From pub night to cultural sight

Last weeks pubnight was a bit different, in a good way that is. We decided to cultivate ourselves outside of beer tasting and Canadian finger food. Instead of meeting at a pub, we gathered to see and incredible art performance at The Cultch.
For those of you who might not know, The Cultch is a historic theatre in East Vancouver that offers programming in theatre, dance, music, circus and visual arts. If you’re interested check out some more details right here: https://thecultch.com/
Maya, who is currently doing her practicum at The Cultch kindly organized us tickets for opening night of the BOW’T TRAIL Retrospekt performance by an talented choreographer-documentalist.
With her performance she received among other achievements the Grand Prix and Envol Award. No wonder why so many people were interested in going. After all Vancouver offers a great variety of cultural
programs too, so it would be a shame to not check some of them out while you’re here.

Arriving at the Theatre it was a rather small and cozy looking place, with a red carpet rolled out at the front door and little cute light chains around the building. In the entrance you could smell fresh flowers and inside people were mingling while having some drinks or snacks before the show started.
A really great atmosphere.
So back to the play. The description says that in this performance was a conversation between the present and the past, voiced through the channelling body of the choreographer, where more than 130 testimonies collected on 7 lands of the Americas still reside, are represented.

Our group didn’t really have many expectations nor could we really imagine what this performance was about to look like. Entering the actual theatre room the lights were dimmed, a big screen was showing a night sky with many stars and soft music started playing. A magical first impression. We all enjoyed the performance a lot – there was something relaxing about it. Right after the performance ended, we had the opportunity to stay for a “stay and talk” where the audience could ask the performers questions. This helped many of us to understand and comprehend the actual theme and meaning of this play.
After the show, we shared our experiences and impressions. We all made different interpretations which made it even more interesting to talk about.
As a conclusion we can say that it is definitely worthwhile to sometimes dive into the cultural world as well. This performance leaves space for interpretation and to create your own picture of a certain situation.
For this Wednesday, we are looking forward to see y’all at our well-known pubnight
at the Colony: https://colonybars.com/entertainment-district/


Enjoy your day!

Tatjana & Laura

INTERNeX International Exchange
2005-689 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 0J2
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was Pubnight ?

Finally! Restrictions are already lifting, no more limits on tables, mingling is allowed, and INTERNeX pubnights are coming back to life. This is certainly what we all have been waiting for – just to spend some quality time with people from all over the world.
If you are new to Vancouver, it must’ve been not easy to make friends in this foreign city at first. But we’ve got good news! For the past weeks we’ve been able to host our beloved pubnights again with more than 6 people on a table. That means the time for cold after-work-drinks, chats with cool people and getting to know thecity a little better, is back. We from the PR-Team are super excited to hear that there’s so many people in Vancouver with INTERNeX right now, and we’d love getting to know all of you.
Throughout my years (Laura’s speaking ;)) I’ve met a lot of great personalities that become my friends. I’m also always a little sad when people leave, but then Ialways meet new people, we built bigger groups and I can tell – it’s so much fun!
Going to a new place, far away from home can be scary, especially when you don’t know anybody, but our pubnights can help you a lot making that connection with other like-minded people. I remember, and this is completely normal and ok, I was a bit nervous too before going to my first pubnight, but I realized very fast that I had no need to be nervous. We are all in the same boat. From my own experience I can tell, everybody was open, willing to engage and to meet new people. Pubnights are also a great place to plan other activities together, eg. hikes on weekends, or upcoming INTERNeX trips such as the Rocky Mountains trip in April!!
(We’ll talk about that in more detail in one of our next blogposts and on
Instagram, so stay tuned!) You just pitch your idea and there’s always somebody who’d like to do it with you or even had the same plan as you. It’s very comforting to know that even if you’re far away from home you don’t have to be lonely. I would rather say a stay abroad is more like a growing your own strong, personality and having the time of our lives thing 😉

Last week’s pubnight was at The Cambie which is especially known as a hostel, but it also has a popular bar. Here you can meet lots of internationals, as well as locals. Sounds like the place to be, right? We love how to go to different bars each week. It helps to get to know Vancouver and its night life better. We were around 12 people last week and everybody had a really good time. It’s nice that everything slowly feels like it’s getting back to normal.

Can’t wait to see y’all at the next pubnight!
Also, have you seen our first Tiktok? Check it out and leave a like !:)
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLD4mvMs/

Cheers,
Laura and Tatjana

INTERNeX International Exchange
2005-689 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 0J2
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

New `Kids` on the Blog

We’re happy to announce a new member of the INTERNeX family, who arrived this week. A really warm welcome goes to Samantha. I really had a great chat with her where she told me some facts about herself. Of course I’ll share them all with you guys 🙂

Samantha is 22 years old and originally from a small village, only 90 inhabitants as she said, close to Frankfurt in Germany. I’m sure you’ve already heard of Frankfurt because of the huge international airport as well as the fact that it is an important financial centre. Just a side fact; now back to Samantha. After finishing her apprenticeship and subsequently her diploma (in Germany it’s called “Fachabitur”) she decided to become a full time traveller for the next months.
In my opinion that definitely sounds amazing. After spending a few weeks in Iceland she has now seized the opportunity to gain more experiences and grow beyond herself in Canada.

Samantha is participating in our volunteer program for 5 weeks and works in the same animal hospital as Sophie. You know? The one with the cute baby cats 😉 Seems like this is the place to be 🙂
And there’s more to it; her motto is definitely “great times ahead”. After her time in Canada she plans to travel to 7!!! more countries all around the globe.
But for now she’s really interested in spending time in the Canadian nature, get to know the Canadian way of life and experience Canadian culture herself every day.
Since right now she’s still a bit afraid of spending time alone in such an unknown city, which is understandable in any case, feel free to form a group and spend some time together. It’s so much fun getting to know new place or try unknown activities together. Such a new place can always create a strange feeling but as time goes by you’ll get used to it and in the end one don’t want to leave anymore. I can assure you from my own personal experience .

That’s it for now – I’m sure you’ll get the chance for another chat with Samantha at today’s pubnight at Malone’s Taphouse, 6pm 🙂

Have a great day:)

– Tatjana

INTERNeX International Exchange
2005-689 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 0J2
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What To Do on the Weekend?

Is it only me or did this week just past so fast? Hope you’re all ready for the weekend because the weather forecast looks really good! 

Let’s start with a fact you might not have known…Tomorrow, March 14th, is INTERNeX Canada’s 21st birthday! Sooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! 🙂 Good for us that Tim founded this company in 1999 because otherwise we probably wouldn’t be where we are right now!!

But if you’re still trying to figure out what to do on the weekend – Here are some ideas:

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I guess most of you already know, but next week is St. Patrick’s Day. Too bad that it’s on a Tuesday. But actually it doesn’t hold us off celebrating it. We just do our own St. Patrick’s Day event.
So all of you who want to go out on Saturday and have fun (and is 19 or older!) should come to our Pub Crawl tomorrow! We meet in front of Waterfront Station at 8pm. Let’s get green together !!
And for those of you who didn’t know why people celebrate it – Here’s a short summary:
This day remembers St. Patrick – a missionary. He converted many of Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century.

Of course I do have some suggestions for the minors. Since it’s supposed to be sunny on Sunday you could go to Stanley Park. I can recommend you renting a bike or just stroll around. There’s plenty to discover.

48002908576_658f27ff99_oFurthermore, you can go to Lynn Canyon Park. It’s located in North Vancouver. I guess you heard about the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The clue with the bridge is the fact that the entry isn’t for free. At Lynn Canyon Park there’s a suspension bridge too, which might be an alternative for you since this one is for free.
Besides that you can find some walking trails, waterfalls, an ecology centre and more.49056800877_4bfc249ec1_oI hope you have a great weekend! See ya and be safe! xx

Cheers,

– Alina

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

How was your Weekend?

I hope all of you had a good weekend – I for sure had (thanks for asking ;-)) On Saturday the INTERNeX-family went to Granville island and we were actually quite lucky with the weather as we had sunshine most of the time.

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We met at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, from where we walked to the aquabus dock. I already guessed before we even started our trip that our ride with the aquabus is going to be exciting and now I can confirm my statement. We had such a good view on the skyline and Granville Island. We got picked up at the dock by a little colourful boat and it took us only approximately 7 minutes to get to the island. So this was a really good start for our trip.

img_5629Once we got there we walked straight into the public market, where lots of food was waiting for us. It was overwhelming. There was one stand next to the other and they had such a variety of food – cheese, fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, ice-cream,… One thing for sure, no one has to starve in there and will find something to eat or drink.

img_5632But we actually weren’t too hungry so there was just one thing we tried out. I already got the hint from Tim in advance that we HAVE to try out “salmon candy”. It’s a smoked salmon lacquered with maple syrup. You might be thinking, that it sounds really really weird and well, all of us thought exactly the same 😀 But we could bring ourselves to try it out and to be fair, it wasn’t too bad. It just tasted like salmon and while chewing you get this kinda sweet taste. So we’re glad we tried it!

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Besides all that food there were so many more shops to look at. We wandered through some souvenir shops and a chocolate one (which I wanted to check out mostly because I was hoping for some free samples to try but I got disappointed. At least it smelled yummy!).

Afterwards we walked along the waterfront and made an enforced stop under a roof since it started raining/snowing (can’t tell what exactly it was) all of a sudden. So we sat down at a table and had a really nice chat. 

All in all we had a fun day with loads of food and great views! Thanks for coming!
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Hope to see you for Pub Night at the Yale Saloon on Wednesday!

See ya! xx

Cheers,

– Alina

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com