Review: PuB NiGHT at 131 Water

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at 131 Water and it was great seeing all of you there! Thank you for coming!

131 Water is a kitchen and bar in Gastown. They have a big variety of games from Jenga to Cards Against Humanity, battleship, trivia and many more. During happy hour you can get the house wine and the Lucky Lager with a discounted price. Their happy hour is from 9 PM till close, which is the perfect time if you want to go out for a few drinks and perfect for our PuB NiGHT.

19073767_1781441648537945_692179830_nWe started off with playing Jenga. Some of us were very good and could get the stones out of our tower without any hesitation. I was not one of those people and always took a long time till I finished my turn. After playing many rounds of Jenga, some people started making solid houses. While they were playing with the stones, the others were telling stories about all of their coming adventures and trips and for some it was time to play Cards Against Humanity to test their humour.

It was a great night again! Hope to see you on Granville Island!

– Iris

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Review: PuB NiGHT at TAPshack Burrard Bridge

It was a great PuB NiGHT yesterday at TAPshack! Thank you all for coming. I had an amazing night with everyone!

This time we went to TAPshack under the Burrard Bridge. They have happy hour every day from 8PM to closing time, when the beers, wines, some cocktails and snacks are cheaper! It is not a really big place, but it has a really good atmosphere. The view is also amazing! We could see Granville Island, the boats and the bridges. When it got darker it got even prettier because of all the lights.

17916583_10202947848212955_1894708213_o.jpgWe had two whole tables for our group and everyone moved around and had a talk with each other. Most of us are going on the Rockies trip this weekend, so this was definitely one of the big topics of the evening. Everyone was making plans for the trip and talking about how excited they are to go! This was really great to hear, because we are as excited as everybody else!

Have a great Easter Weekend and for everyone who is coming on the trip see you tomorrow morning!!

– Janel

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart saver

It’s Sunday and guess what… it’s time for Smart Saver.

Want to get eat out for lunch but haven’t really got the money. Don’t worry. There are a lot of places where it’s actually possible to get a decent meal without having to pay more than 5$! So now you’re probably thinking “yeah, right, for sure the variety of food has to be limited if it’s only 5$.” Well, actually this is not the case, especially not if you make a little effort to look for happy hours around Vancouver. Australian, Japanese, Chinese and Mexican food… burgers, sushi, tacos, burritos, pies. You name it. It’s all there for no more than 5$. Click here to check out all of the good places.

If you want a bit of thrilling entertainment, just go to watch cliff jumping at Lynn Valley. This is completely free of charge, yep that’s right 0$! During the summer months Lynn Valley has become a popular place for daredevils to jump off the cliffs into the cold water. There are several other locations where you can watch these daredevils, for instance Lions Bay or “Granny’s Cove” in Capilano Canyon. Since the weather is still great there should be a good chance to spot cliff jumping. Click here for a complete guide to the different places where you can be lucky to spot cliff jumping.

What are you waiting for? Get out there, enjoy life, and save some money!

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

Smart Saver

Its sunday, so it is time for another Smart Saver. This week we are hoping the weather continues as its been earlier this week and we can save on some outdoor activities.

 

Have you ever heard of Geocaching?

It is an outdoor treasure-hunt type activity wherein participants use a GPS or mobile phone to track down containers (called ‘geocaches’) anywhere in the world. Typically, a geocache is a small waterproof container that contains a logbook where you would enter when you found it and any other comments. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly it was found. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets.Searching for a Geocache can either be fairly simple (in someone’s backyard) to intensely hard (tied to a pinecone in a tree among hundreds of other trees in Stanley Park), so you can start with an easy hunt and work your way to the near-impossible.

Not only is geocaching a great way to spend some time outdoors, it also lets you explore areas of Vancouver that you would never have thought to venture to. There are classes that you can take to introduce yourself to the game. Or, you can log in to geocaching.com to begin urban treasure hunting whenever you want. Rumour has it that Vancouver has around 4,000 Geocaches located around the city and the surrounding suburbs, so get a GPS, grab a friend, and get geocaching!

 

River tubing in North Vancouver down to the Capilano River

Get yourself a tube, some friends, life jackets would be a good idea, a paddle or two would be handy, beer is essential, and make sure you start before high noon. Start out by the fish hatchery, bob down some rapids, cruise past the cliff jumping in Granny’s Cove, fly down some more crazy rapids (hold on to each other!), avoid the fisherman’s lines, get stuck in a large pool of still water, bump down more crazy rapids, and in the end – avoid the large turbine before getting spit out by Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver. You can buy a tube from Canadian Tire (~$15), most of them even come with a cup holder and bum netting. Tie your tubes together and jump in.

 

 Grouse Grind & BCMC Trail

If you either don’t like how packed the grouse grind is during summer or if you just don’t want to pay $10 to get down again, you should try the trail that runs parallel. It is called the BCMC trail (marked by tiny orange squares hammered to trees) and is a fine alternative to the usual Grind and you can walk down again, so its for free. Be careful though, go too far in a different direction and you may become lost. Take the trail that points right at the signpost that says <–GROUSE GRIND –>BADEN POWELL but do not go too far along the Baden Powell trail. Make sure the tiny sign you are following reads BCMC, not BP.

 

 

But if the weather stays bad and you just want to hide somewhere in a pub, we found this great page for you, with “the best happy hours in town”. It shows you where and when you can get the best offers for great food and drinks.

 

We hope you all had a great weekend so far and you will have some fun with our smart saver for the upcoming week!!

 

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

 

 

Frappuccino Happy Hour

The Frappuccino Happy Hour is back @ Starbucks. From the 1st of May till the 10th of May you can buy all sizes of Frappuccinos and just pay the half of the price. The Happy Hour is from 3pm to 5pm every day. Their have two new Frappuccino flavours: Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino. Of course their have still the classic ones such as Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino, Green Tea Creme and Strawberries & Cream and much more. My favourite is the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, you should check it out.

So go and enjoy your Frappuccino 🙂

 

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