INTERNeX Canada: How was your Weekend?

Geez, Monday again!… I’m the only person who think that time goes so fast here? Especially during the weekend! The feeling that I have during the week can be described like this:

MOOONDAAAYYY TUEESDDAAYY WEEDNESDAAAY TURSDAY! FridaySaturdaySunday!!… MMOOOONDDDAAYYY…

So, I have two tasks right now: drink the huge cappuccino that I have in front of me and tell you how was our weekend.

It was a very beautiful Saturday morning, the sun was shining and the birds were singing, and we went to Hi-Vancouver located in Jericho Beach to have our beach party!

It’s was the first time for me in that part of Vancouver and I have to say that I’m so happy to have attended to this party because I could discover that fantastic place. The hostel is surrounded by the rain forest, a soccer field… very nice place!

Firstly, we had a BBQ! I was so hungry because I was sick on Friday day so I only ate chicken soup during the previous 24 hours… you can image my face when I saw the hamburgers and the chips!  Because we, the Europeans can be very proud regards food, but with hamburgers… there aren’t competitors for the hamburgers in North America and Canada.

Then we played some funny games (like try to hit one watermelon blindfolded) and we won a lot of things! Four people of INTERNeX won trips! We are so lucky in this kind of events.

Then, we decided to go the beach to laze a little bit. It was almost the sunset, and this place is so beautiful, with the mountains in the background… I felt very sad, because I have to leave Vancouver in two months, and those moments I realized that I’m completely in love with Canada. And love hurts. But I’m going to stop because if I want, I can be very cheesy and I don’t want to bother you with my weepy histories.

Take care,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: How was you weekend?

The last Saturday we went to the Chinatown Night Market. It’s one of the open night markets which taken place in summer.

We met in Keefer St with Main St corner. I recommend choose other place if you are thinking in go with your friends. You can hear all the time a voice shouting, very loud, something like “Two t-shirts for 20$, everything must go, everything must go!” again and again. After 5 minutes you really want to learn Kung Fu.

You can buy artisanal goods, very cheap products (I’m not going to talk about the quality) and vintage clothes. There are also a lot of shops to buy handmade amulets, jade jewelry and massage stands. The Chinatown Market offers also a lot of free shows to see, like table tennis tournament, outdoor cinema, hip-hop karaoke, Street Fighter tournament, and much more. We could enjoy a Kung Fu demonstration and it was very exciting.

After the Kung Fu show, we went to a pub to drink something but we went back home soon, it was a long day.

THE WORST: Taking into account that the Vancouver Chinatown is the largest Chinatown neighbourhood in Canada, honestly, we expected something bigger.

THE BETTER:  The food, was really amazing.  It’s impossible don’t buy anything if you go there… so many delicious things that you can choose. We bought a strange roll made with fried potatoes and crepes with fruits and chocolate.

If you didn’t come, you have to join us the next weekend!

 

Cheers,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Summer 2010 List

So now that I am done all my final exams and papers I have started to put together a list of all the places, activities, foods, etc I am determined to do/try. Once I have completed these items I will let you know about them and give you a little bit of an introduction to these list items and perhaps you could try them yourself!

1) Number one on my list, surprise surprise it involves food. As some of you know today is my 22nd birthday so I have taken the entire day off to celebrate and I am filling it with all the things that I love. Starting off the day with a nice session at the Steve Nash Gym cause I am going to be indulging in some serious treats and I want to feel guilt free when I do. After my gym session I will be heading over with some of my friends to the Medina Cafe located downtown at556 Beatty Street, between Pender & Dunsmuir.

This quaint little cafe is known around the city for its unique bistro-inspired food served simply and conveniently in a comfortable, chic environment reflecting the lifestyle and desires of the neighbourhood and Vancouver at large. Medina provides a fresh and eclectic alternative with a pioneering attitude towards café culture.
Sister to neighbouring night time hot spot Chambar, Medina is a quaint café serving connoisseur-savvy coffee, Belgian waffles for sweet sustenance and a full breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu comprised of eclectic dishes created by co-owner and chef, Nico Schuermans.

When I go later I will for sure be trying their infamous Lavender Latte, will let you know how it goes!

2) The other week after my last final I headed out with one of my good friends to just have a great meal at one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets. Locate on the vibrant Davie Street at 1326.

This small Mexican Restaurant boasts some of the best food in the area and offers some reasonably priced menu items. I recommend starting off with the guacamole dip which comes with several layers of flavorful dips and a side of oven baked tortilla chips. Oh and of course you need some drinks to start the whole thing off!

Lolita’s is famous for its pint sized sangria cocktails filled with lots of tropical fruit to sink your teeth in. I might have had a few of those so I highly recommend those, they make you feel like your sipping them somewhere tropical. Its nice way to temporarily escape from your realities. After the appetizers, we moved onto the main course and we decided to share the halibut tacos…yum! After that meal were stuffed but the atmosphere was just so relaxed that we ended up staying there for a few hours. This restaurant is a little hidden so keep your eyes out for it! Great place for a date night too *winkwink*

Ciao for now