What to do on the Weekend?

Another Friday has come around and I would love to let you know the exciting things we have happening here at INTERNeX.

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As you might have seen on our Facebook page that the weather wasn’t really in our hands this week so we have had to have a few changes but don’t worry!! Ice Skating on Robson – Square will be happening on Sunday, another great way to enjoy winter in Vancouver. Saturday predicts some showers but Sunday looks like it may just be overcast (what more to expect from winter in the beautiful Canada ahah).

For those looking forward to Skiing, it has been rescheduled to 14th of December.

As one of my first weekend events I’m very excited to spend it Ice Skating with the christmasy atmosphere of beautiful Vancouver. In Australia it is about 31 degrees at the moment and yes, we do spend out Christmas day in our bikinis. This is my second Christmas in the winter and I love it. I hope you all share the same excitement as me and will hold my hand as we have a romantic time trying not to fall over.

However that’s not all that happening for me over the weekend, I will be checking out the Christmas markets if you would also like to check them out they are open from 11:30AM to 9:30PM so I will most likely be filling up on egg nog (a new discovery of mine that I have fallen in love with). A bit of history around it, its the 10th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Markets where there will be traditional food and beverages, live entertainment and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel. Don’t forget to buy your tickets online (adult is $12.99, Youth is $6.99).

If you are looking for a bit more of a romantic evening then I would suggest Stanley park, since Bright Nights has been available for the public. If you love Christmas lights then you will not be disappointed if you go.

Wishing you all the best for the weekend and make the most of it 🙂

xoxo
– Sabrina

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 it’s Monday once again. But since it’s December now, turn up that Christmas music and make the best out of it!
Personally, I had a great weekend to look back to and I hope you guys did too. Friday was my day to relax. As me and my roommate had friends over this weekend we just spent most of the time catching up and talking over a glass of wine at night. Saturday was a bit more adventurous after all. Starting with taking a look at Yaletown transformed into Candytown. And Saturday was also the day to meet my new Co-Worker Sabrina. I am pretty sure you guys are gonna like her just as much as I do. So pretty much anyone who knows me by now, could figure that this ended up in a night going out. We went to a Irish bar/club and danced to Christmas-music all night long. Also Sabrina got into the joy of her first fireball here in Canada. Obviously ;-).

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Sunday was a pretty calm day, till I got to meet the INTERNeX crew again!
Because Sunday was the day, I was looking forward to since my very first day here in Vancouver. The Hockey game!

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Starting this exciting event at the Beaver for some pre-drinks and food before the game. Thanks again to Moose Travel for inviting us over ;-).
From there we made our way to the Rogers Arena. Even if you had absolutely no idea were this is, you would never get lost.
So many people in the Canucks and Oilers clothing made their way to the stadium, so you simply had to follow their lead. Just like a huge colony of ants, the stream brought us right away to the entrance. From here everything went pretty quick. Security check and finding the seats turned out to be super ea
sy and uncomplicated. From there a great show was to be provided.
Starting of with the mascot opening the ice-rink. From there we got to see everything you want to see in an hockey game, many goals, a lot of cheering and so much tension. Even a little fight in the end.
Even tho the Canucks didn’t win in the end, we still had a great time.
This wasn’t the

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 last game I’ve watched .. thats for sure! 
Cheers, 
— Nadja x

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?

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

5 more weeks till Christmas

People decorating their houses, Starbucks pulling up the Christmas coffee editions and stressed out people running around trying to get some last minute Christmas-presents … yes THIS time of the year is already closer than you think. Only five more weeks to go! 


christmaspartyinsta.pngAnd especially this year, Christmas is going to be something absolutely different for all of us. Usually this is the time to spent with your family and your loved ones back home. But now we are here, far away from the places we grew up in.
What a great thing, we have each other in this beautiful time of the year. Because all of us are sitting in the same boat here. And the INTERNeX crew has been doing so many great things this year, so many adventures we went on and so many Pub-Nights we got to spent together. We got to know great people and friendships for a lifetime were made. We are so lucky to have people around supporting us in all of this.
I do not want to sound too cheesy, but sounds like we’ve been growing together to a great substitute family in a way. 

And this is the reason, why we would like to host a very special Christmas Party this year!

On the 18th December we are going to get together at the INTERNeX Office. We will try to make the place look as cozy and christmasy as possible. Everyone is more than welcome to bring some food and drinks (after all it’s still supposed to be a party right?!) to share with the rest of the group. Whatever you are craving, just bring it along and I am sure together we will manage to pull off an amazing Christmas dinner. 

And what would Christmas be without presents?!
We are gonna have a secret Santa later that night. So please bring something small (value $5-$15ish) for someone else. As this is a secret Santa, you won’t know who is getting your present and who’s present you will receive. Just keep this in mind while you go out hunting for the perfect little gift.
If you need any more information, make sure to take a look at our Facebook page and don’t be shy to use the ‘going’ button, as this will make it a lot easier to plan everything! Of course you are always welcome to message us in case there are any further question. 

Can’t wait to celebrate with you guys!
Let’s make it a beautiful Christmas together. 

Cheers, 

—Nadja 

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

Fun Fact Friday

Every month, it is our task to brighten you with our knowledge about Vancouver. But, since we’ve done that a few times already, I was thinking that today I could tell you some facts about Canada itself instead. And not just any facts…

1. Gravity

7510359934_4d45336b93_nIn the 1960s, it was discovered that gravity in Hudson Bay and surrounding areas is lower than in the rest of the world. How? Well, it is pretty complicated, so pay close attention. One theory involves convection in the Earth’s mantle. A complex sentence, I know. So let’s break it down. First of all, it is important to know what convection is. Convection means “the transfer of heat through a liquid or gas, caused by molecular motion.” Secondly, the Earth’s mantle consists of magma. Magma is a hot, molten rock that is always moving in order to create convection currents. Convection brings the Earth’s continental plates down, which means the mass in that area gets smaller and therefore, there is a reduction in gravity. Considering this paragraph is basically a brainteaser that contains a lot of complicated science words, I will spare you the second theory.

2. Education

You might not have guessed it, but Canada is the number one most educated country in the world. According to a study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, more than 56 per cent of residents between 25 and 64 years old have a college degree. Back in 2000, this was only 40 per cent. Despite the number not being crazy high, Canada is doing a much better job than most countries. The United States, ironically, ranked sixth place in the list of “the 10 most educated countries in the world” created by the OECD. With Japan being second place with 50.5 per cent, Canada and Japan are the only countries who have surpassed the 50 per cent mark.

3. North Pole in Canada

23427910665_69436eda11_nIt might not be Christmas just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! In fact, Canada has such a great fact related to Christmas, that I just HAVE to tell you all about it. In Canada, you have the opportunity to send a letter to Santa Claus. There is an actual postal address you can send your letter to and as long as you include a return address, Santa will read the letter and send one back to you! Santa and his elves make sure every single letter is personal and exciting. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a kid to participate! You just have to believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas.

 

In case this inspired you to write a letter to Santa too, the address is:
Santa Claus
North Pole
Canada
HOH OHO

Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Sunday when we do our hike!

– Angy

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