Review: Trip to Deep Cove

On Sunday it was time for our trip to Deep Cove, one of the nicest places around Vancouver. Unfortunately we were not lucky with the weather, it was a really cloudy and rainy Sunday.  But in hope that the weather will change later we decided to make us on the way to Deep Cove by bus. After the 45 minutes bus drive we arrived at Deep Cove but the weather did not change but that was no reason for us to do not enjoy this Sunday at Deep Cove.

 

First we went to a small, cozy cafe where we all had some coffee, muffins and of course doughnuts. Already before we went to Deep Cove a lot of people told us, that we should try the doughnuts there, they were right. When you go to Deep Cove, you definitely should try them as well! We used this “coffee time” to talk about a lot of different things, like our next plans, what to do on a rainy day in Vancouver and gave each other some tips and helps.  It was really nice in this cafe, so we stayed a really long time in this cafe. Later we walked along the coast of Deep Cove, it was still rainy but still nice to see this nice place. We definitely will do this trip again with sun and some kayaking or paddling! Afterwards we took the bus back to Downtown, most of us used the rest of the day for some shopping or even other activities in Vancouver.

 

Hope you all had a nice weekend and a great start in this sunny week. See you at the upcoming events!

 

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INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Although Timmy is my best friend now, my first time at Tim Horton’s was quite a shock… Tim Horton’s is supposed to be VERY Canadian, so I decided to try. I didn’t know that you need to prepare…

First of all, people in front of me ordered a “double double” and “timbits”. That is where I panicked and doubted my English abilities: I didn’t understand what they were saying, my English is obviously not as good as I thought?! Then, I was caught off guard when the server stares at me very expectantly after I ordered a “coffee”. Turns out you have to tell them how you’d like your coffee, if you want cream or sugar, and how much of it. I also had to answer a million questions about my breakfast sandwich: “bagel, English muffin or biscuit? beef, bacon or sausage? white egg or normal egg? cheese or no cheese?” And they want their answers FAST. So you better know what you want.

But once you had a couple of those experiences and get used to this icon of Canadian culture, you also order a “double double and a maple doughnut” with ease. Tim Horton’s is as Canadian as it can get, and if you manage to order there, so are you.

Check out all this Canadian-ness: It was founded in Canada (!) by a Canadian (!) Ice Hockey player (!) who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (!) – I could already stop here, right!?  But it gets more Canadian. Tim Horton was from a rural small town (!) of Hamilton, Ontario (!). The first restaurant was opened in Hamilton in Ottawa Street (!). What makes Tim Horton’s one of THE Canadian symbols today is the fact that there are more Timmy’s stores in Canada than there is McDonald’s (!).

How do you like your coffee? Are you a double double Canadian yet?

Cheers,

Xenia

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