Here I go again …

Why is time running so fast?

Lake Louise 10_MMy two month here in Vancouver are over and I’m really not ready to go back to Germany. I fell in love with the city and the people here. Even though I only had two month here I enjoyed every second. But this was something I couldn’t even imagine my first days:
I arrived here, saw the beauty of “Raincouver” and I was really wondering why people could say this city is lovely. Also my first impressions of Downtown were not that lovely. Getting the first time out of the bus and the only thing I saw was a crowd of homeless people standing in rain…I think it is imaginable why I thought about going back as soon as possible! I had this picture of Vancouver for three days: Vancouver, rainy and crowed by homeless people.
The turning point was my fourth day here. I had my first Pub-Night, so after work I went out to the “Mousse Down Under”. I was way to early, so I decided to check out Canada Place for the first time. It was sunny and I had this awesome view on North Vancouver, the Stanley Park, starting water planes and a few ships. In this moment I understood why people could like Vancouver. I got the opinion that Vancouver should get a second chance! I started to explore the city and my view on Vancouver changed day for day a bit more. This place has so much to offer. Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Gastown by Night, the Harbour, English Bay, Granville Island or just the amazing view on the skyline. Please, don’t ask me about my favourite place, because every single one is beautiful in its own way. I had so many great experiences here: a whale watching trip, a stunning view at Vancouver on the top of Grouse Mountain, watching the sunset on English Beach, supporting the Canucks against Washington… If you ask me about my favourite experience?

IMG_0697I had two. The first was my trip to the Rocky Mountains. I’ve never seen such awesome places before and there is nothing comparable I know. The beauty of Lake Louise , the amazing landscapes of Jasper Nationalpark and the Rockies and Costal Mountains in general. It was a life-changing experience. The world has so much to give and to offer, we just need to take our chances! My second favourite experience was out trip to Whistler. We had an amazing time and I did something, which was on the top of my bucket-list for a long time: a bungee jump! This was so amazing! This feeling of being totally free. Flying like a bird for a short moment and just feel adrenaline! I’m still flashed!
But my time here was not only about the beauty of Canada, it was also about the people I met. My experiences made it a great time, but the people turned it in an awesome one! So many histories and different personalities, so many funny people and fantastic moments we shared. I’m glad for every one of you! I’m glad for every second we spent together and I just want to thank you all for everything! I wish you all the best and an awesome time here! Enjoy it!

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I’m very sure that we will meet again some day!
Finally, I don’t want to waste your time any longer! Michael, over and out!
-Michael

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

Hi there,

How is your day going so far?
It’s time for our weekly Smart Saver Vancouver! We search for the best deals or offers in Vancouver to make you stay in Canada more affordable!

 

Today we are talking about a good and nice restaurant; The Famous Warehouse! In this place you can have some really cheap dinner. All there food on the menu is $4.95! (+tax). This means that you have a complete meal for less then 5 bucks. 

In this place you will find a lot of students. Therefore they have a large choice of drinks (beer, soda whatever)..
So if you want cheap and good dinner; go to The Warehouse! You will like it!

The Hastings Warehouse
156 West Hastings St
V6B1G8 Vancouver, BC  MAP

and,

The Famous Warehouse
989 Granville street
V6Z 1L3 Vancouver, BC  MAP

Enjoy the rest of  your day,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

How is everybody doing today?

It’s already Thursday, so we are coming close to the weekend. With the maintaining of this good weather there are some really good things to do. If you want to find out, read further!

 

Grouse Mountain Grind hike
We’d postponed this trip the last few weeks, but now it’s is finally time to climb the mountain! We have a event page on our Facebook if you want to join us. If you want to read more about this hike you can go to this link. If you want to see the lates information about this event you can check the event page on Facebook! See you on Sunday 🙂

  • Where: Granville St with W Georgia St (Downtown Vancouver) MAP
  • When: Sunday June 9th at 10:30 am

Enjoying the sun in Stanley Park
If you want to have a relaxing day without moving a lot, Stanley Park will be perfect for you. Most of the people here already went there, but for the people that just arrived in Canada, this weekend is perfect for a trip to the park!

  • Where: Stanley Park MAP

 

These are just a few ideas to get some inspiration for this sunny weekend! Spending a few hours in one of the pubs in Gastown could be good too. I would prefer to rent a bike and enjoy the Stanley Park, Coal Harbor and the Downtown area. But it’s your weekend, enjoy!

Greets

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock !

Hey guys,

How are u? I hope u’re doing well !! Today I’m gonna talk a little bit about my personal experience here in Vancouver.

Let’s talk about one thing that shocked me about Canada: Tipping!

tips For Canadians, it’s really natural to tip whenever they get some kind of service, and I don’t know why. Why do they tip whenever if maybe the service was not as good as it should have been?

In Spain for example, we don’t usually tip. I don’t mean we never do it, but we just tip when the service is really good. We don’t feel bad if we don’t tip and the service won’t get mad at you because you don’t do it! Simple, right? (Also if you’re a student it’s obvious you can’t afford tipping everywhere and everytime)

By the way, they usually tip between the 10-20% of the price. Isn’t that hard to believe?

I think that’s just their way to be: nice and kind people!

I don’t know if you agree with me or not, but I think it would be easier if the tip and the taxes are included in the final price, so I would’t have to use my calculator everytime I go out for dinner for example.

What do you think about this guys?

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGHTS of this week!

Hey guys, how is your weekend going?

Here are some of the highlights for this week!

We started the week saying hi to our new PR Intern Clara, who came from Mérida (Spain).

She is a lovely and friendly girl and she loves good films, music and visiting museums and art galleries.

She went to his first pub on Wednesday, so a few of you got to know her!

Then on Wednesday, we went to the Lamplighter Public House for our pub night!!

It was lots  of fun while we watched the hockey match (Vancouver vs San Jose) and drank.

It was super awesome just getting to know the new members of our group as we all as catching up with everyone !!!!

 

I think it was a short week for all of us, but it was wonderful !! (And good weather…yayyyyyy!! )

I really hope you are enjoying this  weekend whatever you are doing.

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB NiGHT Cinqo de Mayo – Review!

Yesterday we had a real Mexican fiesta at the Blarney Stone – Cinqo de Mayo! The first part of the Mexican party was a bit more Canadian since we were watching the ice hockey game together! Of course the Canucks won, GO CANUCKS GO!!! After the game they cleared the dance floor, so people could dance on the typical Mexican music played by the Mexican Mariachi Band ‘’Los Dorados’’. One of our Mexican candidates requested a song and they only wanted to play it on one condition – that we had to dance!! So, many of our candidates got their ‘’Mexico on’’ on the dance floor! Arrrriiibaa!!

We were sitting on a really long table in the back of the Blarney Stone, because we were with so many people, which is absolutely awesome!! Everyone got a ticket from the PR-team to get a free tequila shot at the bar! We were having a really good time; enjoying the live music and having a nice chat with each other.  Once again, it was a successful PuB NiGHT! If you would like to see all the pictures that were taken last night, go to our Flickr account. 😀

Thanks for coming everyone and we hope to see you next PuB NiGHT again!!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

Thank God It’s Friday

It’s Friday which means it’s almost weekend!  There is lots to do this weekend, so I summarized it for you. Check it out…

VANCOUVER

Maybe some of you have already been to the ‘We love Japan’ fundraiser last weekend. For those of you who haven’t been there, here is your second change! Friday March 25th there will be ‘a night to unite for Japan’ at the Gossip Nightclub. The night starts at 9.30 pm. 100 % of the proceeds go to the victims relief fund. Not only will you have an awesome night out, you can also win lots of prices. The tickets for this event are $15. Have a good night out and support Japan at the same time!

 

 

 

 

TORONTO
The JUNOs are here! The JUNOs are the Canadian Music Awards and they are held in Toronto! The red carpet rolls out Sunday, and even if you don’t have a ticket to the awards show, there’s still tons of events and concerts you can check out this weekend.


It’s Earth Hour Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Torontonians are encouraged to turn off all non-essential electronic devices for an hour. Locations around town are offering candlelit dinners and activities, so you’ll have some options when the lights go out. In the wake of Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami, Toronto chefs band together for a chic dining event in an effort to raise money for relief funds.

 

 

WHISTLER

This weekend the Oakley Shred Hunt takes place in Whistler. Snowboarders and skiers are given the chance from 9am – 2pm to locate 200 prizes all over the mountains and the town of Whistler. Only 200 entries are available at a first come basis. The sign up is free and open to all ages and levels of ability. Head to any Showcase location to sign your waivers and be a secured competitor. It has been going on for the whole week and it will end on Saturday. Make sure you sign in and win some prizes over there!! This is what is will happen on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, March 25
Visit Showcase for a complimentary gift with the purchase of a custom goggle.
Saturday, March 26
Visit Roundhouse Traders for a complimentary gift with the purchase of a custom goggle. Oakley 3rd annual SHRED HUNT

 

 

VICTORIA

The 2011 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

For six weeks from March to May, several thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and theatre arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Vocal and Woodwinds by talented youngsters and adults take place daily each spring. A dozen Honors concerts showcase the amazing talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented including the Rose Bowl (Vocal), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray (Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship. All adjudicated sessions and Honours Concerts are open to the public. The public is warmly invited to enjoy the talent and to support our performers, so go enjoy that beautiful performing arts festival!
For a detailed listing of events, visit: http://www.gvpaf.org/events
Location: Various venues, Victoria
Date: March 25th, 2011

 

Hope everyone will enjoy their weekend! If you have any questions about these events or would like to know what to do in another place, please leave a comment!

Cheers,
Your PR-team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com