 months. So she’ll actually stay here for quite a long time. With her 22 years, she already got a very impressive resume. Back home she just finished her masters. Yes, you heard right!

Since the job is the perfect fit to make use of the knowledge she gathered during her studies, she isn’t only here to have fun. Nathalie wants to promote a healthy lifestyle to actually help to make life better.
Feels like we need some more Nathalie’s in this world!

Obviously this is not only about an “useful travel experience”, but also about getting to know the culture, meet new amazing people and just having a good time in Vancouver.
So what could be better, than joining the INTERNeX family?!
This is Nathalie’s first trip outside of Europe, all by herself, so it’s our job now to make her feel home asap.
So don’t miss out to welcome her at tonights PuB-Night at the Cambie Bar & Grill!

See you there,

Cheers,
–Nadja

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

INTERNeX News – Remembrance Day

Travelling is not only about taking pretty pictures and meeting exciting new people, of course we all also want to learn something about the country and culture we stay in.

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Therefore Public Holidays are just the perfect opportunity to widen our horizon and learn about what people are actually celebrating or thinking of.

As you might know and surely must have noticed when walking through town, next Monday is Remembrance Day. This is not only a topic we should gather some information about, because we are currently staying in Canada, but also because this is a topic each and everyone should keep in mind and think about from time to time. Therefore here some helpful information about what this day is all about.

Starting from scratch, the Remembrance day, or earlier known as the Armistice Day marks the end of hostilities during First World war. It is a day remembering all the fallen soldiers, not the victory or any political and/or military events.
Nowadays it’s not only supposed to remind on First World War, but all Wars!
Because it is and always will be very important to remember all the horror and grief wars drag along. Nobody should ever forget, how hard times like these effected each and everyones life. Even though the first world is long gone, we should think about it from time to time and never get lazy speaking about it.

Most ceremonies in Canada include certain things, like two minutes of silence, the playing of the ‘Last Post’, the recitation of ‘In Flanders Fields’, and the wearing of Poppies. ‘In Flanders Fields’ is a poem written by a Canadian soldier and became one of the most famous symbols of First World War. The poem embodies the sadness, the loss of loved ones, the worries, but also the faith that needs to be kept up. Within the poem John McCrae mentioned the Poppies, which were found on most of the western front. Throughout the bombed and destroyed landscape the poppies were the only thing giving colour to this tragic scenery. Later on the blood-red poppies overgrew many mass graves and therefore they became more and more symbolic for the fallen soldiers and tragedy of First World War. 

Almost in every part of Vancouver you will find different ceremonies, concerning this very important day. In downtown you’ll get one at the Cenotaph Victory Square (located on the corner of West Hastings Street and Cambie), starting about 9:45 am. Afterwards there will be a big parade.
Another big ceremony will take place in Stanley Park at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, starting at 10:40 am.  

As this is a public holiday, I hope you’ll have a great day off and spent your free-time wisely, thinking about this very serious and important topic. 

Cheers, 

— Nadja

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

 

 

How was your Weekend?

And there we go, it’s Monday again. I hope you are having a great start into the new week. Maybe your weekend was as good as mine, so you are able to take all this positive energy to face the upcoming challenges.
Well let’s start with Saturday. What a beautiful weather… again! We are so lucky to get all this sunshine at this time of the year, aren’t we?! 
I went to the Cypress Mountain and actually did a real nice hike up there. In case you haven’t been there yet, definitely consider it!

Even tho we had 11 degrees, sun and blue sky, nearly nobody was there. And after only about 2 hours we made it to the top. And this view was just breathtaking. You could see downtown and Stanley Park from above and besides that you got an incredible view over the ocean surrounding it. Everything seemed calm and peaceful and I could have stayed there for hours. As the sun began to set we started to make our way back down.

Sunday the INTERNeX crew got together again. We took a nice walk along the waterfront in Yaletown, catching up with everybody. After a nice ferry ride, we made it to Granville Island.

The beautiful sun, as well as many live artist made us feel like we are on a holiday, far away from the big city life we are currently used to. This was the perfect chance to get some souvenirs and obviously some real good food. We started to make our way through the market and got ourselves delicious cupcakes and cakes.
Oh sweet heaven!

Even though most of us have already been in Canada for a few weeks, there were still some left who haven’t gotten the chance to try Poutine yet. And that’s just not gonna stay like that under my watch folks ;-)!
With the warm Poutine in our hands we decided to sit outside right by the water, facing the Skyline and watching the beautiful sunset. We were so lucky to catch such a nice day with a one of kind sunset.

So it was us, the lovely purple coloured sky, the calming sound of the ocean, some soft sounds of a guitar and it’s owner giving it a beautiful voice, the calls of seagulls above our heads and the warming feeling of being surrounded by friends.

Thank you so much just making this a beautiful Sunday. It was lovely!

Cheers,

— Nadja

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