Annika says Good Bye

So this is good bye now…

After a quarter of a year in Vancouver, I have to take my leave. Even though I am happy to return home for Christmas and enjoy loads of Gluehwein 🙂 I will miss Vancouver, will miss Canada.

It was not enough time by far, to explore everything this town and this country have to offer so I will definitely be back! The trips to Victoria and Whistler were a lot of fun and every weekend activity, every PuB NiGHT showed me so much about myself. The life is a never ending story and you always learn something new. So I am taking home with me bitter sweet memories, new friends and some very valuable lessons.

My time here was so much fun, also because of my INTERNeX colleagues! Simon and Tim, you made my stay worth while and gave me the possibility to explore the diverse angles of this business. I can actually go home now and know what I want to pursue (so my answer to the question: And what do you want to do later on? will not be a hesitating smile and “something with tourism”). Thanks for giving me this self-confidence, thanks for letting me be part of the INTERNeX family!

So everybody I’ve met during my stay, thank you for the adventure, it has been fun. Enjoy the holiday season, have a merry Christmas and party into 2014!

Annika

 

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

What to do on the weekend?

Since the darker and cooler time of the year has started, we might as well do appropriate things, right? As a result, INTERNeX is going to get on ice this weekend. The Robson Square Ice Rink will be open this weekend and it is one of the best things to do around town.

It’s a fun idea the Vancouverites had there. Because the weather never gets quite cool enough for outdoor ponds to freeze, they build this ice rink at Robson Square. It’s for free and if you need to rent some skates, it’s only $4. Especially after dark the rink is a nice thing to do, since they light it up with some colored lights and sometimes even a band is playing for entertainment.

What the Rockefeller Center is for New York, and the Natural History Museum is for London: Robson Square is for Vancouver! The square itself is the heart of downtown Vancouver and bristles with life.

So that is where we are going to be this Saturday night. Let’s meet at Robson and Howe St at 6 pm and then show off our skills on ice together 🙂

See you there,
Annika

 

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

What to do on the Weekend

Another week is almost over and the weekend is practically around the corner. Any idea yet what you want to do in your spare time? Well, since the weather has not been that good, and the typical Vancouver rain has been as present as if it was never away – we decided to go somewhere this weekend where we can soak up some warmth and some nice atmosphere.

This Sunday we will go to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. Wonder what that is? The Bloedel Conservatory is ‘an exotic blend of colors, sight, and sounds’. An exotic garden with colorful birds and fish, tropical flowers and trees – for me that sounds like a little piece of paradise in this rainy season. The birds are not in cages but fly around freely and some even talk, so don’t be surprised by a tiny voice saying ‘hello’ to you. Three different climate zones, the tropical rainforest, the subtropical rainforest, and the desert zone, are all under one roof in the Bloedel Conservatory.

Personally, I look very much forward to this visit, enjoying some nice warmth for once. We will meet on Sunday at 3 pm at the bus stop SB Cambie St FS w 33 Av (Stop ID: 50422). People under 19 pay $4.50 everyone else pays $6.50 for admission.

See you on Sunday guys,

Annika

 

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