Practical information on Kelowna

Only two more nights and then it’s time to go to Kelowna! The biggest part of the trip is already clear for most of you, but we wanted to give you some extra practical information.

Friday
On Friday the bus will leave at 6:00 pm from the Greyhound station at Station Street. However, you will need to be there an hour before, so at 5:00 pm. We will meet up in front of the station. If, for any reason, you won’t be on time, please send Janel a message. If you don’t have her contact details please let us know and we will send it to you.

If you have your own skies or snowboard you can take them on the bus, but you do need a bag for them. Besides that you are not allowed to bring alcohol, glass or metal cutlery in your hand luggage. For a full list of what you can or can’t take, please click here.

The bus will arrive in Kelowna at 11:45 pm and then we will have a twenty minute walk to the motel (so please keep that in mind when packing your luggage). Most of you probably just want to go to bed by then, so we don’t have any plans after that.

Saturday
On Saturday we have two groups: the skiers/snowboarders and hikers. Janel, Tess and I will go with the skiing group to Big White. The shuttle bus that we need to take to Big White will leave at 8:00 am and the bus stop is 15 minutes from the motel. So we will have to leave around 7:15 am. This is the only bus that goes up, so if you are late we cannot wait for you. The bus back leaves at Big White at 4:00 pm sharp from the Happy Valley Parking lot, in case we lose track of each other during the day. Again, please don’t be late since these will be the only busses going down. If you bring your own skies this will cost you around $120 including the shuttle bus and lift ticket. If you need to rent skies this will cost you around $160.

For those who want to join Iris to visit the market and hiking, she would like to leave at 10:00 am. For more information on what she is planning on doing, send her a message. If you would rather do something else on Saturday you can always go and do that too!

We have a room with a kitchen, so if you would like we can use that for cooking dinner together or we could always go out to find a spot to eat. After dinner we would like to have a few drinks and enjoy the night together as a group. 🙂

Sunday
On Sunday we have a wine tour planned and we already know who is coming and who is not. For those who are coming along, we are being picked up at the motel at 10:30 am and we will be back around 2:30 pm. The tour takes 3 hours and we go to 4 wineries. Since it’s pretty early, please make sure you have a big breakfast! Janel, Iris and I are joining the wine tour and Tess will go do something else. So talk to her about the other options on Sunday. The wine tour costs around $75 dollar and needs to be paid Friday on the bus.

The bus back to Vancouver will leave at 6:00 pm and arrive at 11:00 pm, we have to be there one hour before like we did on Friday.

Packing list
To make the packing a bit easier for you guys we made a little list of things you definitely don’t want to forget on this trip:
□ Bathing suit (we have a indoor pool at the motel)
□ Skies and ski clothes (if you’re planning on going skiing)
□ Walking shoes (if you plan on hiking)
□ Clean underwear 😉
□ Toothbrush
□ Passport
□ Credit card
□ Cash
□ Phone + charger
□ Student card (Big White has student discounts)

– Danielle

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Picnic-Dinner Review -@ Queen Elizabeth Park

What a nice variety of food we had last night at one of Vancouver’s most beautiful places: Queen Elizabeth Park!
There were pancakes made with bacon inside, fruit, Lebkuchen, dumplings, meatballs, deviled eggs, salad and the list goes on. We really had many things from many different countries!

After stuffing ourselves we played ball, chatted and laughed a lot.
By the way, does anyone know of the game “Brännboll”, a ballgame commonly played in Sweden? We discovered that our Germans know it as well. It’s just spelled differently: “Brennball”.
We played it until sundown but finally packed our things when the mosquitoes threatened to eat us alive.

We had a great time and it was definitely a nice alternative to our regular PuB NiGHTs. What did you guys think?

Have a nice long weekend everyone! And look forward to our review of the Whistler Day Trip we’ll be on this Sunday! It’s going to be hella awesome!

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Natasja & Amiel

 

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Another PuB NiGHT? No…This is a Picnic Announcement!

The sun is finally giving its all again. Which is why we decided to take it outside!

We’ll have a picnic/dinner at Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday, July 30th at 7pm. The location is the picnic area (northern part of the park).

Let’s try something interesting!
Bring a small home-cooked specialty originating from your own country. And if you don’t have your own recipe, just call your parents or grandparents for one!

Of course some of you don’t have the time or opportunity to make a meal, so bringing snacks or something from the store is also fine – as long as it reminds of your home country!

Don’t forget the blankets/towels to sit on and maybe you even have a Frisbee or an cool game we can play.

Enjoy the rest of the week and see you this Thursday!

 

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Pub Night Announcement

Hi guys! Time for another pub night! This week the pub night is going to be at Lennox Pub. And because New Years Eve is on Wednesday, we are going to meet up at Tuesday instead. The time is, like always, at 7 pm.

lennox_pubLennox Pub can offer a variety of food and drinks that will not ruin your budget. Their burgers are around 14 dollars and they got an extensive draught beer selection with 18 beers on tap. Sounds great, right? Read more about their menu here.

The pub is located in the heart of downtown, on the corner of Robson and Granville Street. Click here to view the map. Remember to sign up on our Facebook event.

See you there!

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Thanksgiving dinner

Soon it’s Thanksgiving and that means turkey time! But no worries, you don’t necessarily have to cook a turkey yourself. No no, we’ll sort it out for you. Join in for a delicious turkey dinner on Monday, October 13th at 7pm. We’ll make sure to find a nice but affordable pub/restaurant where you can fill up your stomach with the nicest turkey… yum yum! All you have to do is to sign up here. Deadline for sign-up is Sunday at 12pm at the very latest. In this way it’ll be easier for us to get a nice spot. Looking forward to see you guys for a mouthwatering dinner. We’ll keep you updated on this event.

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Pub Night Review

It’s the day after Pub Night, sometimes referred to Hangover-Thursday. Yesterday we went to the lovely Irish Pub on Granville and Nelson. We were around 20 INTERNeX people, quite a lot 🙂

Of course we had our usual drinks and food. For those who did not tried the food it is pretty good and the burger which was eaten at the opposite of me, looked delicious. However for the ‘healthy’ ones underneath us the salad is also very good. Besides food and drinks, there was also some fussball matches going on and of course the usual talk about what’s going on on the weekend. Let’s cross our fingers for the weekend that the sun is coming out and we can enjoy our bike ride through Stanley park!

On Monday the first soccer game for Germany will be played and of course we will be cheering for Germany from Canada. If you want you can join us to watch the game at 9am at Sciue on 800 pender street next to the Pacific Centre. It is a nice Italian bistro sweet menu cart, a breakfast is around $6. You are free to join us.

See you on Saturday! 

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Smart Saver

It’s Sunday again, which means another Smart Saver! As you may notice we, here at the office, love sushi. So it should not come as a surprise to you that we have another sushi smart saver.


Fujiya
is a store in the Bental tower on 1050 west pender street. The store offers a variety of Japanse food, such as sushi boxes, bento and fish boxes. And this all for a very low price, the cheapest sushi box starts at $2.95 and you get 9 pieces for it! Can’t get any better.

This place is great for your lunch, the sushi’s are freshly made every day and packed in to go boxes. For those not living in downtown, there are different stores in the area of greater Vancouver, even in Victoria. For more location click here.

Hope you will enjoy your sushi and we might see us at the Fujiya store soon 🙂

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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