How was your weekend?

Monday. Back to normal life. Half asleep going to work. Looking back at an amazing weekend. So many adventures done, so many memories made. If you want to know everything I did this weekend, keep reading and you will find out.

My weekend started Friday. After we finished our work at the office, we ate some tacos and went to the BC Place Stadium to watch the football game BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes. Everything I expected from a football game became true. There were big sacks of popcorn, cheerleaders, a mascot, lottery, commercials. Exactly as how we know it from the movies. It was really fun to see and experience a real North-American sport like this. Although we didn’t know the rules, it was real fun to watch the game.

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The next morning my alarm went off way too early. We met at 8 am at the airport to pickup two cars and drove to Joffre Lake. After 4 hours driving (because of a cycling event on the road) we arrived at the Joffre Lake Provincial Park. After 5 minutes of hiking, we already saw our first lake. We made some pictures and went to the second lake. After an hour climbing over rocks, walking up stairs and a few picture moments we arrived at the second lake. This one was even more beautiful. After another 30 minutes of hiking over bridges and along a waterfall we arrived at the last lake. Amazing to see how beautiful Canada can be. We did our last photoshoot and hiked all the way back back to the car. After 3 hours driving back to Vancouver, I ate something and made myself ready to go out in the Bourbon. After a couple dances and drinks we went to the Cambie Bar were we ended this long day.

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Good morning Vancouver, Sunday arrived. Time to go to the Vancouver Street Food Festival. After yesterday, I walked around like a zombie to search for some coffee to get awake. None of the food trucks were selling coffee. When I finally found some coffee, the Street Food Festival could begin. We ate a lot of nice food and listened to the cover band that was playing some nice music. After a while we got ourselves an airbrush tattoo and the festival was already near its end. I decided to go home and have a good night sleep. I hope your weekend was as fun as my weekend and I hope to see you all at PuB NiGHT on Wednesday.

– Bart

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Tofino Trip : Food & Beverages

The Tofino trip is only one week away. So to make sure you are prepared and ready for it here is some more information about the trip.

Tofino is developing into a tourism destination, and like all tourism destinations they are a bit more expensive. So to make sure, you can get the cheapest of the cheapest here are some tips on how to save money while in Tofino.

So to save you some money, bring some snacks and drinks with you from Vancouver, we know it is a hustle to carry it with you, but than again, you only need carry you bag to the bus in Vancouver and from the bus to the hotel.

For those who still want to join the trip, you have till Friday 3pm the time to stop by the office , if you want to join us, you also have to think about what you want to do and pay for this. If you do not pay for your activity now, you can still pay during the trip, but there will be a slit increase in the price! (ps; we only accept CASH)

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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Save Vancouver

Well, bad weather is back, and this a good new! Why? Because we don’t have to take care of our figure anymore! Throw your bikini out the window and let’s go to celebrate with a list of places where you can eat for $7 or less. Sounds impossible? Continue reading!

 

The Cambie

We already went many times to this place, located in Cambie Street. Perfect for students, big tables to hang out with all your friends, good music, the food is really good… and the pitchers over there are one of the cheapest that you can find in Downtown. In fact, the last time we went there, I found the following notice at the door:

I asked the gatekeeper if this was a joke. He looked at me with a very serious expression and he told me: “Of course not, girl, is The Law”. Ok, no more questions for the gatekeeper.

But today is not about beer (we already have too many posts about beer, I guess) is about food! You can eat until 6 PM!

The Metropole

We have our pub night today in this place! Today is hockey night, and they have a very good food deal: $ 6’49 Burger & Beer! Not bad! We will tell you more about this place tomorrow.

 

The Warehouse in Hastings

Annika’s quesadillas

Everything on the menu is $4.95! We went there in our last pub night and I have to say that the food is delicious. You have a lot of options to choose: quinoa wraps, burgers, chicken wings, poutine… and the decoration is… curious.

Mysterious Lamp

What about this lamp? Isn’t it very funny?

Take care!

Clara.

 

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INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Announcement

The start of a new month is always great to celebrate, don’t you think? So tomorrow we will be gathering at The Railway Club at 7:30 pm! This place is great for a night out because not only you get to eat and drink, but they have live music performances as well! You don’t need to be drinking to enjoy your time here! There will be a special event featuring an indie/alternative music performance:  The Accordion Noir Festival presenting Ingrid Gatin+ Twin Voices!  The show has a live-looping guitar, violin and ethereal vocals, with accordion, piano, soul-style vocals and harmonies. Also joining them at the Railway is Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Zaac Pick so come and have a listen! If you want to know more about the event check it out here or visit our Facebook event page!

Please arrive on time for free entry because there is a cover charge of $8 at 8:30 pm.

When: Wednesday (tomorrow) March 6th 7:30 pm

Where: The Railway Club Located in the heart of Vancouver, BC, at 579 Dunsmuir St. on the corner at Seymour

See you tomorrow 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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INTERNeX Canada: Have you ever tried a POUTINE?

Canada doesn’t have an official national food, but our famous “poutine” is a strong contender for this title! What is it? A poutine consists of three main ingredients: fries, gravy and cheese curds.

Yup, basically a dish full of grease and calories and probably shouldn’t be eaten, but it is the most delicious thing ever. This is the best thing when you are freezing cold or if you are taking a break from skiing on the slopes.

Cheese curds, which is basically unprocessed cheese that should be eaten when fresh, was invented when dairy farmers in Quebec wanted to save excess production. It has a soft chewy texture with little taste and makes a squeaky sound when you bite into it.

Quebec is also where poutine has originated. Many Quebecois communities such as Drummondville and Warwick claim to be the birthplace of this dish in the late 1950s, but nobody really knows who or where this trend really started.

Now, poutine has become popular all over Canada and in the United States especially in New York and New Jersey. There are many variations to the basic gravy, cheese and fries with additional ingredients such as other cheeses, pulled pork, beans and barbecue sauces. Basically like a nacho, anything goes!

You might have to go to Montreal to find the best and most original kind of poutine, but here are some really good and cheap places in Vancouver to try this dish:

  • La Belle Province (1215 Davie St. & Robson St.): This is where you are going to find the most authentic version as it serves traditional Quebecius cuisine.
  • Fritz European Fry House (718 Davie Street & Granville St.): As the name hints, Fritz specializes in fries. That’s pretty much all they sell there with a whole bunch of poutine toppings and sauces to try.
  • Costco Food Court (605 Expo Boulevard, right across Rogers Arena): This might be an unusual place for poutine as Costco is a warehouse that sells goods in bulk. (Psst, this is a special Smart Saver Vancouver for those of you who got this far in the post!) Their huge poutine goes for about $4.50 and everything on the menu is very cheap. While you need a membership card to purchase anything else in the store, their food court is open to anyone!

You must try this Canadian cuisine while you are living here! It might look kind of gross, but trust me, you’ll fall in love!

Cheers,

Queenie

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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver – The Famous Warehouse!

Want cheap food, but are too lazy to cook at home? The Famous Warehouse is one of my favorite places to grab a quick bite and is often frequented by INTERNeX-ers. First of all, you can’t really go wrong with pub food.

Secondly, everything on the menu is $4.95 – burgers with fries or soup, salads, wings in many flavours, fish tacos, spaghetti with meat sauce and more! You name it and its $4.95.

Well, technically $5.54 with tax (and I know this because Irene and I just went yesterday for lunch!) and $6 with tip.

I don’t think you can do better than this, unless you go to Mcdonald’s, but that’s kind of boring and you can’t have a beer to go with your burger!

Even better on Wednesday’s, they have $0.30 wings and Tuesday is all you can eat tacos for $7!

They have decent portions and though it is not the most luxurious food, you cannot beat the price.

Seeing their original location at Granville is always, always busy with line-ups, they just recently opened a new one on Hastings. So go check it out next time you are craving some delicious greasy food and let me know what you think!

Where?

The Famous Warehouse
989 Granville St

The Hastings Warehouse
156 West Hastings St

Cheers,

Queenie

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INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock – food edition

Enjoying Canada? You probably already discovered a lot of Canadian things to do here. But there is also food that you need to try while you are here, you can’t leave Canada without it! Check out these Canadian treats:

 

Poutine
This is of course the very first thing to try in Canada! It’s French fries covered with brown gravy and topped with fresh cheese curds. You can also add meat in your poutine. It is best enjoyed at three AM after a long club night and a couple of drinks!

 

Maple syrup
In Canada you can find ANYTHNG with maple syrup in it. There is maple tea, maple cookies, maple ice cream, maple candies, maple wine, maple butter, maple sugar, even maple soap – the list is endless. It’s best with pancakes or crêpes; add banana pieces and you have the real Canadian breakfast!

Beaver tail
Don’t worry, Canada will not make you eat beaver meat. Beaver tail is a sweet treat: it’s a flat piece of dough that is fried and then covered with different delights like chocolate, maple syrup, cinnamon, sugar, nuts (not all at once, you can choose). The shape of the dough and the chocolate stripes they usually put on top make it look like a beaver tail.

Tim Hortons
Originated in Canada, Tim Hortons is THE Canadian icon. Of course they have donuts everywhere, but try the Maple Dip Donut! Timbits are truly Timmy’s invention, can’t leave Canada without having had a box of Timbits. And have a double double for your drink, just because you feel so local when ordering it…

Oreo
You might know Oreo cookies, they are pretty good. But things made out of Oreo cookies are even better. Start out with a McDonalds Oreo McFlurry; there is a lot of gelato shops with Oreo ice cream, too. Then, there are Oreo cakes out there, the best treat ever! And if you dare, try fried Oreos – a cookie covered with dough, fried and served hot. Sounds odd but it is incredibly tasty as the cookie melts inside!

Nanaimo bars
This one is not only Canadian, it’s even local! It is named after the West-Coast city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC. The Nanaimo bar is a dessert made of a wafer crumb-based layer, a light vanilla layer or custard flavoured butter icing, and covered in chocolate. What else is there to say?

 

That’s my list, I tried them all. Or did a forget anything? Do you have more Canadian delights? Comment!

Xenia

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