How was your weekend?

The weekend is over, and it was a really special one for me and 14 other participants.20190712_195950

It was the weekend where we left for Vargas Island and went Camping. An island where you are all by yourself, no running water and where you are surrounded by the ocean, forest and yep…there are some wolfs too. But other than that, you are able to have the most beautiful time with friends in a really calm and just breathtaking atmosphere.

 

We started our trip on Friday (12 July 2019) at 10am and before we were able to head to the ferry, we had to pack all IMG-20190715-WA0007our stuff into the cars. 3 cars with 5 people each and then all the camping gear, you can imagine how packed the cars were. We actually had to play Tetris with all the stuff we had to take with us. At around 11am we were finally able to hit the road. It took us a while to get to Vargas Island, but after two car rides, a ferry ride and a trip with a water taxi we finally managed to get to the Island. The sun started to set, and we had to hurry a little bit to build the tents and to get the fire started and then it was time for our first dinner on Vargas Island. We ate burgers, which were really tasty and after that we made some S’mores as you have to when you are going camping. IMG-20190714-WA0020

The next day we just relaxed, played some volleyball and discovered the island a bit more. We ate Pancakes and burritos as snacks in between and then hot dogs for dinner. By now you may have noticed we had a lot of food. Time passed and after the sun set it was time for our last night on the island. It was fantastic. Our own private little beach party was really something no one will ever forget. On Sunday we took the water taxi back to Tofino and spend the rest of the day there. Some of us went surfing, the others just ate lunch and had a look at Tofino. Sadly, every weekend has to end, and it was time for us to head back to Vancouver.

 

 

We were all super tired when we got back, but we are all back safe and sound.

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It was a weekend to remember!

See you at the next PUB NiGHT at The Beaver!

-Lilly

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

The PR Team has a new member!

I am not the best one when it comes to writing about myself, but I will try my best. So, lets start at the beginning. My name is Lilly-Therese, but everybody just calls me Lilly, guess it is easier that way. I am 19 years 20190704_164449old and I normally live in a small town near Berlin (Germany) together with my mom and my chocolate Labrador called “Maja”. And yes, she is the cutest 😉 and I will miss her! My older sister already moved to a different city to become a doctor in medicine, that is why it is only my mom and me.

Why am I in Canada? Well, in Germany I am studying European Management and I know what a lot of people might say:” then what is she doing in Canada and why isn’t she in Europe”. The answer to that is quite easy. For my studies a compulsory internship of 3 months is necessary, and we have to do it abroad, no matter if in Europe, Africa or America, the main thing is to do it outside of Germany.

From the moment I knew that I have to do that internship it was clear to me that I would loooove to do it in Canada, especially in Vancouver…city, mountains and seas all at once, sounds pretty great. As you might know, it is really difficult to find an internship in Canada, so I searched my way through the internet and came across INTERNeX. Which, looking back was the best that could have happened. I will now support the PR team for the next 3 months in organizing all the events and trips. I hope I will meet a lot of you guys there and that we have a great time together.

I think that were enough information for now, see you at this week’s PuB NiGHT at the Colony!

-Lilly

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?

Another eventful weekend is behind us, so let’s have a look at what we did the last few days. 

On Saturday we went hiking at the Lynn Canyon Park. That’s a popular destination, located in the district of North Vancouver. We met at 12 o’clock at the Waterfront Station and took two busses to get to the Lynn Canyon Cafe. Unfortunately we missed the second bus, so the arrival took as a bit longer than expected. 

However as soon as we got there, we started our little hike. At first we had to cross the famous Lynn Canyon Bridge. It’s quite the same as the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but you don’t have to pay for that. That’s why I would definitely recommend going there.IMG_0897The next stop was the 30 foot pool. Clear, blue water, surrounded by a lot of rocks and trees. The popular swimming hole would be a perfect spot for a refreshing swim during the summer months, but unfortunately it was a cloudy and cold day. Despite that a few brave guys dared to jump into the ice-cold water.IMG_0916

After one lunch break and another quick stop at the Twin Falls we finished our hike. So, workout for the weekend was done. 🙂

On Sunday, me and my fellow students Barbara and Franzi went to Seattle. It was only a one-day-trip but it was quite cool to visit the most famous spots of this city. On the pictures below you can see for example the Space Needle and the popular Pike Place Market. Even though Seattle is famous for being the rainiest city of the United States, we were lucky with the weather. It wasn’t raining during our stay. Yessss!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who joined!

-Karina

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

PuB NiGHT Review: The Dime On Granville

At the last PuB NiGHT we checked out one of the new places-to-be in Vancouver – the Dime On Granville. It is located in the heart of Downtown at the Granville Street. The Dime is part of the Warehouse Group. The Warehouse Group has established itself as one Canada’s most popular restaurants for its tasty food, refreshing drinks, and energetic staff. The best part is, that every item on the  food menu costs just $5,95. 

On Wednesday the INTERNeX gang checked out this new Pub and now we can for sure say: approved. Great location, delicious food and good drinks.

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After the extended weekend because of the Canada Day on Monday, we were even more excited about the next PuB NiGHT to go partying again. Not to mention that this week thirteen new candidates started an internship, a volunteer etc. by INTERNeX. 

The night started off with some food and drinks. Our waitress just kept running with pitchers of beers, mojitos and cocktails for all new people arriving.

As time went on our tables at the Dime filled more and more. At 9 pm there were already 20 people. So many of you showed up, new and old faces – it couldn’t have been any better. When everyone finished the last beer, cider or cocktail it was time to say goodbye to the Dime. Some of us extended the evening, as it has become a tradition, at the Yale Saloon.

To sum it all up. The last PuB NiGHT united good food, drinks and deep conversations. Besides, we were able to welcome a lot newcomers at the INTERNeX gang. It was nice to get to know some of you better. I am sure we will have much more great PuB NiGHTs here in Vancouver. 

I had a great time last night and I hope you did too! Now I am looking forward to see many of you on Saturday for our hiking excursion at the Lynn Canyon park. 

-Barbara

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?

Even though we had a long weekend because of the Canada Day on Monday, time went by really fast. Lets take a look at what we did this weekend.

IMG_0686Me and my fellow students Barbara and Franzi went to the Rocky Mountains this weekend. We did a 4 day tour, so it started on Friday and we came back to Vancouver on Monday. The first day was more or less just the drive to our first hotel in Revelstoke. But the program on Saturday was really eventful. We went to the Emerald Lake, to Lake Louise and to Lake Moraine. I’ve never seen such a blue, clear water. However, Lake Peyto (which we’ve visited on Sunday) was my highlight of all the lakes we saw. When you have a look at the picture, you will understand why.

We also explored Banff and Jasper during our trip. Cute little towns surrounded by breathtaking mountains. In Banff we also had the opportunity to ride the gondola, which was pretty cool. Luckily we had good weather and therefore a nice view.IMG_0360

On our last evening we stayed a night in a small town called Valemount. We had BBQ with burgers and hot dogs there and we also made S’mores, a typical canadian snack. Later that evening our tour guide encouraged us to show typical dances of our nation. That’s why we learned Mexican, Japanese and Spanish dances. 🙂

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abd3579f-858e-4f52-bd93-dd5d582fc174.jpgEven though we arrived a bit later in Vancouver on Monday than we expected, we were still able to see the firework of Canada Day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

Overall, it was an incredible weekend and I’m really thankful for this great experience. If you haven’t been to the Rocky mountains yet, you should definitely think about going there. 

See you all on Wednesday at the Dime On Granville. 

-Karina

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?

Unfortunately weekend is over, but let´s have a look on what we did the last few days. On Friday afternoon we enjoyed the good weather by going to Kitsilano beach. It was warm enough to wear swim wear and many people also went into the cold water. In the evening there was an amazing sunset and it was quite cool to watch it on one of the longest days of the year.

On Saturday we booked a trip to the Joffre lakes. Although it was a three hours drive to get there from Vancouver it was definitely worth it. The bus driver told us that the lower Joffre lake is the most boring one but already this lake was very clear and turquoise. However, we decided to hike the steep way up to the Middle Joffre lake. When we saw the blue color sparkling through the woods we knew we arrived. The bus driver was so right, because the Lower Joffre lake was nothing against the Middle one. The light blue water seemed so surreal. After making a short break and taking some pictures, we started to hike to the last aim: the Upper Joffre lake. On our way we came by the Holloway Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this region. The upper Joffre lake was just as turquoise as the Middle Lake and we decided to stay there for a while. While we ate our cookies some small birds joined us and so we had the idea to take some pictures with them. After that we unfortunately had to get back to our bus, but overall it was an amazing experience, that I can definitely recommend!

On Sunday we went shopping in the Metropolis Mall in Metrotown. It is pretty nice there and we all found something to buy. In the afternoon unfortunately we weren´t able to do our INTERNeX-BBQ at the beach, because the weather forecast predicted rain on Sunday. Instead of it we went to WhiteSpot, which is a typical Canadian burger restaurant to get something to eat there. We all enjoyed the good food! After it we wanted to visit the Jazz festival at the Robson Square, but unfortunately it was already closed. However, we experienced so much this weekend that we had nothing against going home.

 

 

Thanks to those who joined us at the WhiteSpot! I hope to see you at the PubNight on Wednesday!

– Franzi

 

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend ?

Hello boys and girls!

Another week is over, so we will check out what is going on in Vancouver this weekend. It seems that the weather will not be so good (Saturday cloudy/sunny, Sunday rain), but this would not stop our activities.  

All of you should know, that there is the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23. The huge three-day event will take place around the creek at Concord Pacific Place, Creekside, and of course, in the waters.  The city´s biggest Dragon Boat celebration will also feature live music, entertainment, food, shopping, family fun, and local artisans.  It is definitely worth a visit! There will be no entry fee. 

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In addition to that the International Jazz Festival 2019 takes place this weekend in Downtown Vancouver. If you are interested in Jazz music, you should come to the Robson Square. The festival lasts two days, namely on the 22nd and 23rd June. You don´t have to pay for a lot of concerts. On both days different musicians are going to perform between 12pm and 9pm. To see the exact entry-free concert program, look at the website www.vancouversbestplaces.com . 

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Finally I want to remind you of our INTERNeX event on Sunday. We have planned a Barbecue at the Spanish Banks Beach. If you look at the current weather report, there will be rain on Sunday. And a Barbecue in the rain is definitely not fun. 

Due to that we will go out for Burger eating all together. We reserved a table on Sunday, the 23rd June at the White Spot (405 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4) at 6pm. 

We would be very happy if a lot of you come along for eating burgers with us. 48002939878_390603280c_o.jpeg

Those who have already paid for the BBQ can either pick up their money in the INTERNeX office or get it back at the dinner on Sunday.

 

Enjoy your weekend☺ 

-Barbara

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