INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

we survived!

On Saturday afternoon, we went to North Vancouver to play some epic paintball! When we first got there, I noticed that there were a lot of people getting ready. I thought the getting ready process was way too long…filling out a waiver form, listening to their safety speech  getting our guns and paintball, putting on overalls, and then FINALLY getting to play. And they take their safety rules VERY seriously…which is a good thing I guess.

The funniest thing I saw was a guy dressed up as a pink bunny! And his suit was skin-tight. And there I was padded to the max -two layers of pants, two shirts, and a puffy winter jacket. I can only imagine how painful it must have been for poor Mr. bunny. What a champion.

I think everyone had a great time, I know I did! We played four rounds in total, but most of us stopped playing after three rounds. I took a bullet on the arm and it hurt a lot at first but then got numb after. I now have a bruise. During my last game, I was the only one left from our group. It was so intense…I just wanted to get out of the game that I even contemplated shooting myself. I did hit someone though. It was such a triumphant moment…but brief.

ready to battle?

After being physically and mentally drained, we all trudged to the local Earls restaurant for late lunch. Everyone was so hungry that we didn’t even talk during our meal. And later that night, I went to Forum pub on Granville street to say goodbye to some of our friends who are leaving soon. It’s always sad to see them go…but I’m really glad I got to be a part of their awesome experience here in Vancouver.

What did YOU do last weekend? 🙂



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Victoria Weekend Trip!

This weekend was great! I went to Vancouver Island for the weekend. I wanted to do something special again and my housemate Sinnika was excited about it as well. A lot of new people arrived last week at the INTERNeX staffhouse and we asked them if they would like to join us. So on Saturday morning we left the house early and we were with 8 people.

The Journey
We left the house at 11 am. We took a bus to a skytrain station and took the skytrain to Bridgeport Station. From there the bus goed to Tsawwassen, where the real journey begins, the ferry! The ferry is really nice, you can go on the deck and you will see a lot of different islands. The ferry also has places where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner. After 1,5 hour we arrived at Swartz Bay. From Swartz Bay there goes an express (bus 620) to Victoria.

The Hostel
We stayed in the Hostelling International. We had a room just for us! It is really affordable and it is a nice place. Usually there are a lot of young people in a hostel but all the people we saw were around 50 years, still it is a good place for young people. The hostel has an area with a pool table and you can play table soccer. The hostel is on a perfect location in downtown!

The experience
We walked around Victoria for an hour and after that we decided to have dinner. We went to Earls, they have a lot of different things and it’s not that expensive. After the dinner we went to the hostel again. We played some pool, table soccer, board games and had some drinks. We were ready to party! There are a lot of things where you can go to and almost everything is within walking distance from the hostel. We decided to go to Upstairs. It’s a nice club with good party music but unfortunately the atmosphere can be a little bit aggressive. After the club closed we went to Pita Pit to have some food and went to the hostel again. I had a good sleep!

The second day we left the hostel to do some sightseeing. We saw the Parliament, the harbor, a really expensive hotel and we went to China Town and Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is a really cool place. There are houseboats and we even saw seals!

After a great weekend we went back (with the ferry!) to our home far away home, the staffhouse.
If you are interested to go to Victoria or you want some more information, just send an email to!