How was your Weekend?

Time to start the week again with another Monday. How was everyones weekend?

Looking back at the week I had, it was my very first week in the INTERNeX office and it was busy but I enjoyed it. Nadja has been showing me the ropes and hopefully I can plan some fun activities this winter :). Friday I went on a lovely hike with my homestay friend Nathalie and we went to the Lynn Canyon Park and got some instagram worthy shots. For the afternoon I would take it easy as I had a big week in the office so I ordered Chinese food and watched The Greatest Showman.

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Sunday, as most of you guys would know, we went Ice Skating at Robson Square and I would highly recommend to do it if you missed out as its only $5 to hire skates and that’s all you have to pay. For some it was muscle memory, for others it was easy and for me it was neither. Watching everyone do tricks had me thinking of doing some…. all I did was think of doing tricks and I fell over HAHA… after a few snow ball fights we then warmed up with some hot chocolate we moved to the Christmas Markets. The best thing about traveling with a group is all about sharing moments and maybe food too 🙂 haha. We all enjoyed the live music, the tiny pancake lady and the incredible food that the market had to offer. I bought a season pass so I will be going there for dinner sometime this week or maybe a few times this week 🙂 .79429660_2707828832614287_6919065831364100096_n

Surprisingly this weekend didn’t end in fireball shots which I’m low-key happy about (Last weekend was rough).

Thank you all for the great weekend and I will see you all at the Yale Saloon for our PuB Night Wednesday Night.

– Sabrina xx

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How was your Weekend?

After this weekend I am absolutely ready for Christmas! And I got reminded, that this is truly my favourite time of the year! IMG_4794.JPG

Our weekend started with a very nice trip to the Vancouver Christmas market. And I am not lying, it felt like a very german experience …. at first. All signs were written in german and you heard a lot of german speaking all over the place. I guess it is a “german-thing” after all. So we started to make our way though the market to take a look at all the different houses and things that were waiting to be bought. The little wooden houses, the beautiful decorations and all these beautiful lights almost made it feel like it’s Christmas already. Until the live music started playing. Suddenly we weren’t at a german Christmas market anymore, but on a Mexican summer party. Don’t get me wrong, the music was good, but it seemed like an odd choice to me. After wandering around for a while, dancing to these sounds of summer, we decided on finally getting what a Christmas market is all about – Gluhwein. And you can trust me in this one – it was sooo good! Besides the hot beverages, we also got some food. Even tho it seemed impossible to make the right choice, since there was so much good food around. There was no way I could have only gone for one thing. So if you’ve got any recommendations for my next visit there, please let me know ;-).IMG_4798.JPG
Since it was raining and getting quite cold as the time went by, we decided to change the location for now. So we left the Christmas market to make our way through the city. Two of our newest arrivals joined the group, so we kind of had to show them INTERNeX’ favorite place to be right? Yes and one again we went to the Yale Saloon. We did the Line Dancing, the Bull-riding and one or two drinks! It turned out to be quite a late night.
And I enjoy it so much.Thank you so much for a great night guys. We should definitely do this again!
Luckily Pub-Night isn’t too far away from today! The Beaver is calling already. 
Sunday was my chilled day, sleeping in late and starting with some Christmas shopping. Actually now is a perfect time to scout the places where you want to fight for the best deals at the upcoming black Friday!
 I hope you all have a great start into the last week of November. 
I am already looking forward to Wednesday! See you there. 
Cheers, 
— Nadja 
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What to do on the Weekend

TGIF! I cannot believe it’s already weekend again. The weeks are passing by so quickly, or is it just me?
Anyways, we do have one of my personal highlights lined up this weekend. This Saturday it will officially be okay to get ready for Christmas! Therefore we’ll visit the Vancouver Christmas Market this Saturday! To be frank, I haven’t been there before, but I am a huge fan of Christmas an of course Christmas markets .. so I am one-hundred-percent  ready for this. As long as I get some Christmas-music and a hot Gluhwein, I’ll be the happiest person anyways! Plus since, we will only meet at 4pm, this is a very hangover friendly time. So no excuses accepted!Christmasmarketinstared.png
If you already know, that you’ll be joining this fantastic event, please feel free to click on ‘going’ on Facebook, since I would like to know who will show up at the meeting point, so we won’t depart without you! If you are not ready for a big commitment like this, there is also an ‘Interested’ button ;-). 

If you just can’t get enough of Christmas, Vancouver won’t let you down on this, for example just next to Vancouver Christmas Market you also find the Vancouver largest indoor Christmas festival, or you may want to drive up to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to see the beautiful lights up there. If you are more of a listening person, you may be interested in the Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage Concert, this Sunday in Vogue Theatre on Granville Street.
In case you want to see something different for a change, the Cirque du Soleil Luzia is still in town, which is supposed to be an amazing experience to make. Tickets are about $55 and still available!
I am very happy to see you all tomorrow. 
Have a fantastic weekend. 
Cheers,
— Nadja
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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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How was your weekend?

This weekend was a weekend to remember! So if you would like to know what we did keep on reading!

On Friday after work I had a pretty relaxed evening. I first went up to Horseshoe bay where I grabbed a coffee at Blenz and waited for David to be done with work. After he was done we went to downtown to grab some late dinner at Mc Donalds before heading home.

On Saturday I slept in and met up with Roslyn and Rebecka for some sushi before heading to The Bourbon. At the Bourbon we did some shots and enjoyed the Happy Hour deal. Later also Tom, Sebastian and his colleague joined us for some drinks and dancing. After a long and fun night we decided all to head home.

On Sunday the alarm went off pretty early since it was time for the Santa Claus Parade in Downtown. We saw a lot of fun cars passing by like the Vancouver Police Department, the Firefighter Department and of course Santa Claus himself!

After the parade we grabbed some lunch at Boston Pizza which included a lot of desserts as well. When we all finished our delicious lunch we headed to the Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza. It was a really pretty market with a lot of German inspired Christmas stands and also a lot of German food.

When we were done with buying some German food and drinking our warm apple cider and hot chocolate we ended our night!

Thank you all for joining and we hope you had an amazing weekend as well. Looking forward to see you all at the PuB NiGHT at the Black Frog!

-Mandy

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday again which means that the weekend is just around the corner! If you don’t know yet what you want to do on the weekend then keep on reading because we are going to give you some tips!

Since it is almost December, there are already a lot of Christmas events going on. Like for example you can go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to see the Canyon Lights.

22799557324_a99330f147_zOn Saturday you can also visit the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival which include family friendly activities, holiday crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and the lightning of a 55-foot Christmas tree. Also the Vancouver Christmas market located at the Jack Pool Plaza started this week. This Christmas market is an European-style market that’s great for holiday window shopping and festive things to eat. There is on most days (especially weekends) also live music.

If you don’t feel like Christmas yet than you can also go to the Disney on Ice show or Cirque du Soleil which are both still in town.

And the INTERNeX family will go to Seattle this weekend to do some sightseeing and of course some Black Friday Shopping!

We hope you all have an amazing weekend and we’re looking forward to see all of you tomorrow for Seattle!

– Mandy

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT and Next Events

My very first pub night was a success! Thank you all for showing up! I had a great time meeting all of you! Yesterday’s pub night was organized at the Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village. pub-night-24nov

So many people came that we even had to take more tables to fit everybody. Everyone was nicely chatting with each other and meeting the new INTERNeX people, including me.

The deal on the beer also was a good one! I saw a lot of people enjoying their Mainstreet.

Later in the night when everyone began to go home or to another bar. I also finally went home to get a good night of sleep, hopefully my jetlag will be over next PuB NiGHT and then I will show you how Dutch people really go out!

Next events

On Saturday there will be CandyTown in Yaletown. It’s a Christmas market with lots to do! CandyTown themed cocktails, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculptures, food trucks and a ‘All I Want for Christmas’ gift market to pick up gifts for the holidays!

Next week’s pub night will be a welcoming night for the 16 Scandinavian people which are coming here to Vancouver! It will be at the Bismarck Bar, to have enough space to fit all of you!

More info on CandyTown and the next Pub Night will be at the events on our Facebook page!

Thanks for last night guys and I hope to see you Saturday or next week!

– Janel

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HIGHLIGHTS REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2015: October, November, December

OCTOBER

Last but not least the fourth quarter of 2015. I hope you guys had as much fun as I had looking back on all the awesome things we did.

October started with our amazing overnight trip to Whistler with a group of 22 people. whistlerThe trip was the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone better and I must say that those people are just amazing. Therefore it’s no surprise that we had an awesome time in Whistler with a lot of fun. Additionally we were pretty lucky with the weather.
The sun was shining the entire weekend. On Saturday and Sunday most people did zip lining, some did bungee jumping and some just explored the amazing view on top of the mountains when hiking. We also had two birthdays to celebrate that means we had a good excuse to party.

Canadian Thanksgiving, one of the most famous holidays is celebrated at the second Monday in October. It is similar to the English and European Harvest festival, symbolizing people’s gratitude for everything given by nature or God that sustains them. ThanksgivingdinnerWhile the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians may gather for their Thanksgiving Dinner on any day during the long weekend. The traditional dish for the Thanksgiving dinner is roasted turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.In celebration of the Canadian Thanksgiving the INTERNeX group certainly had a Thanksgiving Dinner. We spent a lovely evening on top of Vancouver’s roof. While enjoying our Dinner at the revolving restaurant in Robson Street we had an incredible view down on Vancouver.

 

NOVEMBER

 
In November 11 Canada  ‘celebrated’  Remembrance Day. We remember soldiers fallen in the line of duty, especially those during World War I and World War II. The date and the time on which the festivities are taking place certainly have a special meaning: The hostilities of World War I ended officially on the eleventh day of November 1918, in the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour. seattle space needleSo, every year at that time is at least one minute of silence to honor all those, we need to remember. Connected to this day is also the custom of wearing a red poppy the weeks leading up to the eleventh of November. This symbol evolved due to the popularity of a poem written by a Canadian writer and soldier John McCrae, In Flanders Fields. It is one of the most famous pieces of Canadian literature and represents the emotions connected to Remembrance Day.

 

We could also cross Seattle off our to-do list since we crossed the border to the States for a day trip to Seattle. As you can see on the photo we had amazing weather! And not only the weather was good. We had super yummy fresh fish at Pike Place Market and quite a lot to explore in downtown Seattle.

 
DECEMBER

Since a bunch of people will be here for Christmas we decided to enjoyed a nice Christmas Dinner together in association with doing Secret Santa. Besides that we also didn’t miss the chance attending at the annual Santa Claus Parade. We went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park seeing the hundreds of thousands of lights, the ‘German” Christmas Market and to the Bright Nights in Stanley Park23532018931_e42a616597_o

December and also 2015 are slowly coming to an end as well as my practicum here at INTERNeX. No reason for freaking out, being sad or becoming desperate though! Vivien, one of our candidates is taking over and is managing and organizing a couple of pretty cool events and trips for January and February. Of course we also won’t leave you in the lurch on New Years Eve!

For all the upcoming events check out our Facebook page and stay turned on our social media sites.

The only thing left to say is: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone will have a good start in the New Year 2016! Wish you all the best.

 

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