Smart Saver

It’s Sunday again and time for Smart Saver. This time we have a suggestion for a fun and cheap way of discovering places of Vancouver that you might not have thought of going. But no worries it’s totally safe. It’s called geocaching and is a form of treasure hunt where you have to track and find small containers situated around the city. In the small containers you might find a great treasure as well, who knows. Geocaching is a phenomenon that has gained in popularity, and a fun way to discover secret gems of Vancouver. It’s, easy and for free! You can use your mobile or a GPS for this activity. So what are you waiting for? Join the fun and explore Vancouver in a new and different way! Click here for more information on how to join this activity.

After an exciting treasure hunt you might find yourself a bit hungry but you don’t want to spend all of your savings on just one meal. No worries. Just walk to the Babylon Cafe at 1156 Denman Street. Here you’ll be able to get the most delicious shawarma wraps that will definitely satisfy your hunger. All you need to pay is 5-7$.

 

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

 

Richmond Night Market

This Friday afternoon we’ll be going to the Richmond Night Market. The market boasts lots of exciting food stalls serving mostly Asian food from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore etc. The market also has more than 100 merchandise stores, a mini golf course and much more. There’s almost no limit to what you can find at the market, and there will also be the opportunity to enter various competitions and win great prices! Several events are also held at the market. This friday’s entertainment will be delivered by musicians.

We’ll meet up at 7:30pm in order for all of us to save money on the public transportation. The fares for transportation are lowered after 6:30pm. Admission is only 2.25$ and is donated by the market to the Canadian Cancer Society. So while having fun at the market you’ll also be supporting a good cause.

You can get to the market by different busses. The easiest way is to connect with Canada Line Sky Train. If you’re going from downtown Vancouver you can take Canada Line from the Sky Train station Vancouver City Centre Station and get off at Bridgeport Station. At Bridgeport Station you enter Great Canadian Way and turn left onto 8351 River Road, which is a 500 metre walk.

Click here for directions.

Hope to see you there for a great evening.

 

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

Pub Night Announcement

This Wednesday at 7pm we’ll have our next great pub night. This time it will be at Bismarck. Here you’ll be able to get great food, beers and drinks for very affordable prices. Bismarck serves a selection of local as well as international beers and cider; for instance Granville Island Pale Ale and Strongbow Cider. Delicious burgers, salads and flatbread are some of the dishes served. You can also try out the Sausage Sampler, a great selection of sausages. The daily special is any choice of beer served by Bismarck for just 4.50$!

Bismarck is very conveniently located at 526 Abbott Street, close to the INTERNeX office at the International Village Mall. Bismarck is easily reachable and within a short walking distance from the Stadium-Chinatown Sky Train station.

Click here for directions.

So come and join us for another awesome pub night. 

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

Review: Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

Saturday we went to the Vancouver Aquarium to get an experience out of the ordinary. As we went through the entrance we of course had the opportunity to get a picture taken by the aquarium staff. As we went through the aquarium it became obvious that perhaps it was a bit bigger than expected. Not only does the aquarium host lots of colourful fish, it also has a small rainforest including parrots and butterflies. The aquarium also has a 4D-cinema, where it is possible to not only see but also get a feeling of the ocean as a bit of water is sprayed out at the audience. As we walked through the aquarium, we quickly agreed that the penguins were the most entertaining attraction at the aquarium. They all have this funny way of walking.

For some time there has been protest about the aquarium keeping dolphins in captivity. Aquarium managers and staff agues that it’s only doing rehabilitation programs, while doing research in order to get to know more about the dolphins. They also argue that they want to give visitors knowledge about the dolphins. The dolphin show was surely interesting to watch, but has also been argued by protestors and activists to be unnatural.

The time went by fast as we were looking at all the amazing creatures. It took us about 3 hours to get through the entire aquarium.

Click here to see more photos.

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

Review: Trip to the Rockies – Part 3

On our last day we left our hotel at 7:30am to get our breakfast. After breakfast we went on the bus again. We had hundreds of kilometres of road in front of us. Fortunately we also had several stops during our trip, and we definitely didn’t get bored. Most of used the first part of the trip to try to get some sleep, although it sometimes could be a bit difficult because of the beautiful scenery. Our first activity of the was a bear safari. Already before doing the bear safari we were lucky to spot a bear very close to the road. This was all very exciting, and everybody rushed to the one side of the bus to get a picture. A man driving in front of us was a bit too curious. He had stopped his car and got out of the car to take pictures. When you’re this close to a bear, the last thing you should do is of course to get out of your car.

After some time we arrived to the place where we could either enjoy a smoothie, bagel or whatever else on offer at a nice houseboat or join the bear safari. Once again the weather was perfect: hot and sunny. Perfect for bear watching. However, not only did we see bears, also eagles were to be spotted. The bear safari lasted about an hour. After the trip you could, of course, buy pictures of yourself standing in front of or right next to a bear.

After the bear safari it was time to visit Spahat Falls. A small path led to a viewpoint from which you could see the great waterfall. Our tour guide told us that there was something magic to this waterfall. He told us stare at the waterfall for about 20-30 seconds, and then look at the rock next to the waterfall. As we tried to do this, it felt as if the rock started to move up and down. Perhaps it was actually even more funny to watch other peoples’ reaction to this optical illusion.

Before arriving back in Vancouver, we stopped at a very nice lake where we could get something to eat and take a swim. As we were getting closer to Vancouver it started to get more hot, so a lot of us took advantage of the opportunity to get out for swim in the lake.

On our way back to Vancouver we had a quiz about the different facts our guide had given us during the trip… great fun. On our arrival to Vancouver we thanked our bus driver and tour guide for an amazing trip.

Click here if you want to see more pictures from this great trip.

We hope that just as many will join our next monthly trip which will be to Whistler. So be on the lookout for the next trip. 

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

Review: Trip to the rockies – Part 2

Soo, after a great time around Lake Louise we continued to our next destination, the Banff gondola. The gondola led us to the top of the mountains where it was possible to walk around on pathways and enjoy spectacular views of the Banff mountains. Since we didn’t have too much time at the top of the mountains, some of us had a bit of exercise running up and down stairs leading from one end of the pathway to the other. When arriving back down in the valley some took the opportunity to have look a the tourist shop. We also had a lot of fun watching some of the pictures taken when entering the gondola at the top of the mountain. It was possible to buy the pictures at the tourist shop but perhaps it was a bit expensive.

After the visit at the Banff gondola we went to Banff city to check-in at our hotel, and then we went out to try out some of the local places to eat. Later during the evening some went out to dance the night away at a club, while others preferred to have a chat at some of the many great pubs that Banff has to offer.

The next morning, Sunday, we had to leave Banff at 8:00am after having our breakfast. However, some chose to skip the breakfast, sleep in and buy some food at one of our several stop along our bus drive instead. Actually we weren’t that much behind schedule and almost everybody managed to be outside the hotel ready to get on the bus at exactly 8:00 am. Yet another great day were awaiting. We passed by more beautiful mountains and amazing lakes and waterfalls. Along the way we visited Johnston’s Canyon, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake and we travelled the icefields parkway. The top attraction of the day was the Columbia icefield where we travelled with a so called SnoCoach up the glacier. A SnoCoach is a special bus specifically build for the purpose of travel up and down the glacier. As we reach the top of the glacier most of us tried to drink the ice-cold and refreshing glacial water. Water never tasted this good… very delicious!

Before arriving at our hotel in Valemount, our final destination of the day, we went to see Mount Robson. With its 3954 metres Mount Robson is the highest mountain in the Rockies. Fortunately the weather kept on being sunny, so we were able to see all the way to the top of the mountain. During the evening we had a BBQ dinner at our hotel. Everybody was sitting and chatting during this nice and cozy evening.

Keep your eyes peeled for the third and final part of the review of our great rockies trip.

 

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

Review: Pub Night @ The Lennox Pub

Yesterday we had yet another good pub night.

This time we met at the Irish pub the Lennox Pub in downtown Vancouver. The weather was a bit cooler compared to the nice sunny and hot weather the last couple weeks but fortunately there was plenty of space for us inside the cozy Irish pub. It was nice to see all of you who showed up for the pub night. A couple of us chose to try out the pub’s food while others just tried out some of the pub’s tasty and delicious selection of beers. We were lucky that the pub had a few special offers on beers this evening.

While getting something to drink and eat we had a really good time chatting about various topics. It was great to hear how everybody is doing in their different projects,  and what kind experiences and adventures everybody’s had in Canada as well as in other places around the world. Those who met up but didn’t have the chance to go to our Rockies trip also got the chance to hear a bit about some of the very good moments from this amazing trip. We’re definitely looking forward to our next great trip, and we hope to see just as many joining the trip. It will be awesome!

It would be great to even more people turn up for our next pub night. We’re definitely looking forward to yet another good evening in good company next Wednesday.

 

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