How was your weekend?

Hello Monday, my old friend. The weekend is over again and the serious working life is back on my radar. And because I don’t feel quite ready yet to face all this work ahead of me, I want to take a stroll down memory lane with you about my weekend. Ready? Then let’s do this.

First stop on Friday evening for drinks: Darby’s. Second stop for some more beers: The Bourbon. When we strengthened ourselves with enough drinks, we headed to the Roxy, where a live band was playing and people were dancing and singing along. We joined this fun until the club was closing.

On Saturday, it was time to go to Grouse Mountain. There, the ’24 hours of winter’ event was taking place and we decided to be part of this. It was AMAZING. We did a snowshoeing tour with S’mores and apple cider next to a cozy campfire, took a sleigh ride and enjoyed the beautiful view over Vancouver that Grouse Mountain was offering us. We had so much fun, we stayed at the après-ski party until 1.30am before we headed home to our warm beds.

Sunday was my well-deserved lazy day. I took my time to sleep in, do groceries, wash my clothes and watch series. The fact that my house lost its electricity for three hours in the evening did not affect my relaxed mood at all.

Have a good start into the week and I will see you all on Wednesday for our PuB NiGHT at 131 Water!

– Nadine

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How was your weekend?

It is nearly Christmas. And the Christmas spirit is already in the air. I saw a lot of snow and dressed up nicely for Christmas. I hear you already thinking ‘Huh, what did he do?’ Well, read on and find out!

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It was an early Saturday morning when it was time to catch the bus to Whistler. We met at Canada Place, where our bus was ready to bring us to the biggest ski area in British Colombia. After two hours of barely sleeping we arrived at ‘the place to be’ for snow fans. It was huge! We went in so many lifts and we did so many slopes, but we still not saw it all in this one-day trip. After a lot of hours on the mountain, we drank some beers at the après ski before heading back to Vancouver.

25551453_10212692552780720_2142147714_oIn Vancouver we celebrated Christmas a little earlier this year. It all began at 6 pm with a nice diner at White Spot. After the plates where empty, everybody was ready to exchange gifts during the Secret Santa game. We saw a lot of happy faces when everybody unpacked their presents. When the game was over, it was time for the real Christmas Party. We went across the street for some line dance classes at the Yale Saloon. We already came in the cowboy mood, so some people decided to ride the bull as well. We spent some time on the dance floor and had a great night.

Thanks to everyone who joined us this Christmas Party. If you missed it this time, you have another chance at our Christmas party in the office. And we hope to see you of course at our last PuB NiGHT of the year in 131 Water this Wednesday.

– Bart

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PuB NiGHT Review: Halloween Party

Thank you all for joining us yesterday for the Halloween Party at Caprice Nightclub! We had so much fun and I hope you did too!

Caprice is a night club located on Granville Street / Entertainment District. It is a big club with two levels and on the ground level two different rooms. Every Friday night they organize International Fridays with all kinds of different music genres and if you’re on the guest list you can get in for free.

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This “PuB NiGHT” was of course a little bit different because of Halloween. When I arrived at the club, Granville Street was already packed with a lot of people in all kinds of costumes, for example I met JigSaw and even the clown from IT.

After most people arrived we entered the club and got something to drink. The club was nicely decorated and the music was very good, with genres like R&B and Dance.

I hope that you all enjoyed Halloween and we are looking forward to see you all on Sunday for the Brewery Tour!

– Mandy

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Review: PuB NiGHT at the Granville Room

Yesterdays PuB NiGHT was at the Granville Room, and although it didn’t really start of on the best terms, we had such a great night again in the end.

pubnight2The Granville Room is part of the Donelly pub Group. This bar is located in the heart of the Granville Entertainment District. This cocktail bar serves an extensive list of classic and signature drinks, but you can also get yourself a nice craft beer. They have some pretty sweet deals everyday, like the half priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays.

It was a crowded group since some people took along new friends of them, which isalways fun. In no time there were quite some bottles of wine on the table, since we discovered the sweet deal. Some other people got themselves into the cocktails though, because it is a cocktail bar after all. With the fun music playing I even found people showing their dance moves a bit!

I had a really fun night and I hope you all did to! Tonight we are getting more cultural at the Museum of Anthropology, so I hope to see you all there at 6pm

– Tess

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Rockies Trip Spring Review II

The second morning was another early morning, we had breakfast at 7:45 and hat to be in the bus at 8:15. Too bad for our German boyband that they were just seconds too late, lucky for us that we did not have to sing. No worries the boyband did a great job in singing “Mamor Stein und Eisen bricht” and got some back up from the other Germans in the bus.

Our first stop of the day was at Mount Robson, the highest point in the Rockies and the second highest peak in British Columbia. We were luckily to see the top of the mountain for a couple of minutes before it disappeared in the clouds again. We shot some nice pictures and headed towards Jasper for a lunch break.

Jasper is a nice town, which get really crowed in the summer because it is so close to all the outdoor activities. Some of us stopped in the grocery store to get some food, others went into to a restaurant or walked down to Subway. After a short break and enjoying the sunshine it was time to get into to bus again and drive to our next stop.

The next stop was at the Athabasca Falls. This waterfall is not known because of its heights, but it is known for its force du to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge. It was a stunning view, especially the color of the water was very picturesque. After walking around the fall and seeing it form all different point we had to get back to the bus to drive to the Columbia Icefield.

The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. We drove in a snow coach, which is especially made for this and there are only 24 of those buses, up to a snow field were the wind was blowing crazy and it was freezing could and of course we all were again prepared super good with or sneaker and thin jackets on! It was a great experience, but I think everybody was happy when we were back in the bus again.

Our next stops were at the Waterfowl Lake and Bow Lake before we ended our day in Banff. In Banff we stayed at the Mt. Royal Hotel and some of us went out for dinner, pizza, McDonalds, Steaks and Ribs were on the menu. Afterwards we went out to a pub for some pre-drinks before we headed out to the Night Club for some crazy dancing.

Stay tuned for the next Rockies review and do not forget to join the After-Rockies-Party by clicking here.

What was your favorite part of the second day?

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INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Announcement

Who wants to go to the Rockies Trip for free?

Tomorrow, in our weekly PuB NiGHT, you will have the opportunity to win a FREE TICKET TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS PARTY BUS TRIP IN AUGUST !!!!

How? Easily! Join us at The Blarney Stone for the Wild ‘n Wacky Talent Show that we organize with West Trek!!!

If you have a special talent; this could be singing, dancing, a magic tricks or whatever, you can show it and win a fantastic price! A professional jury will decide who wins. So, prepare your best performance and show us why do you deserve the free Trip.

You can also join us for a drink and ej0oy the show!

  • WHEN: Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 PM
  • WHERE: The Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC MAP

Join us in the Facebook Event!

Cheers,

Clara.

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
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INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Maybe you are going to going out? Partying and clubbing, are maybe one of the best options to see the differences between the countries and cultural issues. So, to say goodbye to the weekend: guide to survive in a Canadian Disco!

1) The schedule: the discos open at 10:00 more o less… until 2:00 or 3:00 pm. So, you have to keep in mind that all starts earlier. This schedule has a huge advantage… you can do a lot of things the following day!

2) Come back home: the busses stop running at 12:30 or 1:30. You can take the night bus, but the schedules are different. And be careful! If you are going to Downtown, Granville Street is closed for the cars and the buses… so the routes can change…

3) The prices: depends on your city of origin, tickets can be expensive for you… but there are some tricks. Sometimes you can get flyers for getting in for free. Other option is go to a Pub-Club Night. But don’t worry about it, in INTERNeX we know the best and cheapest places to go!

4) Dancing: well, you have to know one thing. Here in Canada, the influence of the hip-hop culture is very strong. The same thing happens in USA. Here, they are crazy for rap music and the people in the discos use to dance like the Afro-American people. It’s strange for us, because in Spain we have a lot of hip-hop influences (in cinema, music…) but we adapted them to an “European style”. When I see the people dancing like that, it always reminds meof an incredible Rize film… a documentary about krumping and clowing, two different styles of street dancing. You have to see it! Maybe you can get some ideas!

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What do you think? Can you survive to a Canadian disco?
Cheers,
Clara.

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