How was the weekend?

I had a really great weekend with a lot of fun! Friday I went downtown to see the Olympic Cauldron from the Olympics from 2010. Afterwards I was heading towards the Vancouver Convention Center and Canada Place to have a great view over Stanley Park, West Van & North Van! Walking down the Burrard Street I stopped at the Marine Building, which is an old skyscraper with a cool vintage architectural design in the entrance.

I then headed towards the Robson Square to go into the Vancouver Art Gallery, which has an ongoing exhibition about Artificial Intelligence. You should definitely check it out.

On Saturday I went to Chinatown to make a tour there. The town get’s a different feeling after you enter the grand Chinatown Millennium Gate, which was erected in 2000. I headed towards the Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to enjoy the beauty of nature and the silence there. There’s a freebie alternative next to the main entrance, so that you can enjoy the garden for free. After that I got to the Vancouver Police Museum to see the history of Vancouvers Police Department and the crimes, which have been committed over the years. That one was definitely worth a visit!

At night, I went to the Nat Stadium to see the Vancouver Canadians at a baseball match. I highly recommend going to a sports event in a stadium in Vancouver. The people there are so nice and you get to see many break shows, which are so funny to watch!

On Sunday, INTERNeX was going to the Mid Autumn Moon Festival, which was definitely a very cool event! We got to experience the Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden at night with a very special vibe of lanterns and special lights all over the garden. You had the opportunity to be part of a Classical Chinese tea ceremony, which is called “Gong Fu Cha”. Translated it means the skill of brewing tea with discipline and skill. After you got to experience the tea ceremony, you cold go to a tarot card reader, to show your future by fortune telling. At another room, it was possible to write your name in Chinese and get a portrait from you. Surrounded by that awesome atmosphere there was a chinese musician playing a traditional instrument, the Ghuzeng. If you were hungry, you could have had a try on traditional mooncakes. To conclude it was an amazing event with lots of stuff to do! Hope to see you on the INTERNeX Event this weekend!

See you on the weekend!

Cheers,

Tino 🙂

Smart Saver Vancouver

While the weather is still good, we should still have fun in the sun. But we can all understand that the summer may have been a bit expensive, that’s why we lined up some things that you can do while the weather is still nice and won’t cost you a fortune.

If you not have visited Kits Swimming Pool it is definitely something that you have to do while the sun is still shining now. The view is amazing because it is really close to Kitsilano Beach and the water is salt instead of chlorine.

36466824995_7499d6ccbc_zIf you want something more energetic and active you can also go for a paddleboard rental. Ecomarine has a lot of locations to rent a paddle-board.

Something that will cost you no money is doing a hike around the beautiful Stanley Park. Stanley Park is 400 hectares of gorgeous nature which makes it the largest park in North America. Stanley Park is surrounded by the seawall, which makes it special to go there for a hike.

Another thing, which won’t cost you any money, is visiting Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Park. This park has elements of a Chinese garden.

And if you feel like you just want to relax and enjoy the sun, Vancouver is offering a lot of beautiful beaches like Kitsilano Beach, English Bay, Jericho Beach and many more. Here you can take a refreshing dip into the water or soak up some sun.

I hope you all enjoy the last bit of summer here in Vancouver and we are looking forward to see you tomorrow at the PuB NiGHT.

-Mandy

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Supermoon + Total Lunar Eclipse

Do you know what a Supermoon is?
A Supermoon happens when the distance between the Moon and the Earth becomes so close that it appears much larger than usual.
So now combine that with a total lunar eclipse! You get a blood red Moon close enough that it feels like you could touch it.
It’s happening this Sunday, September 27th! And just by coincidence the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden is celebrating the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
Entrance to the Chinese Garden is 10$ per person with the festival going from 5pm to 10pm.
They have lots to offer such as Mooncakes, magic shows, Kung Fu demonstrations and much more.

Our suggestion? We meet up at Waterfront Station at 5.45pm, then walk towards the Totem Poles in Stanley. The side facing Vancouver Harbour is a perfect viewing point to see the Moon, since it rises in the east around 7pm. The total lunar eclipse begins at 7.11pm and ends at 8.23pm.
The Supermoon is a phenomenon that only occurs rarely and the next one will only be in 2033. So, make sure not to miss it!
Afterwards, we can go check out the festival at the Chinese Garden or go for a couple of drinks.

Hope to see you there!

 

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Oh Friday, glorious Friday… the weekend doors are opened for us! If you are undecided on what to do, this post is for you!

PuB&CLuB NiGHT @ The Relish

Let’s have some drinks; let’s have some dances… good company, likable place and the best prices… I need to add anything more? OK… free cover, and DJ until 3:00 am! Not yet? Well, maybe you prefer to stay at home, so bored, you and your computer… It’s your choice!

  • WHEN: On Friday 17th
  • WHERE: The Relish, 888 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S1 (MAP)

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Chinatown Night Market

 Have you ever been to China? Would you like to feel like in the Far East? The Chinatown neighbourhood in Vancouver is the largest Chinatown in Canada. From May 16th until September 7th you can explore the cultural richness of Chinatown at the open-air night market. Pop-up food events, artisanal goods, books, vintage clothes, even a Street Fighter tournament!

  • WHERE: Chinatown 
  •  WHEN: Friday to Sunday from 6:30pm to 11:00pm

 Chinese Garden

More about China! The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is must-visit if you are interested in the Asian Culture. The garden was built in 1986, Funding for the project came from the Chinese and Canadian governments. As we can read in the website… Classical Chinese gardens employ philosophical principles of Feng Shui and Taoism, striving to achieve harmony and a balance of opposites… so… relax and enjoy!

  •  WHERE: MAP
  •  WHEN: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm. Students with valid ID: $10.00

Happy weekend!

Clara.

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: Travel Tip (not only) for Newcomers – Big Bus Vancouver

A new city is super exciting and also a little overwhelming sometimes. No doubt about that. So many things to see, places to go, activities to engage in and the hardest part would be how to fit it all into one or two days of hardcore ‘sightseeing’ rather than wandering around on your own and spending hours to get from A to B. I’ve had the same problem when I first got to Vancouver even though the city is rather small if you compare it to the megacities of the world. Still, it’s way bigger than my home town with 3000 inhabitants in the middle of nowhere. 🙂 So here’s the solution for this issue: Big Bus Vancouver!

Actually I love doing this in pretty much every city I go. First spend one day on the Hop On Hop Off bus, decide where you really wanna go and check out these places on your own the day(s) after. That’s how it worked perfectly for me in cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Barcelona and Berlin – no clue why I never considered it for Vancouver. Only last week, we – the PR team – got the chance of experiencing a Big Bus tour ourselves and this was when I realized that I hadn’t seen like half of Vancouver yet (and I had been to Van TWICE before I got here again about five weeks ago…shame on me, I know!). Well I guess you see everything from a different perspective too and it makes you detect a different side of the city. The tour took us from the starting point in Gastown to English Bay, then continued to Stanley Park before heading back downtown on Robson Street. After a little detour to my favourite place in Vancouver – Granville Island -, the friendly bus driver took us all the way to the BC Place Stadium and Dr. Sun Yeat-Sen Chinese Garden before we finished our loop in Gastown again. The best part about Big Bus is, that you can hop on and off as often as you like and whenever you feel like going for a walk or checking out the cute dress in a shop on Robson St, you can definitely do it. Have you seen one of these pink double-deckers roaming around Vancouver yet? They are also included in the price as well as the ferry loop on False Creek, for example to take the shortcut from English Bay to Granville Island directly on the water.

Big Bus is a great way to spend a day or two exploring this beautiful place and probably discovering more than you would see if you did it on your own. Check out their website to learn more about the tours, special offer packages and prices.

Hope to see you tonight at Karaoke!! 🙂

Cheers

Marianne

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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